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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 03/17/2021 :  1:02:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice enclosed staircase. Looking good.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/19/2021 :  9:31:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Karl, Bruce & Mike.
I gave the timber a brown wash.



Then painted the boards with Tamiya Sky (which is actually a pale green).


and painted the door.


Have now attached it to the building. Used a corrugated roof on this bit so I could do some rust.
And the rest of the windows & shutters are on.
I will add some support posts and bracing later, and should be a nice wall for adding signs.

With some temporary decking, and the little folks give it scale.











Regards Rob

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

Edited by - robert goslin on 03/19/2021 9:34:08 PM

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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/20/2021 :  08:38:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It looks really good attached to the building, Rob.


Bruce

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Larryc
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Posted - 03/20/2021 :  5:48:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob great job on the stairway; I really like the rusted roof. I'm impressed on well you work with balsa; it's never been my choice of material. The stairway just screams New England.


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jbvb
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Posted - 03/20/2021 :  10:26:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I like your coloring, Rob.

I've finished the soldering phase on my scratchbuilt brass flat car:



All the functional bits work, next come brake details, paint, a deck etc.


James

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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/21/2021 :  01:26:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bruce, Larry & James.

James, I like your work. Will come up nice with a lick of paint & the deck. Are you going to use real wood ?


Regards Rob

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

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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 03/21/2021 :  10:05:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob the staircase came out looking great. I like the color and the rust looks good.

James your scratchbuilt brass car is progressing very nicely. Looking forward to seeing it in paint and with the deck on.


Mike Mace
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jbvb
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Posted - 03/21/2021 :  10:25:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Mike and Rob. I've been planning to use a wood deck, but a Hub member suggested scribing boards into sheet lead for more weight. 1/16" is easy to find, but it appears I could internet-order 3/64. Hmmm...

James

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postalkarl
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Posted - 03/22/2021 :  01:16:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Bob:

The stairwell looks just great. Keep the pics coming.

Karl S.



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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/22/2021 :  02:43:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Mike, James & Karl.
James, an interesting way to do the deck, and add weight at the same time. Very ingenious idea. Putting that one in my memory bank.


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 - 03/22/2021 :  02:45:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
On the original, the back roof had a large, flat rooftop dormer, which always looked a bit odd....to me anyhow. So I'm omitting that.


However, I decided the roof was a bit too large an area to leave blank, so I've added a smaller, traditional type dormer window.
The window itself is the same as the vertical windows used elsewhere, but turned vertically.


With shingles on.


I didn't want to cut an actual hole in the roof, so I just removed the necessary shingles and painted the area black.



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 - 03/22/2021 :  02:58:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So here it is in place. The wife suggested putting on a second dormer, but I will only have the one, as I'll be putting a business sign of the right side of it.






And have now put on the last two windows for the structure.



Regards Rob

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

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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 03/22/2021 :  7:08:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob the dormer looks great along with the last two windows.

Mike Mace
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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/23/2021 :  09:04:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
James, I've never seen a flat car deck made from sheet lead. It will be interesting to see if you go that route.

Rob, great dormer!


Bruce

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postalkarl
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Posted - 03/23/2021 :  3:01:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Robert:

More great progress.

Karl



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