Trees by Sarah

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Trees by Sarah

Postby E7 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:41 pm

Excellent presentation on building trees over on OGR.

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/wir ... 4096698948
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Re: Trees by Sarah

Postby up148 » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:02 am

Sarah has more mechanical aptitude/skills and creativity than almost any man I know. A real renaissance woman.

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Re: Trees by Sarah

Postby HONDO74 » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:30 am

Here is a link to the video, on YouTube....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwWoEbvIBjg
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Re: Trees by Sarah

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:30 am

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Re: Trees by Sarah

Postby HONDO74 » Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:12 pm

Rufus T. Firefly wrote:Maybe here is closer?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwWoEbvIBjg


Yep, fixed my screw up.... :wink:

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Re: Trees by Sarah

Postby rogruth » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:38 pm

Thanks all.
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Re: Trees by Sarah

Postby J. S. Bach » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:01 pm

In the "Coasting drive" thread, Sarah is installing one in a KTM Challenger. Scroll down about halfway.

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/coa ... 4132045165

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Re: Trees by Sarah

Postby up148 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:33 am

Yeah, those gearboxes are incredibly high quality. Pretty unusual to find a woman with her quality of machining skills.

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Re: Trees by Sarah

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:34 am

up148 wrote:Pretty unusual to find a woman with her quality of machining skills.


Pretty unusual to find anyone with those skills today!
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Re: Trees by Sarah

Postby gregj410 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:47 am

Excellent tutorial and a beautiful tree, yet completely impractical if your building any substantial pike with a large amount of trees at 7-8 hours a tree. :shock:

I wonder if you could ‘dip’ it in the latex to at least expedite that part of the process. There maybe some ways to streamline the process but a tree of that magnitude is still gonna take some time.

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Re: Trees by Sarah

Postby robert. » Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:26 am

I made trees out of twisted rope and florist wire. Then used premade drywall spackle to cover. It went fast. When you make trees to scale. You don't need many. One of the biggest drawbacks was my fingers. Natural fiber rope, florist wire and drywall paste will kill your hands.
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Re: Trees by Sarah

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:18 am

robert. wrote:When you make trees to scale. You don't need many.


Most people don't made trees to scale in O scale. An O scale forest area is huge. I have some big trees on my layout but I know that they are really more like scale HO trees. Every time I see really scale trees on a display I hear guys complaining that the trees are too big and make the trains look too small. I think some people have never gone outside, looked up and measured a tree. Cut down a few and you find out they are big. Put 10-100 O scale 40'-80' trees on a layout......
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Re: Trees by Sarah

Postby robert. » Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:35 am

Yes. Small trees become the norm. A scale tree should be bigger than a freight car standing on end.
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Re: Trees by Sarah

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:57 am

robert. wrote:Yes. Small trees become the norm. A scale tree should be bigger than a freight car standing on end.


Easily.
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Re: Trees by Sarah

Postby rogruth » Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:16 am

Rufus T. Firefly wrote:
robert. wrote:Yes. Small trees become the norm. A scale tree should be bigger than a freight car standing on end.


Easily.

Yep.
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