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Guff
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Posted - 03/04/2021 :  12:14:54 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I also agree with Bob...very nice work!

David Guffey

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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 03/04/2021 :  10:44:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg great job so far on the diesel shop. Thanks for all the SBS photos. Very neat how you are hiding all that wiring. Looking forward to seeing more.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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Ensign
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Posted - 03/05/2021 :  09:01:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce, Bernd, Bob, Dave & Mike, thanks very much for your kind words!
It's always nice to read them!

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/07/2021 :  9:18:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone, I have some progress to report!
I've been cutting acetate for all of the windows and carefully gluing those to the all the window frames in this kit.
No photos of that tedious work, however I did take some photos of something that the instructions suggested doing to some of the windows.
Making some of them look like they have been broken in the past, and replaced with something else other than clear glass.
You will need to find some tissue paper, the white backing paper beneath the acetate sheet would probably work.
My wife had a colourful piece of tissue that I liked the green colour on it, and I found another piece that had yellowed over time, so I used those.
I carefully measured the individual pane sizes of the window castings, and cut out equally sized squares from the tissue.




You then hold one of those tissue squares with tweezers and brush it with scenic cement until it's soaked with the glue.





You then carefully lay it on a pane in the window that you want cover with it.





I used this technique on a few windows around the shop.





I also decided to use that door casting that I did not use on the outside wall.
So I used it on the inside wall going into the machine shop instead.
I had to carefully carve a pocket in the hydrocal wall casting for the door to sit down into.
I also sanded the back of the metal casting down to make it less thick.
It's the closest door to the front doors on the interior, so you will be able to see it easily.








I've also decided that the easiest way for me to install the 8 x 8 posts and the roof trusses with the lights that run in behind the 8 x 8 post is to glue all my shop walls together first.
So I began with the front wall and the large window walls first.
This time I used 5 minute epoxy to glue my walls together.
Using squares to make certain that everything is level & square.





Also making certain that your sidewalls are setback from the front wall a bit.
This setback happens on all 4 corners.





After these 2 wall had some time to dry & cure, I next glued the other sidewall to the front wall casting.
This time also checking that I had enough room between the 2 sidewalls to fit the roof trusses between them for installation of those once the walls have dried & set.
I used the back wall as a guide to make certain that the walls would be in alignment front to back.





Once I had all 4 walls glued together, I also checked hoe the machine shop looked up against the main shop.





That's all I have for now.

Greg



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mecrr
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Posted - 03/07/2021 :  9:28:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You never stop amazing me. Great work and beautiful outcome.
David


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David Stickney

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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/07/2021 :  9:58:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks fabulous Greg. You've done a terrific job on the windows. Certainly tedious work, but the end results are excellent.
And good work with the lighting. I know you always like to light up your structures.
Very clean result using the channel for the wiring.


Regards Rob

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

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Ensign
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Posted - 03/07/2021 :  10:18:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
David & Rob, thanks very much guys for your nice comments!
I always appreciate them!

Greg



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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/08/2021 :  05:17:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,

It's coming along just great and it is always a pleasure to watch your meticulous builds.

Bob


http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837

Edited by - sgtbob on 03/08/2021 05:18:01 AM

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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 03/08/2021 :  05:23:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg great job on putting the walls together. I like the idea of using the tissue for different colors in the window panes. I will have to try that sometime. Very Nice.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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George D
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Posted - 03/08/2021 :  08:00:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking windows, Greg. That had to be tedious, but well worth the effort.

George


Fly Army

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/08/2021 :  08:28:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg that is some really nice work. I like how you did the windows.

Also very nice on lining everything up perfectly great job.


Jerry

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

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kebmo1
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Posted - 03/08/2021 :  08:37:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
looks awesome greg. its kit makers like roger that make me (sometimes) wish i modeled in ho.

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/08/2021 :  08:40:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Itís a marvelous looking structure with the walls together, appearing very substantial. The large proportion of windows is striking; the repaired windows provide nice variation.

Mike



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/08/2021 :  09:33:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, Mike, George, Jerry, Kevin & Mike, thanks very much for your posts, and for your very kind words within them!

Greg



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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/08/2021 :  09:36:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Painstaking work on those windows, Greg, but wonderful results!


Bruce

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