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  • #31
    Your craftsmanship is amazing Karl.

    The way you going about it is also my favourite way to build.

    What size planking and battons are you using to cover the frame?

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    • #32
      Thanks for the very kind words Wesley.

      (supposedly)The siding is 1x12's and the battons are 1x2's, although as I cut my own stripwood and these pieces have now been used twice there is a little variation, hence the 'fudging' you can see, but hey that adds character, right?

      Not much progress the last couple of days due to 1:1 stuff the highlight of which was a visit to see Cliff and the incredible MA&G last night for the first time.

      Lisa and I had a great time meeting and talking to Cliff and a friend in the layout room, I'll admit it was sometimes hard to concentrate on what was being said to me as I wandered around such an inspirational creation. And yes the NOUPT is unbelievable in person no photo will ever do it justice. Cliff is a great guy with a great passion and an even greater talent.

      Finished out a couple more walls, nothing too exciting but here's a couple of pic's.





      Thanks for reading.

      Karl.A

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      • #33
        This is a scan of the original foamcore wall (before its bath)

        As you can see I built it originally ensuring the board 'n' battons lined up on the top and bottom portions of the wall.



        The studded walls are much more accurate than the original foamcore and some fudging was required as mentioned in the previous post. This is why the battons no longer align exactly but I dont think it detracts too much from the overall appearance, hopefully not anyway.

        Karl.A

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        • #34
          You right Karl. It adds alot of great Character.

          Looking really great. Keep it up. Eager to see more as you go along.

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          • #35
            I'd say that the new walls are quite good, Karl, and some irregularity adds personnality there. That being said, I think I preferred the gray tone of the older ones to the brown new ones. This is not a criticism, just a matter of personnal taste and I know you'll read it this way, Karl. In particular, let me add that this gray was very well done (no that the brown has anything wrong).

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            • #36
              Karl.It just adds to the overall' flavor and ambiance of Gillespie's.

              Peter

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              • #37
                Karl, that is quit a remake, your framing is going to give you a building worth taking the roof off it to show the insides. Keep up the excellent work.

                Mark
                W,L,&E

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                • #38
                  Thanks Wesley, Frederic, Peter and Mark. I appreciate the replies.

                  Frederic, the walls are actually still the same colour, the 'new' pictures havent been 'colour corrected' or white balanced in any way they are just straight from the camera taken under my 'bad' lighting.

                  I too prefer the greyer look of the innitial scan. The actual walls are somewhere between the two colours you see on the screen. I will however be trying to get them to look like the grey wall which you (and I) prefer the look of.

                  Many thanks for your valued comments and input as always.

                  Karl.A

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                  • #39
                    I finished re-cladding the four main walls and re-installing the windows. I havent decided which doors will be open or closed yet so they arent all in place.





                    I then propped on the 'old' roof and attic storage area, (both of which will be rebuilt with rafter and stud details respectively).



                    Liking the way it looked so far I also placed the old 'powerhouse' and pully assemblies, (again both of which will be rebuilt).





                    So there we have it so far ... three pages of a thread and about ten hours work and yet it looks just like when I started....

                    but, now I can do what I wanted to do with it .........

                    Thanks for reading,

                    Karl.A

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                    • #40
                      Karl

                      SWEET! As the saying goes; it's what's in the inside that counts.

                      Peter

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                      • #41
                        Karl,

                        Interesting concept to soak the wall in water in order to rebuild. Like peter I would have just started over thinking that soaking the wood in water would be a path of destruction for the wood. Now I have a new method to ponder when I need to rebuild something.

                        The stud walls and siding came out great. Maybe it's just me but the walls look better the second time around, looking forward to the next update.
                        Ron Newby

                        General Manager

                        Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                        http://cvry.ca

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                        • #42
                          You've done a wonderful job of framing and cladding the walls, Karl! Now I'm looking forward to seeing the new roof and attic area. I'm guessing you'll be building trusses for the roof - will they be attached to the roof panels or to the structure frame instead? (One of my chief regrets with my machine shop is that I attached the trusses to the building frame instead of the roof panels. It makes photographing the interior details from above really difficult when the roof is removed.)

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                          • #43
                            It has come out great Karl.

                            I hope Lisa is doing well with her stomach acidity problem!!! Looks like the meds jars make useful wall braces!

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                            • #44
                              It's a good looking building. Like Mike, I'm looking forward to see how you attach the roof to the building. It certainly would be better if you had a good open space when you remove the roof to display and/or shoot the inside of the building. And I must say that I don't say no to borrowing an idea for the day when I finally decide to finish my Doan Valley garage. In particular, any creative concept allowing to have the roof AND lighting both removable would be something interesting.

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                              • #45
                                Karl, you got that back together pretty quickly. Good job. In your last picture is the front wall glued in yet? Looks like its leaning backwards a bit.

                                Like the others I'm interested to see what comes next.
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