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  • Rob,

    I look forward to watching this thread continue. You sure have accomplished a lot over the past months. You picked a fascinating "prototype" and made it your own.

    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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    • As with all your work (even in the wrong scale ) it is progressing very nicely Rob!

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      • Looking good, Rob!!

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        • Thanks all for your nice comments. Helps to keep me going. That's what makes this Forum great.

          Carl. I've referenced your previous waterfront builds a lot to get ideas, especially Hunch Landing http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...rchTerms=hunch

          & Braden Cove http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...ms=Braden,Cove

          They were so beautifully done.

          Jerry & Dave, thanks for your continued interest.

          Thanks Greg & Karl . The docks are a lot of work but they give it the waterfront character.

          Thanks Michael. Jeff's original was always such a nice structure, but I think I've changed it enough to give it that Maine flavour. Having never been there, I can only go by photo's on the Net.

          Mike G. Thanks. I haven't given up on N scale as yet, but this large scale stuff sure is addictive.

          Thanks Fred. Appreciate your following along. Plenty to go yet.
          Regards Rob

          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

          My current build.

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

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          • I've started making up some of the many detail parts that will be needed.

            This cabinet from Rusty Stumps. A very nice casting.





            And painted up some drums, to give the scene some spots of colour. I'll have a few more of these to do.


            Regards Rob

            Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

            My current build.

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

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            • Looking good, Rob. Very appropriate details. You must have a steady hand; you achieved excellent color separation in painting the shelves.

              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. Yep, 59 and haven't got the shakes yet. And still don't wear glasses, so doing Ok I think.
                Regards Rob

                Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                My current build.

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

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                • I've finally added one of the staircases to the lower wharf area. The platform is balsa but the rest is basswood, and the stairs are from Rusty Stumps stair kit.





                  Had to paint this bit before going any further. Used a sponge for peeling paint effect


                  Regards Rob

                  Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                  My current build.

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

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                  • The above I started 4 days ago.

                    This is how it came out. Seems a small detail, but took quite some time.

                    35 separate pieces of wood to build these steps and railings.








                    Regards Rob

                    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                    My current build.

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

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                    • Rob, you do great work with balsa!

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

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                      • Rob,

                        Nice paint work on the castings. The whole boat house is terrific!

                        The lower wharf wood work and weathering looks great!

                        The water is very realistic, what technique do you use?;-)

                        Scott

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                        • Thanks George. Balsa is quiet good to use, has excellent grain if you want a distressed look.

                          Shame that not many use it these days.

                          Well worth a try.

                          Thanks Scott. Sorry to disappoint you, but no water done as yet. That's actually just a blue towel. But that's why I chose it, as it is a good fill in while taking my progress photos. Although way too bright a blue.


                          Regards Rob

                          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                          My current build.

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

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                          • Rob, Nice stairs...small details usually always make the scene!
                            Dave

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                            • Rob,

                              Another step completed.

                              The Rusty Stumps steps are very helpful; I have the Rusty Stumps jig as well.

                              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. I'll be adding many many small details. Luckily I have collected so many over the years.

                                Thanks Mike. Yes I also have the stairs jig.

                                Simple, but really works well.
                                Regards Rob

                                Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                                My current build.

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

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