For Shamus

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Matt Probst, Aug 28, 2002.

  1. Matt Probst

    Matt Probst Member

    Shamus- Since I purchased a structure building book from you, I've been busy building a couple. The first one I built is an odd, triangular shaped warehouse. I thought I'de name it after you! I hope you don't mind!!:rolleyes: :D :D ;)
    Sorry if this pic isn't the best quality, but I just figured out that if I put an entire building in my scanner, I can get an image to send!
    :rolleyes: ;) :rolleyes: :D :D :D :D

    Matt--Hershey, Pa.

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  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    That building ! I built a model of that, 44 years ago ! It was a construction article by Joe Wilhelm in the January 1958 Model Trains magazine. The neat features are the wedge shape, and the brick second story over a wood sided lower story.
    Needless to say, my model doesn't exist any longer, time, moving, and available space all contributed to its demise.
    Nice model ! Thanks for the memory.
  3. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Aha! I thought I had a photo somewhere !

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  4. Matt Probst

    Matt Probst Member

    You're right Pete! Small world isn't it!! Those were the same plans all right...Joe Wilhelm the author. I decided to make mine all wood ,though, since that was the material I had on hand....
    My wife and I really enjoyed seeing your old model!!

    Matt--Hershey, Pa.
  5. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Hi Pete, Whats the gizmo sitting in from of the building? The start of a self-propelled crane?
  6. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Thought you might like to see that shot.
    The crane is one of the early versions of the 70 ton mobile crane, that Walthers recently re-released. The "gizmo" was the power truck from an FM switcher (Hobbytown, or Hobbyline, I can't remember) that quit running. I never did figure out why, and the loco disappeared years ago.
  7. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Matt...nice job!!

    Question...what sort of loco does one use to spot a levitated (nicely weathered) boxcar at a levitated industry?;)
  8. billk

    billk Active Member

    An 0-5-0 Levithian, obviously.
  9. Matt Probst

    Matt Probst Member

    Billk--My family is wondering what is wrong with me since I nearly fell out of my chair laughing!!!:D :p :) :D
    I was just going to reply: "a Leviathon" when your post popped up...I never would have thought you could actually scan a 3-d object, until I tried it on the thread "dirty boxcars".
    Does anyone know if that is any way hard on a scanner? The lid has to remain propped open allowing outside light in..

    Matt--Hershey, Pa.
  10. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Matt, nice thought using my name for a structure, looks very nice indeed.

  11. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all


    I don't think that it harms the scanner as long as you don't force the lid.

    You may be at risk of scratching the scanner bed. So you might want to put a piece of plexiglass/lexan over the scannerbed to protect it.

    Another tip is to put a towel or soft cloth over the model to block out any light .

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