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George D Posted - 01/02/2021 : 2:59:18 PM
I'm needing a change from the layout construction work and the challenge has provided me with a nice change of pace. I'm going to scratch build a small icing platform for my switching layout. It will serve the dual purposes of providing ice for the brewery's reefers and also be a view block that covers the hole in the backdrop where trains will be entering the layout from staging. I'm not sure how prototypical a single car icing station is. I know several small kits have been produced, so I'm going for it. A stop at the ice station will provide a required switching move before spotting a reefer at the brewery.

I'm basing the design on several magazine construction articles I've read and pictures I've found on the internet. I'll be using cardstock and wood for the building. I plan on using my Cricut paper cutter to do a lot of cutting

I made a preliminary set of drawings and printed the side views on cardstock. I've cut them out and pasted them together to get this mockup for a better view of the scene. The final design is about done. I now have to prepare my drawings so I can send them to my Cricut paper cutter to cut out the pieces.

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George D Posted - 02/14/2021 : 1:28:51 PM
Thanks, Rob. As for the ice blocks. I picked up a bag of figures at a train show several years back. Included in the bag were some small miscellaneous details, including some ice blocks. I discovered them while I was "recruiting" workers for the ice station.

robert goslin Posted - 02/14/2021 : 12:10:19 AM
Looks great George. Having the painters will just add an extra mini-scene, additional to the workers on the loading dock.
What did you end up using for the ice blocks ?

George D Posted - 02/13/2021 : 2:32:10 PM
Thanks, Bernd. There is a painter working on the blue, he was taking a break when I took the pictures.

Bernd Posted - 02/13/2021 : 2:02:31 PM
Looks great George.

I like the painter too. Looks like he ran out of blue paint and started on the white.

Frank Palmer Posted - 02/13/2021 : 1:53:44 PM

The scene looks great, especially the painter.
George D Posted - 02/13/2021 : 10:37:59 AM
Thanks, Chuck. I'm getting pretty comfortable using the machine.

wvrr Posted - 02/13/2021 : 09:43:13 AM
Great looking model, George. I enjoyed seeing all the uses of the Cricut machine.

George D Posted - 02/12/2021 : 8:23:35 PM
Thanks for all the comments, guys and thanks for following along.

CNE1899 Posted - 02/12/2021 : 8:05:06 PM
Soooo cool! The figure put it over the top.

BurleyJim Posted - 02/12/2021 : 6:28:44 PM
Super job on this one George!

Ensign Posted - 02/12/2021 : 6:02:00 PM
George, you did a great job on this icing station!
Thanks for sharing your journey with us!

Dutchman Posted - 02/12/2021 : 4:49:03 PM
Excellent, George!
sgtbob Posted - 02/12/2021 : 4:38:17 PM
Very nice !!!

Carl B Posted - 02/12/2021 : 4:33:56 PM
Nice work George.
deemery Posted - 02/12/2021 : 3:58:21 PM
I like the dude on the ladder painting the wall....


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