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  • Maine version of Atchafalaya Boathouse

    As part of this years Group Challenge, I'm going to scratchbuild a version of the Atchafalaya boathouse, built by Geoff Nott, that resides on the well known Muskrat Ramble layout.

    It will be in O scale and will be the main part of diorama, I intend for the next Australian Narrow Gauge convention, postponed to 2022.

    So the build isn't lost in the challenge thread, I will also document it here.
    Regards Rob

    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

    My current build.

    https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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    So here's some pics I took when it was first displayed in Sydney in 2009.

    But mine will have a slightly more New England feel. Window shutters, doors on the openings, a rooftop water tank, lots of signage and higher out of the water.






    Regards Rob

    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

    My current build.

    https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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    • #3
      I look forward to watching this build. a great subject.

      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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      • #4
        Me too!
        ..........
        Carl

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        • #5
          While it will be hard to improve on such a superb structure that is what a challenge is all about!

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          • #6
            Rob, this is going to one fine build. The conversion to Maine will certainly be an interesting one. I’m looking forward to the process. If you need any measurements or additional photos just let me know I’m just minutes away from the Atchafalaya Boathouse.


            Frank

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            • #7
              Splendid idea, Rob. I’m looking forward to watching you build.

              Mike
              _________________________________________________

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

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              • #8
                That's going to be a great build, Rob!
                Bruce

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                • #9
                  Looking forward to watching this come together.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Bob, Carl, Mike, Frank, Michael, Bruce & Fred, for looking in. Should be a fun build.

                    Many folks have threatened to build this structure over the years, but I've still never seen it done.

                    Frank, thanks for the kind offer. I still have the dimensions you gave me nearly 7 years ago, when you where going to build this for the Wreckers Reef. Don't believe you ever got past the manilla mock-up stage ?

                    And I will also be using windows, doors, etc to try and scale it, so should be OK, but will let you know if I need more dimensions.
                    Regards Rob

                    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                    My current build.

                    https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                    • #11
                      Pulling up a chair to watch how this all transpires. I just know I'll learn a new trick or two on building from scratch.

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

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                      • #12

                        Don't believe you ever got past the manila mock-up stage ?

                        So very true, I ran out of room for more structures. Every time I go past the Muskrat I look at that building and admire it. Geoff was truly a master builder.
                        Frank

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                        • #13
                          Thanks Bernd. I always hope I can teach somebody something new during my builds.

                          Frank. Thanks for confirming it never got built. I often reference the Wreckers Reef for ideas, and always kept wondering what happened to your HO version of this building.
                          Regards Rob

                          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                          My current build.

                          https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                          • #14
                            I'll be watching, Rob.

                            Should be a fantastic project.

                            Cheers, Mark.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks Mark. Will be nice to get it built. Been on my to do list for years.
                              Regards Rob

                              Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                              My current build.

                              https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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