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  • #16
    Looking forward to your actual build Dave'..:looks like an interesting

    combination of unique Thomas Yorke structures'..



    • #17

      Thanks for asking. quoted from my first post:

      "I stumbled across a few photos of old Scale Model Miniatures (SMM) kits specifically, the Rubbles Station and Stone Station...The SMM kits are now marketed by DR Ben's Scale Consortium ("

      Other people mentioned other sources for the kits. I cannot say if those roof lines are identical. In some cases, I know the towers were not hollow. I can only speak of the refurbished SMM castings by DR BEN as having the details I've previously mentioned, Thanks for asking.
      Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.


      • #18
        David, Thanks for the clarification, should someone wish to do something similar one day.



        • #19
          In seeing your photoshopped version, might I suggest adding dormers or something to the roof? The roof line looks plain. Maybe even a chimney or two would help. I do like where your going. The idea of having tracks go between the buildings is a tempting idea, but I agree that it won't work. It would call for an arch I think, but I don't think that would look right either. Maybe an A-frame with some craftsman-style supports would add the character to the roof line that I'm speaking of.


          • #20
            Railrunner, thanks for the encouragement. I'd agree that is a very long, mundane roof line as pasted together. I could see a dormer on each building breaking up the space and adding some additional character.

            Got confirmation of shipment today

            Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.


            • #21
              Got my box today from Dr Ben's, with my two kits and spare parts. First I'll give Kudos to the fact that not only were the kits and parts cushioned within the bigger box, but each casting within the kits was carefully wrapped as well. I'm impressed with the care taking to make sure it all got to my door in one piece.

              Rich Bendever (Dr Ben) additionally sent some "oops" castings, one of which was a spare lower tower barrel. It has a door and two window openings. Looks like my tower just got a third floor with an observation deck.

              The end wall castings of both buildings apparently use a similar, but not quite the same mold, so matching heights and angles will need to be watched carefully, Seems like the stone depot was imbedded below the deck line, where as the Rubbles station sits on top of the decking. Should be simple to re-deck the whole structure evenly, and sand the stone depot to match the station wall height


              I'll post pics soon.

              Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.


              • #22
                I'm glad to hear that Rich sent some "extras". That's something that I find awesome about small manufacturers in the model railroad biz- they're willing to help wherever possible.


                • #23
                  As promised some pics of the Rubbles kit mingle project. I'll start with a pic of how well the kits were packed. I'm pleased that my investment was protected on it's 1:1 scale journey so that it arrived safely.

                  Now for it's transformation on the North Coast Railroad.

                  Hers the basic components before modding and mingling them together

                  You can see the bases were not quite the same size, nor are the buildings aligned on their respective bases.

                  Here's the first cut marking on the old stone depot base. I'm removing the stone work and intend to swing it around. It's too nice to bury.

                  After cutting it will reside where it's highly visible on the trackside of the station. You can see where I've also cut off the stone depot base (left base) so that it will not interfere with positioning of the two buildings to be in line. The tower must stay where it is, so the stone depot will be matched to it.

                  Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.


                  • #24
                    It's been a few days since I last posted. Progress has been slow, working overtime to pay for model railroad stuff, and the Superbowl has slowed me down. And some times I'm just too damn tired. to start anything when I get home.

                    A few years ago, I bought a box of Dental stone, As this is what I filled the platform gap with. With the extra mix, I filled a mold for stone castings. I'll need to carve stone lines into the back ramp area, and prime the whole thing. I'll post a few more pics soon.

                    Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.


                    • #25
                      Looking good, David.

                      I've never done a plaster building (all my brick/stonework has been carved in balsa foam). I must try one sometime.




                      • #26
                        David, A neat visualization of the kits to come up with your co-mingling plan. Looking good.


                        • #27

                          This is a neat project. Any progress is good and it does not have to be at the speed of light.


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


                          • #28
                            Here's few pics of the progress to date on THe Rubbles kit mingle.

                            I started with spraying Rustoleum grey primer after removing the flash and sanding the edges square. The first pics shows the stages of painting as it went along from primer. basic colors, and thinned white paint and black alcohol washes.

                            Second photo gives a little more of an overall shot of how the pieces look together.

                            Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.


                            • #29
                              Very nice.


                              • #30
                                Very nice, David.