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onl26
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Posted - 01/18/2012 :  8:00:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Finished yet?


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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/18/2012 :  8:18:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl. nice start. The original design is great, so looking forward to seeing what you do with it. What do you use for your sub-walls?

Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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UKGuy
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Posted - 01/18/2012 :  9:34:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the responses guys, hopefully I'll meet the challenge deadline..

I think my bordello will end up in the main port town larry, when I get around to finishing it.
Dead on Jerry!
The subwalls are my usual foamboard Robert, available in Wal-mart etc for around $3 per 2'x3' sheet. very easy to work with.

Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 12/29/2012 8:03:49 PM

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Mike Engler
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Posted - 01/18/2012 :  10:39:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This should be fun. My favorite structure of all those I have built.


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wesleybeks
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Posted - 01/19/2012 :  01:07:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dallas I think he`ll finish this one, build it again in Z scale then probably finish his Blue sky kit that he is also busy with at the moment.


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postalkarl
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Posted - 01/19/2012 :  07:30:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Karl A.

Looks like you're off to a good statr. I'll be following along.

Karl S.



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UKGuy
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Posted - 01/19/2012 :  08:28:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the posts Mike, Wes and Karl. Good to have you following along.

Karl.A

Z scale.... hmmm...
Nah!



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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 01/19/2012 :  08:51:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl

That foam board 1/4" thick??? Do you brace the corners and sides to keep it from warping???

And last but not least anything in the interior??

Jerry


Jerry

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

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UKGuy
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Posted - 01/19/2012 :  08:59:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Jerry,
the foamboard is just under 1/4" thick..... 9" Oscale or 3/16" real.
by creasing the interior of the walls as can be seen in the previous pic
no bracing is usually required, the walls remain flat.
there are no plans for an interior on this build.

Karl.A



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hon3_rr
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Posted - 01/19/2012 :  10:25:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I takes me more time to reply or post something here on the forum then what it takes for "FastMan" to build the structure....

Looking forward to this build!


-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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ETinBH
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Posted - 01/19/2012 :  11:29:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with Mike of those in the series, but I also liked Whileys - that was a cool structure

Elliott

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BillMichaels
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Posted - 01/19/2012 :  2:58:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl-
It almost looks like used toothpicks to reinforce your corner joints on the foamboard?
I'm going to get a notepad so I can follow along. Don't finish without me!



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UKGuy
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Posted - 01/19/2012 :  3:57:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Bill,
I use sewing pins to hold the structure together initially while I am test fitting the subwalls and checking out the proportions visually.
Thats another benefit of the foamboard, easy to "mock up" as I go along.
The pins will not be used when the structure gets glued together later.

Thanks all for looking.

Karl.A



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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 01/19/2012 :  4:37:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by UKGuy

Bill,
I use sewing pins to hold the structure together initially while I am test fitting the subwalls and checking out the proportions visually.
Thats another benefit of the foamboard, easy to "mock up" as I go along.
The pins will not be used when the structure gets glued together later.

Thanks all for looking.

Karl.A



Karl You seem smarter than the average bear and dressed!!!!

For that tip have a Corona on me!!!!

Jerry


Jerry

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

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terry hansley
Crew Chief



Posted - 01/19/2012 :  5:07:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Karl

Looks like a nice scene. I'll be lurking.

The foam board is my preferred base--- I lap my corners---by cutting the foam to the inside of the backing with an exacto----doesn't have to be precise. You then have a glue surface for the edge foam.

Will you be using the garage type door on the front of the small building? Just wondering.

Terry H



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