Crushing blow

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Crushing blow
Posted by chocho willy on Friday, May 8, 2020 4:19 PM

Had bit of a wind storm come up Wednesday so I brought a couple of my buildings and put them on a shelf on the porch, it's screened but that is all, guess the wind got under the top building and sort of helped it off the shelf from about 5' up, next time I think I will leave them in the yard, so now UD's produce is in traction and is being re glued, luckily the breaks were all sharp and glueable and it's on the way to whole, it's been it this shape before when a tree limb hit the shed it was stored in during a hurricane but all those joints held these are all new cracks. This is one of me early redoes in which I was switching to LED's for lights but used battery power, so now that it is in pieces going to stitch to solar and might try putting the solar panel in a window and see how it works, more to follow, Bill

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Posted by gabbyhayes on Friday, May 8, 2020 5:09 PM

Mate thats not good but as you say down but not out

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, May 8, 2020 6:25 PM

This reminds me of a plastic model kit I've had for almost 40 years of a San Francisco cable car. I took great care to spray paint each individual piece separately, which probably helped out in the long run. First, she attempted to fly from the top of the fridge in an apartment. Luckily, she separated right along the glue lines... no problem to get her back.

Then came the big move 2 years back. She had been piled into a box with other odds and ends. Again, she broke apart on the glue lines...

She sits proudly today on my layout, a little older and wiser...

Paul

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Friday, May 8, 2020 11:44 PM

My first real attempt at a model was a 1:32 BMW R75.  It was the first time I went all out, and I carried it up the stairs to show it off to my family.  Naturally, I dropped it, snapping off the sidecar.

 

Seeing your previous work, Bill, I suspect your building is in far better hands than my poor old motor cycle was!

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Posted by chocho willy on Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:22 PM

Got all the sides glued back together and touched up, can still see some of the cracks but from 10' rule wont show too much. Redid the battery powered lighting and is now 100% solar and right at the moment is out in the sun testing to see if the solar battery will charge with the solar panel in the window rather  than drilling/cutting a hole in the roof, tonight will tell. All the crates and produce is back in place and UD is standing in the door way, more to come

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Posted by chocho willy on Monday, May 18, 2020 7:29 AM

Found that it charges with the solar panel inside in a window, just not fully light onlylasts about 45 minutes where if charged in direct sunlight it will last 4 hours or more. Being as it is a day time business think I will leave it in the window

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:21 AM
Glad it worked, Bill. For reasons lost to me, these lights only seem to work for about 6 months. All are roof mounted, although some are angled, and I have ceased trying to pull them apart. Eric
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Posted by chocho willy on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:40 AM

Eric, I have no idea, i've got some over 4 years old and only have had a problem with 1 of them and it turned out to be a bad battery, Bill

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