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  • darrylhuffman
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    James,

    Happy to hear you like the free video clinic.

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  • jamesbkenny
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    Have just started watching your video Darryl. That is a superb tutorial on a structure that surely every model railroader would want.

    Not only a brilliant explanation of how to weather wood for structures but also very useful for me on how the pieces of wood go together to make a wooden structure.

    I am blown away.

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  • jamesbkenny
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    Dave, Yes I agree. Not stopped me getting to anything critical like Pensions but still quite annoying.

    Thanks Darryl. I will look at that straightaway.

    Craig. I am not sure what is happening there, when I go to the registration form to sign up I still see the captcha problem at the bottom of the form so it won't let me register.

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  • Craig_H
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    I had No problem at all with his Forum I was just on it..... So I don't know what's going on at your end???

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  • darrylhuffman
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    James,

    I would recommend going on EBay or Amazon and finding a book on building homes.

    Many can be found for just a few dollars.

    As far as the sizes of wood goes, scale 2 by 4s or 2 by 6s will cost quite a bit more than just using 1/8 by 1/16 for the studs.

    The planks can be easily cut by buying a sheet of 1/32nd bassword and slicing your own planks with an Xacto knife.

    I have posted a video on Youtube that is all about how to scratchbuild an O scale building board by board.

    Total run time is over 7 hours.

    You can find part one of four here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7YcBM_ZeP8&t=2846s

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  • deemery
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    It -really pisses me off- that websites use that Google recaptcha crap, which makes use of their website subject to Google tracking. Plus, of course, you're just training Google's AI. I had a long fight with my retirement company (TIAA) about this, and I gave serious thought to moving my retirement accounts to a different provider. That got at least my local representative's attention.

    dave

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  • jamesbkenny
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    Thanks Craig.

    I emailed Brett and he is setting me up without my needing to use the normal form which is broken due to google forcing him to upgrade his reCaptcha and then finding that his web site is incompatible with it! Good 'ol Google!

    I wanted to join so that I could post questions about how the O'neills Fabrication model in the Gallery had been done.

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  • Craig_H
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    Were you able to sign up on the Sierra west forum?........ You can look around you don't have to join but if you want to ask questions or post something you will have to come up with a name and password

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  • rlundy
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    The rosewood was purchased at Lee Valley Tools. They no longer carry it. Came in a tube of about 300 pieces 18" L X 1/4" wide X 1/32" for $20. Looks just like red cedar when you make a building out of it. Any wood that size will work for O scale clap boards. The studs are all basswood as are the windows and trim.

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  • jamesbkenny
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    Thanks Bob. I will have a look at that. Not a structure I was particularly looking for but it does have nice proportions.

    Ron. That looks like an epic piece of modelling. Very neat work. I haven't heard of Rosewood for modelling with. I will study it with interest.

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  • rlundy
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    I started a thread on building a wooden structure. I never finished it, but the thread may be some help to you. I used 1/4 x 1/32 rosewood strips for mine.

    http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=41764

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  • railman28
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    James, you might try this one;

    http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=52790

    He's building a kit but he gives you enough information to scratch build it (like I'm going to).

    Bob

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  • jamesbkenny
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    Wow. I don't fancy having to follow that!

    Excellent work.

    Thanks again Michael.

    These forums are truly amazing. So much help from so many really friendly people.

    And this has been my first question. I only joined today!!

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  • Michael_Hohn
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    You’re not the first to scratchbuild this kit, and I’m sure you won’t be the last:

    http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic...rms=O%27Neills

    It’s a great place to start.

    Mike

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  • jamesbkenny
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    Thanks Michael. That is very helpful.

    Right! I am off to HandLaidTrack.com to get me some lumber.

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