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 on: October 20, 2017, 01:36:01 AM 
Started by Ray Dunakin - Last post by 1-32
big build Ray

 on: October 19, 2017, 10:27:12 PM 
Started by marc_reusser - Last post by Ray Dunakin
Here's a site I just came across that has some interesting photos of stationary diesel engines, mostly from the 1930s:


 on: October 19, 2017, 07:09:51 PM 
Started by Ray Dunakin - Last post by Chuck Doan
Very nice, Ray! Respect for all that custom corrugated work.

 on: October 19, 2017, 11:34:04 AM 
Started by Ray Dunakin - Last post by Ray Dunakin
Thanks guys.

Helmut, I have one of those crimpers and have used it in the past, but the corrugations it creates a bit oversized.

 on: October 19, 2017, 05:24:35 AM 
Started by Ray Dunakin - Last post by Hydrostat
So far about daunting projects Tongue. My suggestions comes too late, maybe you can try it another time: After annealing the brass sheet you may plate it with a tinning paste to achieve a base for a galvanized look. Some blackening fluid from a tiffany supply helpps to convert it to different stages of decay.
To be honest: You've driven your painting that much to perfection that for sure it will be easy for you to achieve those results without using chemicals.
Great work, Ray, as usual. It's a continuing pleasure to follow your work. Wish I could see it one day in person.


 on: October 19, 2017, 04:34:17 AM 
Started by Ray Dunakin - Last post by Design-HSB
Hi Ray,

once again a great work.
However, please look at this tool to help you make the corrugated iron very easy.

 on: October 19, 2017, 12:56:47 AM 
Started by Ray Dunakin - Last post by finescalerr
Beautiful so far. -- Russ

 on: October 19, 2017, 12:26:37 AM 
Started by Ray Dunakin - Last post by Greg Hile
Looking good as usual! I have not worked much with metal, so I'm especially looking forward to seeing how this part comes out ...

 on: October 18, 2017, 08:38:14 PM 
Started by Ray Dunakin - Last post by Ray Dunakin
A little more progress on the power house...

I made the ceiling for the interior. It is detailed with rafters, and will be attached with screws so that I can remove it to access the interior:

I also adding some frame detail to the inside of the front wall. This detail had to be carefully placed so it would line up with the removable interior:

These shots through the side window shows how it all comes together:

Next I started on the corrugated metal exterior. I had previously used real, galvanized, corrugated steel from Rainbow Ridge on my Assay Office building, and considered using it again on this one. But this building has more windows and also many more angles and joins, and the steel is difficult to cut or bend. So I went back to making my own corrugated metal out of .001" thick shim brass sheet. This comes in a 6" wide roll, and I cut into 4" x 6" sheets. I heat the sheets of brass with a plumber's torch to anneal them. Then I place each sheet between two pieces of the corrugated steel, and scribe the groove using a dull pencil:

I start at one end, and scribe a short section at a time until I've gone more the half the length of the piece. Then I turn it around and start scribing the other end, and meet in the middle. Next I flip it over and scribe the other side. When it's done, I trim off that piece (about 1" wide), remove it, place the remaining brass in between the steel, and start over on the next piece. Tedious, but eventually I get it all done. The pieces of corrugated brass are then sprayed with oven cleaner to wash any residue off. After rinsing with water they are set out to dry.

I glue the corrugated metal to the structure using Dynaflex 230 paintable sealant. At this time I have completed covering the exterior walls and have just started on the roof:

There is no need to apply metal to the rear walls, since they will be up against the cliff and not visible. In this photo the rear walls have been removed:

Here are a couple shots showing how it will look on the layout:


That's all for now.



 on: October 15, 2017, 02:12:31 AM 
Started by Hydrostat - Last post by Hydrostat
Boxes are glued with Elmer's Glue, drawer parts with very thin CA. Edges and low sides of the upper desk part were sanded rectangular afterwards.

I'm going to color them the same way as tables in the drawing office were done (scroll down a few posts).


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