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 Post subject: In the Right-of-Way
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:37 am 
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Here's a small junction box I made from some wood scraps, cardboard from a cereal box, a couple of nails, two repro insulators from George Tebolt, and a bit of paint and glue:

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Will use this as the end-point for the lines running along my power poles.

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yep!...this is the way thing were done back before the "buy, buy, buy syndrome" set in...we made things we wanted and needed...the insulators are really neat...the decal as well...

i have a small project that i will post soon...i think you'll find it interesting...somewhat related to "power"...i just have to find the images...

my very best regards...howard...


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One thing to note...the "decal" is just a High-Voltage warning sign I found while googling, shrunk it down using MS Paint, cut it out and glued it on. I gave the whole thing an overspray of clear semi-gloss.

Somewhere around here I have a plan for a small phone-box that many of the railways would have along the right-of-way. I need to find that and make one of those as well. I seem to remember it used a wire that dropped down from a nearby telegraph pole. It should be an easy little project.


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Nice little project, Paul. Thanks for posting.


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