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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/21/2017 :  01:35:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
George, this is a wonderful idea, and a good way to use some space along the edge.
Usable real estate on layouts is always an issue.
The views through the buildings to the opposite street, look great.


Regards Rob

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Guff
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Posted - 01/21/2017 :  10:17:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
George,
Very interesting idea and the buildings look great!
Well done.
Dave



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George D
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Posted - 01/21/2017 :  5:16:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Rob and Dave.

Rob, luckily on our club layout real estate isn't as much an issue as with home layouts. Over the years we have had to fight the urge to fill empty spaces with track and have areas with just scenery. Here's a recent video one of our members made that gives a tour and you get an idea of the size (16 scale mile run from one end to the other). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekJHeLiv7rI&t=2s



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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/22/2017 :  05:14:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the video George. Sure is a stunning layout and really large. Must be a lot of fun to operate.


Regards Rob

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George D
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Posted - 01/25/2017 :  07:56:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Most commercial window castings are made for wooden building and have an outside frame. Brick buildings don't have outside wooden frames, so I mounted the castings from the inside and it gave me the interior trim I needed. The only problem is when you do that the lower sash is on the outside, not inside as it should be. To solve that, I trimmed off the window sill and glued a piece of 1x2 styrene strip to the other end and mounted the window upside down. Probably one in a thousand people looking at the building would catch this, but I know the windows are wrong and had to do it.


I trimmed the window mullions on the bottom sash on this set of windows.

George



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deemery
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Posted - 01/25/2017 :  11:27:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's the great part about both Tichy and Grandt window castings, they are "finished" on both sides so you can do this. That's not true of other window castings.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/27/2017 :  10:15:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George D

Thanks,................. Here's a recent video one of our members made that gives a tour and you get an idea of the size (16 scale mile run from one end to the other). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekJHeLiv7rI&t=2s



Fantastic looking progress George.
Also, great looking Club Railroad, you even have some street running in Widen.


Louis
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George D
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Posted - 01/27/2017 :  11:23:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, if you're referring to metal window castings that come with older kits, I agree. I replace them whenever I can.

Louis, thanks. Sometimes an engineer will pull off the mainline and run down the main street in Widen just for the fun of it.

George



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George D
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Posted - 03/04/2017 :  8:13:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been doing a lot of detail work and don't have much to show. Here's an example of the detail work I'm talking about.

I added blinds to the windows the normal way by using white or tan paper cut to fit the opening. I made Venetian blinds by drawing them with horizontal lines 3” apart. This is easy using CAD, but this can also be done with a spread sheet setting the row height at 1/32” and printing those horizontal lines. I used normal printer paper and folded the paper over to have the horizontal lines on both sides.



Here's how they look in the windows:



George



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deemery
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Posted - 03/04/2017 :  8:16:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice trick with the blinds, too

dave


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George D
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Posted - 03/05/2017 :  08:10:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Dave.

George



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George D
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Posted - 03/14/2017 :  6:22:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All the buildings, but one, are finished. I have some interior details to add to a couple rooms and exterior details, mostly people, need to be added to the sidewalk. I took these pictures at the club when I was checking how everything was fitting.







Here's the drawing I made for the last building:



I'm going to cover the construction of this in the “Pick One, Build One” Challenge.

George



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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/14/2017 :  6:26:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi George. Looks great. A lot of detail work, but well worth it in the end.
The club should be really happy with you efforts.

Looking forward to seeing you over on the the Challenge thread.


Regards Rob

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George D
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Posted - 03/15/2017 :  2:19:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Rob. It's nice to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

George



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 03/19/2017 :  12:46:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is terrific work George'..I like what you do with the 'Auto Sketch
program'. Great layout and structures' nice'..



Ted

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