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Re: Stuart Beam Engine in Diorama
« Reply #450 on: October 10, 2017, 07:42:40 PM »
Credit must be given to Tom for suggesting that a curve at the back of the opeining for the beam would look very smart to match the curved entablature arms.

Thanks Tom!  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Stuart Beam Engine in Diorama
« Reply #451 on: October 10, 2017, 07:45:11 PM »
It looks fantastic to me John, especially that perspective shot from below!!

Bill

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Re: Stuart Beam Engine in Diorama
« Reply #452 on: October 10, 2017, 10:56:29 PM »
What can I say John ... I think that looks great! Well Done!

Tom
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Re: Stuart Beam Engine in Diorama
« Reply #453 on: October 11, 2017, 08:34:28 AM »
Excellent  :praise2:  :praise2:  :wine1:
Best regards

Roger

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Re: Stuart Beam Engine in Diorama
« Reply #454 on: October 11, 2017, 08:54:16 PM »
John:

Will the gallery floor be attached to the walls or will you be able to lift that out separately?

Don't forget you'll need to leave some sweepings and other stuff laying around on the floor like you did around the Victoria's machine shop.

Don

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Re: Stuart Beam Engine in Diorama
« Reply #455 on: October 11, 2017, 09:58:57 PM »
Thank you for the compliments fellows. Much appreciated.

Hi Don,
Yes, the whole concept of the engine house is break-away. The gallery will be lifted out and the east, west and south walls can all be removed leaving the engine standing free.

When I was building the prototype for the diorama out of foam board, I would forget every now and then that I couldn't just glue a part against two walls! For example, the stair landing and second flight of stairs will have to be free of the back wall when disassembly is required.

Thanks for asking.

Cheers...John

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Removable Gallery
« Reply #456 on: October 12, 2017, 01:42:53 PM »
Don,
Here is a shot of the gallery under construction - removed from the model.
John

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Re: Stuart Beam Engine in Diorama
« Reply #457 on: October 12, 2017, 04:20:08 PM »
Since you are building the diorama to showcase the engine I thought that the gallery would be removable.  From a couple of the pictures it looked like it could be taken out - I thought I'd ask about it to be sure.

Don

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Re: Stuart Beam Engine in Diorama
« Reply #458 on: October 18, 2017, 02:54:45 PM »
 Hi Don,
Yes, being able to remove the the gallery floor is critical for fitting  the stairs in place as will be seen later.

Here is the first flight of stairs and the landing. The post is fabricated to represent a cast iron post to which all the other parts can be bolted.

Things change as we go along. You can see that a beam has been removed above the window. That beam could possibly hit your shoulder as you ascent the stairs.

Cosmetic painting in the offing... ;)
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Re: Stuart Beam Engine in Diorama
« Reply #459 on: October 18, 2017, 04:05:30 PM »
Because the west wall can be removed, it is easy to locate the mounting holes in the beamwork above for the second flight of stairs.


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Re: Stuart Beam Engine in Diorama
« Reply #460 on: October 18, 2017, 04:45:24 PM »
Looks fantastic John. Don't forget the OSHA approved handrails on the stairs though  :D

Bill

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Re: Stuart Beam Engine in Diorama
« Reply #461 on: October 18, 2017, 05:23:01 PM »
Thank you Bill,

Yes, I was thinking 3/32" square brass for the posts with a 1/8" cap rail. I've left enough room so that they can slide by the post. I was thinking a black iron finish.

Thoughts are welcome for the design of the posts around the beam opeining. I would like to have the rails curve around each end. Lots of time to think about that one  :D.

John

P.S. Let's change that to 1/16" square stock for the posts and 3/32" for the cap rail. It really is interesting to see how a tiny change in sizing affects the overall look of the project.
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The Gallery Floor
« Reply #462 on: October 19, 2017, 01:34:58 PM »
This day has been coming for quite some time. But now, with the stair openings established, the floor can be planked.

You will note a little brass 'L' shaped piece of metal at the edge of the staiar opening. That sits on the cast iron post.

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Re: Stuart Beam Engine in Diorama
« Reply #463 on: October 19, 2017, 05:16:43 PM »
Coming along well John. Once again all the little details really add to the whole!!

Bill

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Re: Stuart Beam Engine in Diorama
« Reply #464 on: October 19, 2017, 07:27:50 PM »
Yes Bill, a lot of fun is had playing with those little details - a coil of rope here, a ladder rack there,  some tools on a metal table...

Things get interesting now as we come around the curves with the planking: