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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #210 on: July 03, 2020, 03:25:44 PM »
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So this AM's inspection reveals that the stairs have about a 24 inch rise on an 18-24 inch tread.  I seen wider steps on monuments and such but never anything that tall unless it was a "stair" on a hiking trail. SO I am debating whether to just finish the hand rails, repaint and turn tot he back, remove completely or leave and hope that scale size railings make their size less noticable.

Luckily my ham handed installation made the rails look suitably "weathered."   :facepalm:
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #211 on: July 03, 2020, 03:56:36 PM »
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So this AM's inspection reveals that the stairs have about a 24 inch rise on an 18-24 inch tread.  I seen wider steps on monuments and such but never anything that tall unless it was a "stair" on a hiking trail. SO I am debating whether to just finish the hand rails, repaint and turn tot he back, remove completely or leave and hope that scale size railings make their size less noticable.

You could build up the treads with some strips of .040 or .030 styrene - two intermediates per current tread would put you at a totally reasonable 8 in 8 rise and run.  An outside stringer, which it should probably have anyway, would disguise the stacking from view.


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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #212 on: July 03, 2020, 06:19:55 PM »
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You could build up the treads with some strips of .040 or .030 styrene - two intermediates per current tread would put you at a totally reasonable 8 in 8 rise and run.  An outside stringer, which it should probably have anyway, would disguise the stacking from view.

Interesting. I shall have to see what I have in stock. Thanks for the suggestion
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #213 on: July 03, 2020, 08:32:02 PM »
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 I used some flattened 1-1/2" PVC caps and other materials to make brick kilns for a brickyard scene on a friend's PRR N Scale layout. They came out nice. Wish I'd taken a picture or two as the layout is history, being replaced by an HO one.

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Since I seem to have plumbing as another hobby (saves big $$$, and you noticed the legs on the layout, right?  :D ), drain pipe caps have been on my radar for years decades as cheap'n'easy tanks. Unfortunately, they look like plumbing supplies (to me) whenever folks use 'em on their layout. However, a wrapper around a 6" or 8" drain pipe cutoff core could be the solution I'm after. Hmmmmm...
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #214 on: July 07, 2020, 10:00:33 PM »
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The inspection crew is checking the new tank field. The one in the front still needs railings and perhaps new stairs.
I’ll probably strip the rear two and paint them white to match. All HO tanks.
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #215 on: July 09, 2020, 06:46:05 PM »
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I was chatting with a fellow today that used to do architectural models as a young draftsman, and he talked about using railings printed on acetate...  Thought that might be of interest to you.
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #216 on: July 09, 2020, 08:53:26 PM »
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I was chatting with a fellow today that used to do architectural models as a young draftsman, and he talked about using railings printed on acetate...  Thought that might be of interest to you.

Could be for the stairs . . .
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #217 on: July 15, 2020, 09:35:20 AM »
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Aside from tanking (!) I've been working a few other odds and ends.

First, a place for cool treats on a hot Louisiana day:



Other Polyolefins infrastructure coming along.  The sign is not actually for the plant I am modeling, but its geographically close so its standing in. And yes, the US highway in northern Baton Rouge that runs by the chemical plants really is called Scenic Highway.



Finally, a new industrial building has been received from Black River Western Rail Industries (A David K Smith Company).  Its not in its final home yet, but it is going to offer Wizard of the Woods (TM) railcar rebuilding and maintenance services.

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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #218 on: July 24, 2020, 05:35:36 PM »
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And as I prepare to dive into several weekend projects, I'm searching for a unicorn . . .

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=50125.0#new
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #219 on: July 24, 2020, 06:32:48 PM »
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And as I prepare to dive into several weekend projects, I'm searching for a unicorn . . .

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=50125.0#new

Hmm. "Discontinued". Now that is something ripe for 3D printing. Bueller? Bueller?

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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #220 on: July 27, 2020, 02:03:51 PM »
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While waiting for a crane to arrive (!), I have plowed into some more buildings:

This is the Walthers Lumber wholesaler kit that will be reengineered into an HVAC and sheet metal shop complex:



And these are the wall sections I am assembling and detailing from a Walthers modern concrete warehouse kit. I just laid out the long walls and sides/ends for the photograph. They will become two side by side buildings between the track and the wall.  One will house an adult beverage distributor, the other remains to be names.

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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #221 on: July 28, 2020, 12:12:11 AM »
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The railroad traffic manager is not sure these two industries can share a building.
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #222 on: July 28, 2020, 11:18:10 AM »
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I can't read the sign...  what is it that I have to add to my Linked In?
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #223 on: July 28, 2020, 11:45:24 AM »
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I can't read the sign...  what is it that I have to add to my Linked In?

In very tiny print it's Aggregates . . . I need to add a sub sign that says Home of SURLY SALT.
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #224 on: July 28, 2020, 06:36:41 PM »
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In very tiny print it's Aggregates . . . I need to add a sub sign that says Home of SURLY SALT.

I'll have to remember that for when I build the Utz facility.  Does Surly Salt deal in food grade salt products, like that for potato chips ?