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  • Hey Karl

    I've been busy with the RR camp so this is my first look at this beauty. You really have it going on my friend, I will have to go back and read this whole thread. By the way my Tool shed just came today.

    Kevin

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    • Thanks for the kind words Tim, much appreciated.

      I tried to get the roof beam long enough to clear the upper deck, but, not so long as it would need extra support, because there really is no where to add it, astetically, for me anyway. I think (hope) I hit a happy medium.

      Thanks Kevin, your RRC turned out beautifully, I cant wait to see what you do in O Scale, especially with one of Brett's, its sure to be amazing, thanks also for the input.

      Karl.A

      1:1 'stuff' is hindering my time at 'the bench' right now but hopefully more progress in a day or ......four.

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      • A short time ago Walt at Rusty Stumps asked me to try out a new product for him. What better place than on one(or two) of the 'Gillespies' structures....

        These are real cedar O scale laser cut shingles, I really like how this product came out, more details will follow.



        The shingle sheets are a little fragile as they are made from cedar and a scale thickness, after one mishap with the wirebrush it was apparent I would need to 'grain' them after application. They took the colouring well and gave me a look I am very happy with for this structure. (this is only the 'mock-up' of the office addition to the main structure.)

        Now that 1:1 'work' has calmed down a little I am looking forward to using these on the actual structure and getting back to some real work at the modelling bench.





        Hopefully more progress over the weekend....

        Karl.A

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        • WOW Karl, thoe shingles look great.

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          • Karl

            Shingles look fantastic. Hope they are also available in HO.

            Peter

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            • Great looking shingles Karl, will have to check Walt's catalog for these ones.

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              • Great looking shingles Karl and I also hope that Walt does these in HO.
                <img src="http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/bbags/20076794158_b3b.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br>John Bagley<br /><br>Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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                • Karl,

                  Since I normally build in HO scale I seldom read about builds in larger scales, up to now that is. What a mistake that has been, far to parochial and narrow a view on my part. I'm tuned in now and will go back to find some of your other builds archived on the forum as well as builds by other large scale modelers. This is some great building on your part. The nice thing about the larger scales is that all the extra effort you put into the model is visible in the final product. So now I am subscribed to this topic and will try to remember to read about other large scale builds as they come on line. Thanks for all the photos you include as you move from step to step. They are extremely helpful and quite well done.

                  Later, Dave S. Tucson, AZ

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                  • Sorry fellas, this material is way too thick for HO scale. It will only be available in O and 1:32 (military model) scales. It's .022" thick which would be 2" thick in HO. Even at 1" thick in O scale it's a bit on the thick side, but that's as thin as I could come by in real Cedar sheets.

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                    • Walt

                      Just wishing.

                      Peter

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                      • Thank you all for the kind responses, very appreciated, it's good to get back to the 'bench' again.

                        Although the second shot looks fairly monotone grey there really is quite a bit more colour variance which shows better in person.

                        Here is a quick shot about halfway through, before the graining was added, drybrushing and being attached to the mockup walls. This looks a little harsh now but it was greyed down slightly and blended a little after this but the variation shows up well in this shot I think.



                        I am looking forward to trying out some other 'finishing' methods on this great product for more effects and will definately be ordering some more for future projects.

                        Thanks for the very kind words Dave, to help you out on the search, all of my builds appear in the 'scratchbuilding' forum except for the one prior to this, which I humbly think is my best work so far..

                        http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...0&whichpage=14

                        All the threads were started by me except this one http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=15954 which I joined around page 4 I think. Hope this helps.

                        Nice to read your eyes have been opened, but, be carefull you may get the 'taste' for it....

                        Karl.A

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                        • Karl,

                          Thanks for the links to some of your O-Scale work. In reading through a few of the threads it looks like you began thinking about the switch to O-Scale in February of 2007. But in a later post in about May of 2007 you were still vacillating a bit between an HO Scale and O-Scale layout. Looks like you have decided to go the O-Scale route for your new layout from your scratch built Shelby's and Sierra West shed builds. Or are you still undecided? One thing I can see is that you definitely like scratchbuilding stick by stick structures and adding the maximum amount of detail that is practical in a structure. Also looks like you have a few weathering and paint peeling techniques mastered. Your current scratch built version of the Gillespie's Millwork & Supply Company is like a post graduate work project.

                          Later, Dave S. Tucson, AZ

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                          • Thanks for the kind words again Dave, yes I have decided that I prefer, and will predominantly model in O scale, especially for the detail level, however along with the O scale builds I have also worked on a few small HO projects in the past 12 months...

                            Tobaconists - http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...9&whichpage=11

                            Still - http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=25479

                            Pine Ridge 3 - http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=25273

                            You are also correct that since I learned building Board-by-Board with Shelby's that is definately my prefered construction technique and Bretts detail level in the kits is incredible.

                            Away from kits I like the challenge of scratchbuilding/creating as much as posible myself, down to the NBW's, rail spikes, fire escapes or in this build the wiring, and more to come.

                            Regards

                            Karl.A

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                            • Karl, that's a beautiful job on the shingles.... probably the most realistic shingles I've seen on a model! :up: :up:

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                              • The shingle colours in the last pic you posted are really nice, Karl. There's really some variation and yet everything blends together perfectly.

                                You've really done an impressive building job on every aspect of this project.

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