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ocalicreek
Crew Chief

Posted - 03/02/2019 :  6:53:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This is becoming a contest-quality model right before our eyes. Terrific work!

Galen


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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 03/07/2019 :  5:31:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Galen, thanks for your post, and for your vote of confidence!

Hi everyone, well I finally have some new work to show you!
Remember last time I showed you my first wall that I had completed with the exterior sheathing.





Well I had to change a couple of things on that wall.
In fact I had to change some things on both sidewalls.
I went to place my windows into the openings that I framed out, and discovered that they did not fit the openings specified on the template.
I also noticed at the same time that the window openings on one wall were on the wrong side.
Also the second sidewall only needs the one window opening, not two of them.
I have adjusted the template for these 2 sidewalls to show you what it should really look like.




Luckily these were not hard to change to the correct window opening sizes and right positions.
I also informed Dario at Rail Scale Miniatures about these mistakes.
He will be correcting them and then making the corrected templates available on their website.
Here is how my sidewalls came out looking after the adjustments.





So after I was finished the sidewalls I turned my attention to the 2 end walls.
The fig.8a diagram shows how the 2x10 sheathing is to be placed on these walls.





Since these end walls have been designed to fit into the sidewalls, I lined both walls up on a flat surface to determine how long the 2x10's used for the sheathing would have to be.





The place where my pencil is pointing too, is the little bit of 6x8 header plate protruding from the sidewalls into the end walls.
So that little bit needs to be accounted for when determining your sheathing length.
Here's a closer look at this area.





So you just work your way across adding the 2x10 sheathing as shown in the 8a diagram.
When you have completed all of the bottom sheathing you will need to also add 2x10 sheathing on the side ends of both these end walls.
As shown in the diagram below, just at the top of the page.





This is how mine looked after gluing those 2x10 pieces in place.





Those side pieces must be in place before you start adding the laser cut truss to the top of this wall.
These laser cut trusses only touch the bottom portion of these end walls in four locations.
As shown in the Fig.8c diagram above.
You have 2 bags of these trusses, you need to stain 2 of them to use on these end walls.





This is how my truss looked when glued into position.





Once that truss has been given time to dry in place, you will glue the 2x10 sheathing right over top of the truss and bottom wall framing.
This is how one wall looks when completed.





And the backside of the completed end wall.





Now that I had one end wall completed I was ready to start gluing some of these wall together and on to the foundation.
I started with the end wall with the upper door in it first.





And then added the first sidewall to the end wall.





I've been toying with the idea of making the sidewall that I haven't shown glued in place yet removable.
So that you could see all of this barns interior when completed.
Not certain if I will be able to do that or not.
I've also decided to name this farm after Chester Fesmire. Fesmire Farms will be the name that I will eventually add to the exterior of this barn.
I imagine all kinds of neat trucks & vehicles laying around this barn, in various states of repair.
I was trying to do another project that I started on the tribute thread, but I'm finding it hard to juggle so many projects.
So this will be my new tribute to Chester.

Here's a look at the interior walls of Chester's barn.





That's it for now!

Greg



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kebmo
Fireman



Posted - 03/07/2019 :  5:43:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i knew this was gonna be a masterpiece!

i know the voices aren't real, but boy do they come up with great ideas...

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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 03/07/2019 :  5:50:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin, thanks for your kind words!

One more thing that I forgot to mention.
While applying the 2x10 sheathing on the end wall with the upper door in it.
I had to keep the bottom overhang in the 2x10 sheathing up a tiny bit to clear the door casting in the foundation.





Greg



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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 03/07/2019 :  10:10:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg your work and tutorial are so outstanding just unbelievable.

And then to make this the Fesmire Farm what a beautiful tribute!!


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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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 03/07/2019 :  10:43:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry, thank you for your always kind & encouraging words!
I never had the pleasure of meeting Chester in person, though I did try one year at the Springfield show.
He ended up not going that year, that I tried to meet him.
I always admired his work, that he shared with us here!
However I think he would have enjoyed this barn scene better, than the one I had originally started to build.
He also built that beautiful barn interior that he used to photograph some of his truck models in.
So Fesmire Farms will do the trick, especially if I fill it up with lots of vehicles around the place.

I thought I'd place the interior framing and the other sidewall temporarily, to see how it all looks together.





Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 03/07/2019 11:07:49 PM

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sgtbob
Fireman

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Posted - 03/08/2019 :  06:22:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW!! What a fantastic looking kit and I know you will put your Master's touch on it. I will
be following every step. To represent such a large structure I assume it is HO scale.

Don't make us wait too long,

Bob


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Bill Gill
Fireman



Posted - 03/08/2019 :  07:21:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, You can make book on this about your project: Your da king! or, to put it another way - Barns and Noble!


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BurleyJim
Fireman

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Posted - 03/08/2019 :  07:55:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Your workmanship and the running monologue of this build is outstanding. 

Jim




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tloc
Fireman

Premium Member


Posted - 03/08/2019 :  08:24:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, absolutely wonderful. I really love that foundation. I also like the fact you name your projects for real people. Thanks for the continuing to share.

TomO



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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 03/08/2019 :  08:49:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your interest & posts, Bob, Bill, Jim & Tom, I really appreciate them!

Bob, nice to see that you found your way too Fesmire Farms!

Bill, your so funny! Barns & Noble.

Jim, I'm glad your enjoying the build!

Tom, naming stuff after modellers that have inspired me, is just my way of saying thanks!
Though I prefer to do that while they are still living.

Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 03/08/2019 12:24:26 PM

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Guff
Fireman

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Posted - 03/08/2019 :  10:56:23 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Greg,
Fantastic work on the barn.
Love the red stain color and the two new boards above the entrance add realism to the scene.
Dave


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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 03/08/2019 :  12:23:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Guff

Greg,
Fantastic work on the barn.
Love the red stain color and the two new boards above the entrance add realism to the scene.
Dave




Thanks for your comments, Dave!
I figure someone(Not mentioning any names) wasn't paying attention when they were putting the threshing machine away in the barn, and a piece of that caught that entrance the wrong way.
Thank goodness it was only a couple of boards the got damaged.

Greg



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Orionvp17
Fireman

Premium Member

Posted - 03/08/2019 :  12:31:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,

This is simply elegant. Storing a couple of old trucks in there would be right up Chester's alley... er... barn.

Just watch the weight on the floor... I think a Sterling, for instance, might be too heavy.

Go for it!

Pete
in Michigan



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sgtbob
Fireman

Premium Member


Posted - 03/08/2019 :  1:02:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking mighty fine Greg, as I knew it would. There's something about barns that makes me love them.

Bob

PS: In addition to loosing all my subscriptions I also have a time difference problem, I'm early
to bed and early to rise so all the stuff that is discussed during the evening I don't see
until morning..


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