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  • #76
    Karl I don't know what to say, just incredible detail!

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    • #77
      "Patient of a saint" says it all, not to mention creativity. Looking forward to the progress. Lots to learn here!

      Alex
      http://narrowgaugeshops.wordpress.com/

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      • #78
        Thanks, Peter, Mike and Alex, I appreciate reading your (and everyone elses) posts, thanks for taking the time.

        Karl.A

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        • #79
          Made some more progress on the attic section this morning , now that I am 'in the zone' I have to go to work (I'm already an hour late and the boss is a pain..... )

          Alot of it is just propped up for the pics so I know alot of it isnt lined up right (yet). Also there are a few more 'connecting' roof supports to add in between the two roofs but these will need to be cut-to-fit when everything is glued together.

          Also handrails and such will be added.... but, enough typing, some pics.

          Studwork and trusses complete....



          The attic flooring is glued to the rafter section, which as yet is not glued to the rest of the main roof.



          The walkway flooring is just laying across the trusses and the attic walls and trusses are just very lightly 'tacked' together.



          The reason I spent the time 'tacking' and positioning this section was to be able to better visualise the next steps I need to take in construction, thats one of the problems with 'building-as-you-go' with no plans or definate series of events, just an idea. Sometimes I couldnt 'see the roof for the rafters'..... things are clearing up nicely now though.





          Karl.A

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          • #80
            Pure poetry!
            Troels Kirk

            Näsum, Sweden

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            • #81
              Thank you for your kind words Troels.

              Everything glued in place......

              I glued the floored rafters to the rear trusses, then added the small bracing along the walkway.



              Next I clad the walls and glued them together, then glued the walls to the floor. (I still need to add the corner trim)



              Next up will be the handrails along the walkway to prevent any LP from falling off.... ...



              I wasnt sure if the nail holes will be visible when it's complete, and alot will be hidden by details, but, I figured I may as well add them now while I had the chance just incase.



              After the handrails are made/installed will be the attic trusses, but, first the grass needs to be cut, badly.

              Karl.A

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              • #82
                It is more and more impressive, Karl. I've seldom seen such a detailed work in model carpentry.

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                • #83
                  Thank you Frederic, I really value your appreciation,

                  I truely enjoy this type of 'building method' ever since I started reading my first SWSM manual several years ago ... learning how to build Board-on-Board, scratchbuilding windows, adding one level of detail over another, and then another, so many transferable and adaptable techniques that I constantly use in my scratchbuilding attempts.

                  With each 'real' scratchbuild I do I try to go at least one step further each time and find a new challenge to overcome. This one is providing several challenges and I am enjoing them all (mostly).

                  Thank you for your very kind remarks, and of course, as always, if there is anything that can be improved, any sugestions or if something just 'looks wrong' please post your ideas/input.

                  Thanks again

                  Karl.A

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                    • #85
                      Karl

                      B&B and frames looks fantastic. It's so easy to see you made the right decision from the beginning to re-do Gillespie's.

                      Peter

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                      • #86
                        Karl, looking really good. I hope you have been collecting castings for the interior, you'll need them to match the rest of the build.

                        Mark
                        W,L,&E

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                        • #87
                          Coming together nicely Karl.
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                          • #88
                            Karl continued great work. I feel that there is an opportunity for a controversy here. Using a twist of the old nail-hole chestnut, should nail holes be visible on interior framing?

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                            • #89
                              Karl, there is much one can learn from your work. I applaud you your creative and craftsman approach to modeling.

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                              • #90
                                Well, as a life long Gillespie, I approve of your work Karl. [}] Keep the photos and descriptions flowing ole chap!

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