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BigLars
Engineer

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Posted - 02/07/2021 :  6:06:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Outstanding work everyone.
I took a quick progress picture before I lost the light outside.





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mikethetrainman
Fireman



Posted - 02/07/2021 :  6:59:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry nice job on the rafter system.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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mikethetrainman
Fireman



Posted - 02/07/2021 :  7:37:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been working on my challenge project along with designing my new layout and stripping the old layout sections down to bare 1x4s and L girders.

The next thing was to assemble the walls of the main house.





I decided to add a kitchen lead-to to the back of the house. Here are the walls after being cut out and stained with A/I then braced. I stained the walls with Floquil UP Harbor Mist Gray.





Here is the kitchen installed to the house.





The kit comes with peel and stick doors and windows. I have installed the doors and windows along with the four supports for the front porch roof. Be careful with these supports because they are very fragile. I broke one but was still able to use the tab end to support the roof.





Because of the lean-to I had to modify the rear roof section to go around the lean-to.



Until next time. Thanks for looking.


Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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robert goslin
Fireman

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Posted - 02/07/2021 :  7:50:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, George, Michael, Bruce, Glen, Larry And Mike.
I'm very happy with the shingles.

Glen, nice to see you onto your next Challenge. Wooden bridges always look. As Mike said, everything is on show. I'm sure you'll do an excellent job with this kit.

Larry, Impressive wood framing on the roof. At the moment it looks so nice, but of course, it will look worse for wear, by the time you finish.

Mike nice job on your little building. I do like that colour and weathering.


Regards Rob

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

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mikethetrainman
Fireman



Posted - 02/08/2021 :  1:56:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob Thanks.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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CNE1899
Engine Wiper

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Posted - 02/08/2021 :  3:20:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glen,
Congrats! The bridge looks like fun.
Bruce,
Kat's is shaping up nicely. Looks like is serving up something naughty!
Rob,
Excellent weathered shingles!
Larry,
Nice rafters, are you going to give them the bombed look?
Mike,
I like that little house your building, looks cozy.
Scott



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/08/2021 :  6:09:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Larry, Your building is a scratchbuilding tour de force.

Mike, neat little building.



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BigLars
Engineer

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Posted - 02/08/2021 :  9:48:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, Liking your building a lot. Mike, Scott and Rob. Thanks, I will be breaking up the roof, weathering it and adding loose tiles soon.


Edited by - BigLars on 02/08/2021 9:48:33 PM

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Glen Haasdyk
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Posted - 02/09/2021 :  12:51:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great Larry. That lattice-like roof framing really catches the eye.
Good work on the kitchen lean-to Mike.



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Glen Haasdyk
Fireman



Posted - 02/09/2021 :  12:54:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After a few evenings I managed to finish the two main truss assemblies for the bridge:




We're currently caught in the so-called 'arctic-vortex' here so model work in my nicely heated workshop is the order of the evenings.



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Dutchman
Administrator

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Posted - 02/09/2021 :  08:20:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice updates Larry & Mike. Good choice on your next project, Glen.


quote:
Originally posted by CNE1899


Bruce,
Kat's is shaping up nicely. Looks like is serving up something naughty!

Scott



Scott, that is Pasties with a short "a" as in "past-ys", not the naughty Pasties with a long "a".





Bruce

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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 02/09/2021 :  12:15:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Haven't checked in here in a few days you guys are doing some great work.

Bruce Kates looks fantastic; should make a nice addition to your layout.

Glen great job on the station. The second kit, did you buy it online from Syracuse, New York? Just asking because I know the owner and he had, I think he retired, a great shop.

Larry those are quite impressive looking roof trusses; nicely done.

Mike great looking building; love the color.

Rob nice job on the shingles. They look very impressive and scream New England.

Hopefully I didn't miss anyone; keep up the great work everyone.


My current build:http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53479

Edited by - Larryc on 02/09/2021 12:17:05 PM

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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/09/2021 :  2:30:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Larry.

Current status. Interior detailing is done, all walls are on, roof bracing is on. I'll glue on the trip pieces indicated in the following photo and then it is on to the foundation and roof.




Bruce

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robert goslin
Fireman

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Posted - 02/10/2021 :  8:39:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've attached all the smaller doors now. For the two ends the doors open outwards.
The front doors open inwards as this area will be partly enclosed.







I've also added a painted "wainscot" to the outside to give it some more character and that New England feel.





Regards Rob

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

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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/11/2021 :  5:06:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good. I like the paint combination, Rob.



Bruce

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