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  • Have finally got the enclosed exterior stairs done.

    Again all balsa. Made a basic box frame.



    Then covered it with planks. and have made up the corrugated roof panels.



    And a door on the end



    Now to paint it, and give the roof a good weathering of rust.
    Regards Rob

    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

    My current build.

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

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    • The enclosed stair will indeed ad a regional touch. Good job implementing your idea. The wood grain looks perfect for something that would be weather-worn.

      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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      • The roofs are done and that just about covers it.
        Frank

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        • Thanks Mike. yes hopefully it gives it that New England look.

          Frank, yes covers those bits, but still plenty to go.

          The enclosed stairs are now painted and attached to the building. And the rest of the windows & shutters are on.

          I will add some support posts and bracing later, and should be a nice wall for adding signs.

          With some temporary decking, and the little folks give it scale.








          Regards Rob

          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

          My current build.

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

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          • Really very nice, 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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            • Thanks again Mike.
              Regards Rob

              Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

              My current build.

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

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              • On the original, the back roof had a large, flat rooftop dormer, which always looked a bit odd....to me anyhow. So I'm omitting that.



                But I decided the roof was a bit too large an area to leave blank, so I've added a smaller, traditional type dormer window.

                The window itself is one of the vertical windows used elsewhere, but turned vertically.



                With shingles on.



                I didn't want to cut an actual hole in the roof, so I just removed the necessary shingles and painted the area black.


                Regards Rob

                Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                My current build.

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

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                • So here it is in place. The wife suggested putting on a second dormer, but I will only have the one, as I'll be putting a large sign of the right side.







                  And have now put on the last two windows for the structure.


                  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,

                    3D art in the making! Wonderful modeling!!
                    Dave

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                    • Rob, your covered stairway looks like it fits right in there nicely.

                      I think your version of the dormer looks better suited to the structure, than the larger original one.

                      It all seems to be coming together beautifully!

                      Keep up the great work!

                      Greg

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                      • Looking good, Rob. I like your window in the stair well. It functionally adds light and adds to the look of plain wall.

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

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                        • The small dormer looks very appropriate, particularly the large window.

                          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 Dave, thanks for the nice compliment.

                            Unfortunately, those "real" arty types wouldn't consider model railroading as art.

                            Their loss.

                            Thanks Greg, George and Mike. Yep, very happy with how the dormer looks.

                            Having a window in the stairwell wall would light up the stairs, but would not let in much light inside the building, hence my excuse for adding the dormer to let some light in.

                            And architecturally it looks right.

                            George, I'll be adding some signs the the stair wall as well, which will again help with the plain wall look.

                            Plus, who doesn't like lots of signage

                            Fella's, I really appreciate all your continued interest in my build. I don't always get a lot done, but small increments is getting me there.
                            Regards Rob

                            Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                            My current build.

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

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                            • Wow Rob,

                              Your building is "3D art"! The enclosed stairs and dormer are nice touches. The green and white scheme remind me of a lot

                              of older buildings here in CT.

                              Scott

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                              • Rob, the model is turning out real nice and it brings back memories to a guy who grew up on the Massachusetts coast back in the 1930's and 40's. Well done.

                                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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