8/7/08 Meeting Activities|
Show & Tell: Scratchbuilt Projects
(Sorry, no photos this month, my battery died!)
Rich displayed his HO shed and oil can stand. Rich used tape to allow the doors to swing open and closed.
Stu blew us away with his Rock Product Bunker, which he made based on some photos of a model in a magazine article.
The model included conver belts to distribute aggregate into 6 different bins, a loading bucket conveyor from track
level. The structure used styrene to form a "concrete" base. The main structure was primarily strip wood, and was an
impressive sized structure. Campbell corrugated siding was used for roofing. Ladders were from Central Valley. Fine
Scale Miniatures now makes a similar structure.
Dave brought his model of a Fertilizer Elevator, from Spanish Fork, UT. Dave did a lot of research on this project,
also taking measurements of the actual structure, and taking photographs. This structure still stands on a double
switchback but is no longer used. Fertilizer was lifted out of hoppers by auger into three bins. Trucks
entered the elevator to be filled with fertilizer for distribution to specific customers. The structure was built
with an internal metal frame, which was itself encased by a wooden frame, and then covered with plastic corrugated siding.
Dave made his model from styrene, and continues to add some fine details.
Clinic: Handlaying Turnouts, Part II, presented by Bill
Photo Credit: Gary
In Part I in June, Bill presented a clinic on many techniques and tips used for handlaying track. This month, Bill
continued by demonstrating turnout building techniques.
Rich, Tom, Dick, Bill, Nate, Jerry, JohnK, JohnH, Stu, Byron, DaveS & Gary
NEXT MEETING: September 4th Division Meeting Activities:Clinic: TBD
Show & Tell Theme: Your favorite Diesel