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Ensign
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Posted - 03/23/2021 :  11:07:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Karl & Mike.

Greg



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Pennman
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Posted - 03/24/2021 :  10:26:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great modeling Greg.

Rich



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Guff
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Posted - 03/24/2021 :  12:40:50 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Over the top Greg! All the car shop modeling is terrific!

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mark_dalrymple
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Posted - 03/24/2021 :  2:04:09 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
The machinery and crane look great, Greg.

Cheers, Mark.



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/24/2021 :  8:39:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rich, Dave & Mark, thanks for your kind remarks!
It's always nice to read them!

Hi everyone, one little shed for the loading platform was all I needed to finish off this exterior scene.
It's made up from cardstock, I cut my 4 walls out individually, instead of scoring the corners and folding them on the score lines.
I think you get crisper looking corners than bending.
Here's how the little shed looked after cutting the walls out, and bracing the corners with 1/8"sq. bracing, I also added 2 pieces near the peak.




The instructions suggest covering the walls with Kraft paper painted black to look like tar paper, and covering the roof with corrugated metal.
I switched them around, tar/rolled roofing on the top and corrugated metal on the walls.





When I finished applying the corrugated metal, I glued on the roof cardstock & rolled roofing, and painted the walls & roof overhang the black green colour that I used on the main shop.
Glued into place the door & window castings and a stovepipe on the roof, and gave it a light weathering with a little bit of rust at the bottoms of the corrugated metal panels.
The shed sits on the wooden loading platform, I think I might still add a goose neck light over the door so I haven't glued it in place yet.
The 2 shop foremen came over to have a look at it.





Short & sweet tonight!
Thanks for having a look!

Greg



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kebmo1
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Posted - 03/24/2021 :  11:07:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
you're really killin' this greg. awesome structure.


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

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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/25/2021 :  12:59:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice little shack Greg. And good to make it a bit different to what most would do with the kit.
The reversal of wall / roof mediums is a great idea.

Nice work on the new machines too. We normally always try to dirty these up, but new and clean is very appropriate for your situation.


Regards Rob

My current build.
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Ensign
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Posted - 03/25/2021 :  08:27:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin & Rob, thanks for your kind remarks and your continued interest in this build!

Greg



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 03/25/2021 :  09:47:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As always, very nicely done. Greg!

Pete
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George D
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Posted - 03/25/2021 :  11:17:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking loading dock, Greg. You did a nice job on the painting and weathering of the metal shed.

George


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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/25/2021 :  11:22:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice except I guarantee that chimney flashing is going to leak.

Bob


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Ensign
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Posted - 03/25/2021 :  1:03:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sgtbob

Very nice except I guarantee that chimney flashing is going to leak.

Bob



Pete, George & Bob, thanks for your comments and continued interest in this build!

Bob, you've been talking to my 2 shop foremen haven't you?
The chimney flashing has been re-installed the proper way now.




Greg



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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/25/2021 :  2:29:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
VERY GOOD !!

Bob


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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 03/26/2021 :  8:33:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg the little shed looks great. The whole loading dock, crane and shed is outstanding. Nice work.

Mike Mace
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Ensign
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Posted - 03/28/2021 :  4:12:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob & Mike, thanks for your nice comments & continued support!

Hi everyone, I have finished some other pieces of this car shop/diesel shop kit.
The instructions state "That any operation with a machine shop and overhead cranes has a lot of tools that need three phase power"
So that's why a power pole with transformers for this shop is needed.
This power pole is made up using two 1/8" dowels 4" x 6" supports for the transformer support platform, and some 2" x 8" pieces used for the decking of the transformer platform.
The kit also includes 3 transformer castings 2 smaller ones & one larger one.
Also 2 crossarms are also supplied.
I lost one of the crossarms somewhere along the way, so I will make 2 new ones up instead.
I cut all the scale lumber to the sizes that I needed and stained all of my wood with driftwood stain.





You also need to give the tops of the 2 poles a slight angle to them.
Either by sanding them or cutting the angle on top.





I also drill holes in the bottoms of the poles that I can glue small brass wires into.
This will allow me to stick these poles into some foam when I string the wires on them.





I then made up 2 replacement crossarms and used tiny sea beads glued on brass wire for insulators.
(I left the original cast crossarm in the photo to show the difference between the ones I made up.)
I marked my poles with pencil lines as shown on card 9 to determine where the crossarms will be glued and also the 4" x 6" transformer platform supports.
I made certain that both poles were even at their bottoms while marking my lines.





This is how the poles looked after getting the transformers and the platform in place.
I also added a 2" x 8" cross bracing beneath the platform, as I have seen done on similar setups.





I then used fine black string to represent wires, and wired it up according to what card 9 shows us to do.
Here's the finished power poles.





I have now turned my attention to painting the metal castings in this kit.
Most of them are old parts that have been laying around the shop.
I added some steam era parts, and tried to take out diesel parts that don't suit my modelling era.
Here's how those castings that will get used around the outside of this shop are now looking.





I've got one tiny parts shed that's supposed to be added to the side of the shop to build.
I plan on moving that shed to the backwall of my shop instead.
Though I can't really attach it to the shop until I have this shop on a base.
I'm still waiting for my "Diamond Scale" inspection pits to arrive, so this build is not going to continue until I get those inspection pits.

So that's it for now.
Thanks for looking!

Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 03/28/2021 4:38:18 PM

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