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Messages - mark dalrymple

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Forum Contests / Re: 2020 Winter Build Challenge
« on: December 09, 2019, 11:27:43 PM »
I'll find something.  Likely to be a scratch-build.

Cheers, Mark.

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Layout Tours / Re: The North East And EVEREE RR
« on: December 08, 2019, 11:00:46 PM »
This looks like a pretty major undertaking!

Cheers, Mark.

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« on: December 08, 2019, 02:07:22 PM »
Looking forward to your progress, Jerry.

Cheers, Mark.

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Dioramas / Re: Finished...Cowboy Trading Post
« on: December 08, 2019, 02:06:04 AM »
Beautiful work, Karl!

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers, Mark.

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Kit Building / Re: FSM Chippy Hollow Hardware
« on: December 08, 2019, 01:28:43 AM »
Looking good, Steve.

Cheers, Mark.

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Big day for the LBP construction crew of the S&S RR today!

Looking good, John.

I'll hold my tongue on the yellow until all is done.  I know I did one myself in gloss yellow with a hit of Dullcote when done.  At the time it looked so bright (much more so than yours) but when finished it quickly became one of my favourite colour schemes.  (please excuse my Queen's English spelling - two in a row there!)

Cheers, Mark.

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« on: December 03, 2019, 09:29:02 PM »
HI George.

Baldwin Street, which until recently was considered the steepest street in the world, has a slope of 19 degrees or 1:2.86.  I work your 5/11 out at 24.4 degrees or 1:2.2.  At present you unofficially have the steepest street in the world!  I would run a line from the bottom left of the livery door to the bottom left of the single door with a transom.  If this line kept going down at this already very steep slope it would meet the garage at the center forecourt bay - which I can't see working.  I would be inclined to revisit the first step in height, between apartment one and two (of 1,2,3,4 starting at the bottom).  By lessening this step by maybe 8 clapboards, all would become easy.  Why don't you try mocking up a road and see what you think?

Cheers, Mark.

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« on: December 03, 2019, 12:40:07 PM »
Looking good, George.

I think I can imagineer that road in place...Do you intend it starting around the corner half way along the garage wall?

Cheers, Mark.

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General Information / Re: 2x4 or 1x4
« on: December 03, 2019, 03:13:06 AM »
Wow!  There are oodles of them In NZ!

Cheers, mark.

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General Information / Re: 2x4 or 1x4
« on: December 02, 2019, 01:48:26 PM »
If Lowe's timber is so crap why doesn't everyone shop at a timber merchant?

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« on: November 30, 2019, 12:59:06 PM »
Exciting, George!

As an observation - you seem to have made it significantly steeper than the sketch.  This will probably require some trickery around the doors - steps down, steps up etc.  Having walked around some very steep city streets with my eyes open - anything is possible!  All you really need is a stairway width in front of the structure - about 1/2" or even a little less.

Cheers, Mark.

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Dioramas / Re: Bar Mills Gritty McDuff's
« on: November 29, 2019, 01:49:32 PM »
Looks great, Steve.

Cheers, Mark.

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Scratchbuilding / Re: Odd Manufacturing
« on: November 26, 2019, 01:00:46 PM »
Roger - typically decks have decking on joists on bearers on posts.  Each of the first three also typically runs at right angles to the one above, meaning the decking and bearers are parallel.  The bearers bear the weight of the joists and so you can span much further between the posts.  For example on your square deck above I would expect to see 9 posts.  A general formula for span is 1 foot for every inch of thickness - so if you used 8x2's for joists and 10x2's for bearers the bearers could be 8 feet apart and the posts 10 feet.  I'm sure this would save a bit of time.  Not saying you should change anything - but I'm sure you'll be building more decks in the future.

Cheers, Mark.

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« on: November 26, 2019, 12:41:41 PM »
Really looking forward to this part of your build, George.  I do love to see a kit being changed up.

Cheers, Mark.

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Looking good, John.

I really like the yellow for the doors.  It works very well with your stone colour.

Cheers, Mark.

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