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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/11
« Reply #60 on: June 29, 2011, 08:31:50 AM »
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Beautiful work on that caboose, Allen.  I love the fade and weathering.

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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/11
« Reply #61 on: June 29, 2011, 09:20:31 AM »
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I think I'll start a post about these in the near future with all these details and more.

That'd be great!

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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/11
« Reply #62 on: June 29, 2011, 07:55:37 PM »
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Set up may be a problem as you probably couldn't flip the module over.  It would probably have to be done with the module on its side.

When did I say it had to be upside down for assembly?  ???

Stand module on its back edge:


Loosely assemble leg unit:


Snap inner legs over locating pins:


Rotate core box to secure inner legs:


Snap outer legs over locating pins:


Tighten wing nuts to secure outer legs, and elevate module.


Meanwhile, I'm contemplating a scale change:
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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/11
« Reply #63 on: June 29, 2011, 08:57:22 PM »
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Quote from: inkaneer on Yesterday at 10:43:00 PM
Set up may be a problem as you probably couldn't flip the module over.  It would probably have to be done with the module on its side.


When did I say it had to be upside down for assembly?  ???


When did I say that you said, "it had to be upside down for assembly"?   

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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/11
« Reply #64 on: June 29, 2011, 09:42:21 PM »
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When did I say that you said, "it had to be upside down for assembly"?

Okay, I must have misinterpreted--sorry.

You said "set up may be a problem as you probably couldn't flip the module over." I thought you meant that I expected to set up the legs with the module upside-down and then "flip the module over," which obviously won't work once there's scenery on the module.

In any case, your comment gave me the motivation to post the assembly sequence, so thanks.  :)
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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/11
« Reply #65 on: June 29, 2011, 09:43:15 PM »
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Meanwhile, I'm contemplating a scale change:


I've got the locomotive for that:
 
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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/11
« Reply #66 on: June 30, 2011, 07:52:59 AM »
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Okay, I must have misinterpreted--sorry.

You said "set up may be a problem as you probably couldn't flip the module over." I thought you meant that I expected to set up the legs with the module upside-down and then "flip the module over," which obviously won't work once there's scenery on the module.

In any case, your comment gave me the motivation to post the assembly sequence, so thanks.  :)

You're original posting showed the module upside down on the floor.  That is what caused me to post what I did.   One question I would ask though is why you went with the rather complicated leg set up that you did.  Why not have perpendicular legs at the four corners with the eyebolt levelers?   It is simple but effective. 

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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/11
« Reply #67 on: June 30, 2011, 08:55:04 AM »
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I just want to know where that 1972 Penny came from...do you have a time machine?

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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/11
« Reply #68 on: June 30, 2011, 09:28:16 AM »
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In the process of sorting cars last night, I realized I needed a car number for an important member of the fleet, so I endeavored to finish the lettering on this beauty:


Phil did the base paint job, and I used some old decals I had laying around.  Obviously I threw it together hastily, but with a little weathering and an arm's length view, it should be fine!

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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/11
« Reply #69 on: June 30, 2011, 08:02:32 PM »
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You're original posting showed the module upside down on the floor.  That is what caused me to post what I did.

Actually, it was sitting on my work table, not the floor--I had it upside-down to get a better picture of the legs.

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One question I would ask though is why you went with the rather complicated leg set up that you did.  Why not have perpendicular legs at the four corners with the eyebolt levelers?   It is simple but effective.

Aside from the fact that what I'm doing:
  • is more stable;
  • weighs less;
  • is much faster to set up and tear down at shows (two fasteners versus eight);
  • will work with a shallow (1.5") perimeter frame;
  • is affected less by stress and wear at the attachment points; and
  • won't interfere with the clamping areas at the end of the module,
I can't think of a single reason. :)
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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/11
« Reply #70 on: June 30, 2011, 10:10:12 PM »
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In the process of sorting cars last night, I realized I needed a car number for an important member of the fleet, so I endeavored to finish the lettering on this beauty:


Phil did the base paint job, and I used some old decals I had laying around.  Obviously I threw it together hastily, but with a little weathering and an arm's length view, it should be fine!

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