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kebmo1
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Posted - 01/09/2021 :  5:08:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i need a depot for the train to bring fishermen to norton's, and the one i had was awesome but took up too much room, so i opted for a smaller depot.
here's the cover of the box:




and the contents of the box:



to eliminate the need for interior bracing art has decided to cut the walls out of thicker plywood. it's pretty thick. 1/8". there are a few castings that came with the kit. a chimney, some barrels and some pretty lame fake gooseneck lamps. a smokejack, a fuse panel/electric meter and a chimney round out the castings. the roofing is "slate". 've never done slate so that should be interesting.

here's the walls painted. i decided to go with traditional burnt umber for the windows, doors and trim, and cableknit gray for the walls.




and here are the walls all trimmed out.
i still have to weather them, add window treatments and back the windows and doors with black paper



the station comes with a prescribed self adhesive platform and base. i think i'm just going to hit it with silverwood, maybe two coats. i don't know.



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Ensign
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Posted - 01/09/2021 :  7:29:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin, looks like a nice little station.
Your walls & colours chosen for them look nice.
This so called diorama, is turning into a small layout.

Greg Shinnie



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Carl B
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Posted - 01/09/2021 :  8:42:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sheesh, you're banging these out. What's in your coffee these days?


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Glen Haasdyk
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Posted - 01/09/2021 :  10:43:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like a really nice kit. I can understand the want to downsize stations, I'm doing the same thing with my layout.


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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/10/2021 :  04:10:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Kevin. Another structure so soon. You're on fire.
I've never done a craftsman kit, but always like the Bar Mills designs.
Looks a good kit, and you colour choice is very nice. You've mentioned that Art made the walls from thicker wood. Did this do the trick to stop warping, or did you still need some bracing ?


Regards Rob

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

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 01/10/2021 :  08:09:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin, Nice color choice for the station and it looks like a good size for what you want.
I have a very small layout and have been looking for a small depot.
What are the dimensions of the Just building itself, not including the platform?



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kebmo1
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Posted - 01/10/2021 :  08:49:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
gregg,
my plan is for this diorama (2'x4') to be half of a larger working diorama.
carl,
caffiene.
glen,
this is a nice little kit
bob,
yes, art went with the thicker plywood to eliminate the need for bracing and so far so good.
bill,
building dimensions without the platform: 3 1/2" x 4".
i just went downstairs to measure it and the self adhesive platform that i stained and stuck to the base last night, decided to curl up so i just slobbered some carpenter's glue in the there and stuck it under the 9 lb iron for a few hours. hope it works. i guess i should have stuck the platform to the base before staining it huh?
oh well, live and learn.


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George D
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Posted - 01/10/2021 :  11:30:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice start, Kevin. I like your choice of colors.

George


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kebmo1
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Posted - 01/10/2021 :  12:36:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks george. i like the colors too.


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 01/10/2021 :  2:40:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin, I must ask, where did you get the Vajello Paint rack. I need one of those. Kit is coming along nicely'... Good choice of colors'..Thanks'..


Ted

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kebmo1
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Posted - 01/10/2021 :  4:22:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ted,
i got it at game craft miniatures. it's really well engineered. good price too.
https://gcmini.mybigcommerce.com/paint-rack-26mm-for-vallejo-and-army-painter-style-dropper-bottles/
[disclaimer] i have no affiliation with them.

correction to the trim color-it's not traditional burnt umber. it's traditional burnt sienna.


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kebmo1
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  9:05:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i finished this little guy a couple nights ago. the figures came with the kit for an extra $5.
two crappy pictures for now because the glue on the figures needs to dry. (the stock lumber is just propping the cart up while the glue dries) i just opened the figures tonight and decided to go ahead and plant them on the structure. i need to find a nice sitting person for the bench in the front.
all in all, for what the kit contains and its size, i think it was a little pricey, but overall a nice kit that goes together fast.








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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  11:36:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very nice!

Itís a busy little place.



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/19/2021 :  10:36:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job Kevin.

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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George D
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Posted - 01/19/2021 :  11:05:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking depot, Kevin.

George


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kebmo1
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Posted - 01/20/2021 :  07:06:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
mik, jerry and george,
thanks.


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