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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/21/2021 :  12:58:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's good Bruce. Don't want idle hands.

Col, welcome to the forum. And yes jump right in. The more the merrier.
That Opanskyís Organ Works is a great looking structure.
Do you have the HO or O scale version?
And another member, Carl B is currently doing a scratchbuild of it in HO, so you should get some ideas from him. He's a superb modeler
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53496

Interesting job that would be, building organs. I've never met anyone who builds instruments.
Hope you know how to post photos here.


Regards Rob

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

Edited by - robert goslin on 01/21/2021 01:05:40 AM

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/21/2021 :  08:36:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Col Pryor

Hello! I just signed into the forums as a new member. Iíd like to join the challenge. I picked up a Steam Era Structures Co. kit for Opanskyís Organ Works and am into construction. Iíve re-engineered it a bit to fit available space. As an organbuilder by profession, I couldnít pass this one up!


Welcome!

Two organ works in progress!! This will be fun to watch.

Mike



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TomPM
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Posted - 01/21/2021 :  09:30:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
For my entry into the Challenge Project I am going to do #8 and work on the layout. It may also qualify under #5 as I have started and stopped working on this part of the layout several times. The most recent was in August 2020.

The plan is to remake the layout and finally build the city scene I have trying to do for years. It will involve removing the existing half done scenery, widening the layout to accommodate 24 inch curves, laying out the city, laying track, and adding a backdrop to act as a Scene Divider.



Edited by - TomPM on 01/21/2021 09:32:22 AM

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Col Pryor
New Hire

Posted - 01/21/2021 :  6:41:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the welcome Mike. Thereís great stuff here and I think the challenge is a great idea. I have the O scale version of the organ works. Interesting kit, but I ditched the laminated cardstock inner walls in favor of wood bracing of the milled basswood siding. It really simplified things. But the main reason was inaccuracy of the hand drawn templates for these parts. Construction has sped up as a result. i also substituted 1Ē thisk pink foam insulation board for the wood frame and cardstock foundations. Iíll be posting pics soon!


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Col Pryor
New Hire

Posted - 01/21/2021 :  6:42:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks also for tour welcome also Rob!


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BigLars
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Posted - 01/21/2021 :  10:24:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So many great builds so far. Great work Rob, Bruce, Glen, Michael and Kevin. Sorry if I missed anyone.

I will be gathering supplies to try challenge 6 next.

Sketch and scratch build a structure. Someone can tell me if this is simple or complex.








Edited by - BigLars on 01/21/2021 10:26:50 PM

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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/22/2021 :  12:41:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, Will be another great addition to your WW1 layout.
The walls may be simple, but if you're replicating that roof, as per the photo, would definitely be complex.
Curious as to what sort of building it is ?

You sure are a busy man.


Regards Rob

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

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George D
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Posted - 01/22/2021 :  07:28:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with Rob. That roof is going to be a challenge. It will be interesting to see how you do it.

George


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/22/2021 :  4:22:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Larry,

Thatís going to be a challenging scratchbuild with the unusual wall construction (for North America) and the skeletal roof.

Mike



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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/23/2021 :  01:30:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have started on the small shingled roof. Used 1.5mm thick balsa as a base and cut the shingles into strips with scissors, from thin card.
I really like the look of shingle roofs, but don't like doing them.






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 - 01/23/2021 :  08:45:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rob,

Your shingles look good. What a lot of work.

Mike



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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 01/23/2021 :  10:33:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob the building is looking really good! I like that you added some details to the upstairs; ads a lot of interest. I bet the shingles are a little tedious but they look great. It's starting to look very New England.

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

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CNE1899
Engine Wiper

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Posted - 01/23/2021 :  7:47:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry,
Might is be possible to cut strips of precast brick and stone to create the look of the building in Arras?
Rob,
Good start on the shingles.

Scott



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Glen Haasdyk
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Posted - 01/23/2021 :  9:41:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There's some great work going on in this thread.
Rob, I do like those shingles.
Larry, that's quite that challenging project you've chosen.
Great work on the barn , Bruce.
Good job on the station, Kevin.



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Glen Haasdyk
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Posted - 01/23/2021 :  9:44:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've made some progress on my Portable staion project.
















I've almost finished the interior and am starting on the removable roof.




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