Canada Malting Plant

Discussion in 'Robin At His Best' started by Matthyro, Aug 3, 2003.

  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Robin,

    Don't know where you get these ideas from, but it's lucky I can type because they leave me speachless.

    You might talk to Kelogg and Post to see if they won't pay you a royalty for the most inovated use of their products....:D :D :D :D

    Don
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Here the ship loading arm is in its housing.

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Next the ship loading arm is extended and I have to build a ship so this arm will be over the hold. I need to do some weathering on the arm still. Will put a wash of grey over it.

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Putting gussets between the silos using 1/4 strips of cereal board.

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Next the topper to the silos made out of what else!

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    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

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    Are we getting moist?

    Well, just spank me and call me Nancy... :eek: :eek: :eek:

    That's excellent work!
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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thanks for your generous comments folks.
    Here is an overall view with the base coat of paint on. Weathering and additional details still to come. I just wanted you to be able to see the size of this thing. You can judge by the grain hopper waiting to unload.
    Now if this was available in kit form I wonder what I would have had to pay for it. As of now, it has cost me $18.00 so far.

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    Excellent work, and so quick, Amazing.
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    WOW

    Does that include the cost of the contents of the Boxs? That is one huge building, waiting for completion! Later, Jim :D :D :D
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    Robin, did you cover the tall silos with paper or something before the paint? They do not look like the smaller ones - or did I miss a view of the original?:rolleyes: BTW - that operating loading arm is fantastic.:) :)
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    David, The tall silos are covered in the real thing as can be seen here. I glued on a layer of cardboard over the tall silos to try to look like the actual ones.

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    Robin,
    I've said it before, I'll say it now, and I'll undoubtedly say it again, your work is absolutely amazing. Every time you post pictures of a new project you raise the bar. If I were wearing a hat I'd tip it to you. If I had a glass of beer in front of me I'd raise it to you. If I...., well, you get the idea.

    Keep posting! Please! And don't EVER run out of cardboard!
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    Robin. I really studied that last photo and got to thinking, "Is that the real plant or is it the model." Fantastic modeling.
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    Well, it's obvious....

    The last picture is the model! The prototype doesn't look that real... :D
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    oops, sorry. My bad.:eek: :eek: :eek:
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    The foam shape seen here will become a tramp steamer loading malt destined to brewerys around the pacific rim.

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    The tramp steamer begings to take shape. The hull sides are bristol board. I got two sheets of it for a buck at the local dollar store. The bulkheads are corrugated cardboard

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    Good Lord, Robin, what a beautiful sight!

    We are already accustomed to see your cardboard masterpieces - one after the other is inspiring for us. This malting plant with its ingenious loading arm is another climax in a long row of great structures.

    And now you are even entering the realm of the ship modelers! Your steamer looks just great from the start. Ah, those elegant lines of a ship! Frankly, I can't wait to see the finished model. And I wonder how you'll construct the masts and their rigging...

    Thank you once more for your picture series on constructing your awesome models - they are a sort of a long row of how-to-do-it books on the web. Keep 'em coming, keep 'em coming - I can't get enough... :) :) :) :) :)

    Ron
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    Thanks Ron.
    I wanted an easy way to make port holes so went tho Michaels and got this handy hole punch. It was designed for leather work but for N scale where small holes are needed this tool does the job.

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    Here is an updated photo of the progress I am making on the tramp steamer. Port holes and the bridge and some hand railing. The funnel has been added too.

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