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Philip
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Posted - 10/20/2020 :  11:00:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Last electrical I did on a depot looked like a nest of junk. thanks for the lesson!'

Philip



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George D
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Posted - 10/20/2020 :  1:25:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Impressive workmanship. Carl.

George



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mark_dalrymple
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Posted - 10/20/2020 :  2:48:53 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Just looking terrific, Carl!

As Frank's photo shows, the gable soffit is painted white - just to help back my earlier comment up.

Superb workmanship, and a joy to watch your station come together.

Cheers, Mark.



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Bernd
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Posted - 10/20/2020 :  5:00:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking good Carl. Like your lighting layout, neat concept.

Bernd


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Carl B
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Posted - 10/20/2020 :  7:20:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much Kevin, Greg, Bob, Jim, Mike, Frank, Rich, Jim O., Philip, George, Mark and Bernd!

Frank- I also have that picture in my files, I actually like THAT yellow.

Rich-Philip-Bernd- I create lighting the simplest & cheapest way possible..no expensive pieces to fry!

Mark- The soffits will be changed to white very soon. I will have it changed by the next update...



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k9wrangler
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Posted - 10/20/2020 :  7:28:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Several hundred miles up and down the state of Michigan later, again checking in. The copper tape is a nice tool. I have some in my, where the heck is that, storage area below the layout. I know Iíve used it but what project slips my mind. Passenger car lighting I believe.

Great looking rafters!


Karl Scribner
Sunfield Twp. Michigan
H.M.F.I.C
Kentucky Southern Railway
The Spartan Line

Edited by - k9wrangler on 10/20/2020 7:29:23 PM

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robert goslin
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Posted - 10/21/2020 :  02:28:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Stunning Carl. Nice job on the interior. Basic, but gives just enough impression of detail.
Roof trusses are very nice & neat.


Regards Rob

Despite the cost of living, It's still popular

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Carl B
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Posted - 10/21/2020 :  1:42:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl- Thanks for the kind words. Copper tape is a lifesaver for lighting. I can't live without it!

Rob- Thank you. Interiors are a pet peeve for me, so if you can't see it, what's the point? The trusses are blamed on the jig.



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Larryc
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Posted - 10/24/2020 :  11:35:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl that is a great looking building with lots of nice detail. The wiring looks very confusing but you seemed to have mastered it quite well. I'm sure that it will add a lot to the finished project.


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Carl B
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Posted - 10/24/2020 :  5:39:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks very much Larry.

The wiring is very straightforward, but so many wires make it look messy. But, it takes all modeling to the next level.



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kebmo1
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Posted - 10/26/2020 :  6:10:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
T minus 12 hours....

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 10/26/2020 :  7:37:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hoped you didn't get shocked!!

Beautiful work & wiring.


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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Carl B
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Posted - 10/27/2020 :  07:26:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Coming right up Kevin...

Thanks Jerry, but I've been shocked by more voltage than that!



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Carl B
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Posted - 10/27/2020 :  07:33:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I needed two chimneys, both with a band around the top. I mitered scraps of Monster Model Works wood brick sheet around a core of balsa, and the band is half round styrene.



After painting, I prepped the depot chimney location by delicately cutting away the soffit and roof truss. The office chimney simply needed a small "shelf" to sit on. Also, I finally painted the soffits white!



Finally at the point of starting some visible roof work. The 1st set of sub roof test pieces have been laid out and are being measured, trimmed, cut... measured, trimmed, cut.... measured, trimmed, cut....



I then copied those thin cardstock test pieces to 1/32" basswood, for the actual roof panels. Adjustments were still necessary. Cutting out a section for the chimney here...



Once those basswood panels were cut, sanded and fitted multiple times, I "papered" all the roofs, with very narrow rows, just like the prototype. Old green construction paper was "pre-wrinkled" with an embossing folder used in the card-making hobby. Then spray painted black & gray, and dry-brushed. The paper was cut into 1/4" strips, with a 3/16" reveal.



After checking all the lights still work, office roof panels are glued down. Here addressing the center bump out peaks.



Office almost complete, front view



Depot glued to the office, and it's roof almost complete.



Till next time..the base & platform...



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Bernd
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Posted - 10/27/2020 :  09:01:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
All I can say is WOW!

What a beautiful looking structure. Carl I'm a little bit envious of your talent to scratch-build models. At some point I'm going to give it a try following your methods. Very inspiring.

Bernd


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