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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 08/06/2018 :  12:05:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Stunning in all aspects, Terrell!

Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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jbvb
Fireman

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Posted - 08/06/2018 :  11:36:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I greatly admire the finished structure - good construction and finish of an interesting prototype.

Regarding the sidewalks, the only place in eastern Massachusetts where I recall seeing slate slabs was in downtown Boston, where they can still be found in places. But you also see granite slabs, which I watch out for because they polish smooth from foot traffic and can surprise you when wet. I expect it varied by location, as my part of Mass. was much closer to granite quarries than slate quarries. In Maine, Vermont or Connecticut the equation would have differed. In Newburyport sidewalks laid before about 1930 were brick, then concrete with joints about four feet apart till the 1960s, then asphalt till cobbles reappeared in fancy pedestrian areas after 1980.

The uniform bright strip at the back edge of the sidewalk could be a curb separating the walk from the lawn (or whatever) behind it. These were common where a new level sidewalk was built across a slope. Presumably the raised curb at one edge is safer than an equivalent drop at the other.



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Nelson458
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Posted - 08/07/2018 :  4:35:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Terrell,
Absolutely beautiful. This is one of those models that you just can't tear your eyes away from. It is just a stunning piece of art.


Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene

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Terrell
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Posted - 08/07/2018 :  6:15:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Mike, jbvb, and Tony!!


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Mario Rapinett
Fireman



Posted - 08/07/2018 :  7:00:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW...Brilliant...( and no nail holes, )


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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 08/07/2018 :  7:03:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Terrell, just catching back up again with what you've been doing here.
I've been spending a lot of time up at our cottage this summer, so I haven't been able to follow what you & Bob have been doing as closely as I would have liked.
I would have to say, that of all of the many great models that you have shared with us over the years, this one has to be your best work to date.
It is simply beautiful in every way!!!
You have captured the look of the original photo of this structure, PERFECTLY!
Really inspiring work!

Greg Shinnie



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sgtbob
Fireman

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Posted - 08/08/2018 :  06:23:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Terrell, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed building my model alongside of yours.
I know there are details that we saw differently or chose to model differently but
I think they both turned out well. I am pleased with mine and you better be pleased
with yours because it is a "blockbuster".

I love using Shorpy photos as inspiration. Sometimes I am not even making the same
building, just using Shorpy to get a general "look" to the structure. As an example,
here's a Shorpy "General Store" photo that I used as a base for my "Shinnie's Antique Shop".



and the model


but my favorite model based on a Shorpy photos is this one:

Shorpy photo:


and my model of it:



of course I had to make up what didn't show in the Shorpy photo, this was my guess:





Bob


http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102&whichpage=1
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=38921
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45371
http://www.freewebs.com/santmod/

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Terrell
Fireman

Posted - 08/08/2018 :  08:41:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Mario and Greg !!

Wow, Bob. They are both good builds, especially the grocery.

I had no idea when I started this that it was going to be a dual build but I have to say that that certainly added to the fun of it. I am very proud of my version as I am sure you are proud of yours. As I said early on, I'd been sitting on this picture for about ten years and I can't help but think now that if I had attempted it ten years ago it would not have turned out as well as it did. I'm sure different building materials would have been used. But most of all I have 10 years more modeling experience. You're never too old to learn.



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spyder62
Crew Chief



Posted - 08/08/2018 :  1:09:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit spyder62's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob all I can say about that grocery build is WOW FANTISTIC. The store front is dead on, did you use decals for the window and sign lettering as they came out prefect.
rich


In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame,
two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.
--John Adams

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spyder62
Crew Chief



Posted - 08/08/2018 :  1:12:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit spyder62's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob all I can say about that grocery build is WOW FANTISTIC. The store front is dead on, did you use decals for the window and sign lettering as they came out prefect.
rich


In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame,
two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.
--John Adams

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sgtbob
Fireman

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Posted - 08/08/2018 :  1:44:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rich, I made decals for the signs at the very top of the window but the white hand painted signs I did with a white Sharpie.

Bob


http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102&whichpage=1
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=38921
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45371
http://www.freewebs.com/santmod/

Edited by - sgtbob on 08/08/2018 1:46:10 PM

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Terrell
Fireman

Posted - 08/08/2018 :  6:17:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Once I find that elusive layout the tenement will fit into an environment similar to this. So you can see why I don't want winter grass or slate sidewalks.







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UKGuy
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Posted - 08/08/2018 :  7:09:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Such a powerful structure Fred, yet It fits/blends so well with the others.
Indeed your thoughts on the scenery and its implication on the surrounding locale
is well understood, and a wise move at this point.


If it looks so good now, just sitting there 'raw', I cant wait to see it fully integrated,
but, these things take time, I will be patient....

Karl.A



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Terrell
Fireman

Posted - 08/08/2018 :  8:00:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Karl !!

At the pace I'm moving patience is definitely a virtue.



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UKGuy
Fireman



Posted - 08/08/2018 :  8:13:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Man,
you just scratch built something, you designed the components, engineered the structure in a way you could build it, and then....
successfully did it from a few old photographs of a very complicated structure, give yerself the credit
of a job very impressively well done....
and you did it in a very short time,
there's nothing wrong with your pace, and definitely not your skills.


Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 08/08/2018 8:16:08 PM

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