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Chuck, I cut all the lumber on my MicroMark table saw. But it does start out as 1x4 cedar from the lumber yard.

Paul, glued as well as nailed. Glue is Titebond III. It does look good but it's gonna be painted.
 

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Thanks guys. It would just turn gray in the weather so it has to be painted. Stain would work and look nice, but I use the Krylon rattle cans and most often the primers. Kryon dries in 12 minutes.and spraying is really easy. In the end the paint will weather nicely as well....you'll see


Next up.... a two stall engine house for the shays.
 

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Nice Larry! Your new RR theme is producing some outstanding models. I'm looking forward to the new engine house as well as seeing all your fine creations sited on the railroad.

BTW, Behlen makes some very nice stains in rattle cans should you have a need. I used their Dark Mahogany on my Davis Slough trestle and most of the retaining walls and cribbing. The stains are available through "Woodworker's Supply".
 

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Thanks guys.

Pat, I wondered who the slacker was.......you're fired ;-)

Nice tip on the stain Richard, I'll check it out.

Terl, the whole thing is glued with Titebond III, the pin nailer just holds it all in place until the glue dries. I know the glue works as I've had stuff out summer and winter for a couple of years.
 

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Noyce woik!
I think I'd weather it only lightly and put a heavy preservative on it.

Only lightly hehe 
Like I have room to talk. My tank is heavily weathered.
 

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Very nice water tower. It's a same I cant build one like that as I leave all buildings out year road the weather and the termites here would take it's toll. Later RJD
 

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Superb Larry! One of the best I've seen. I love my Grex pin nailer too, unbelievalbe time saver! I have that same WSL shay. Very nice loco, probably my favorite. Did you use the spout kit from Ozark?
 

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The shay is indeed nice Jim...I've got two of them. I bought the 2nd after I finished the R/C installation in the first and loved it so much...well...now I have 2.

The spout is homemade out of brass tube. I made the taper by cutting a wedge out of a large dia. tube and then closing the gap with pliers and soldering it together.
 

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Hi Larry,
The water tower looks just great.
Typical of your work.
I would expect nothing less.

I think you should build a THREE stall engine house.
That way, there is room for my 2-6-6-2T. ;-)

Tom
 
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