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Last day of self isolation and a poor night for the wife so taking no chancers. Spent part of day making up gondola stone loads. How long before all 3 D printed I wonder but for moment coffee stirrers from NYMR and scrap pieces of plasticard. 

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Worked on base layer weathering of the chemical plant as decided that is what it will stay as with two short spurs. 
decided that the gravel area behind the diner will be warehousing so all areas now have been allocated to something. 

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Added the overhead pipework . Moved the tall tank to the opposite side of the works but will not be glued down to allow access to tracks. Apart from completing ballasting, ground cover and detailing just about there. 

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Most of the chemical plants I have worked at would have bund walls around the tanks to capture any spillage. The internal areas being gravelled. The bunds would have access steps etc. Not sure how far back in time this would have been practised though and even if this was US practise. Another level of complexity that you might not want to go down!  LOL

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Yes now I think I have decided on the position need to add this feature. Hot day so just sat and completed the Stone  load for the gondola. Need to find some hairy string as most images show completed stone pieces packed in straw or hay. 

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Photos show that the finished stone products were packed in hay or straw so decided to use some teased out hairy string to try and replicate this feature. Not to sure myself and those thin strands look as if they would migrate too easily to the Loco mechanisms 

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Been in a bit of a trough lately but signs climbing out the other side. Decided not going to find an American fork lift for the stone mill so finished the existing model in a seen some use state. Will keep eyes open on secondhand for anything more suitable.

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Added power cable poles and telephone poles this afternoon. Decided that the loading pad at CHIRM looked too open so mocked up a partial covered shed structure that looked as if it would protect goods being loaded or unloaded. If works will have corrugated iron sheeting adding 

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Hi 

 

The fork lift truck looks great. 

 

I assume there will be a bit more structure at the lower edge of the shelter roof as looks a bit flimsy at present and that the loading working area is at the higher end ? If not, any water will be dripping on staff whilst they are working - not a good move.

 

Regards 

 

Nick 

 

 

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Portland Stone colour seems to suit the garage better than off white. 
 

found another box down the back of the desk and a part finished weathered Monon Box car so added a few splashes of rust and awaiting its final weathering wash before being put into service. 

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It maybe just me and I fully understand that the forum has to pay its way but it’s getting to the stage with the pop up adverts, top and bottom banners and long load times that I will be visiting and posting fewer times on the forum. I hope there can be found some sort of half way house that meets the needs of the owners and of the users. 

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Couldn't agree more, the pop up video and adds are very distracting (to me), which is why i've stopped updating/ using RMweb as much, we could always pay to be a gold member, but that's of  no benefit to me, being a HO American modeller, lots of forums are going the same way.:mad::mad:

i'll just pop in now and then, to check if i've any messages :read:

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Rainy day on Saturday so extended modelling time.

 

put roof on small warehouse

 

fenced off chemical factory and added the protective wall around the tanks. Still needs the rest of the gravel.

 

colour of garage works well in situ 

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