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  • Structures for the Fn3 ND-and-AC Railroad

    Having strayed to the "darker, darker side" - Fn3 modeling - from my original On30 thread, I thought I would start this thread to log my progress on the structures I will be scratch building for my new adventure. For more pictures and an overview of my adventure into Fn3 modeling, please visit my website at www.scottrobertsonon30.com. There is a Gallery page dedicated to my Fn3 Adventure.

  • #2
    Hey Scott good to have you and your talent on the darker of the dark side modeling. I’ve been an Fn3er since 1991. May the force be with you.
    Frank

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    • #3
      My first and second structures are a miner's cabin to be located in the mine area, and an Assay office that will be a part of a upfront and personal street scene along the front of the layout. The cabin is balsa strips glued to foam core. I stained these with oil paints after they were glued to the foam core base. The cabin window is actually an O-sclae window where I cut out a few mullions. This worked well on this test model. The second building is an Assay office (sign to be completed). The building method involves gluing photo textures of weathered siding from the CG Textures site to 3/16" foam core board. This was an experiment to see how well this technique would translate in 1:20.3 scale. So far I like it! The windows and doors are scratch built from basswood. The tar paper roof is black construction paper. The corrugated roof is from the sleeves they use at coffee places. Knot holes in the shed are broken off pieces of tooth pick. The concrete sidewalk was created by peeling off a layer of paper on black foam core board. This was then painted with acrylic paints and weathering powders. I have detailed the interior with a simple counter and shelf unit. Interior walls and floor are photo textures. I placed those little round battery xmas flickering candles inside the removable roof to create some cheap lighting. This was a fun build and I am enjoying this new scale challenge! Scott






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      • #4
        Scott, I Like them !!

        Bob
        http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102

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

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        • #5
          Scott, I need to buy coffee where you buy coffee.

          Or I guess I should look more closely at my sleeves.

          Great work, as always.

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          • #6
            Hey Frank, perhaps you can help me. I am considering building a mine shaft head frame similar to the one you all did on the Sundance Central. However, I can not find any pictures or drawings of how that drag bucket reaches the top, then tips to dump. Do you have any pictures or plans of that structure I might use as an example to understand the mechanics involved? Thanks, in advance.

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            • #7
              If Frank doesn't have the information handy I have it in my library.

              Somewhere..........

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              • #8
                Scott, follow this link and begin around page 242:

                https://books.google.com/books?id=5P...20dump&f=false

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                • #9
                  Thanks, i will take a look.

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                  • #10
                    Your buildings look gret Scott.

                    Mark
                    W,L,&E

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                    • #11
                      Nicely done Scott. It will be a pleasure watching you create additional models.
                      -- KP --

                      Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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                      • #12
                        Scott, this link shows a simple line drawing of an ore skip showing how it would unload.

                        I don't know what the photo was you originally saw so I can't comment about it's operation.

                        https://etc.usf.edu/clipart/77500/77..._incl_skip.htm

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                        • #13
                          Scott, we used a different method than the one described in Darryl's first link. Ours is like the second one.

                          A couple of us meet on Wednesday to work on the layout and I'll take some pictures so you can get a good idea of how ours works.
                          Frank

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                          • #14
                            Scott,

                            Like your work!

                            Looking forward to more.

                            Dave
                            Dave

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                            • #15
                              Thanks Frank!

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