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  • Terrell,

    Fabulous modelling, thanks for sharing. As to the bathroom - do you have room to turn it into an outhouse?

    Tony

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    • Thanks for the responses, guys.

      I decided the best way to visualize without the toilet was to remove it and take a look see. I think I like it better. At this point I can leave it out or put it back.

      A couple of quick snapshots.





      These are angles I couldn't get before.

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      • Thought I'd step outside with some updated overview shots.








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        • While I was out in the sun basking under the Carolina blue skies this morning I took these shots using the natural lighting.






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          • What a nice scene, Terrell. Your exterior shots give us a good idea of how the final diorama will look. And the natural light inside the shop adds a lot of life to the scenes depicted there. Great work!!!

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            • Excellent work here Terrell! You have inspired me.. I didn't realize how many things in here were scratchbuilt.

              On the toilet. Better to make it an addition as the others have advised. The crew will be grateful to you, especially when Big George has to use it

              Arthur
              Arthur

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              • Re the men's room -- as the shop, etc appear to have been built before modern conveniences, an outhouse would definitely be in order. If you do a "modern" facility maybe one with a wall hung water tank owuld be more era appropriate. You could make it a lean to addition on the side of the building.

                Bill Uffelman

                Writing from Sir John Crapper's rainy homeland

                Usually Las Vegas NV

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                • Thanks for all the kind words and suggestions, guys!

                  Actually, I found this Monday morning. Hiding right under my nose for the past 3 months. The toilet is a separate building (as indicated by the arrow). Rather than build a separate toilet ( at least for now) I decided to build a small section house which includes the toilet, a bunk and maybe a small kitchenette type space.



                  So I'm on to phase 3 of the shops build. I have kept a slightly better photo documentation of the build. This section will tie into the track leading into the machine shop. Starting with the track spacing and house floor.



                  The rear and end walls and handcar/speeder shed.



                  Shed doors.


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                  • Terrell, it's nice to be able to follow this work from the very beginning. These shed doors are very nice.

                    I'm a bit surprised by the very large spacing you've chosen to use between the ties. I'm sure it will be nice when ballasted, but I am wondering if it won't give a very "backwoodsy" look to the line, while the facilities you're installing are relatively important.

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                    • Actually, I have had the "backwoodsy" look to the whole build in mind. I've spaced the ties about double the normal spacing thinking that nothing larger than a Porter or small 4 wheel diesel will ever ride the rails. Maybe this is a miscalculation on my part.

                      Any other thoughts from anyone? And yours is appreciated, Frederic.

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                      • Terrell,

                        Wow, another building, keep the pictures coming and good call on the out door plumbing option.

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                        Terrell

                        Engine Wiper

                        Posted - 10/26/2008 : 6:24:31 PM

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                        While I was out in the sun basking under the Carolina blue skies this morning I took these shots using the natural lighting.



                        I did not know you were in the Carolinas. I am in Charlotte.

                        PM me if you are anywhere close, There is another member and I who are talking about doing some modules.

                        Larry

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                        • Larry, unfortunately, I am about 3 hours northeast of you. Roughly 1/2 way between Greensboro and Raleigh. Just east of Burlington along the I-40/85 corridor. A little (but growing) town called Mebane.

                          But in the overall scheme of things, it's good to know there's someone this close.

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                          • Terrell

                            I think you are a little closer than you think. I drive to the Hockey games in Raleigh in 2 1/2 hours, but I do speed a little.

                            Larry

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                            • That could very well be, Larry. I haven't been to Charlotte since the early 90's. And with the new I-85 bypass around Greensboro I imagine there's a few miles and minutes shaved off. And I don't stick strictly to the speed limit either.

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                              • Terrell,

                                It's amazing how you come up with those scratchbuilds.. this definitely inspires me.. one question.. are the tools scratchbuilt as well??? If they are, I will fall down.

                                Arthur
                                Arthur

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