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Karl Osolinski

Posted - 10/27/2010 :  10:38:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Hello folks,

Well, I finally decided to start a new project. The Doverton Wharf has been a favorite of mine since I saw the photo that our friend Rich Josselyn took. My plan will be to make a small diorama that will include the wharf, the FSM Oatman's, a diner and perhaps a gas station...we'll see.

It took about 4 hours but I have the 21 walls cut out and sanded square. I clamp paired walls back to back and then sand them so they are identical. Next will be cutting out the 30 or so window and door openings.

Karl O.
Berkley, MI

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Posted - 10/27/2010 :  10:52:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Looks good. I'll check out my photos and see what you need.

Karl S.

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Neil M

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Posted - 10/27/2010 :  12:38:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice project.

The mock-up you did looks interesting. It is to check the sixes, angles and proportions I presume.

Built a waterfront HO layout in Ireland http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22161 but now making a start in On30 in Australia http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52273

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Posted - 10/27/2010 :  1:42:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit AVRR-PA's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Excellent! It will be a pleasure to watch you work.


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Posted - 10/27/2010 :  2:56:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I will be following your work and progress. Thanks Karl. I enjoy your builds.

Chris Lyon

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Posted - 10/27/2010 :  5:25:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I always know when your up, Karl, I recognize the workbench

Looks like a great build, looking forward to seeing it all come together.

Tony B.

Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene

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Engine Wiper

Posted - 10/28/2010 :  12:48:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Karl,

I'll be watching with great interest.

Seth P.

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Rich J
Crew Chief

Posted - 10/28/2010 :  07:28:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All right, Karl! A worthy task, and a very beautiful structure, indeed. I know you will do your usual outstanding job with it.

It is one of the most popular structures there. Too bad it is kind of hidden on the riverbank where the bridge crosses, and most people only see the top.

That picture won 1st place at the 2007 CSS convention.

Rich J.

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Posted - 10/28/2010 :  07:38:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Looks like another great project starting. I'm sure you will do the usual justice to it.
It's always great to follow along with you lots of good ideas.

And that work bench a modeler's dream. If it isn't there you don't need it.



"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Posted - 10/28/2010 :  09:17:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This will be fun to watch. Especially after seeing the mock-up with my own eyes when I crashed your place.

Need any lights?


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Crew Chief

Posted - 10/28/2010 :  11:22:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Karl,

Returned home from a business trip to find that you've started a new build; the best news I've had thus far this week!! And you've certainly chosen a wonderful scene to replicate with your own style and craftsmanship.

Like all the others, I'll be following along and learning lots along the way.


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Posted - 10/28/2010 :  1:29:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great news. Another build by Karl. You should set up a webcam. Now that would be some great viewing on the computer. The wife would come into the office and wonder what I was up to. I would tell her that I am watching someone on a webcam. I could only imagine her reaction to that statement. And then she would see Karl creating, doing what he does. Back to reality now as I have to get back to work. Go Karl Go....


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Rich J
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Posted - 10/28/2010 :  1:46:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl on a webcam? I bet that would keep my cats off my keyboard.

Rich J.

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New Hire

Posted - 10/28/2010 :  5:18:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marvelous Karl, Lots of eye-catching interest in this structure, I will follow your progress with great interest and anticipation of learning from a true artist. Thank for posting.
Andy A

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Karl Osolinski

Posted - 11/05/2010 :  3:56:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Hello folks,

Got all the windows and door holes cut out and will start coloring them after my experiment is completed...my final quest to get an exact match for the illusive Floquil Driftwood. It's not that I think it's such a great color...but it bothers me that I can't come up with it.

So far, I've got 21 test pieces (all from the same piece of Northeastern siding) and I'm REALLY close to nailing it. I've found that many of the suggested replacements aren't even close. I've got a lot of paint and my color wheel close by...more later.

Karl O.
Berkley, MI

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Engine Wiper

Posted - 11/05/2010 :  6:48:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Great experiment! Please post the details of the both the trials that worked and didn't work.


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