Coal burning powerplant

Discussion in 'Robin At His Best' started by Matthyro, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Ah Tyson and Shaygetz you guys crack me up.
    Ralph, I used button thread for the wires. It is quite a bit heavier than normal thread
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    Nice to know...thump:eek: ...that I can be so...thump:eek: ...entertaining...thump:eek:
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    Robin, what did you make the chain link fence from? It, and your whole building looks amazing!
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    Mike, the fence is made from one of those splatter guard screens you can get to cover a frying pan. I got one at Walmart. The mesh is aluminum so it cuts easily. One screen provides hundreds of feet fencing. I gave it a light spray of flat black paint before cutting. The fence posts are 1/32 strips of cerealboard.
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    Here are the two steam condensing towers complete and ready for installation on the layout.

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    Now I remember where I've seen those. TLC channel had a show called "Full Metal Challenge". In it, they had converted two of these towers into arenas, one for a bizarre form of soccer, the other for car wrestling. Cool beans, can't wait to see them side by side with the plant for a size comparison.
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    This is the location on the layout where I will place the power plant. Had to change the scenery some so waiting for the plaster to cure.

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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Point a hair drier at that plaster so we can see the finished scene! :) That's a real nice backdrop by the way!
    Ralph
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    Here it is in its home. Track needs painting and ballasting and a lot of foiliage to be added before this scene is complete

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    This shows the frame of the coal unloading dock. Will work on it tonight. Next will be some piles of coal and conveyer to get the coal to the power plant

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    That is a beautiful shot, Robin. It looks almost real just the way it is. :) :) I am definitely going to "borrow" this structure for my layout.:D
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    Excellent! Reid brothers eat yer heart out. No doubt you're kibbling the right combination of soda straws, hook rug netting and other various and sundry packaging devices into a working rotary dumper, right?
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    Thanks guys, David, if you want any further info please just e-mail me
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    Three views to give you some idea how this powerplant looks on my layout. It's pretty much done now but I am sure there will be pictures to come when the foreground gets completed.

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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That looks terrific Robin! I've enjoyed the step by step story leading up to these final pictures. Very nice. I think this is the first time I've seen your custom MAT power in action too!
    Thanks for all the pics and descriptions of a fine model!
    Ralph
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    INCREDIBLE!!!! :eek: :cool: :D
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    Fantastic work Robin! You outdid yourself!:) :D ;) :p :cool: :p ;) :)
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    You are an expert Robin,
    Thanks for showing the step by step pictures.

    Paul