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Guff
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Posted - 11/03/2020 :  7:01:24 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Railroad Street Buildings for Hard Times Ry
1:29 scale

I refer to my large scale layout as the Hard Times Ry. This build will represent a small block of dilapidated buildings for the town. The block will consist of three structures.

Proposed sketch of the block of buildings.



I started scratch building structures in 2014 and needed a lot of help. The members of the RRL forum supplied the needed help by posting their builds with step by step instructions and also supplying feedback, suggestions and ideas to help me and others to become a better modeler.
Over the years I often named buildings after the RRL members that helped me.
Frank Palmer has been very influential in my model building through his work on the amazing large scale Sundance Central Module along with his published model building skills on the RRL forum. Heís always there to provide positive feedback and answer questions to all.
The first build of this block will be named the Palmer Feed and Grain consisting of heavily weathered siding, windows and doors. I chose to use a few of Frankís ideas like crackle medium for the siding and adding rust and nail holes to the feed and grain project.
Frank, I only hope I can do justice to your methods.

The building shells will be constructed of foam core covered with construction paper siding.

Next step: Making the siding
David Guffey

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Carl B
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Posted - 11/03/2020 :  7:24:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great project Dave....Eager to follow along!


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 11/03/2020 :  9:49:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your off to a good start Dave.

Couldn't pick a better person to name a building after!


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 :  10:03:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,

This is absolutely fantastic!
Your modeling and your step by step
tutorials will be a joy to see, so I
am grabbing my chair in the front row.
It's also a nice dedication to Frank.

Rich



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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/04/2020 :  06:24:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,

GREAT NEWS to see you back at work on the railroad.
As always I will be following along.

Bob


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 11/04/2020 :  08:29:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll be following this build as well. The sketch is impressive itself.

Jim


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/04/2020 :  08:39:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
David,

This latest project promises to be a winner. A whole city block, no less. And a well-deserved recognition of Frank Palmer.

Iíll take one of those seats on the front row.

Mike



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tloc
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Posted - 11/04/2020 :  09:11:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Guff, glad to see you back at it. Your move from Wisconsin seemed to have slowed your modeling and I will happily follow along. Still much to learn about scratch building on my end. This will help my advancing from flats only to full buildings. Enjoy the process.

TomO still in Wisconsin




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Terrell
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Posted - 11/04/2020 :  3:28:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This looks like it will be fun!!


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Guff
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Posted - 11/04/2020 :  6:33:33 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Carl - I'm glad to have you following along.
Jerry - I appreciate your comments.
Rich - As always, welcome aboard. I saved you a seat in the front row!
Bob, thanks it's good to be back. You have a seat next to Rich!
Jim - Thanks for the compliment. I need the sketch to keep me on track!
Mike - I'm trying lots of new approaches to my modeling. Sure hope it works! You have a seat beside sgtbob! Frank deserves the recognition---He's a treasure chest of knowledge and a friend to all of us.
Tom - Thanks for the welcome back. It has been a while since I built models. 2018 was tied up in building and moving to the new Penna. house and 2019 was spent doing grass, landscaping, driveway, fence etc.
Other than the "honey do list" I'm back to the fun stuff.
Fred - thanks, I'll try to make it fun!

I will post my methods of making crackle painted paper siding tomorrow!


David Guffey

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robert goslin
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Posted - 11/05/2020 :  01:40:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Dave, Nice design. Will be following along.
And that's a nice recognition for Frank. He is a great modeler and always inspirational, and very informative. He certainly has given me a lot of good advice over the years, and made me a better modeler.

Hope the building begins soon.


Regards Rob

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 11/05/2020 :  5:30:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Dave, this looks like quite the build and a huge undertaking. ANd I thought you were building earlier than 2014, as your modeling is very, very good'.. I agree Frank is the master and has always been extremely helpful to all members'.. Have fun and enjoy your nes build'..I'll be watching with enthusiasm!!



Ted

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Guff
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Posted - 11/05/2020 :  9:10:57 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Robert - Thanks for the nice comments on my design and the good words about Frank!
Ted - I really enjoyed your comments! Your enthusiasm is always welcome!!

I am using crackle medium for the first time to represent the aged painted siding and Iím crossing my fingers that it gives me the look Iím after.
Started with a gray sheet of 65lb construction paper and added a heavy coat of Folkart Crackle Medium in a random cloud like pattern. Only prepared a half sheet at a time and used a hairdryer to blow dry the crackle coat.



Prepared a mixture of white and gray paint to make a dirty white paint. Added a heavy smooth coat of the dirty white paint over the dry crackle medium, blow dried to bring out the cracks in the paint. Blow drying also quickened the process.
(during testing I found that air drying didnít give me enough large cracks and using a lighter coat of crackle will create smaller cracks.)



Prepare the second part of the sheet with the same application method.



Take the required amount of painted sheets needed to add siding to the entire building and slit into 3/8Ē x 11Ē strips. Donít worry about the strange look of the gray showing through. The gray will represent areas where the paint has weathered away. After the siding is installed I will touch up the gray as needed to blend the overall appearance.

Stack of siding:



Closeup of the cracked paint:





David Guffey

Edited by - Guff on 11/05/2020 9:19:39 PM

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 11/05/2020 :  9:32:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, but a tad too close to the side of my house....

I'm in up here in the Peanut Gallery, although you may not hear a lot from me... there are only so many ways one can say "Wow!

Pete
in Michigan



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robert goslin
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Posted - 11/06/2020 :  12:31:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great effect Dave. It's already looking like Frank.

Certainly is a good stash of siding. Will certainly keep you busy putting it on the foam core. I haven't tried that effect myself, but I must say it looks really convincing for aged / peeling paint.


Regards Rob

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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/06/2020 :  03:16:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, The effect is very good, you are the magic person with your siding methods.

Bob


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