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LIRR

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L&N somewhere in Eastern Kentucky
« on: September 27, 2012, 01:46:51 PM »
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Not all of this is recent work, but I thought – in the words of Father Lonnegan – that I’d begin at the beginning. Some fellow refugees from the Atlas forum may recognize the photos. my best effort at a scratch-built a roof shingle plant.

I started with cardboard mock-ups for planning and sizing...





then I went with 3/4 plywood for the base structure....





cover with styrene metal siding and/or brick sheet....





1/8 plywood roof....


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Re: L&N somewhere in Eastern Kentucky
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 01:50:02 PM »
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then of course we need roof top equipment....



made from LEGOs:





and we have.....



more to come...

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Re: L&N somewhere in Eastern Kentucky
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 01:59:22 PM »
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additonal misc ventilation, landscaping, etc






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Re: L&N somewhere in Eastern Kentucky
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012, 02:05:53 PM »
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Wow! Very nicely done. And that sucker ain't going anywhere.

I had seen your original post on the Legos for rooftop machinery, and was just wondering earlier this week where I had seen it so I could check it out again. Perfect timing!

Jim

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Re: L&N somewhere in Eastern Kentucky
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012, 02:29:12 PM »
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Very nice job on that plant. Plywood is a great choice for a building of that size and an idea I hope to implement on some of my large brewery buildings in the future. Sometimes we get so hung up on typical modeling materials that we forget that other commonly available items can be used. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes, Dave
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Re: L&N somewhere in Eastern Kentucky
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2012, 07:37:03 PM »
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Welcome aboard LIRR.  Very nice work!  And I see you're taking full advantage of N scale.  More please.

-Gary

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Re: L&N somewhere in Eastern Kentucky
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2012, 07:55:36 PM »
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I'm digging that building sequence, makes a whole lot of sense, looking forward to seeing more!
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Re: L&N somewhere in Eastern Kentucky
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2012, 08:22:07 PM »
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The plywood works great. I definitly recommend it. A table or radial arm saw is really necessary. It is easy to get everything square. No interior or corner bracing needed, now bowing of the large building sides. This plant is several stand-alone sub assemblies.

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Re: L&N somewhere in Eastern Kentucky
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2012, 06:15:35 AM »
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this is the current status....I completed some foreground buildings and a pipe bridge...







next up - the asphalt unloading needs piping...



« Last Edit: January 11, 2013, 06:12:34 AM by LIRR »

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Re: L&N somewhere in Eastern Kentucky
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2012, 08:57:15 AM »
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That scene really kicks asshats! Awesome, the way the buildings were constructed. Excellent.

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Re: L&N somewhere in Eastern Kentucky
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2012, 09:30:40 AM »
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That scene really kicks asshats! Awesome, the way the buildings were constructed. Excellent.

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In particular, the Lego roof details are brilliant.
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Re: L&N somewhere in Eastern Kentucky
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2012, 09:31:50 AM »
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WoW!
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Re: L&N somewhere in Eastern Kentucky
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2012, 09:50:52 AM »
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LIRR!
Welcome aboard.
As others have mentioned, very nice work.  Very well thought out and executed.
This scene has given me a few ways to overcome a couple of stumbling blocks for my layout, the square vertical storage tanks and the Pipe bridge.
Thank you for sharing  :lol:

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Re: L&N somewhere in Eastern Kentucky
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2012, 01:16:23 PM »
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I made each of the square vertical storage tanks in less than 30 minutes. They’re also solid wood, 1-inch square stock.  Same as with the plywood, the solid wood makes it self-squaring and eliminates the need for interior bracing. The bottom hoppers are cut at a 45 degree angle on a radial arm saw. Cover each side with a slab of styrene, I think I used 0.020. the first one I made (the one at the far right) I also covered the faces of the sloped hopper with styrene. That turned out to be a pain cutting it to the correct size/angle and getting a nice joint. The remaining units I left the hoppers bare wood, sanded smooth. After painting and putting it in place, it’s impossible to even notice the difference from a normal viewing distance. The 4 corner legs are styrene angle, the cross bracing styrene rod. All is glued together in seconds with super glue. Various lengths of rectangular cross-section styrene makes quick and esay electrical panels, covers etc. The one on the far left and the green one on the roof have LEGO parts on top. For the other two, I used 2-wire solderless wire connectors on top. The funky looking thing on the side of the far left one is a 3-wire solderless wire connector.

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Re: L&N somewhere in Eastern Kentucky
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2012, 12:30:47 PM »
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latest L&N repaint:



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