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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/04/2021 :  5:58:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rob,

Once again youíve shown what good work can be done with balsa. Perhaps the grain looks just right in O scale and not so much in HO. I donít know. But youíve certainly done a good job with it here.

Mike



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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/07/2021 :  8:02:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike. I find the balsa a good medium to work with.


Regards Rob

My current build.
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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/07/2021 :  8:11:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have started work on the other side extension.

The roof was made the same as the other one.
And again I've done a mix of shingles & tarpaper.






Painted & weathered.




Trial fit. Again, held on by sliding over a block attached to the wall.




now to enclose the front of the ceiling section, and add gable trim, rafter tails & legs.


Regards Rob

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

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/07/2021 :  8:40:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rob,

Thereís a lot of roof surface and youíre doing an excellent job making it look appropriately weathered and worn. The different repairs give the building some history.

Mike



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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/08/2021 :  09:46:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like that roof, Rob. Something different.



Bruce

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Guff
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Posted - 03/08/2021 :  09:46:31 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Rob,
I like the look of shingles and tarpaper. I'll borrow your idea for a future build! Thanks,


David Guffey

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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/11/2021 :  01:10:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike & Bruce & Dave. I'm liking the mix on the roof.
Not sure how prototypical it would be, but I've seen other modelers use the mix of shingles & tarpaper, and I like it.
Jason Jensen does it quite a bit.
Seen here, go to the 17min mark for some examples, or watch the whole video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6TuBDZzzSg

Dave, yep sure, you can have that one for free.


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 - 03/11/2021 :  01:23:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
At the moment both extensions just slide on & off, so I can remove them while still working on the structure. They look a bit odd, just hanging in mid air.

I have all the front facia boards on, and gable trim on this extension now.
The front legs aren't glued on as yet. This will be done once the wharf decking is built. Will add some angle bracing then too.












Regards Rob

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/11/2021 :  09:04:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Itís looking terrific, Rob.


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Ensign
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Posted - 03/11/2021 :  10:10:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob, your ever evolving boathouse is really becoming a structure of interest!
One that viewers will love to look at and in from all of it's angles.
Keep up the great work!

Greg



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George D
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Posted - 03/11/2021 :  10:17:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with Greg. That's becoming an interesting looking building.

George


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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/12/2021 :  04:23:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Mike Greg & George. Yes is a good design that Jeff came up with.

To give it a bit more of that New England feel, I'm going to add an enclosed exterior staircase at the back.
These seem to be common on a lot of models that folks do of structures in the NE states.
(FSM, Bar Mills, FOS scale)
Although I couldn't find any prototype photos myself. All the ones I found had only roof coverings over the stairs, not fully enclosed.
If anyone could help would be appreciated. Post some pics here.

Anyhow, I did a manilla card mock up to see if I like it, and I do. So I will proceed.






Regards Rob

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/12/2021 :  09:55:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hereís a painting (possibly by Charles Burchfield) thatís been in my ďto doĒ queue for a while. Itís many decades old. Itís of a city in the northeast US. I assume that itís a reasonably faithful rendition of an actual building.



It looks like it should be a Bar Mills kit.

Mike



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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/17/2021 :  04:41:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike for that great painting. Interesting art style.
Yes it would make a nice kit or scratchbuild.
I hope to see you do it one day.


Regards Rob

My current build.
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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/17/2021 :  04:49:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have finally got the enclosed exterior stairs done.
Again all balsa. Made a basic box frame.


Then covered it with planks. and have made up the corrugated roof panels.


And a door on the end


Now to paint it, and give the roof a good weathering of rust.


Regards Rob

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

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