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  • #16
    Another test fit. This one includes the foundations and some weathering on the siding paint.



    dave
    Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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    • #17
      Looking good, Dave. Keep going!

      Pete

      in Michigan

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      • #18
        Dave,

        Finally settled on a shed. It looks like it will be a good one. Nice job so far!

        I'll be following.

        Scott

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        • #19
          I hope I caught a relatively minimal/simple structure. I think the proportions look good, and it doesn't "crowd" the buildings on the backdrop. Some fencing between the rail facilities and the backdrop structures should help provide a bit of separation. (The backdrop buildings should open onto a road, rather than right against the RR facilities.)

          dave
          Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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          • #20
            The clapboard (basswood) walls developed a slight curl. The semi-scale framing wasn't enough to pull out/keep the walls straight. So here's what I did, using some 1/4" angle that I got at a train show years ago. I added a spacer to provide the full 1/4" glue surface on the wall where there was previously a scale 8x8 corner post.



            Then I carefully glued the angle to that, making sure it was flush with the end (which butt up against the end walls.) I used some blocks of wood to help the clamps in the center of the angle. For this I used Titebond III wood glue.



            Once painted, the corner angles aren't all that obvious.



            And they provide a lot of glue surface to help when I glue the end walls (which also get a slight curve to them).

            dave
            Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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            • #21
              Dave,

              On bottom of p. 1, I see something like a cobblestone area around the turntable. Might I ask what did you use for that surface area?

              On your choice of engine house, looks great!

              Rich

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              • #22
                Looking good, Dave. I like the proportions.

                Mike
                _________________________________________________

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

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                • #23
                  quote:


                  Originally posted by Pennman


                  Dave,

                  On bottom of p. 1, I see something like a cobblestone area around the turntable. Might I ask what did you use for that surface area?

                  On your choice of engine house, looks great!

                  Rich


                  That's just the rough surface of homasote :-)

                  dave
                  Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                  • #24
                    Dave,

                    Nice save!

                    Scott

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                    • #25
                      Well.... The doors are hung and they look pretty good.

                      But the door opening is about 6 scale inches too short, so I'll have to add about 1 scale foot to the foundation. Not a big deal...



                      dave
                      Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                      • #26
                        That’s really nice looking, Dave.

                        A lot of structures back then had a trim piece at the bottom of the walls, including an enginehouse I built following a PRR prototype. Here’s another example.



                        Trim like that should raise the building sufficiently and would look good.

                        Mike
                        _________________________________________________

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

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                        • #27
                          I agree with Mike all the way down the line.

                          Pete

                          in Michigan

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                          • #28
                            That would work, but I've already glued the foundation strips to the wall segments :-( I'll glue another piece of wood underneath and paint it to match the stone. When the terrain is worked up to the base, it won't be noticeable.

                            dave
                            Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                            • #29
                              Dave,

                              Looks like you’ll have to raise the ground level in the area around the turntable. That would actually improve overall appearance. You don’t want too much relief in places like yards and engine terminals.

                              Mike
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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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                              • #30
                                You can see the tall smokestack is too tall to fit in the doorway.



                                dave
                                Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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