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  • Excellent reconstruction Ray!! I can see that you use a lot of thought before actually getting into the work. In your case, it appears that it definately paid off for you.

    Rich

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    • Ray,

      Always a pleasure to see your building art!

      Very impressive!
      Dave

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      • Ray, the structures look amazing. Nice work and attention to detail. ~mike

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        • Excellent and exciting to see how nice you’ve made the renewal of the store look.
          Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

          Cedar Swamp
          SW of Manistique, MI

          AVATAR Image stolen from Model Train Stuff advertisement in my e-mail

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          • When I finished the exterior of the building back in 2014, I also made the removable box that will contain the interior details. The walls, floor, and ceiling were also finished, so all that remains is to add the interior details and lights:





            I'm taking a couple shortcuts on this project that will make things easier for me. First of all, I found some inexpensive 1/24th scale tool and hardware sets online. These should work well to represent brand new hardware, with minimal work needed to make them presentable:




            Secondly, I decided to make enclosed displays for the two windows. This means the only view into the interior will be through the glass on the doors, so I won't need to put as much effort into detailing the interior.

            I built the display enclosures out of 3mm Sintra PVC board:




            Test-fitting the enclosures in the room interior:





            That's all for now, more later.

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            • Ray,

              The removable interior sure paid off! Thanks for the hardware tip.
              Dave

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              • quote:


                Originally posted by Guff


                Ray,

                The removable interior sure paid off! Thanks for the hardware tip.


                Yeah, I build all my structures with removable interiors these days. It makes detailing the interior, or doing maintenance/repairs, a lot easier.

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                • Outstanding and excellent work as usual from you Ray'..Very nice. The drug store lighting is terrific'...


                  Ted

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                  • looks good Ray. I like the wood finish on the back wall.

                    And good pick up on those cheap toys, for the display. Should look excellent.

                    If they had "for model railroads" written on them, they would cost three times as much.
                    Regards Rob

                    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                    My current build.

                    https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                    • I'm back, at last!

                      When I started on the interior for this building, I thought that using "store-bought" tools to make window displays would save me a lot of time creating interior details. As it turned out, enough of the interior is visible through the doors that I still had to create a lot of details for the interior.

                      I ended up getting bogged down, and set the project aside while I worked on other things. Anyway, I finally have some progress to show...

                      I made a row of bins for nails and screws, with space above it to display other products. Only one end is detailed because the other end will not be visible:




                      I built another rack full of various pipes:




                      The store's interior is built in a box that slides into the main structure. I cut an opening the rear wall and turned it into a false doorway to another room, using a photo. I also began adding details to the rear wall:




                      Here's a look at the interior as it nears completion:






                      The last item I made for the interior is a cash register. I used some Lego pieces to form the basic shape, then added various bits of styrene to make it look like an old-fashioned cash register with a wooden case:








                      Here's how the building looks with the interior installed and lighted:








                      The only thing left to do is make some exterior light fixtures, mount them, and complete the wiring.


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                      • Nice!!!
                        Dave

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                        • I like it...... a lot!!

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                          • Looks great Ray!
                            Philip

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                            • Wow. That's fantastic.
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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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                              • Really nice work as always Ray. Amazing level of detail.
                                Nice that you've come back to the Forum again.
                                Regards Rob

                                Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                                My current build.

                                https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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