Rainier Great Western Const Update

RGW Feb 19, 2007

  1. dalebaker

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    Nice Michael! But I always fly under the banner “a clean workspace is the sign of a sick mind....” I’m on vacation this week, not sure what I’ll find when I return to work Monday. They closed all schools here in Oklahoma today. Take care buddy!
     
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  2. BoxcabE50

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    I see Floquil bottles!!!! Are you hoarding...? :) :) :) Haha.....
     
  3. RGW

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  4. RGW

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    Quick update on PACCAR. Got everything masked up and painted in the last two days.

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    Then I started to test fit the decals using paper cut outs.

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    Decals are printed and ready, so today's task is to apply the gloss coat and finish this one.
     
  5. RGW

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    Working on the chain lift mechanism for the door.

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    Ready for decals.
     
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  6. BoxcabE50

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    Wow. I cannot recall any time I have seen anyone pay such attention to detail! (y)(y)(y)
     
  7. RGW

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    Thx much Ken.
     
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  8. dalebaker

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    Fantastic! I have a few projects down this way if you would care to come visit! Very nice work Michael, keep it up, you are always giving me ideas.
     
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  9. RGW

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    Thx D, I'd like that at some point
     
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  10. vince p

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    Looking killer Michael.

    It's the little details that make the difference
     
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  11. RGW

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    With the rolltop door section decaled, weathered and glued in place I gave the building a test fit.

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    Later, I temporarily put in place the warehouse portion of the building, also for a test fit.

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    Now I am working on the rolltop doors into the warehouse.

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    Hope to get these doors in place before calling it a night.

    Hope you are all well. M
     
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  12. vince p

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    Coming along very nicely Micheal.
     
  13. RGW

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    Well, despite one warehouse door giving me fits, I put the building in place for another couple of pictures.

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    Here are close - ups of the two detailed sections.

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    I added a control panel for the door and then pretty heavily weathered this area.

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    The interior photo came from an architectural artist's website. He had hundreds of pdfs of drawings like this. It cost me $6 to buy this one. Once I had it, I scaled it to my building, then sent it to Costco photo for finishing. This area has not been weathered, nor has any other exterior section of the structure.

    Tomorrow I will finish this beast.

    Thanks for checking in.
     
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  14. RGW

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    Absent a couple of roof structures, some weathering and an asphalt back lot, this building is ready for service.

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    Almost time for the next structure......
     
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  15. vince p

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    Looks Great M
     
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  16. RGW

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    Thx Vince
     
  17. vince p

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    Looks like I got a little done also as far as nailing the surface boards of my staging module framing.

    Will feel good to get to where your at mine will be allot simpler though.

    Looks like most all of us have extra time on our hands at present.

    Be safe
     
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  18. RGW

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    Tonight's project was to get at least one roof section on the Kenworth PACCAR building. I start with a long piece of construction paper and a contour gauge.

    Starting at the left of the building, I place the gauge along the building front and then push the tines into the backdrop. Each contour section is taken over to the paper and traced out. The process is repeated until the entire building front is mapped out. The paper is then cut into the roof shape.

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    The template is taped to styrene and cut out. I used 020 styrene. Over this length, that thickness will not hold its shape without supports. Hollow square styrene is cut into several different lengths, the longest of which was over the deepest stretch of the roof. A length of 065 rod is run through the styrene. This rod will ultimately provide the lateral strength required to hold the roof straight. It is secured with CA glue.

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    Once hardened by accelerator, I took it over to the building for a test fit. You'll note there are imperfections, we'll fix those with the roofing material.

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    After I was satisfied the roof would fit, my roofing material of choice, 600 grit sandpaper, is glued to the rooftop. To say the least, this process taxed my new acquisition of 1-2-3 blocks. I leave the sandpaper long on all sides and make notations on the styrene where I need more material to cover the imperfections. When satisfied, I cut the sandpaper to shape.

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    The final test fit includes using blue tack to hold the back side of the roof to the backdrop. When we achieve parallel, supports are glued to the backdrop. As you can see in this pic, most of the imperfections are gone, any others are really not noticeable from the aisle.

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    Tomorrow the lower roof. Thanks for checking in.
     
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  19. dalebaker

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    Michael,

    Very well documented and an excellent build! The progress you all are making is great! Thanks for posting.

    Dale
     
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  20. RGW

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    Well boys, save the parking lot and some weathering (and eventually some lighting), this one's a wrap.

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    Time to start consideration of the next structure.
     
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