Boston Mountains Sub-Division

Discussion in 'N Scale' started by Joe Lovett, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. gna

    gna Member Frisco.org Supporter

  2. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Thank you Keith for the excellent photos. I particularly like the bottom one, it looks like the platform I built.


    I went to Lowe's yesterday afternoon and found a scrap piece of light cover that measures 6x2 inches. Will try to make some ice blocks from it, should be enough to make several blocks. The goal is to make them 22x32x44 inches and will have to stack two or three layers together to get the 22 inch dimension.

    Joe
     
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  3. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    I got the basic building done for the ice house and will dress it up tomorrow afternoon. Attached fine grit sandpaper to the roof on the ice house and loading platform.

    The loading platform has developed a slight bow so will double up each corner with another vertical support beam a quarter inch longer. When I'm ready to install it to the base will drill four holes where the beams are and glue one end. After the glue has set put weight on top of the platform and glue the other end. The bases are quarter inch Birch plywood.

    Joe
     
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  4. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Finished the ice house complex this afternoon and all of the pieces are glued to the base. The ice house building measures 9.6 inches long (128 feet)2.7 wide (36) and 3.8 inches tall (50.6 feet).

    Tonight im going to make several telegraph poles, have 27 complete on the layout and 57 left to do. It should be enough to do the areas i want, the mainline alone will use 66. The others will be in the yard and locomotive service.

    Joe

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  5. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Hard to believe that’s N scale! Love the roof material.
     
  6. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    The roof material is fine grit sandpaper for drywall from Lowe's.

    Joe
     
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  7. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Today I made 20 telegraph poles and started to work on the oil loading platform. I had almost forgotten about it until yesterday when I was at Lowe's, saw a piece of one inch diameter dowel rod that would be perfect for small fuel tanks.

    Joe
     
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  8. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Really looking good on the icing platform, Joe. Keep it up.
     
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  9. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    I almost was able to finish the oil depot loading platform tonight. Only have the handrails on the end with the stairway, cut and stow the hoses and final paint tomorrow morning.

    Joe

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  10. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    I finished the oil depot loading platform and glued it to the base along with the two large tanks. Now need to get a one inch dowel rod to make small tanks and build a guard shack. If I can find the fencing material will install that too.

    Joe

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