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robert goslin
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Posted - 10/28/2020 :  02:39:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great Carl. Certainly is a large structure when all joined together.
Roof looks good too.
BTW. Is this going to be a full diorama ? Not sure if you have said.


Regards Rob

Despite the cost of living, It's still popular

Edited by - robert goslin on 10/28/2020 02:41:47 AM

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 10/28/2020 :  09:24:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl it looks fantastic! What a great job you've done on this one.

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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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 10/28/2020 :  09:31:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

I hear ya'. It'll be a great show piece, waiting for the finished dio.


Frank

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Carl B
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Posted - 10/28/2020 :  09:32:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave Guffey-Thank you, we must have posted at the same time!

Ted, Rob and Jerry- I appreciate your compliments, thanks!

Rob & Frank- There will be no diorama- I'll explain why in my next update....



Edited by - Carl B on 10/28/2020 09:32:56 AM

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k9wrangler
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Posted - 10/28/2020 :  10:46:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

The reason I didn't use shingles is because the original drawing didn't have any. And that was my guide....

Understood, and...of course....


Karl Scribner
Sunfield Twp. Michigan
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Kentucky Southern Railway
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Terrell
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Posted - 10/28/2020 :  3:01:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent!!!


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robert goslin
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Posted - 10/28/2020 :  7:58:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No diorama. Then maybe it's going on a full layout. I'd like to see that.

And are you intending to do a Christmas Diorama this year. Always like those that you do.


Regards Rob

Despite the cost of living, It's still popular

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Carl B
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Posted - 10/29/2020 :  08:07:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl- Appreciate your understanding....

Fred Terrell- Thank you!

Rob- Sorry on two counts..1st, at our small home here in Florida, we have no attic or basement, and the garage is full of stuff and a vehicle. No layout space......2nd- Appreciate your interest in a Christmas project, I like them too! But I don't have any in the pipeline.



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joakleaf
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Posted - 11/01/2020 :  09:38:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oops, guess I should have read the plan.


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Carl B
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Posted - 11/02/2020 :  08:54:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jim- Not to worry. Getting close to the finish anyways...


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Carl B
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Posted - 11/03/2020 :  07:52:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Work on the base begins. To answer member Robert Goslin's question, this won't be a diorama per se, and will not contain any tracks or scenery. I'm building this to be offered for sale, therefore the buildings will sit on this platform, to be set down on any future owners layout. No signs indicating a "town" name will be made. The LED lights will have their own discrete power supply.

The base frame is made from 3/32" X 3/16" stock. It would mostly be buried by ground cover. The center was kept clear for wiring access. I used the published floor plan as a guideline and estimated the size based on the structures dimensions. In HO scale it's 117 ft long x 38.5 ft. wide. In reality it's 16 1/8" X 5 1/4".



The loading docks that surround the depot were built in three separate sections from 1/16" balsa sheet. When completely finished they will be 4 scale ft. high. I also used the same balsa to fill in the (soon to be decking) areas around the office. All the exposed surfaces will be covered with 2 X 8 stock.



After staining, painting and sanding 38 actual feet of stock (my first calculated guess), the 2 x 8's were applied to all the vertical surfaces of the 3 loading docks surrounding the depot. After that, the top decking.



The perimeter of the office received it's decking...Oops ....ran out of stock, need a bit more to finish the tops...No need to panic, these colors will all be toned down .



I used up 12 more feet of 2 x 8 stock, a total of 50 ft. for all the docks and floor decking! More color blending to come.....



Gluing up the 3 docks together.



And a final single piece of trim for the roof finally came in. Etched Brass from Scale Structures Limited. # 4132.



Till next time...a few baggage carts to detail the scene..



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kebmo1
Engine Wiper

Posted - 11/03/2020 :  08:05:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
amazing. price tag?

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

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 11/03/2020 :  08:07:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl looks great. Beautiful coloring on the deck.

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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Pennman
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Posted - 11/03/2020 :  08:17:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, you have come a long way with this. A unique model for sure.

Rich



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/03/2020 :  08:21:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Carl

Itís looking marvelous with the fancy roof trim and woodwork and all.

Mike



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