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Orionvp17
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  6:55:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Dave. Keep going!

Pete
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CNE1899
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  8:23:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Finally settled on a shed. It looks like it will be a good one. Nice job so far!

I'll be following.

Scott



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deemery
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  9:00:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hope I caught a relatively minimal/simple structure. I think the proportions look good, and it doesn't "crowd" the buildings on the backdrop. Some fencing between the rail facilities and the backdrop structures should help provide a bit of separation. (The backdrop buildings should open onto a road, rather than right against the RR facilities.)

dave


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deemery
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Posted - 01/23/2021 :  1:03:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The clapboard (basswood) walls developed a slight curl. The semi-scale framing wasn't enough to pull out/keep the walls straight. So here's what I did, using some 1/4" angle that I got at a train show years ago. I added a spacer to provide the full 1/4" glue surface on the wall where there was previously a scale 8x8 corner post.


Then I carefully glued the angle to that, making sure it was flush with the end (which butt up against the end walls.) I used some blocks of wood to help the clamps in the center of the angle. For this I used Titebond III wood glue.


Once painted, the corner angles aren't all that obvious.

And they provide a lot of glue surface to help when I glue the end walls (which also get a slight curve to them).

dave


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Pennman
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Posted - 01/23/2021 :  9:32:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,
On bottom of p. 1, I see something like a cobblestone area around the turntable. Might I ask what did you use for that surface area?
On your choice of engine house, looks great!

Rich



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/24/2021 :  08:14:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Dave. I like the proportions.

Mike



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deemery
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Posted - 01/24/2021 :  11:15:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Pennman

Dave,
On bottom of p. 1, I see something like a cobblestone area around the turntable. Might I ask what did you use for that surface area?
On your choice of engine house, looks great!

Rich



That's just the rough surface of homasote :-)

dave


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CNE1899
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Posted - 01/24/2021 :  6:02:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,
Nice save!
Scott



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deemery
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Posted - 01/25/2021 :  6:10:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well.... The doors are hung and they look pretty good.

But the door opening is about 6 scale inches too short, so I'll have to add about 1 scale foot to the foundation. Not a big deal...


dave


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/25/2021 :  7:06:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thatís really nice looking, Dave.

A lot of structures back then had a trim piece at the bottom of the walls, including an enginehouse I built following a PRR prototype. Hereís another example.



Trim like that should raise the building sufficiently and would look good.

Mike



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 01/25/2021 :  7:09:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with Mike all the way down the line.

Pete
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deemery
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Posted - 01/25/2021 :  8:23:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That would work, but I've already glued the foundation strips to the wall segments :-( I'll glue another piece of wood underneath and paint it to match the stone. When the terrain is worked up to the base, it won't be noticeable.

dave


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Edited by - deemery on 01/25/2021 8:43:12 PM

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/25/2021 :  8:53:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Looks like youíll have to raise the ground level in the area around the turntable. That would actually improve overall appearance. You donít want too much relief in places like yards and engine terminals.

Mike



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deemery
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Posted - 01/29/2021 :  12:53:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can see the tall smokestack is too tall to fit in the doorway.


dave


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deemery
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Posted - 01/29/2021 :  5:38:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's better


dave


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