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    That's okay, grey was my second choice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Rowan View Post
    could you eliminate the supports and start directly on the build plate
    The printer needs a lot of surface area on the first 8 to 12 layers to get the resin to hold onto the build plate. As each layer is cured, the plate moves up a few mm to pull the cured resin off the FEP film that is on the bottom of the resin vat. If the surface area isn't large enough, it pull off the build plate and stick to the FEP film which is a disaster and a pain to clean.
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    Here they are

    I really need to set up a place to take photos, but just don't have the room.



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    @Rodsup9000

    Mate they look fantastic !! Brilliant job Sir and looking forward to getting them ... thank you thank you thank you !
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    @Rodsup9000

    Rod, Let me know when you want the money okay. I'm ready to send it when your ready to receive it
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    I have begun the Station!!! That was supposed to attract a "WOW" sort of response by you guys ...... hmm fail!

    But it is true, I began work on the "framing" for it so as to see a "floor plan" so to speak. Have only done the "left side and the entrance way" so far but, it is a start:



    Despite the photo, it is (believe it or not) all square except the bits that aint - I'll fix them later

    I am still waiting for a response from Northeastern Lumber re my 1/32 Clap Board order as, according to their site, it has been being "Processed" for the past 4 days. Have gotten no response from them at all and am thinking about going to Kit Kraft and see if they can't get the Bass Wood. It is a pity cos Northeastern used to be very reliable and quick with their orders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    I am still waiting for a response from Northeastern Lumber
    That's how there are. It's usually takes them 3 to 5 days to process and ship and being the crazy season, it might be longer.
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    @Rodsup9000

    Great - and what makes it worse is I haven't found any where else that sells it, the 1/32 Clap Board. I can get 1/16 from Kit Kraft but that isn't going to look good. I'll just have to sit patiently and keep my crossed that something turns up before next year, and I mean that seriously.
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    I have given up on the idea of having "Working" clocks in my Station Clock Tower so opted for these instead:



    There are three (3) different sizes of Clock Faces with four (4) Clocks of each size. One of them will fit my Tower

    I have also gotten a bit more done to the Station Floor Plan as follows:



    The "Clock Tower" will be located central to the plan as shown and midway between the two "Bay Windows" if that makes sense. Don't get too excited about this tower though - it wont be a "Big Ben" (height wise) by any means
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    Well, seems as though the Station is on hold ... just heard back from Northeastern and (evidently) any orders placed after the 16th of Dec wont be shipped prior to the 2nd Jan 2020. As such I cancelled the order and if I can't find the Clap Board elsewhere, I'll re order it next year. Alternatively I could try styrene but would prefer not to.

    For what it is now worth, this is the completed floor plan:

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    @Rodsup9000

    Great - and what makes it worse is I haven't found any where else that sells it, the 1/32 Clap Board. I can get 1/16 from Kit Kraft but that isn't going to look good. I'll just have to sit patiently and keep my crossed that something turns up before next year, and I mean that seriously.
    IF you can't get any let me know what lengths you need and can send as I stock it and also have some shorter pieces.
    Oh And I think NE closes down between the holidays for inventory . Not sure as I try not to order this time of year.
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    @spyder62

    Thanks mate and it seems as though it is no where to be found other than at Northeastern. I had ordered 4 sheets of their 3 1/2 or 4" wide 24" long pieces. If you can spare that many then I would be very grateful to you.

    Let me know how much for them and shipping and you PayPal account so I can send you the money.

    I very much appreciate your offer and assistance mate,

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    IF you can use shorter sheets would save a lot on shipping. Will IM you what I have
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    Quote Originally Posted by spyder62 View Post
    IF you can't get any let me know what lengths you need and can send as I stock it and also have some shorter pieces.
    Oh And I think NE closes down between the holidays for inventory . Not sure as I try not to order this time of year.
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    I just want to thank spyder62 (RSLaserkits) for his generous offer and for being so expedient with my "order" - it is on the way!!!

    Soooo .... I have begun the "Clock Tower" part of the build. This will be a separate structure (so to speak) and will be incorporated into the center of the Station Building.

    The Tower is being constructed from 4 lengths of 3/16" Bass laminated together then two sides of the Tower will be covered with 3 and 4 lengths of 1/8" Bass to obtain a total width of 1/2" or a little under 7'. All of that will be covered with the 1/32 Clap Board so as to fit in with the Station. Pictures to follow of the progress so far.

    The top portion of the Tower (where the Clock Faces will be located) will be extended to accommodate which ever Clock Face is going to look the best. The enlarging of the top portion will be done with a layer of 1/16 sheet (or more) appropriately sized. The Clock Faces will then be positioned centrally on each side of the tower with a "frame/cover" being located over them using 1/16 sheet sanded back to an appropriate thickness. The idea of the "frame/cover" is to make it look as though the Clocks are embedded in the Tower AND, will aide to hold the Clock Faces in place - clever huh Essentially, the area where the Clocks will be will be about 3/32 to 1/8" larger than the Tower itself OR what ever looks good.

    Hope all that makes sense, if not, then the pictures will - maybe
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    This "might explain things better":

    Main Tower Structure:



    Its position in the Station:



    I estimate that about 2 1/2" of the Tower will be above roof height making the visible part of the Tower about 35' tall. Can't really do much more to it now until I get the Clap Board and Clock Faces and get the walls sorted out so I can establish the exact size for the Clock Faces. Once that is done, I'll then be able to start on the Tower Detail - am keeping what that detail will be to myself for the moment
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    As I can't do much more to the station, I decided to look at the "platform" that will be attached to it and came across a problem, I think. I will be running mainly passenger trains, the old Pullman Heavy Weight Carriages and the newer Amtrak Phase 3 Superliner Cars.

    So here is the issue so far as the platform is concerned. At the moment my platform height is 3/16" and that looks perfect for the Amtrak Cars; however, it is WAY to low for the Pullmans even using the steps. In order of having the Pullmans at the platform and looking realistic, the platform will need to be 3/8th high - double that required for the Amtrak's.

    Any suggestions as to how I can get around this short of having an Amtrak Platform and a Pullman Platform?

    I should add that is without roadbed under the track ... which will mean everything has to come (platform wise) what, 1/16" or something.
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    Re the above:

    Pullman with Amtrak correct Platform height:



    Pullman with seemingly correct platform height for them:



    Forgot about this before - the Station Floor:

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    I've never seen a real heavyweight passenger car without stairs like these:



    That's the missing piece of the puzzle. Judging by the rapido couplers, your model is a little on the older side, so the steps were probably omitted for minimum radius purposes.

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    @dwwojcik

    Ahh - that would explain a lot of it, yes. I didn't pay much (if any) attention to the "missing" or "lack of" steps on the car. Let me dig out another WITH steps and I'' see how that fares. Thanks for pointing that out.

    Okay - yep, the Cars WITH Steps makes a big difference and one that is workable. So, next question, is it possible to "ADD" steps to the 3 Pullmans I have that don't have them?
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