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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  02:22:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As part of this years Group Challenge, I'm going to scratchbuild a version of the Atchafalaya boathouse, built by Geoff Nott, that resides on the well known Muskrat Ramble layout.
It will be in O scale and will be the main part of diorama, I intend for the next Australian Narrow Gauge convention, postponed to 2022.

So the build isn't lost in the challenge thread, I will also document it here.
Regards Rob

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

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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  02:26:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So here's some pics I took when it was first displayed in Sydney in 2009.
But mine will have a slightly more New England feel. Window shutters, doors on the openings, a rooftop water tank, lots of signage and higher out of the water.








Regards Rob

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

Edited by - robert goslin on 01/01/2021 02:34:01 AM

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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  04:38:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I look forward to watching this build. a great subject.

Bob


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Carl B
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  08:45:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Me too!


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  09:29:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
While it will be hard to improve on such a superb structure that is what a challenge is all about!


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  10:44:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rob, this is going to one fine build. The conversion to Maine will certainly be an interesting one. Iím looking forward to the process. If you need any measurements or additional photos just let me know Iím just minutes away from the Atchafalaya Boathouse.





Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 01/01/2021 11:25:53 AM

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  10:46:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Splendid idea, Rob. Iím looking forward to watching you build.

Mike



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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  11:39:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's going to be a great build, Rob!


Bruce

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Terrell
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  3:13:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking forward to watching this come together.


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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  4:52:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bob, Carl, Mike, Frank, Michael, Bruce & Fred, for looking in. Should be a fun build.
Many folks have threatened to build this structure over the years, but I've still never seen it done.

Frank, thanks for the kind offer. I still have the dimensions you gave me nearly 7 years ago, when you where going to build this for the Wreckers Reef. Don't believe you ever got past the manilla mock-up stage ?
And I will also be using windows, doors, etc to try and scale it, so should be OK, but will let you know if I need more dimensions.



Regards Rob

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

Edited by - robert goslin on 01/01/2021 4:53:02 PM

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Bernd
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  5:07:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pulling up a chair to watch how this all transpires. I just know I'll learn a new trick or two on building from scratch.

Bernd


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  6:42:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Don't believe you ever got past the manila mock-up stage ?

So very true, I ran out of room for more structures. Every time I go past the Muskrat I look at that building and admire it. Geoff was truly a master builder.


Frank

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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  7:16:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bernd. I always hope I can teach somebody something new during my builds.

Frank. Thanks for confirming it never got built. I often reference the Wreckers Reef for ideas, and always kept wondering what happened to your HO version of this building.


Regards Rob

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

Edited by - robert goslin on 01/02/2021 12:46:52 AM

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mark_dalrymple
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  9:41:26 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I'll be watching, Rob.

Should be a fantastic project.

Cheers, Mark.



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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/02/2021 :  12:12:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mark. Will be nice to get it built. Been on my to do list for years.


Regards Rob

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

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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/02/2021 :  12:45:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK. Enough banter. On with the build.

These are the various windows I will use, hopefully they are the same as what Geoff used.
All the doors with be scratchbuilt. Probably with balsa.


These are the measurements of the original, converted to prototype feet & inches, that Frank gave me many years ago.
I've converted them to O scale metric sizes. so I hope they are correct. This is quite a large structure.



For my model I've kept the heights the same, but reduced the footprint slightly. The wall length to 25cm & wall width to 12.5cm

NE lumber basswwod clapboards, cut to shape with openings.
Front wall


It was always a mystery what the back wall looked like, as it can't be seen on the Muskrat Ramble layout.
Only one picture exists. Wall wasn't even finished off. Not sure if it is yet.
Pic taken by forum member 480Fan - Tony Mazzullo


Here's my back wall.


I always mount my siding to matboard for strength.






Regards Rob

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

Edited by - robert goslin on 01/02/2021 12:48:29 AM

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