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  • AMB LaserKit__#709 HO Yard Office

    This 2-story yard office with outside stairway follows a standard B&M design used at Salem, MA and a number of other locations. With a little modification, it will fit West Lynn on my B&M Eastern Route. Mieke started it as her first solo kit.
    James


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    The box and its contents after initial staining & painting. For a change, I decided this should have pre-WWII gray/green paint.



    Windows are assembled from two self-stick sashes and two laser-cut glazing pieces. The casing and sill are installed on the building side and the window is inserted into the opening.
    James

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    • #3
      I used that same kit for my yard office, James. it made up into an nice model.
      Bruce

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      • #4
        James,

        I have some of these in various stages of completion, including one that I did as a display model several years ago. They're a fast build and as Bruce mentioned, build into a nice model.

        One suggestion would be to reinforce the adhesive with some white or yellow glue-- parts of one of mine have started to lift after several years.

        Pete

        in Michigan

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        • #5
          I'm glad to hear good things about this kit. It's available in S scale and is on my list of kits to get first.

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          • #6
            Nice company and great sized kit for home layouts. Good choice James!

            How's the progress going with this structure?


            Louis L&R Western Railroad
            Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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            • #7
              My experience with AMB is absolutely positive. The parts come off of the frets fairly easily and really do fit perfectly. There should be no trouble building them at all. It looks like progress is moving along very well.

              Regards, Vic B.

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              • #8
                Thanks for the comments. There have been a couple of minor glitches. First, Mieke found the directions unclear about how to orient the rafter tails, and put them all on backwards. But it only took her about 15 min. to pop them loose and reattach - much quicker than the original assembly:



                Then she found the tabs on the shed/coal bin addition too big to fit the slots in the wall. Some joints undid themselves when she pushed, so the slots got enlarged with a knife and the joints are drying a second time:



                We'd thought to rearrange the walls so the downstairs 'freight agent' and the upstairs 'yardmaster' would each face their respective domains, but she would have had to completely replace the kit's stairs. So it's done per the instructions.
                James

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                • #9
                  Sounds like a good "Learning Experience," and one that will have a very positive result.

                  Forge on!

                  Pete

                  in Michigan

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                  • #10
                    Mieke worked on it this afternoon and evening:



                    Here the roof is finished but not yet painted. She used Tru-Color Weathered Black and found it left too shiny a finish. A coat of Scalecoat Clear Flat fixed that.

                    The chimney is a decent pewter casting with a molded flue opening, but she drilled it deeper to make a more convincing shadow. Acrylic craft paint didn't stick to it very well. The second try used ancient Floquil Boxcar Red from a can and worked much better.
                    James

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                    • #11
                      Looks good to me! Congratulations!

                      Is she "hooked" yet?

                      Pete

                      in Michigan

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                      • #12
                        Very nicely done. Always good to see a new hobbyist complete a first model!

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                        • #13
                          Mieke,

                          Great work !

                          Tom

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for all the nice words. I finally caved, and now have my own account here. Will try to post pictures as things progress.

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                            • #15
                              Welcome to the Forums! You have a great mentor there!

                              Pete

                              in Michigan

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