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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/05/2020 :  8:01:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Kevin. I haven't looked at this thread for a while.
So, nice to see so much progress.
I especially like the weathering done on the weatherboards. Very realistic with damaged / broken bits at the join ends.
And the colouring is great.
I've seen this structure on Gavin Hince's layout, so nice to see your build.



Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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kebmo
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Posted - 01/06/2020 :  08:19:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks bob. i go back to work today after 16 days off, and i'm not sure when i'll be able to get back to it. soon i hope....


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kebmo
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Posted - 01/12/2020 :  11:52:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i received my order of 5 packages of o scale 1x8s, cut the boards roughly in half (the come 16 5/8" long). i ended up with about 124 8" boards and grained, stained and detailed them and damp brushed them with white wash. i immediately ordered 10 more packages. i'll have some left over i'm sure, but i didn't want to risk running out again.
i also ordered 10 more pieces of .020 x .200 lumber that i am using for the bracing. i braced the front wall yesterday and started siding the monster.



it needs a bit more bracing.

there's no point in showing the siding progress because i only got about 3/4" up the wall. i'm heading down to the bench now to do some more siding.
here's how i decided to engineer the corners:



so far so good, the bracing will be the glue points.



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/12/2020 :  3:46:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thatís a smart way to do the corners. Youíre checking off lots of boxes for successful scratchbuilding: plan ahead; use lots of bracing; build-in substantial glue points.

Mike



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Carl B
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Posted - 01/12/2020 :  7:01:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Why don't use just open a business account with Northeastern Scale Lumber?


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kebmo
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Posted - 01/12/2020 :  7:17:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
now that's funny..


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kebmo
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Posted - 01/13/2020 :  4:24:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
front wall is about half sided.
i can't believe how this thing eats 1x8s.




i'll try to take a couple of closeups when the siding is finished.



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kebmo
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Posted - 01/13/2020 :  4:59:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i couldn't resist showin' you a guys a teaser about my plan for the veranda.



i know there really isn't enough room for a pool table, but hey, its a fishing lodge not a pool hall, and i've played in tighter spots than that.....
throw a quarter in the juke box and hit on crankbait mary.....



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Ensign
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Posted - 01/13/2020 :  5:01:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin, that is indeed a lot of siding to do on those BIG walls.
I thought shingling was a pain to do.
from what I can see it's all going and looking great!

Greg Shinnie



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kebmo
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Posted - 01/13/2020 :  5:19:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
it's tedious as hell, but it's going together nicely.


Edited by - kebmo on 01/13/2020 5:20:52 PM

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kebmo
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Posted - 01/14/2020 :  4:58:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
while watching the national championship game last night (great game!) i came up with this little detail for the veranda.




like most bars i've patronized...the cue sticks need tips.



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Terry823
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Posted - 01/14/2020 :  8:34:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin, preparing all of that siding and then having to install it makes me weak to think about it. That place is sure going to hold lots of little people! Great job.


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kebmo
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Posted - 01/14/2020 :  11:23:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
boy i tellya....it's backbreaking work.


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Pennman
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Posted - 01/15/2020 :  06:23:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin,

You are coming along great with the siding. I like the personal detailed look to the board spaces and their ends. Excellent!

Rich



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kebmo
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Posted - 01/15/2020 :  07:28:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks rich.


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