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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/23/2021 :  6:47:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

David, really nice looking, are you going to add a downspout?


Frank

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Carl B
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Posted - 01/23/2021 :  7:09:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking better all the time Dave.

I'm guessing this is about 12" high?



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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/24/2021 :  12:32:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Dave, you've certainly got a lot done this week. Looks great.
I keep looking at the brickwork. Hard to believe it's printed on paper. certainly has depth to it.
Are you scratchbuilding the fire escape ?


Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

Edited by - robert goslin on 01/24/2021 12:33:50 AM

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/24/2021 :  09:20:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, the details are really showing why we love to scratchbuild.

Jim


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Guff
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Posted - 01/24/2021 :  11:01:26 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Frank, appreciate the comments and thanks for the reminder of downspouts. I'll need to make scuppers to drain the flat roof.

Thanks Carl! Good guess on the 12" height. The brick portion is 11 3/4" tall.

Rob, I spent a few hours on the building trying to make it stand out from a box look. I will scratchbuild the fire escapes.

Jim, you're correct about the details. Along with the challenge to see if you can do it, adding the details are why we like to scratchbuild.


David Guffey

Edited by - Guff on 01/24/2021 11:02:54 AM

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Guff
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Posted - 02/01/2021 :  11:40:29 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
.040 x .250 styrene strip glued into a frame outline for the balcony.



Balsa wood jig to raise balcony beams .125 from bottom of frame.



.062 x .125 stryene beams glued in place.



Adding .062 square treads. The little T square is an .062 thick tool to hold the tread spacing while gluing.




Emergency escape ladder is made from .040 x .125 sides and .062 square rungs.



Balcony units painted, weathered and ready for installation.





Need to add diagonal support bracing back to brick to support balcony.



Downspout for draining water from the flat roof made from old plastic sprue with tape to represent coupling joints. (Frank thanks for the reminder)



David Guffey

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robert goslin
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Posted - 02/02/2021 :  04:08:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, looks fab. I'd like to say that was quick, but I'm sure it took a fair bit of time to do. Very nicely detailed fire escape.
And the downpipe is good to. Handy to keep those old sprues as spares.


Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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sgtbob
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Posted - 02/02/2021 :  05:11:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,
Looks great. Too late now but normally that bottom section of ladder swung up to keep
passers by from climbing up to any floor. Still looks quite good and your SBS instructions
on the construction was very nice too.

Bob


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http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 02/02/2021 :  08:23:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Holy smokes. That looks super Dave!

Jim


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George D
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Posted - 02/02/2021 :  08:37:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking fire escapes, Dave. I never would of thought of making my own T-square for a project. Nice idea.

George


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Guff
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Posted - 02/02/2021 :  9:29:10 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Rob, Thanks for the nice comments. The fire escape balconies and ladders took 6 1/2 hours working in short intervals. My older eyes can't focus as long as they use to.

Thanks Bob...I appreciate the comments! I didn't even think about the swing up ladder.

Jim, thank you for the compliments on the build! Do you think it's grungy enough to to fit the "hard times" concept?

Thanks for checking in George! The T square was helpful in holding the .062" deck spacing.


David Guffey

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Ensign
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Posted - 02/02/2021 :  9:57:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, your fire escapes came out looking great!
I think fire escapes that had stairs would swing up or down as needed, but ones that had ladders would slide up or down like an extension ladder at the bottom.
The downspout also looks great!

Greg



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/02/2021 :  11:20:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
David,

Your fire escapes, balconies and downspouts look terrific!

Mike



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 02/03/2021 :  08:04:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, your fire escapes and downpipe are weathered just right.
(Maybe some Romeo tied the bottom ladder down to visit his Juliet on the balcony?).



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Carl B
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Posted - 02/03/2021 :  08:19:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work Dave.


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