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Terrell
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Posted - 01/21/2019 :  3:41:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking great !! But for the record I'm not quite that old.


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Ensign
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Posted - 01/21/2019 :  4:26:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, never mind life in the toothpick factory!
Looks like someone cleaned out the entire contents of the Alessi pharmacy!
Where's that Charlie, I bet he knows something about this.
The new painted on signs look great!

Greg Shinnie



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Carl B
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Posted - 01/21/2019 :  4:42:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, Mrs. Alessi wanted a new coat of paint on those walls AGAIN!

I know of what I speak.



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 01/21/2019 :  4:49:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I just ordered the O scale sample pack from N scale architects. He has some really great items. Thanks to you for sharing this information. I have never paid any credence to this outfit as I assumed it was only N scale items....Free shipping to boot, my kind of retailer'....



ted :<)

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 01/21/2019 :  5:25:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Bob, never mind life in the toothpick factory!
Looks like someone cleaned out the entire contents of the Alessi pharmacy!
Where's that Charlie, I bet he knows something about this.
The new painted on signs look great!

Greg Shinnie



Charlie??? He's one of the Good Guys! Where's Barney Fife and is he On the Case or not??? The world wonders!

Thanks for the tutorial, Bob! The brick work is fabulous. Need to try that....

Pete
in Michigan



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scott robertson
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Posted - 01/21/2019 :  9:41:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit scott robertson's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob, one issue I always had with brick sheets is how to deal with corners where bricks would be staggered and overlapped. A sheet to sheet connection never looked right. I noticed you corner detail.....are you folding the sheet in thes areas.....or something different? Scott


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UKGuy
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Posted - 01/21/2019 :  10:36:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
More fantastic stuff Bob, I love to come in and read 5 or 6 of your pages and admire your mastery.
Always an inspiration.

Karl.A



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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/22/2019 :  05:20:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, thanks for your nice posts guys.

Fred - old? remember, my layout represents 1941 which would make a business stated in
1863, only 78 years old. Since you are a junior that is cut in half and if the
business was started by your dad's dad it just a normal well run business.

Greg, Much of Mr. Alessi's stuff was set aside for safety reasons while this
construction was going on.

Carl - I guess some repainting will be done too. it happens.

Ted - I'm sure you will be pleased, let me know.

Pete - Don't mix up up. This is not Barney Fifes' town, it is Northport, MA.

Scott - Yes, the last overlay of brick sheets at the corners was folded to make a 90 degree
corner. You have to be real careful, score it on the backside, an slowly bend it to shape.

Karl - Thanks for the post from one of my old time favorite model maskers.

Bob



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 01/22/2019 :  07:57:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, good looking signs!


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potsy
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Posted - 01/22/2019 :  08:17:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob just wanting to know if you have a back ground in art or is this just natural talent you have? I am awe struck by your talent to make structures!!

Mark



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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/22/2019 :  1:26:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill.

Mark, no background in art. The family told me I have been scratch building stuff since I
was about 4 years old and I will be 84 years old in March. Even while in the military I
made a small box to hold some tools and supplies which fit in my foot locker. I was
fortunate enough to get into computer programming when it was in an early stage
which led to my early retirement at age 53. I then turned my hobby into a business and
built many models on commission for museums, industry, and private collectors. Now I am
retired again and doing what I like best, making structure models or fun.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/25/2019 :  1:07:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I added a few odds and ends since yesterday. I added the top of the facade and the tops to
each step on the bricks on the sides. I installed the windows (still have to add a
small trim around each window). I made the loading door with a man door in it and have
painted it since I took these photos.







Bob


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/25/2019 :  1:17:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonderful work. Such a pleasure to read your threads!

Jerry

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

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Bill Gill
Fireman



Posted - 01/25/2019 :  3:34:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good stuff, Bob. And I am really enjoying looking at that brickwork.


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Ensign
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Posted - 01/25/2019 :  4:03:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, nice looking set of larger doors, with the man door built into them.
They look both sturdy and pick proof.

Greg Shinnie



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