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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Jim Long's Works in Progress

Just keeping you up to date. These are my projects in the works under way at this time. The building is from ITLA in Dorchester, the tanks are from our very own 3D imaging pro, Dave Houseworth, and the rest is the start of a mill for the new section of my layout. One tank will end up on a flat car and the other will be on a truck float for my truck collection. Nothing has been weathered yet.

This item is something the Grand Strand Railroad in Myrtle Beach is doing so members who attend regularly can keep in touch. I found the ITLA kit to be very precise and solid when assembled. The medium density MDF board is easy to work with but will fray easily. It is amazing how precise the cuts are with the laser. One advantage over plastic kits are the edges. Plastic edges from a mold have to be tapered slightly for easy release and require modifying to fit tight while laser cut edges are dead square and friction fit.

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