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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 07/24/2018 :  4:58:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote


Last year, Tim Warris at Fast Tracks Hoobyworks purchased Mt. Albert Scale Lumber from Gerry Cornwell. Gerry had offered some really great O-scale structure kits and had already begun bringing them out in HO scale. At Gerry's asking, I built his first HO scale offering, Northway Tractor Repair. Tim is keen to carry on Gerry's tradition with this great looking Lumber facility. Tim has asked me to build my version of this second HO offering.



As the box image showcases, there are three complete structures to be created as well as a flatbed truck.



The standard kit contents image.



A brochure from Tim for Fast Tracks was included in the box.



An image from the CD on my computer of what the finished product should resemble, although I may add rail service to the diorama and possibly change the juxtaposition of the buildings.



This was my version of the first HO structure offering from Mt. Albert Scale Lumber that I built three summers ago.



It was their Northway Tractor Repair kit.
That build can be found at...

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45520



I had a ball creating this diorama for such an awesome kit, and I am sure to have just as much fun with the Mt. Albert Lumber Diorama.
Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca
http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 07/24/2018 :  5:31:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike looking forward to your build.

Jerry

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

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 07/24/2018 :  6:33:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,

Good to see you back up in the cab here! Tim certainly picked a talent to showcase his efforts!

Looking forward to this!

Pete
in Michigan



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/24/2018 :  8:57:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike,

Glad to see you back at building. Im looking forward to watching it all come together.

Mike


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wvrr
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Posted - 07/24/2018 :  9:13:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There's a name that is nice to see pop up, again! Welcome back, Mike. Very nice structures.

Chuck



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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 07/24/2018 :  9:28:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote


Thanks Jerry, Pete, Mike and Chuck! While the main instructions come in hard copy paper form, the corresponding images arrived on a CD.



So, time to pop that little puppy in the computer.



And familiarize myself with all of the steps involved.



I also familiarize myself with all of the wooden parts.



And...many wooden sections there are!



Some plastic details as well.



In a variety of forms.



Even a 3D printed cut off saw hidden in this container!



Some roofing material.



Even a 1936 two ton Chevy flat bed truck from Sylvan in resin. You can't beat that!



A nicely defined parts list.



Great labeling and colour coding will allow for quick reference.



With great photos to reference off the CD. I already saved the pics from the CD to my computer...just in case I misplace the CD at any time. Looking forward to getting started when I get a few more items on the "honey do" list done over the next day or so!


Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca
http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

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ocalicreek
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Posted - 07/24/2018 :  9:39:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
WOW! Looking forward to the build, Mike.

Galen


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Dutchman
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Posted - 07/25/2018 :  07:10:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That looks like a great kit, Mike. I'm looking forward to the build!



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k9wrangler
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Posted - 07/25/2018 :  09:00:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good to see you Mike, well all enjoy watching your efforts.

Karl Scribner
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Kentucky Southern Railway
and associated lines
Midwest Lower Michigan

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kebmo
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Posted - 07/25/2018 :  10:26:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
i've been considering buying one of his kits, so i will be watching this build. thanks for posting.

if you don't know where you're going any road will get you there.

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Craig H
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Posted - 07/25/2018 :  11:38:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have the O scale kit I bought years ago


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time2play
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Posted - 07/25/2018 :  6:54:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Glad to see you "back in the swing" of things Mike. Our Kingston modelling group had a presentation by Gerry about a month ago. Very informative and very entertaining.
Knowing you, it will be fabulous build...

Bob



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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 07/25/2018 :  10:02:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote


Thanks for your kind words Galen, Bruce, Karl, Kevin, Craig and Bob!
Kevin stated that he has considered ordering this kit. Judging by the high quality of their first HO offering I built I would highly recommend any of their kits in O Scale or HO scale.
Craig, have you built your O-scale version of the Lumber Yard yet? If so, I'd love to hear about it.
With the three main structures to select from, I think I will begin with the office/workshop which you can see in the bottom right hand corner of the module.



As with every kit I build I always begin with a brand new razor blade.



I have separated the components of these sections with the new blade. These happen to be the roof pieces.



My trusty sanding stick comes in handy to file down any remaining protrusions.



The two sections that will make up the floor.



I have aligned the floor atop the sub-floor using a square hole as my guide.
These little inexpensive plastic clamps do the trick holding everything in place as the wood glue sets.



Another method of keeping the sections together is to cover them with a metal weight. (Either method works fine.)



The floor for the structure is ready for walls. Note the square opening that allowed me to line up the two sections.
This opening serves as a guide for wiring should you wish to install interior lighting.
Note too how the spacing is equal on all sides of the floor.



The first two walls are in. Note the step for a door.



Following the instructions, I place the subsequent walls in the designated order listed.



All of the inner walls are in and glued to the floor and to each other.
Tab and slot placement allowed for a nice, snug fit.



Before we can add the outer walls they must first be painted...or...as Tim recommends in the kit, coloured using PanPastels Artist' Pastels.
The pilot model for the kit was almost entirely coloured and weathered using them. The pastels were applied using the Sofft(TM) tool you can see in the image off the CD on my computer.



I buy my stash of PanPastels in individual colours at train shows. (They also come in packages.) I have used these faithfully for weathering ever since I discovered them.
The kit instructions advise the modeller to use the colour called "Raw Umber Tint" which is a lighter tone.



I did not have that colour tone in my collection. The grey above was the lightest tone I had.
I called a couple of hobby shops and artists shops around town, but the colour came in a package that contained most of the colours I already owned.
An internet search found them individually, but I chose not to wait around a week or so for delivery...so...



For the sake of this tutorial in building the structure, I opted for the older colouring method using acrylic paint.
I am not concerned with warping as the outer wall section will be glued to the inner wall section...offering sufficient bracing.
I also chose to apply a very light coating of paint.
The paint colour I selected was FolkArt 450 Parchment...almost identical to the colour of the PanPastel which the kit called for.
That being said, I will use my PanPastels for weathering of the various structures when I get to that point.



The painted wall sections. The image would have appeared identical to this if I had used the PanPastel colour required.



With the outer wall sections painted, it's now time to attach them to the inner wall.
Glue and clamping will do the trick.



You can never have enough clamps, I say!



With some walls clapboard and others board and batten, at times a piece of batten may have to be removed.
The kit instructions stated that this would be the case in this instance where two "inner corners" meet.



All the outer wall sections are now attached.



Because I am not adding any interior, I have painted the interior walls and the floor of the office building black.



Every piece fit perfectly.



These images showcase the work on the Lumber Yard from today.
It's getting late so I had better go "saw some lumber" after "hitting the hay".
"Bedtime!" the missus is calling!


Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca
http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca
http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

Edited by - Mike Hamer on 07/25/2018 10:14:33 PM

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Craig H
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Posted - 07/26/2018 :  09:10:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, No I have not built my lumber yard kitit's sitting on the shelf collecting DUST I have turned into a armchair modeler


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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 07/26/2018 :  10:05:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey Craig. Well if you want to build the kit from the comforts of that armchair, ya better make sure the chair has big arms as the kit is in "O"! Hehehe!

Hopefully, my build will spur you on!


Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca
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NVNGRR
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Posted - 07/26/2018 :  10:54:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit NVNGRR's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I built the O scale version a for my layout. I added a loading platform along the back of the lot. I've built three Mt. Albert kits and love them.




Kevin Miller
Winlock, WA

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