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  • From: Farmington, NM
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Posted by -E-C-Mills on Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:17 PM

Heres the interior of the main floor restuarant.  Made the coal fired stove from card stock and brass tube.  Prieser tables and chairs.  Printed marble counter top and cabinets over card stock.

 Interior of Ninas Cafe 

 

 Ninas Cafe New Patrons 

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Posted by -E-C-Mills on Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:25 PM

Making the LED lights and runs.  The telephone wire was free and it works great in supporting itself and the LED.  However, running it through the model is a pain.  Kind of stiff.

 Ninas LEDs 

 

 Ninas Light Paths 

 

Here's the interior structure complete and lighted.  Had to cantiliver the upper floor so that posts would not be visible by the front.  The outer shell lifts on and off.

 LED Installation for Ninas Cafe 

 

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Posted by -E-C-Mills on Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:28 PM

Printed the sign on semi gloss photo paper including the anchor straps.  After gluing together, bent the straps to 45 degrees.

 

 Making Ninas Sign 

 Making Nias Sign 

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Posted by -E-C-Mills on Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:34 PM

About done with this one.

 Ninas Cafe Before Install 

 

 Ninas Cafe at Night 

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Posted by Water Level Route on Monday, February 20, 2017 8:28 AM
Excellent work! Glad to see you back at it and updating us!
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Posted by -E-C-Mills on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:37 PM

Thank you W.L.R.  Looks like I'm on the 20 year plan.  Next post, next year!  ;)

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Posted by mlehman on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:10 AM

Outsanding work, Eric. That checkerboard floor really sets things off in Nina's. Impressive job with the lighting, too! Thumbs UpYes

Mike Lehman

Urbana, IL

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Posted by -E-C-Mills on Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:35 PM

Thanks Mike.  A bright cheery place to eat with a nice view of the mountains.  Its going to be popular spot with the tourists in 50 years ;)

I'm switching back over to the mine/mill to finish that scene.  I've been invited to give a presentation on it at the NMRA Silver San Juan Division meeting in Farmington April 29.  So I would like to have that finally finished.

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Posted by -E-C-Mills on Friday, April 21, 2017 10:04 PM

The water tank for the mill was made from tape dispenser rolls and a garage sale sign.  Scribe lines for representing the metal plates were made using the circle lines and the angle weight as a guide.

  

 

The access hatch made from styrene parts and a scrap ladder rung for a handle.

  

 

The tank was airbrushed with Model Master flat black with some grey mixed in.  The supply pipe, from water pumped out of the mine, was made from brass tube and painted with Model Master steel.  No weathering yet, brand new /sarc.

  

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Posted by DavidH66 on Friday, April 21, 2017 10:28 PM

Nice modeling, but I feel like I should point this out...

 

OOPS


Erm.....

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Posted by mbinsewi on Friday, April 21, 2017 10:37 PM

DavidH66, I don't get what your trying to point out?  What am I missing?

Mike

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Posted by DavidH66 on Friday, April 21, 2017 11:17 PM
the page selection buttons broke somehow and there's now pages -1 and page 0.
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Posted by -E-C-Mills on Friday, April 21, 2017 11:32 PM

Yeah its been like that for awhile.  I have no idea why or how.

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Posted by rrinker on Saturday, April 22, 2017 7:45 PM

 All long threads seem to get that way. But it doesn;t really cause any problems in reading, you can jump to the last page with no problem.

                    --Randy


Modeling the Reading Railroad in the 1950's

 

Visit my web site at www.readingeastpenn.com for construction updates, DCC Info, and more.

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Posted by -E-C-Mills on Friday, May 05, 2017 10:26 PM

A final check just to make sure it might look ok.

 

Making indents on the back side of the gusset plates to create rivet detail.

 

A finished truss.  Doubled up 2x8 mains, with 1" tension rods made from guitar string.

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Posted by -E-C-Mills on Friday, May 05, 2017 10:35 PM

The tailings bridge ties and stringers.  Stringers are 8x8 with 6x6 ties.

 

The tailings bents are 8x8 with 2x8 and 2x4 cross members

 

The bridge was stained golden oak, dark walnut, and grey.

 

Surveying for placing the bents square to the building.

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Posted by -E-C-Mills on Friday, May 05, 2017 10:39 PM

Chrysolite Metals Mine and Mill.

 

 

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Posted by -E-C-Mills on Friday, May 05, 2017 10:42 PM

 

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, May 05, 2017 10:45 PM

-E-C-Mills:

Nice work on the tailing bridge!

Dave

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