ngauger - challenge #1

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges' started by N Gauger, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Ok - everyone that has just started in the hobby... or are afraid that you might make mistakes......

    The last words you sometimes hear a redneck say is: "Hold my beer and watch this"!!!!

    I was trying to decide what the heck I wanted to do for the scratchbuild challenge and I decided on a Steam Engine Repair/ Maintence facility.

    I proceeded today to rip out the sub flooring of the transfer table.. giving me a 3 ft x 2 ft area to work wioth :)

    I examined the area....... as below - that's a 1 ft long steel ruler there.....

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  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    I grabbed the jig saw and started cutting.....

    All together now: announce1 Hold my beer and watch this!!!!!
    ......... What's wrong with this picture?!?!?!?! :cry: :rolleyes: :cry: :rolleyes: :cry:

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Well, i DID remember to move the wires on the "other end" of the table :D

    I forgot this end..... I did have the forsight (ok - Idiot proofing ability) to make sure all wires that ran around the layout were ALL Different colors :D :D :D

    20 min of "wasted time" later it looked like below....

    Notes: Solder & Flux are good to always have around... As are Crimp connectors...

    ~~~~ "Flux" is Not the only 4 letter word I used today!! stooges8 stooges8 stooges8
    wall1 wall1 wall1 wall1 wall1 wall1 wall1 wall1 wall1 wall1 wall1

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    So, A lesson to all concerned...

    !~~ Use all different color wires

    ~~ Mark them some way if you can

    ~~ Always measure twice, Look 3 times and cut once :D :D :D :D

    ~~ Never think for a minute to be overwhelmed with anyones ability - Us experienced people (I Started in 82) make mistakes too :D :D :D

    ~~ Everythings Funny - till someone gets hurt... Then it's Hysterical!!!!!!

    ~~ Noone was hurt today - No fingers lost - Just ego's brusedsign1 sign1 sign1
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    Poor Baby!!!!! Bless his itty-bitty heart :D :D

    Lynn
  6. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Oooops.............
    Good thing they weren't high voltage!
  7. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Maybe not...

    But I bet it sounded a lot like it! ;) :D

    Andrew
  8. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    sign1 Never thought of that - they are 12 & 24V wires - but everything was off anyway :) And yeah, at least a few sounded like it stooges8
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    :D a excellent example of Murphys law m8 :)
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    Murphys law always wins
  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Ok - now we get serious :D

    The framework is in.....

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    and since the 2 X 4's are secure... I could add the 1/4" plywood

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    then the Spackle covering the plywood, to make he concrete floor :)

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    more later :D :D
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    I love stuff when its beefed up! *Grunts like Tool Man Tim Taylor*
  16. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looking Good Mikey. But next time make sure there are no wires. sign1
  17. Russ Bellinis

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    Looking good so far. Glad you were able to get the wiring back together.
  18. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Well, I got the concrete walls done :) A lot of spakle and a very soft sponge and it's looking like it should :) So Far :)

    I still have to design all the "stuff" that wil go into the pit... Ladders, Tools, grease etc.....

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    I'm trying to decide what to make the access lasdder out of - - Maybe that plastic I-beam and plastic tubes..... Or should it be stairs for access and not a ladder?????
  20. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Looks good Mikey...And you didn't cut one wire!