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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  09:48:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I chose this simple kit as the first project for the 2021 Challenge here on the Forum.

I picked this kit up at a swap meet some time in the past. The company is now long gone. I saw one of these kits sold on e-Bay last month by a modeler from Holland, MI. He got $18 plus shipping for the kit. It looks like I got a bargain.





Bruce

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deemery
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  12:20:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They used to sell a "Mail Pouch" decal for that kit, I think.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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k9wrangler
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  12:27:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mountaineer made great kits. Owner was a good guy, too , on RR-L at one time.

I have one with Mail Pouch on the side and “See Rock City” on the roof.


Karl Scribner
Sunfield Twp. Michigan
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Kentucky Southern Railway
The Spartan Line

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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/02/2021 :  02:50:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce, should be a nice structure.

Karl, here's the one you did.
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19370


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 - 01/02/2021 :  10:18:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by deemery

They used to sell a "Mail Pouch" decal for that kit, I think.

dave



Dave, when the original owner decided that he didn't want to build the kit, he must have decided that he did want to save the decal. At any rate, for the purpose that I want to use the barn, I would have saved the decal for a later build.


Bruce

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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/02/2021 :  10:19:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for that link, Rob.

Karl, here is your build. I remember seeing on your layout. I can't believe that you did the build 13 years ago.




Bruce

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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/02/2021 :  10:30:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yesterday I spread the part out. Got to make some decisions.



Okay, the wall pieces I will use 'as is'. I notice that there in no window opening in the rear wall like on Karl's. So, either he cut in a new window, or they had more than one version of the barn.




The roof material is metal roofing. Nice, but I'll save it for another build and probably use tar paper like Karl did.

The sub-roof and floor card stock is a bit thick. May use the floor, probably replace the sub-roof with something thinner.




The trim pieces are cut on fairly thin paper. Still up in the air about using any/all of them. I see that Karl did a credible job with them.



Bruce

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/02/2021 :  10:43:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking forward to this little barn build.

Jerry

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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/06/2021 :  10:34:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Jerry.



Bruce

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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/06/2021 :  10:58:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The wall pieces are now ready for a basic A&I stain.



If I was sure that I was going to paint the barn, I would use the paper windows, doors, and trim. However, I'm leaning towards leaving it as weathered wood. So, off to the stash and some searching.

I found this sheet or laser cut wood windows and doors that I got from Walt. I actually have three of these sheets and there appears to be a winner for the windows. D7 & D8 should work for the door, too.




Here is Walt's window frame laying in place.






Bruce

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deemery
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Posted - 01/06/2021 :  11:07:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce, why the complaint about a thick sub-roof? That always seemed to me to be reasonable, particularly for a plywood subroof. But I'm always interested in what the Real World does :-)

dave


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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/06/2021 :  6:42:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, the supplied sub-roof measures a scale 9" thick. Just doesn't look right to me.



Bruce

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deemery
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Posted - 01/06/2021 :  7:02:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ah, thanks. DIdn't realize it was -that thick-.

dave


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k9wrangler
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Posted - 01/06/2021 :  7:45:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Bruce said: " I see that Karl did a credible job with them."


Left "In" out in front of credible? 13 years, so I can't remember if I free lanced the roof materials or not.

Just looked at the original thread, yep I fell out of the box.
quote:

I replaced the cardstock roof with a "v" groove Evergreen Styrene roof, the Roof sign is a home made decal, Testors clear decal sheet, applied over the white styrene roof.
It was initially given an A-I wash and then dry brushed with "bright red" Apple Barrel acrylic. Weathering with Bragdon powder.


I also made the Mail Pouch sign on the inkjet with clear decal paper.


Karl Scribner
Sunfield Twp. Michigan
H.M.F.I.C
Kentucky Southern Railway
The Spartan Line

Edited by - k9wrangler on 01/06/2021 7:52:26 PM

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Larryc
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Posted - 01/07/2021 :  11:06:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce this looks to be a nice little project. Have fun!

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

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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/07/2021 :  12:02:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, if I used that sub-roof, at least I wouldn't have to worry about warpage.

Thank you, Larry.


quote:
Originally posted by k9wrangler


Left "In" out in front of credible?






Bruce

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