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Carl B

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Posted - 09/29/2020 :  08:01:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's easy to miss in the artists' drawing, but there is a small shallow roof above the first floor center bump out windows. A simple triangle of card with more fish scale shingles on the front.

Both units now complete with straight 4 x 4 brackets.

I could now attach the center bump outs to the front and back walls permanently. That allowed me to then build the individual roof sections over the entrances. Simply thin card, strip wood and construction paper. Just another thing that I almost missed in the artists renderings! Also the first use of my laser printed roof brackets....

All 4 roofs now complete.

First check of all walls together. Pay no attention to the rubber bands. Need to make decisions on the lighting and a roof, but I want to work on the depot for a change of scenery ...

Till next time...starting the freight depot walls.....

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Posted - 09/29/2020 :  08:26:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking mighty fine to me.



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Posted - 09/29/2020 :  08:29:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow Carl. I'm blown away by the looks. I'm amazed that by putting together simple shapes and building them up can bring out such a complicated looking build. You've definitely educated me on how it's done. Kind of like painting a picture the way Bob Ross did, layer by layer.



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Michael Hohn

Posted - 09/29/2020 :  08:29:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very classy, Carl. Youíre doing a splendid job. Itís going to be very impressive.


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Engine Wiper

Posted - 09/29/2020 :  08:43:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
holy cow. it's really turning into a fantastic looking structure. you're making this look easy (i'm well aware that's it's not). excellent choice of a scratchbuild subject too. you just keep getting better and better at this.....

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

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Posted - 09/29/2020 :  09:32:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking progress Carl. That is becoming a fantastic looking structure. Lots of outstanding details there!

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Posted - 09/29/2020 :  09:32:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Spectacular looking!
Pay no attention to the rubber bands
Not part of it, eh?! Shucks....(never saw them 'til you said that...)

Karl Scribner
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Kentucky Southern Railway
The Spartan Line

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Posted - 09/29/2020 :  10:02:12 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Your build blows away the commercial kit builds. Well done!
p.s. I love the yellow color!

David Guffey

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Frank Palmer

Posted - 09/29/2020 :  10:31:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

I tell you what Carl, you did a terrific job of interpreting the original drawing to determine whatís what. A lot of those details are almost lost in the drawing and dang if you didnít pick them out. Fantastic job.

Itís rather late but how did you decide to do a C&O depot?


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George D

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Posted - 09/29/2020 :  11:10:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There are a lot of details packed into those station walls. Beautiful design and execution, Carl.


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Engine Wiper

Posted - 09/29/2020 :  12:03:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl nice job!! Looks like a "Craftsman" quality structure that anyone would be proud to have on their layout.

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Posted - 09/29/2020 :  1:20:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Super job!!!


"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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Posted - 09/29/2020 :  1:37:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow ! Excellent progress up to this point and excellent how-to tutorial. I'm blown away, again.


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Posted - 09/29/2020 :  3:00:45 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Looking superb, Carl! A real eye catcher.

Cheers, Mark.

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Section Hand

Posted - 09/29/2020 :  3:24:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

What a great job you have done to bring so many different shapes and materials into one building. You make it look easy and I know it is not. I have learned a few things from your build already. Thanks for showing us how.

Mike S.

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