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Graffen
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Posted - 09/18/2019 :  12:54:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi all!

I'm building my layout again after the summer months.
The town of Holy cross on my HOn3 layout is slowly taking shape.
But, I realised that the station took up too much real estate.
I therefore decided to move it to the Isle side of the rails.


The space was a bit narrow though. So, I decided to cut the building in half lengthwise.


That makes it possible to see the interior of it and make it a bit of a show point.


The starting point was an Atlas station.
I cut it in half and used the remaining pieces to make the interior walls.
The cut was painted red to highlight it.
What do you think?
Michael Graff
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Edited by - Graffen on 09/18/2019 12:55:23 PM

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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/18/2019 :  1:14:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michael, Looks great. Now get busy filling it with all kinds of details.

Bob


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Rail and Tie
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Posted - 09/18/2019 :  1:18:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Rail and Tie's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Awesome Idea Graffen and excellent execution!

Now you need to do half a desk with the drawers shown cut away.

Great work! I like the red cross sectioning as well.


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desertdrover
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Posted - 09/18/2019 :  1:24:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like it a lot, and you did a fantastic job of it! I've always liked the idea of an open sided structure along the layout fascia for people to view the interior. I've wanted to build the Callahan's See Through Garage Build that PostalKarl did.


Louis
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Graffen
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Posted - 09/18/2019 :  2:44:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks!
However, if anyone ever tries to convince me to split a finished plastic building again, I think I pass...
It was really hard to make a clean straight cut.


Michael Graff
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Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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desertdrover
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Posted - 09/18/2019 :  2:54:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Graffen

Thanks!
However, if anyone ever tries to convince me to split a finished plastic building again, I think I pass...
It was really hard to make a clean straight cut.



Michael just a tip, I've used a band saw with a fine blade to cut model boxcars and structures. The band saw does a nice clean and straight job.



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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/18/2019 :  3:52:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I second that, I too have cut plastic models with a band-saw.

Bob


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deemery
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Posted - 09/18/2019 :  4:50:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've never been able to get a clean straight cut on my band saw :-(

dave


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