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Graffen
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Posted - 07/02/2018 :  03:07:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Neil, the track plan as built is somewhat adjusted.


Built a # 6 left-hand turnout in HOn3 with 26" radius.





They are starting to go together easy now. This one took not more than an hour to make.

I use a drawn template to get the radius right. Otherwise it's just a matter of using the NMRA gauge and Railway Engineering roller gauges.

The frog area has a narrower gauge to make the rolling stock roll better through the frog.

I use the flangeway gauge to get it right.



Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

Edited by - Graffen on 07/02/2018 03:08:34 AM

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George D
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Posted - 07/02/2018 :  07:59:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking switches, Michael. It looks like you soldered the points to the throw bar. I guess the points are long enough to let you have a solid connection.

George



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Graffen
Fireman



Posted - 07/08/2018 :  2:47:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes, not much lateral movement.
Latest project to be started.

Bret's Brewery from Campbell.
This will be a nice addition to the layout.


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Michael Hohn
Fireman



Posted - 07/08/2018 :  3:11:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Graffen


Bret's Brewery from Campbell.
This will be a nice addition to the layout.



Iíll drink to that!

Also . . . Beautiful work on the turnout.

Mike


_______________________________________
And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashin' ó Bob Dylan

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Graffen
Fireman



Posted - 07/09/2018 :  8:10:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There has been some progress on the brewery.



Content of the kit.





Some of the tools I use.





I started by measuring the parts and identifying them with the numbers from the manual.





I add woodgrain with a wire brush.





I cut out the windows with a xacto chisel blade, then I stained the areas which were to be glued together.





I add nail holes with a Trumpeter rivet wheel.





As you see, the wall lines up on the right side and the left is offset.





After staining the walls with india ink and alcohol, I paint the peeled off paint.

I use turps on a brush and while the surface is wet, I apply the acrylic paint which then pearls up in places to look like peeled off paint when dry.





I used a light grey green paint.





Painted walls.





The trim was painted green.





I glued the walls together.

















The floor is glued in place. I added a hole for the stairwell.





Support beams under the floor.



This is as far as I have gotten now.


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Graffen
Fireman



Posted - 07/19/2018 :  10:53:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Some more construction pics of the brewery.

The door frames cut out from cardboard:


The painted doors:




Primed windows:


Painted windows with green acrylics:


Real glass cut to size with a diamond scribe:


The buildings foundation:


Loading docks:




The water tank:


The boiler house with the PVC stone sheet that is glued with contact cement:


I used Tamiya putty on the corners:


Painted:


Roof with cardboard frames to make it removable:


Corrugated sheet cut to size:


Mortar made with pulverized clay mixed with PVA and water and then wiped away from the top of the stones:


Getting there:


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Graffen
Fireman



Posted - 12/17/2018 :  05:41:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Bret's Brewery in HO scale.


The band!


Loading dock


The rail side.


Boiler house


Front on.


Upper floor detail.


Water tank.


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Graffen
Fireman



Posted - 12/17/2018 :  06:01:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thomas Yorke's kit of the "Pool Hall and Bordello" in HO scale.

Finished!


Front


Primed the castings with grey and started the stone color.


I paint the stones with a light ochre.









The floor:

I used the Vallejo wood paint set.


Looks nice when dry.

The fronts are very time consuming to build, as they need to be built to fit.





Interior wall for the stair well.

Most of the building assembled.


The rooms are lit up with SMD LEDs






Rear:








Side:


Roof details:






Fuel tank;


Interior:




Details:


I'm very happy with the result.


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

Edited by - Graffen on 12/17/2018 06:11:00 AM

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deemery
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Posted - 12/17/2018 :  08:04:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had a Campbell Engine House with that plastic stone sheeting. Unfortunately, the contact cement I used was solvent-based, and it ruined the sheets. I think if I were building that kit today, I'd try contact tape.

What cement did you use?

dave


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

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Graffen
Fireman



Posted - 12/17/2018 :  08:53:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I used water based contact cement.

Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 12/18/2018 :  07:50:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great builds!


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Graffen
Fireman



Posted - 01/25/2019 :  3:39:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Made some progress on the layout today.
Started the track laying! I decided to begin with the dual gauge trackwork before I do the narrow gauge tracks.
I couldn't use standard gauge cross ties as they're too thick, and I couldn't use narrow gauge ones, as they're too short... I then decided to use narrow gauge turnout ties and cut them to standard gauge length...
It'll be nice to finish the dual gauge tracks as they are very time consuming.
The narrow gauge will be a piece of cake after this. :D




Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Graffen
Fireman



Posted - 01/26/2019 :  5:34:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Today I stained some ties.
The HOn3 crossties and turnout ties, and the HO/HOn3 dual gauge ties.
I bought an extra bag of turnout ties as it's easy to cut them to regular crosstie length if needed.
I used water based stain mixed with alcohol and some ink.
It dried really quick.



Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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ocalicreek
Crew Chief

Posted - 01/27/2019 :  7:30:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Staining ties - not so exciting, but oh so necessary before the real fun begins. Looking forward to what comes next.

Galen


My Train Blog: http://ocalicreek.blogspot.com/

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Graffen
Fireman



Posted - 01/29/2019 :  2:11:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The track Laying has begun.
I made the first stretch today.

The HO/HOn3 double gauge trackage is a bit tricky to do. But now that I've spiked the first pieces, it feels as I'm on the right track. #128512;
Now I have to drill the holes for the turnout motors so I can install them as well. It's really fun!







Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

Edited by - Graffen on 01/29/2019 3:09:03 PM

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