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  • Thank you for your reply, Dave.

    I shall now try to keep quiet and be a good boy and avoid drifting Mike's thread.



    Andre

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    • Mike, nice view of the lumber yard. Another way to make lumber stacks that John Nehrich came up with is to get Evergreen 0.02" thick freight car scribed siding in a couple different widths for the planks.

      Cut pieces the length and width of the stacks you want, then on the ends of the stacks cut away slight, but different small amounts off the individual plank ends to give the pile a hand stacked look.

      Glue up the height you want for a stack, lightly sand the outer surfaces and paint with flat acrylic craft paints to match the wood(s) of your choice.You can make a lot of stacks from a sheet.

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      • Thank you, Bill. Also, I appreciate the suggestion; it makes a lot of sense and gives me another option.

        Mike
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        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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        • I'm taking a break from my challenge project to build a B&O telegraph office, one of several laser kits offered by the NMRA division I am in; sales will go for a regional convention next year. I was asked to do a clinic showing how I built it at a mini-convention our division hosts in April.

          I decided my telegraph office will become a very small country depot. I started it several weeks ago, but now that I have an intended purpose for the structure I thought I would post a few images of my progress.

          Here are the parts laid out:



          The core assembled; window sashes painted and "glass" glued in place before assembly:



          The interior has a desk in the bay and counters to separate the office from the public area.



          More later.

          Mike
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          Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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          • Cool! A build thread from the ground up!

            I may have read over it/missed it, whatever, but... is this a kit or did you design/laser cut it yourself?

            Andre

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            • nice adaptation, nice start. How did the B&O ;use a telegraph office that wasn't also a station?

              Bob
              It's only make-believe

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              • quote:


                Originally posted by OK Hogger



                I may have read over it/missed it, whatever, but... is this a kit or did you design/laser cut it yourself?


                Andre,
                This is a kit. I was given one to do the clinic.

                Thank you for following along.

                Mike
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                • quote:


                  Originally posted by railman28


                  nice adaptation, nice start. How did the B&O ;use a telegraph office that wasn't also a station?

                  Bob


                  Bob,
                  Thank you.

                  I asked somebody what the function of a telegraph office was and he said that long-distance messages had to be repeated. I can’t figure the purpose of the bay window if not for carrying out other functions such as a train order station, flag stop etc.

                  Mike
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                  Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                  • In areas I know,'telegraph offices' were usually in yards or other RR operating facilities that didn't have a station conveniently located. Being a 'station' usually had implications about timetables and public access that weren't appropriate for non-mainline, freight-only trackage. But the typical freight yard or support facility for a major shipper sent and received a lot of telegraph traffic.
                    James

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                    • James,

                      Thank you for the information. It makes sense. Here’s a link describing one:

                      http://www.columbusrailroads.com/new...and+Avenue.htm

                      Mike
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                      Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                      • Yhat was very interesting. Thanks.
                        It's only make-believe

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                        • One thing I like about this kit is the opportunity to apply several trim colors, prototypical for my period. Backing up a little, I show here the components that make up one wall: the core, siding layer, and trim layer. Window sashes were typically painted a dark color such as black or red, and the body and trim were contrasting colors.



                          The walls have been glued to the core:



                          Trim added:



                          Next, the roof.

                          Mike

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                          Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                              Pete

                              in Michigan

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