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deemery
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Posted - 02/15/2019 :  8:12:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
To the left of where Jacobs Coal will go, I'm planning a string of Company Houses (City Classics kits). There'll be 6 or 7, plus a bar. Here's a string of them to get a feel for how this scene will develop.


dave


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

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deemery
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Posted - 02/18/2019 :  7:32:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First, I cleaned my workbench....


I decided my workers needed a bar. I looked at some existing kits, but none caught my fancy. So I decided to do what probably happened in the prototype, convert a house to a bar. I used the extension from the back of the City Classics kit (which I'm not using), cut a larger opening for bigger windows,

Next I constructed a porch and railing. The railing was a "2 cuss job".

It was very tempting to omit the railing and let the drunk Little People fall :-)
After the bar area is all painted, I'll glue brick paper for the foundation underneath it. That will show it was constructed later than the rest of the structure.

dave


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railman28
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Posted - 02/18/2019 :  7:47:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice to see some bar setting build.

It's only make-believe

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jbvb
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Posted - 02/23/2019 :  4:22:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks good so far.


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deemery
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Posted - 02/24/2019 :  2:31:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The bar is colored, I just need to find and glue brick paper as the foundation. The other house needs its (open) porch.


Mostly I use craft paints for these kinds of projects. The one exception is I use good quality artist (Golden) Titanium White. The craft paint white pigments aren't very good. The porch was light coats of white over a light yellow primer, then a very light transparent drybrush of burnt umber/brown oxide to add a bit of wood tone. The door and window frames, plus the corner trim, was painted with a less transparent coat of white.

dave


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Edited by - deemery on 02/24/2019 3:04:35 PM

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railman28
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Posted - 02/25/2019 :  01:37:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The house are looking good Dave. I agree with you on Craft Acrylics Whites. There are only good for lightening colors. I do like the White wash (Americana I think). It fits my theme well.

Bob


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 02/25/2019 :  09:35:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,

I haven't checked on your progress in a couple of months. The layout is looking very nice. Your geology class must be helping you quite a bit in shaping the landmass. The buildings are as usual from you, excellent. Keep up the great job, when are we going to see a train running?

Jim



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slimrails
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Posted - 02/25/2019 :  5:48:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The houses look great, Dave.


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deemery
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Posted - 02/26/2019 :  6:38:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not quite the '5 Victorians' of San Francisco, but they look pretty good together. Note how the one with the bar addition has a brick foundation (old PaperCreek paper glued over the styrene, sanded down a bit to provide a smooth surface.)


dave


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railman28
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Posted - 02/26/2019 :  11:13:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree, they do look good. and you did a good job on them.

Bob


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/27/2019 :  09:28:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very fine work, Dave.



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tloc
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Posted - 02/27/2019 :  10:33:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice Dave.

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deemery
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Posted - 03/08/2019 :  7:03:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wiring...


dave


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 03/08/2019 :  8:03:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those Wago connectors are slick!

Jim



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deemery
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Posted - 03/08/2019 :  8:34:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They're attached with double-sided tape. It's barely acceptable. I wish there was a better way to attach them to the splines.

The advantage of the Wago connectors is that I can easily disconnect sections of track.

dave


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