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  • #46
    Congratulations Ray: Beautiful article'..Nice on line magazine'..


    Ted

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    • #47
      Thanks, Ted!

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      • #48
        Ray, A really nice article, I left my comments on the magazine comments page. Outstanding job. :up: :up:

        Bob
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        http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837

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        • #49
          Good going, Ray!

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          • #50
            Thanks, Bob and Bill!

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            • #51
              I'll echo Ted's comment. You amaze me! I love the approach you took with the stone walls. I always enjoy seeing the approaches you take with various projects and look forward to seeing you do this depot, which I'm sure will be outstanding.
              Mark

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              • #52
                Congrats Ray,

                great article..

                Ty

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                • #53
                  Thanks!
                  ..........

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                  • #54
                    I got sidetracked a bit into another project:

                    Recently I needed to build a small wooden shack using Sintra PVC foam board, to be featured in an article I'm writing for Garden Railways. At the time I didn't know where it would fit into the layout. Eventually I decided to put it in the town of Grandt Cliff. Until now the only other structure I'd created for that site was a miner's cabin. This will be an old shack which has been converted into a sandwich shop, called Serenity's Sandwich Shack.

                    The town site is at the base of Grandt Cliff, and was undeveloped. To prepare the site, I had to chisel out some of the rocks and mortar near the base of the cliff. I built up a foundation for the shack, starting with a section of miniature stone wall made of real rock and mortar. I also used some small slabs leftover from a previous project:




                    Strips of foam core art board were hot-glued in place to make a form, for extending the foundation:




                    Mortar was poured into the form, then shaped and leveled. The cavity in the foundation is to hold wiring for the building lights. A brass tube acts as a conduit. Another tube provides drainage:




                    Eventually there will be two or three other buildings at this site, including a RR depot. So after pouring the foundation, I also began pouring part of the slab for the platform of the future depot:




                    I added a small slab to one side of the shack's foundation. This will be part of steps leading to the shack:




                    Here's a shot of the unfinished shack, temporarily in place on the foundation:




                    A similar shot, with the more work done on the porch. The porch and shack are built as two separate pieces to facilitate painting. They won't be glued together until after both structures have been painted:




                    And here's a shot of the entire town site, located below the Cliffside Mine:




                    Enjoy!

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                    • #55
                      Ray, Again, a wonderful start. I look forward to seeing it progress into a show-stopper. :up: :up:

                      Bob
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                      http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837

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                      • #56
                        Nice building, Ray, but I'll bet the miner in the other shack is feeling crowded

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                        • #57
                          Thanks, Bob and Bill!

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                          • #58
                            Your work is amazing Ray! :up:

                            And congrats on your article. Well done!

                            On a side note, thank you for your "Modelers Resource" page...

                            I'm using your "steel drums" reference photos for my own current project. [:-graduate]
                            Carl

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                            • #59
                              Well, I was going to try to hold off posting more pics of this until it was finished, but I'm so tickled with the way it's turning out, I couldn't resist. This has been a really fun build!

                              I've finished painting it, including many hand-painted signs. Still have to add the corrugated metal to the main roof. Also need to add some light fixtures and other exterior details, and glue the porch to the building. Also need to finish the surrounding landscape, and the stairs/path leading up to the building on either side. Eventually I'll build and detail the interior too. Here's how it looks so far:













                              Enjoy!

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                              • #60
                                Ray, outstanding build. The signs are killer..I love the EAT', on the foundation...Makes it get the top rating of 5 stars'...[:-star][:-star][:-star][:-star][:-star]


                                Ted

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