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Re: Ohio & Penna Coal Co. HOn30
« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2020, 08:17:33 PM »
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Chris, you know you’re dangerously close to finishing this thing… You’d better start something new!
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Re: Ohio & Penna Coal Co. HOn30
« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2020, 02:48:48 PM »
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Chris, you know you’re dangerously close to finishing this thing… You’d better start something new!
One day all the days will be gone.

So in this tight little spot I put a cliche "hole in a cliff mine". Didn't have room for much more.


The grey parts are from a Grandt Line Silverton ore chute.

Most of the coal mines in Ohio were just a hole in the ground. In fact this pretty big mine:
https://storage.googleapis.com/hippostcard/p/471b143b6af0e4ad82f89d10ba916076.jpg
Was right in the center of this cornfield:
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.0169408,-81.040482,342a,35y,39.3t/data=!3m1!1e3

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Re: Ohio & Penna Coal Co. HOn30
« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2020, 03:13:47 PM »
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One day all the days will be gone.

Yep. I totally hear ya.
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Re: Mill Creek ***Mini*** HOn30
« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2020, 08:23:30 AM »
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@Lemosteam  the brass pilots I had made for another Climax didn't shrink much at all. At most the part is about .0015" smaller than I drew it.

The amount of shrink grows with length, width and height.  The longer wider and taller the design, the more shrinkage you will see. (TWSS right?)  Anyway, hopefully none of your fit dimensions will have a problem the rest is all proportion.

When I did the S scale sideframe, bolster and journal kit here, the 2% allowed all of the parts to fit properly after shrinkage, and yes the journals are sprung.  We compared the castings to my enlarged CAD and we saw on average 1.5%-2% depending on the dimension.


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Re: Ohio & Penna Coal Co. HOn30
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2020, 03:15:31 PM »
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I went 1.5%, hope it works. I'm mostly worried about the couplers hitting the trucks.

And I whipped up this road bridge. Trusses are 3D  8)



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Re: Ohio & Penna Coal Co. HOn30
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2020, 04:49:53 AM »
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The bigger coal mine... after going on and on about the one I posted photos of. When I started building it just looked too plain and too big.


You can see some of my idea scribbles. I found another tipple that looked even smaller and had a couple interesting bump outs. So this is what I ened up with:


Lots more to do.

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Re: Mill Creek ***Mini*** HOn30
« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2020, 09:18:09 AM »
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So where could I look for Sculptamold?  I checked Hobby Lobby, Micheals, and JoAnn Fabrics. None have it and I'm almost out. I can't believe I gotta mail order this stuff  :RUEffinKiddingMe:
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Re: Ohio & Penna Coal Co. HOn30
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2020, 04:03:46 AM »
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All I got done today was the skeleton of the boiler house in front of the tipple.

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Re: Ohio & Penna Coal Co. HOn30
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2020, 02:52:45 PM »
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Chris, looking excellent, as always...
your scratching building skills and creativity are awesome
it sure adds realism to your layout and the variety
of more prototypical structures.
very well done


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Gary

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Re: Ohio & Penna Coal Co. HOn30
« Reply #39 on: September 07, 2020, 04:53:29 AM »
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Took it for a hot lap:

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Re: Ohio & Penna Coal Co. HOn30
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2020, 10:07:47 AM »
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Motor by Norelco? :D

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Re: Ohio & Penna Coal Co. HOn30
« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2020, 10:32:16 AM »
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Motor by Norelco? :D
Did you notice that the sound is synchronized with the motion of the siderods?

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Re: Ohio & Penna Coal Co. HOn30
« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2020, 03:08:42 PM »
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I didn't even have to put a decoder in it!

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Re: Ohio & Penna Coal Co. HOn30
« Reply #43 on: September 07, 2020, 03:40:38 PM »
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Re: Ohio & Penna Coal Co. HOn30
« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2020, 04:18:27 PM »
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I didn't even have to put a decoder in it!



I think a decoder might quiet it down.   ;)
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