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Ensign
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Posted - 05/13/2020 :  4:31:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone, I have been lately focusing on building smaller kits, while at home trying to stay away from COVID-19.
This one comes from Woodland Scenics from their Scenic Details series, it's called "Tucker Brothers Machine Shop"





The entire kit is made up of metal castings, with details cast right into the walls of this little structure.
I don't think that WS makes these anymore, I've had my kit for years now, so it's about time that I built it!
They are really wonderful little kits if you ever come across one at a train show.
This kit also included some dry transfers which I decided not to use.
I added an extra wall casting in the interior, to create a little bathroom.
It had a sink but no toilet, so I added one of those as well.
You can't really see the bathroom because of the wall that I added, however you can see the bathroom from the backwall open door.
Here's how my Tucker Brothers came out looking after painting and assembling.













I also added some LED's to light up this little machine shop.
One red LED in the glowing red forge, and a couple of incandescent LED's to light the rest of this structure.









Greg Shinnie

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desertdrover
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Posted - 05/13/2020 :  4:47:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, you made that woodland scenic metal blob into a golden nugget. That is one fine looking shop Greg. Kudos to you!
Did all those tools come with that kit?
Also, love the LED use!



Louis
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friscomike
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Posted - 05/13/2020 :  5:23:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nicely done. It is an inspiration to get out those old WS kits and give them another go. I especially like your interiors. Convincing!

~mike


You can follow my construction of the logging camp kitchen: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47400&whichpage=1 and the dining hall at http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50236

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 05/13/2020 :  5:24:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg that is a great build. What a wonderful job you did on this.

Jerry

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Ensign
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Posted - 05/13/2020 :  5:34:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Louis, Mike & Jerry.

Louis, it's funny, I've heard other modellers refer to these kits as metal blobs as well.

Mike, I've got a few more of these Woodland Scenics kits kicking around.

Jerry, no where near as nice as your stamp battery that you've been working on.
It's a beauty!

Greg



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Graffen
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Posted - 05/13/2020 :  5:42:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice one!
I remember when I built mine. It was an endless struggle to remove flashing and blobs....
I made a diorama of it though:



Att the first show I got a nice offer and sold it....


Michael Graff
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wvrr
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Posted - 05/13/2020 :  5:55:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nicely done, Greg! Yours looks great, too, Michael.

I have one or two of these kits to build. I think the gas station is one of them.

Chuck



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 05/13/2020 :  6:20:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, another nice one, Greg. I was given a WS backwoods sawmill some years ago and planned on using the machinery for a slightly bigger sawmill,
until discovering all the parts had a lot of heavy flash and many were badly warped. WS sent a replacement when I showed ttem photos, but the parts
I wanted to use were still too warped to straighten enough to work. I think that was partly because they were much smaller than walls with details cast on them.
Your machine shop and Graffen's are many times straighter. Nice to see.



Edited by - Bill Gill on 05/13/2020 6:21:09 PM

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Ensign
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Posted - 05/13/2020 :  6:21:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michael & Chuck, thanks for your interest in this and for your kind words!

Michael, thanks for posting some pics of what you did with your Tucker Brothers kit.

Chuck, I think that anyone who's been into our hobby for any length of time, has one or two of these kits in their collection.

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 05/13/2020 :  6:25:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill

Wow, another nice one, Greg. I was given a WS backwoods sawmill some years ago and planned on using the machinery for a slightly bigger sawmill,
until discovering all the parts had a lot of heavy flash and many were badly warped. WS sent a replacement when I showed ttem photos, but the parts
I wanted to use were still too warped to straighten enough to work. I think that was partly because they were much smaller than walls with details cast on them.
Your machine shop and Graffen's are many times straighter. Nice to see.



Bill, sorry I missed your post while answering the last ones.
Thanks man! Glad you like it.
The only reason I put that red LED into the forge was, I know you have suggested that I try that on other things that I have built.
So there you go my friend, I finally did it!

Greg



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sgtbob
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Posted - 05/13/2020 :  6:27:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
VERY NICE!! I especially like the night shots. Some of those little structures are GEMS.

Bob


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Ensign
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Posted - 05/13/2020 :  6:33:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Bob!
Sure do miss seeing your modeling!
I like the night photos best too!
I was pleasantly surprised to a red glow on the workers face in my night photograph.

Greg



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BigLars
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Posted - 05/13/2020 :  7:17:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great build, love the lighting. I did mine 20+ years ago, it is in a box somewhere around my house with the other woodland scenic structures I built. There is so much detail on both sides of the walls of this kit and others they did.


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George D
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Posted - 05/13/2020 :  8:15:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent work, Greg. The LED's bring it to life.

George



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Ensign
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Posted - 05/13/2020 :  9:19:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry & George, thanks for your posts!

Larry, you are right, they did cast a lot of details into both side of their walls.

George, lighting really does help in bringing structures to life.

Greg



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 05/13/2020 :  9:29:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sgtbob

VERY NICE!! I especially like the night shots. Some of those little structures are GEMS.

Bob



What Bob said!! Bravo!

Pete
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