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  • Tanks George, Frank and Greg. I really like how it come out.

    Frank, I got the round end ones, but a bag of 100 sticks for $2, can't complain.

    I forget to mention, for the top of the tank, those are not actually individual boards.

    I cut the circle (with scissors) from one piece of 1mm balsa, then carved in the board lines with a 0.5mm mechanical pencil. Much easier.

    [:-bulb]
    Regards Rob

    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

    My current build.

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

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    • Rob,

      Once again you’ve shown what good work can be done with balsa. Perhaps the grain looks just right in O scale and not so much in HO. I don’t know. But you’ve certainly done a good job with it here.

      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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      • Thanks Mike. I find the balsa a good medium to work with.
        Regards Rob

        Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

        My current build.

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

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        • Have started work on the other side extension.

          The roof was made the same as the other one.

          And again I've done a mix of shingles & tarpaper.







          Painted & weathered.





          Trial fit. Again, held on by sliding over a block attached to the wall.





          now to enclose the front of the ceiling section, and add gable trim, rafter tails & legs.
          Regards Rob

          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

          My current build.

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

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          • Rob,

            There’s a lot of roof surface and you’re doing an excellent job making it look appropriately weathered and worn. The different repairs give the building some history.

            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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            • I like that roof, Rob. Something different.
              Bruce

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              • Rob,

                I like the look of shingles and tarpaper. I'll borrow your idea for a future build! Thanks,
                Dave

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                • Thanks Mike & Bruce & Dave. I'm liking the mix on the roof.

                  Not sure how prototypical it would be, but I've seen other modelers use the mix of shingles & tarpaper, and I like it.

                  Jason Jensen does it quite a bit.

                  Seen here, go to the 17min mark for some examples, or watch the whole video.

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6TuBDZzzSg

                  Dave, yep sure, you can have that one for free.
                  Regards Rob

                  Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                  My current build.

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

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                  • At the moment both extensions just slide on & off, so I can remove them while still working on the structure. They look a bit odd, just hanging in mid air.

                    I have all the front facia boards on, and gable trim on this extension now.

                    The front legs aren't glued on as yet. This will be done once the wharf decking is built. Will add some angle bracing then too.










                    Regards Rob

                    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                    My current build.

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

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                    • It’s looking terrific, Rob.
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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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                      • Rob, your ever evolving boathouse is really becoming a structure of interest!

                        One that viewers will love to look at and in from all of it's angles.

                        Keep up the great work!

                        Greg

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                        • I agree with Greg. That's becoming an interesting looking building.

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

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                          • Thanks, Mike Greg & George. Yes is a good design that Jeff came up with.

                            To give it a bit more of that New England feel, I'm going to add an enclosed exterior staircase at the back.

                            These seem to be common on a lot of models that folks do of structures in the NE states.

                            (FSM, Bar Mills, FOS scale)

                            Although I couldn't find any prototype photos myself. All the ones I found had only roof coverings over the stairs, not fully enclosed.

                            If anyone could help would be appreciated. Post some pics here.

                            Anyhow, I did a manilla card mock up to see if I like it, and I do. So I will proceed.




                            Regards Rob

                            Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                            My current build.

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

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                            • Here’s a painting (possibly by Charles Burchfield) that’s been in my “to do” queue for a while. It’s many decades old. It’s of a city in the northeast US. I assume that it’s a reasonably faithful rendition of an actual building.



                              It looks like it should be a Bar Mills kit.

                              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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                              • Thanks Mike for that great painting. Interesting art style.

                                Yes it would make a nice kit or scratchbuild.

                                I hope to see you do it one day.
                                Regards Rob

                                Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                                My current build.

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

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