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sgtbob
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Posted - 08/26/2015 :  3:52:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill. I'm sure it's the cable, I can make it make and break contact just by wiggling it.
I also have another camera but that one if my favorite for this work.

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 08/26/2015 :  9:22:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good looking stones Bob'...



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sgtbob
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Thanks Ted, trying out another camera while I wait for the new cable to come in.

Something to keep in mind, this model will represent the barn of an old PA German farmer
and they kept them in excellent repair. It is a barn so I will be adding some weathering, but
not a lot.

These will be the front and back walls of the upper level, the big barn doors are the back.
They still need some finish painting.





This is the front of the stable, lower level. The stable doors are just laying in place for
the photo. The stones have been cut in and have three coats of Gesso. All that remains is the
painting.




This is one of the end gable walls. The stones have been cut almost to the top. They have also
been cut into the ends and around the back side where they will show as the ends of the forebay.
I still have to finish cutting stones to the top and then cut them in around onto the back wall
and then do the whole other gable end.



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 08/30/2015 :  11:26:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Bob.


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 08/30/2015 :  9:13:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking like it should Bob. Nice work on the stones.



Ted

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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 08/31/2015 :  01:28:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice work. The design of this barn is very interesting -- quite different from what I'm used to seeing out at this end of the country.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 08/31/2015 :  1:32:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bill, Ted, and Ray, thanks for your comments.

Ray, there are tons of these type barns around here with lots of small variations.The experts
(not me) say they are descended from German/Swiss barns, the designs brought here by the early
settlers.

Here's the stable wall.



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Ensign
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Posted - 08/31/2015 :  4:19:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great Bob!

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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 08/31/2015 :  9:34:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice paint job, especially on the stones. Looks very realistic.


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 08/31/2015 :  10:24:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with Ray. Quite realistic'...



Ted

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/01/2015 :  07:42:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, Nice stonework and stable doors. Where will this barn be set, especially if it might be a winter scene?


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/01/2015 :  10:17:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg, Ray, Ted, and Bill, I thank you for your postings.

Bill, I have not made a decision yet. There are some reasons I would like to do it in an early
fall setting to match most of my railroad but I have reasons to do a winter scene. I have
several other buildings set in winter and have always wanted to change one section of the
railroad to winter. I also use a model photo each year to make our Christmas cards and I have
an idea I could use this barn for that too. Time will tell.

I have the first coat of Gesso on the first gable end wall and will get the second coat on
this afternoon. My intention was to use the Gesso as the mortar color and it looks nice but
it is a bit stark. On the test piece and the stable I added a few drops of Ivory paint to the
Gesso for the third coat and I like it much better.

Meanwhile, I have started cutting stones on the second gable wall.

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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/01/2015 :  2:56:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here's the 1st gable end with two coats of Gesso.



Here's the test piece showing white and colored mortar. I actually used the second but with only
half as much paint into the Gesso to make it a lighter tint.



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Bill Gill
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Bob, the little ivory in the mortar looks very nice.

My son's & my tiny layout has two seasons divided by a "mountain" (hill). When we first talked about trying it, it seemed crazy, but then MR ran an article with the same idea and it looked better than we imagined.
In our case the front side of the layout is late summer. One or two trees at the top of the hill have just a suggestion of fall color starting to show. The otherside of the "mountain" is purposely ambiguous. It could be very early spring with all the trees bare and perhaps ice still on the shady side of the rock cut at the summit. Or it could be late fall with all bare trees and maybe frost in the high elevations. Or perhaps even a brief snowless interlude in winter with traces of earlier snowfalls still lurking in the shadows. The ambiguity gives us more freedom for a wider range of operations from logging or even shipping Christmas trees to maple syruping, and a quarry and other ideas that might be out of place in one specific season.

I've photos of snow dusted trees in an early October in Western, Mass, so a fall layout with a bit of snow isn't impossible. Besides, your models are so interesting to look at, no one will notice the season changed at the barn, it will just look and feel perfectly natural :)



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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/02/2015 :  2:49:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill, I am leaning more and more towards the winter scene.

Here's the gable wall at this point. I blackened the interior of the ventilation slits and the owl
hole and then applied the third coat of Gesso, tinted slightly with ivory paint.




My wife wants to make apple pies and she will only use Summer Rambos, a tart green apple, and
they have a short season and it's right NOW. I have always helped her but I have to help her
much more these days (I'm a dumber in the kitchen but I can peel 'um and cut 'um up). If I
get time I will start painting stones tomorrow.

Bob



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