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Philip
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Posted - 12/18/2018 :  10:16:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
December 1981 Railroad Model Craftsman featured a crossing tower build with plans by Wayne Wesolowski.



My attempt follows after 37 years of procrastination.

Philip

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Philip
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Posted - 12/18/2018 :  10:23:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After a long back burner it starts with a great article with some basic sketching in 1/48th scale.





Doors and windows are from Tichy. Panels are scribed from Midwest sheets.



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Philip
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Posted - 12/18/2018 :  10:36:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Framing for upper level is two 1/4 thick poplar cut in an octagon shape.


Sides are stood up and glued. Aleenes Tacky Glue is used for oh man moments.


Banded overnight & lid octagon laying on top.



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Philip
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Posted - 12/18/2018 :  10:57:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A turned dowel rod forms the roof truss framing. Tapered 2x6 carry the load with 1x6 covering rafters.


Note: I doubled up the 2x6 to assist in laying the roofing deck.









Puff Puff about a week later the roof is framed


Philip





Edited by - Philip on 12/18/2018 11:04:11 PM

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Philip
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Posted - 12/18/2018 :  11:15:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lower section is a bit larger and much less hassle. One door and a window make this much faster. Sheets are 6 inch panels, later adding 2 x 12 and 1 x 3 mullions.
Also added some spacers to fit lower roofing deck.


Adding Chair and mulls, using scribing as a guide.


Philip



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Philip
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Posted - 12/18/2018 :  11:25:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joining upper and lower sections plus lower roof section again doubling rafters.











Philip



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/19/2018 :  12:00:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very cool. An interesting structure to begin with. You did a very neat job on the roof.

Mike



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Craig H
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Posted - 12/19/2018 :  12:07:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like it.


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Rick
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Posted - 12/19/2018 :  01:31:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice.

As you think, so will you be.

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Carl B
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Posted - 12/19/2018 :  06:35:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Excellent, clean work!

A bit surprised you didn't paint some exterior pieces before construction. However, if that's your method...please continue!



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Pennman
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Posted - 12/19/2018 :  08:57:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent craftmanship !!
Rich



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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/19/2018 :  09:00:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What an outstanding scratch build Philip, and great to see you at the work bench once again. That is one fantastic looking Crossing Tower you constructed.


Louis
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Philip
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Posted - 12/19/2018 :  09:19:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys!
Philip



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 12/19/2018 :  8:42:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Philip, it appears it was well worth the wait'. What a unique and perfectly built tower'.. I just love it'..Bravo'...


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Philip
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Posted - 12/19/2018 :  9:36:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Ted! gimme a minute, I'll mess something up!

Philip



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Philip
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Posted - 12/20/2018 :  11:13:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A bit of tear out and rebuild this rainy evening. My interpretation of the elevation drawings are resulting some differences. Glad the landing is in and partially decked. Much work remains.

Philip






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