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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/21/2017 :  5:14:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job on that hand car Chuck, it goes very well with your shed.

Louis
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pingjockey
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Posted - 01/21/2017 :  9:35:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is time for me to jump into this, my first challenge.
I will be starting with the From Sketch to Scratch Challenge.

I am currently building a set of four FREMO modules in HOn3 to represent the helper yard at Cimarron, Colorado in the 1880s. About half of the structures are complete at this time.

The next structure in line an elevated coal bin. The D&RG as well as the DSP&P used this type of structure to store coal in the yard. Gondolas full of coal were set beside the coal bin and the coal was hand shoveled into the bin. When a locomotive needed coal, it would again be hand shoveled into the tender.

In 2009, the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec erected one at Osier to recreate the one that had rotted out. See: http://grande.smittyshouse.net/4th-division/Osier-CT-Oct-2009-Day8-8838.jpg

I made a few guesstimates and drew up some plans for a coal bin to reside at Cimarron. There is photographic evidence that suggests one similar to this existed in Cimarron in the late 1800s.

The Plan:



I am experimenting with using art markers to color the wooden parts for this build. Since the structures represented are only a few years old, they will be lightly weathered.






After coloring the 10x10s I built a fixture from styrene so they would all be the same size.



I built 14 bents for the coal bin:


Next was the deck. After coloring several sticks of scale 2x12, I taped some together and laid them on a sheet of glass. I bent the taped boards over a dowel and brushed Mod Podge matte medium in all the joints, then laid out flat on the glass and brushed Mod Podge over the surface. When the Mod Podge dried, the deck had quite a bow to it, so I coated the other surface with matte medium an let it dry under a sheet of glass. It came flat enough that when it is glued to the supports, it will look fine. The matte medium has a very slight gloss to it, so I will be spraying the deck with flat clear.








Larry

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Edited by - pingjockey on 01/21/2017 9:40:06 PM

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Pennman
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Posted - 01/21/2017 :  11:52:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK, where's that round garage build? Here it is again...got a little modeling time in today, after the 60 degree day...raking the yard on the lower 40.. (with the wife) of course.., anyway...weathering the boards comes next.








evening at the garage...moving in..




Rich



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mountaingoatgreg
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Posted - 01/22/2017 :  03:03:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit mountaingoatgreg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great to see all these projects moving along!!
Thank you all for posting!

I have been working on part of my diorama, still lots to do, but getting closer!



Be Wise Beware Be Safe
"Mountain Goat" Greg
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Bernd
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Posted - 01/22/2017 :  08:20:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Pennman

OK, where's that round garage build? Here it is again...got a little modeling time in today, after the 60 degree day...raking the yard on the lower 40.. (with the wife) of course.., anyway...weathering the boards comes next.


Rich,

Like that portico. Now that really makes the building look great. Nice job.

Bernd



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Bernd
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Posted - 01/22/2017 :  08:23:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

That little diorama is turning to be a good looking project.

Bernd



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Pennman
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Posted - 01/22/2017 :  09:10:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,
Your grass and dirt/gravel driveway looks spot on. This is a really nice model.
Rich



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Pennman
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Posted - 01/22/2017 :  09:13:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry,
Welcome aboard
Using markers to color wood ...is a good idea.
You are off to a great start. I will be following along with your build.
Rich



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Pennman
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Posted - 01/22/2017 :  09:18:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bernd,
Thanks for your nice comment.
Rich



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pingjockey
New Hire

Posted - 01/22/2017 :  11:39:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rich
Thanks for your comments. I hope that in the long haul the matkers will be good and nor fade with time. Some of the others in my club use them with success.



Larry

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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/22/2017 :  12:11:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, Rich and Greg some excellent progress going on with your individual builds.

Great start Larry.
Rich, I really like the gas pump carport idea. Nice night shot as well.
Greg, fantastic looking diorama. Love the roofer scene at work!


Louis
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Ensign
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Posted - 01/22/2017 :  3:13:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, your elevated coal bin looks like it's got the right coloured wood for the job.

Rich, I think your round garage is now starting to look like a service station, with that added covered structure out in front.
You could put some gas pumps under it, and turn it into one easily.

Greg, your man on the garage roof, looks like he's ready for another sheet of plywood.


Hi everyone, well I managed to get my roof finished on Mrs. Gordon's shoe house.
I think I have re-roofed real sheds faster than this little one took me.
These cedar shingles had to be applied using tweezers one or two at a time.
I added a metal ridge cap, with 2 lightning rods for protection against possible lightning strikes.






And no sooner did I get the roof finished, when all of these kids started showing up, in and all around Mrs. Gordon and Buster.





The only thing I heard her say was "Oh my Goodness Children!"

I was thinking about cutting out a foot shaped base with toes.
To build this whole shoe house scene on.
Or just a shoe bottom shape, what do you guys think about that idea?
Can't be any crazier than a shoe house... right?

Greg



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time2play
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Posted - 01/22/2017 :  4:39:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

An awesome build Greg...

Bob



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Pennman
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Posted - 01/22/2017 :  4:56:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your comments Larry, Louis and Greg.

Greg, I am planning on gas pumps, some vehicles being worked on and am working on making the base.
Rich



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Guff
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Posted - 01/22/2017 :  5:07:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg
Really neat!!! If the shoe house is for display only, go with the foot shape base and add a lamp bracket in back with a shade extending over the house.
Dave



Edited by - Guff on 01/22/2017 5:09:31 PM

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