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B_A_R
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Posted - 10/05/2020 :  3:23:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking great! Card is a highly usable, underrated material in scratchbuilding. Learned about it from Campbell kits, and Rob Corriston in RMC.


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Carl B
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Posted - 10/05/2020 :  6:33:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you B A R.

Indeed, card/chipboard is my new best friend.



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kebmo1
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Posted - 10/05/2020 :  7:29:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
update in t minus 13.5 hours.....

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

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Carl B
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Posted - 10/06/2020 :  07:41:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I enlarged the depot drawing for closer analysis. A simpler design with 5 windows and 2 doors, and similar wall treatments. I'll make the front and back walls identical, and just continue the same design for the side wall. There seems to be a third set of doors in the side wall, but I substituted a single window instead.



I built 2 sets of the freight doors first. Rail Scale Models offered to do these for me, but I decided against it, to keep from getting" rusty."



I painted those doors and used them as a launch point to start the depot walls. The combined office and freight sections seemed overwhelmingly long to me, so I shortened the length of the depot long walls by 4 scale feet. The substrate was made tall enough to provide a backer for the future wrap-around wood dock. A small change was also made from the office building members, this time 6 x 8 verticals and 4 x 8 horizontals.



Just like the office, pre-painted clapboard was installed in the lower half of the walls.



Over a few days, (200) pre-painted 2 x 6's were cut to length, to create the picket shape & saw tooth pattern once again. Windows and doors are not glued here. The blank wall butts against the blank wall of the office. Many touch ups are needed.



Temporary dry fit assembly. A first check to evaluate length, width, and heights.



I'm building trusses made of 1/8" square to hold up both the office and depot roof. It's deliberate overkill to support the very thin sheet stock I'll use for the sub-roof. Built two jigs. I need 8 trusses for the larger depot and 6 smaller for the office. This will take some time.



Till next time....trusses and lighting...



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 10/06/2020 :  08:17:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well your up early must have worked on this all night!!

That is some very fine modeling. Beautiful scratch on the doors.


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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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/06/2020 :  09:28:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Carl, your combination depot is progressing well. I donít think you can ever have too many braces for walls or trusses for roofs.

Mike



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Ensign
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Posted - 10/06/2020 :  10:14:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, it's all looking wonderful!

Greg Shinnie



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desertdrover
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Posted - 10/06/2020 :  12:09:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking doors, and nice truss jig to simplify things. I agree with Mike, you can never have too many trusses & braces. Press on!


Louis
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Carl B
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Posted - 10/06/2020 :  7:55:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks very much Jerry, Mike, Greg and Louis..

A lot more to go yet...



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Bernd
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Posted - 10/06/2020 :  8:31:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Carl,

Just love your building technique of the built up walls.

The tile you are using to do the rafters, is that a ceramic tile? What glue did you use to hold the jig pieces to the tile?

Bernd


WWG1WGA

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kebmo1
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Posted - 10/06/2020 :  9:06:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
this is gonna be awesome when it's finished. [it's pretty awesome now]

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

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 10/07/2020 :  09:00:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Very nice Carl. You're picking up speed, a building in a week!


Frank

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Carl B
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Posted - 10/07/2020 :  09:51:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bernd, Kevin and Frank thank you.

Bernd- You are correct- that is a 6" x 6" ceramic tile.

In the jig, I use Aleene's Original Tacky Glue to hold the wood guide pieces down. As long as the glue dries for 30 minutes, it holds the wood against the high gloss ceramic just fine.

Frank- And I didn't rush at all!



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joakleaf
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Posted - 10/07/2020 :  10:05:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl,

Looking very good, youíre right on plan.



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Carl B
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Posted - 10/07/2020 :  5:44:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jim!


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