Tuesday, August 24, 2010
PRECIPITATORS Part 11
I got back to working on this complex as it is looking like one of the few things I could actually complete for the Steel Mill Modeler's Meet that is about a week away - can't wait. Basically, this structure has been sitting for awhile because we had hit another complex piping spot - piping in all the intakes - 4 main 3/4" intake pipes with 8 secondary 1/2" connecting elbows (segmented of course.) I also had to assemble another four, my last, of the Alkem Goggle Valve Kits. I built the goggle valves on this side of the precipitators basically the same way and in the same sequence, however, I compressed the whole assembly a little and used a single sleeve/filler. This single sleeve allowed me some wiggle room in positioning the intake pipes. Glues used - white and ACC for valve assemblies, ACC for connecting valves to piping, and Plastruct and Testors tube glue for piping. The 1/2" elbows at the bottom of the pipes took some trial and error - the segments needed to be exactly the right size for everything to fit well - I have a pile of four oversized elbows. I still have a lot of railing, platform, and stair work - but it's mostly just that with a few details and painting.