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cement silos

Postby jmass » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:13 pm

thought this might make for an interesting project. looks like it can be easily scaled up for tt scale.
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Re: cement silos

Postby ctxmf74 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:49 pm

and the 2 bay TTnut covered hoppers make a great cement car...DaveB
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Re: cement silos

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:17 pm

That is a rather neat example of using materials creatively, and aside from the support building, no conversion is really needed for TT scale, as there is no set standard dimensions for silos.
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Re: cement silos

Postby Richard-B » Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:57 pm

here is my local 1:1 version...

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Caleveras Cement - Union City CA
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Postby ConducTTor » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:17 am

^^^ other than the winding stairs to the top, that should be pretty easy to do.
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Re: cement silos

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:51 am

I think I would hurl at the top of those stairs, even if I was carried up.
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Re: cement silos

Postby Richard-B » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:49 am

Earl Girbovan, from Saratoga CA, modeled Caleveras Cement in HO last year... from a set of original blueprints.

Even the interior of the control room was done to scale... Awarded 118 out of 125 points in contest judging.

He did the spiral stairs on a central brass rod, with washers spacing Plastruct steps...
then went back and installed a soldered brass handrail.

It is now installed on a well-known and much-visited HO railroad (not Earl's) down in San Jose...
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Re: cement silos

Postby railtwister » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:56 pm

OK, now I have a technical question. I just got a new iPad, and one of the first things I did was to add TTnut as a favorite.

However, when I went to view the first message in this thread, all I could see was the text from jmass on a large white page that was obviously missing something. I went to my desktop and saw it was a link to a YouTube video, so I went back to the iPad and opened the YouTube site from the Safari browser, did a search for "make you own cement plant", and was able to see and open the video directly from the web.

Now, I know that most tablets can't deal with Adobe Flash, but it wasn't a Flash video on the YouTube site. Did it somehow get converted to Flash when it was posted to the TTnut group?

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Re: cement silos

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:19 pm

Honestly Bill, I have no idea :think:
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Re: cement silos

Postby LVG1 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:57 am

From time to time I have similar problems.
But I'ld rather think, it's got to do with my very slow internet connection.

Downloading directly from YouTube, you have the minimum amount of stuff to download.
Making a detour via other sites like this one increases the data volume to download and makes your browser rather tend to give up.
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