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  • #31
    That's better



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

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    • #32
      Dave,

      You can just cut the trim so the engines can fit in, like CNE did for their West Winsted round house. The round house was built in the 1870s, and the later bigger engines didn't fit.

      Scott


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      • #33
        I got the roof framed, and then styrene removable roof. The framing on the roof includes the hole for the smokestack, and the roof itself will slide over the smokestack and the outside walls.



        With the doors open, you can't tell that they're really not long enough :-) But the loco itself fits appropriately.



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

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        • #34
          Looks good Dave. Will really be a nice scene when finished.

          I don't think anyone will notice the doors, once all the scenery is built up around the shed & tracks.
          Regards Rob

          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

          My current build.

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

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          • #35
            Dave,

            The house looks great! I love the color, my favorite.

            Scott

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            • #36
              Shingles and smokestack. Roof is still removable, I'll add lighting. Plus both roof and walls, particularly the front, need weathering. The ground is done, I filled in with ballast and then a layer of fine dirt, and then applied Deluxe Materials liquid ballast cement. That works great for this kind of application.



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

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              • #37
                That is a nice picture, Dave. The engine house looks very good.
                Bruce

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                • #38
                  This is coming along nicely, Dave! Keep going!

                  Pete

                  in Michigan

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                  • #39
                    Very railroady, Dave. One of your best.
                    _________________________________________________

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

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                    • #40
                      Well done, Dave.

                      George
                      The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                      • #41
                        Work-in-progress, "planting" the switcher shed. If the Sculptamold is dry/cured, I'll paint and apply some dirt.



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

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                        • #42
                          Nice looking Dave.

                          Is that turn table a kit or scratch built? Looks great.

                          Bernd
                          New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                          • #43
                            Turntable is from Kitwood Hills. It's a great model, it goes together well and has a good power transmission mechanism. The problem is that Simon does these in 'batches' and you have to get an order in when he has this particular model available. (http://www.kitwoodhillsmodels.com )

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

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                            • #44
                              For those looking, the actual URL is http://www.kitwoodhillmodels.com

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                              • #45
                                Dave,

                                Do you have to water? And what type of soil do you use?

                                Scott

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