Rainier Great Western Const Update

RGW Feb 19, 2007

  1. RGW

    RGW TrainBoard Member

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    Quick update, Wain and I went out to the RGW to vacuum the dirt and see what we had. Bottom line, we were shocked at the amount of dirt that did not get glued to the table top. So, we put more dirt down and used the wet water and diluted glue process to adhere it in place.

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    With the tape wet, we pulled it up and you can see it pulled up some affixed dirt, leaving white, bare areas. We addressed some of that by sprinkling dirt down in those areas and hitting it with the wet water/glue combo.

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    There are still some exposed areas, but we can hit those with a small brush and a dab of rail brown paint.

    More later I'm sure. Thanks for checking in. M
     
  2. RGW

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    Here is how the scene looks this morning, coming along nicely.

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  3. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Looks very nice. Some of the H0 guys just run a set of trucks over the track to cut grooves for the flanges. I think you need a little more clearance (like you have here) for N scale.
     
  4. RGW

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    The jute left more than enough space, especially once we hit the edges with brite boy.
     
  5. RGW

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    Working on the burner again tonight. Just about to finish the third course of metal siding. Using the drying time between panels to distress some of the panels that are in place.

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  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    What are you using to attach the metal sheets? CA?
     
  7. RGW

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    Slow CA, yes.
     
  8. RGW

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    Ready for the last course, then it's time for final assembly.

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    In this pic, a heavily distressed area, replete with bullet holes. The inner surface will get removed with a Dremel and a support band will get added that spans the void.

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    Here is the backside.

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    That's it for tonight. M
     
  9. RGW

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    Think we are just about there with the burner kit. All finished with the siding and just started the top mesh of the burner when I pretty much ran out of gas tonight. Here is how it looks:

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    The mesh from the kit, wedding veil, is being replaced by wire mesh from a tea strainer.

    Here is the side with major distress; including the hollowed out inner wall and a piece of styrene with drill holes to stimulate the metal banding (that the siding is screwed to in the prototype) inside the structure.

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    The backside is more of the same.

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    Trying to decide if I want/need more panels in distress. Thoughts? M
     
  10. RGW

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    A great weeknigt his evening on the RGW. We welcomed a new addition to the crew, Bob Laertha, who is in the benchwork stage of his own 12x20 ho layout. He it's a welcome addition. We put him right to work.

    Here he is putting down the gravel road in the lumber mill.

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    Here I'd the finished product:

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    He also put down the first layer of spackle on the lumber mill road cut.

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    Meanwhile we welcomed Ed back after successful knee replacement. He immediately took up the LED light project again. He moved one of the sections around giving Stacy Yard much better lighting.

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    Put down done scenery
    Three more strings to add and this project will be a wrap.

    Scott spent time in Renton working on the asphalt roads and Wain did some painting, got in some scenery work.

    Much more to follow, but it id54late. Thanks for checking
     
  11. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Good progress on yet another interesting area of your great layout!
     
  12. RGW

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    My apologies for the crazy post last night. I assure you I was not sampling the wares in the liquor cabinet. Although maybe I should have. It's what I get for doing it at oh-dark thirty in the morning.
     
  13. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Been there, done that. :)
     
  14. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Deciphered what you were trying to say ;)
     
  15. RGW

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    Then I suspect you were hitting the liquor cabinet.
     
  16. SYROUS

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    Great progress on the layout. Love how the burner is turning out.

    Sent from my LG-D852 using Tapatalk
     
  17. RGW

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    Thanks Sy, your support of this thread is much appreciated. M
     
  18. RGW

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    Ready for the paint shop...

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  19. RGW

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    This is its ultimate location:

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    Everything in its place and a place for everything.

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  20. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    It's really starting to look like a serious forest products plant. Maybe you'll set up that burner so it has an orange glow after dark. I sure have memories of those days.
     

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