Back in 1983 in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong I photographed a set of metal sided sheds and a portable wagon unloading ramp where forklifts were used to unload palletised bagged cement from railway wagons for transfer to road trucks and/or the storage shed(s). A few days ago I had the opportunity to go through my highly disorganized slide collection and finally located the photos. They are beginning the inevitable degrading of age, and with my `economy’ slide scanner, I have some passable scans. The first is shown above.
Another view of the ramp is at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/60901191@N08/6000939201/in/photostream/
As I learn more about Google SketchUp I am getting better at making plans from photographs. As I get my brain back into `can do’ mode I am getting better and converting plans in to objects. The results are as follows:
Some of the horizontal railings are in need of re-alignment and there is only the first coat of paint on the model, but I am happy with the overall result as this my first completely scratchbuilt item in a long time.