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Bill Gill
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Posted - 03/17/2019 :  11:37:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,
You do such excellent work, and wear shoes that would be hard to fill, sometimes. Rich
I agree!, but hope you're wearing hip boots while working on the interior of that cow barn :)
The hay bales look good!
Did you get your LEDs prewired or did you solder them to their leads?



Edited by - Bill Gill on 03/17/2019 11:39:06 AM

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Ensign
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Posted - 03/17/2019 :  1:36:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Rich & Bill.

Rich, your words are so kind!
However I really believe that anyone can do, what I'm showing you here.
That's why I try to show in a build like this one, just how easy it is to build a kit like this one.
You do it by, focusing on one step at a time, and just enjoying building something with your own hands.
I always hope a build thread will inspire someone, somewhere to pick up a model kit and build it!
If I can do that, then I have been successful in my endeavors!

Bill, it's just plastic poop, no hip boots needed!
I took the High road, and saved myself some money and soldered them myself!
While listening to the joyful sound of bagpipes playing in the background!

Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 03/17/2019 1:40:28 PM

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kebmo
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Posted - 03/17/2019 :  6:01:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
greg,
the barn is turning out just as great as i expected it to. outstanding work.
this is just a thought that popped into my head looking over your latest update: what do you think about adding a couple of cow or horse stalls in the barn? i don't think it would be too difficult. you could 'prefab the walls on the bench and place them in the barn. you could also have alot of fun with that straw static grass detailing the stalls.


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

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Ensign
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Posted - 03/17/2019 :  8:11:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kebmo

greg,
the barn is turning out just as great as i expected it to. outstanding work.
this is just a thought that popped into my head looking over your latest update: what do you think about adding a couple of cow or horse stalls in the barn? i don't think it would be too difficult. you could 'prefab the walls on the bench and place them in the barn. you could also have alot of fun with that straw static grass detailing the stalls.




Kevin, thanks for your nice comments!
That scene you describe sounds cool!
However I have now glued down the lofts, and it would be difficult to change anything under those now.
Besides don't farmers keep their large livestock in the foundation/basement areas of barns?
So the upper floors can be used for hay/straw storage and drying.
I guess that also depends on type of barn.

Greg



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 03/20/2019 :  6:34:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The barn (your work on it) is phenomenal. Those hay bales make me itch. Now that is realistic modeling!

Jim



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/21/2019 :  3:02:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BurleyJim

The barn (your work on it) is phenomenal. Those hay bales make me itch. Now that is realistic modeling!

Jim



Hay Jim! Glad you like them! Thanks for your post!

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/21/2019 :  3:31:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone, well I'm going to start by showing you a couple of things that I didn't show you last time.
Since I have started the LED wiring I have all of these loose magnet wires hanging around.
So the instructions suggest that we coil them up and label them, so that when it comes time to solder them to the circuit board they will be easily identified.





I also forgot to drill a 1/16" hole into the barn floor for future LED's that we still have to add a little further down the road.





I also glued into position the metal casting that's used for the upper hay loft door.
I glued mine into the open position, instead of the closed position shown in the instructions & kit's photos.





Once I was finished with those little jobs, I turned my attention to building the small exterior shed in front of the barn.
I modified my shed a little from it's original design.
Making mine a little wider then the instructions called for.
The shed is made from white cardstock material that you cut out and brace with 1/8" wood.
You will also need 11 pieces of 2x6 used as siding. This 2x6 siding will be glued right over the cardstock form.
You will also need 2 of the plastic windows provided & a cast metal door for this shed.
I used the "Hunterline" driftwood stain to colour my wood again, this time letting the wood sit in the stain for awhile to darken it.
I painted the door casting & the window frames with Reefer gray paint.





Here is the braced shed sitting on it's foundation where it will eventually end up.





You then begin to add the 2x6 siding to the walls.
You begin right on the corner where the front wall meets the sidewall.
Making certain that the first piece of 2x6 is flush with the front wall.





That way when you start to add the 2x6 siding to the front wall you end up with a nice clean looking transition.





This is how my shed looked after completing the 2x6 siding.





My slight modification to this shed now made my shed even with the barn's end wall.



Posting this now to allow for editing.



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/21/2019 :  3:46:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was now ready to begin the roof for this shed.
Once again the roof comes on white cardstock like material that needs to be cut out.





You will also need to use the cardstock template for cutting the Vellum corrugated roofing material.





I used Walther's Goo to attach my corrugated roofing to the roof base.





while these roof panels were drying I cut my 2x6 rafter tails on the template that is provided.




Once my corrugated roof panels were dry, I flipped the roof panel over and added marks to show me where these rafter tails would be glued.
I used a No.1 fan brush to weather the corrugated panels with and then glued the roof to the shed.
Then added the rafter tails using tweezers.
The tails are slightly longer than needed so you just nip off the ends when they have dried to the proper lengths.
This is how my shed came out looking when it was finished.









That's it for now!

Greg



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 03/21/2019 :  4:03:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, Thanks for shedding more light on your progress. It's all looking really good!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/21/2019 :  4:20:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What Bill Said. VERY GOOD.

Bob


http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837

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Ensign
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Posted - 03/21/2019 :  4:28:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Bill & Bob! All we need now is a Thornton!
My poor wife is tired of cleaning up after me, I'm constantly shedding light on things.

Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 03/21/2019 4:31:31 PM

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Pennman
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Posted - 03/21/2019 :  4:39:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Nice work and great tutorials. I keep looking back at your hay bales, they look great too. If you took a look at my martin's Machine Co, build, the hay on the wagon was made from hemp rope, shaved with an exacto knife, done by Chester. That would also work for loose hay strewn about. Just a thought. Kepp up the great work.

Rich



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/21/2019 :  5:09:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rich, thanks for your encouraging words!
The instructions also suggested using Jute Twine cut into tiny pieces.
I imagine the Hemp rope is quite similar.
I will add more hay laying around on the barn floor eventually, using the same Woodland Scenics product that I used already.

Greg



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kebmo
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Posted - 03/21/2019 :  5:19:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
greg,
your siding looks vaguely familiar.....
i knew this was going to be a killer kit. you're certainly doing it justice.


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

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Ensign
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Posted - 03/21/2019 :  5:50:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin, thanks!
Yes we are both building things with similar colours right now.
I'm still trying to get my first kit out the door, and it's no where near this size.
I can't even imagine what it's like to produce a big kit like this one, with lights & sounds!
Dario at Rail Scale Miniatures has hit this one right out of the park! or is that corn field?

Greg



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