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Discussion in 'Robin At His Best' started by Matthyro, Jul 18, 2003.
How did you make the exterior, layered cardstock?
You're something else Robin. I am amazed every time you post a new picture. What an imagination.....
Yes Michael, the window frames and wall structure are various size of cerealboard cut and glued in place
Some of the LPB workers couldn't wait for the completion so set up a couple of window boxes at the entrance while they had nothing else to do
A water conditioning tower on the roof
Next I have started making five transformers.
Starting with small boxes
Next step is to get ready to mount cooling fins
Here are some of the first cooling fins mounted. I just have to decide how many layers I want to make.
Robin, I just have to ask, Is that plant owned by the MAT Hydro Company?
David, in the case of this powerplant I think I will name it:
The Gauge Plant
There are three chimneys for this plant. I made them out of pine cutting them with my Craftsman router lathe. I don't think Sears carries those router lathes anymore but it works well and was affordable when I got it in the 80s
As always, I'm totally impressed with your creativity and workmanship, Robin. Great job of modeling!
Robin, your work is amazing! I am definitely looking into cardboard for some of my structures on the new layout.
Your encouragement is very much appreciated Casey and Alan.
The transformers are ready to be wired.
This view will give you some idea of how this plant will look.
The chimneys and transformers are in place.
Next step is the frame work that will carry the high voltage lines
Robin. Now that I have seen the completed until, it is another masterpiece.
Thanks Dick, but there is still more to be done before I can call it complete.
Amazing. Absolutely amazing. Whenever you post a new set of pics I call a co-worker (who's not a model railroader) over to see. He says you have MUCH more patience than he has.
Dumb question: what's a router lathe?
There are no dumb questions mhdishere
Sears actually call this unit a router crafter. If you can read the text. It acts like a lathe but with more options than the usual wood cutting lathe
Robin, that looks fantastic! Nice work on those scratch built transformers! The layered walls look excellent and I think that striped smoke stack really adds to the overall look of the scene. Amazing!