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  • Larryc
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    Glenn very impressive job on the bridge so far. That will make a nice addition to any layout.

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  • Glen_Haasdyk
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    Good work everyone.

    I made some good progress on the bridge this past week, managing to assemble it to adding the trackwork on the deck.









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  • Larryc
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    Rob nice adaptation using the siding for a tight joint. The building just keeps getting better and better looking.

    Bruce the roof is going to look really good when your finished.

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  • Dutchman
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    The current status of Kate's Kitchen. I'm working on the roof. Once I get all the 'slates' on, I will use three different color grey Prismacolor Markers to get the variation of shades of grey to make those 3-tab shingles look like slates.


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  • Dutchman
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    quote:


    Originally posted by Michael Hohn


    Bruce, the foundation material you used is very effective. It sure beats carving plaster.

    Mike


    This was my first time using them, Mike, and I like the results.

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  • Dutchman
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    To make a strong corner join, I cut a strip of weatherboard siding, and attached it to the back of the balcony side, upside down , that way it will interlock with the boards on the building wall for a tight strong fit.



    That is a really clever idea, Rob!

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  • Michael_Hohn
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    Bruce, the foundation material you used is very effective. It sure beats carving plaster.

    Larry, I like those well-built cars with the loads.

    Rob, fine work on the balcony floor and walls. Good trick for a neat joint between walls.

    Mike

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  • robert_goslin
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    Thanks you Bruce, and both Larry's.

    I have now started on the balcony for the structure.

    Made up the decking from balsa and carved in the board lines, and also the sides are made.



    The sides are balsa sheet inside, with basswood weatherboards laminated on the outside.

    To make a strong corner join, I cut a strip of weatherboard siding, and attached it to the back of the balcony side, upside down , that way it will interlock with the boards on the building wall for a tight strong fit.



    Here's where I'm at, at the moment. Rafters and roof on it next, and more shingles.




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  • Larryc
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    Bruce Kate's Kitchen just keeps getting better and better. Like the foundation.

    Robert your building is really starting to come together. Nicely done.

    Larry the rolling stock looks great and you certainly the are master of details.They'll look great on your layout.

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  • BigLars
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    Rob, Glen and Bruce nice work.

    An update on two pieces of rolling stock I am building and detailing.






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  • Dutchman
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    Some progress on Kate's kitchen.

    The foundation is on and so is Kate's sign.



    For the foundation I decided to try the stone foundation sticks from RSLaserKits. They worked well. They are 5/32" stipwood with a stone pattern laser cut in.

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  • Dutchman
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    Looking good. I like the paint combination, Rob. :up:

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  • robert_goslin
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    I've attached all the smaller doors now. For the two ends the doors open outwards.

    The front doors open inwards as this area will be partly enclosed.







    I've also added a painted "wainscot" to the outside to give it some more character and that New England feel.




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  • Dutchman
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    Thanks, Larry.

    Current status. Interior detailing is done, all walls are on, roof bracing is on. I'll glue on the trip pieces indicated in the following photo and then it is on to the foundation and roof.



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  • Larryc
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    Haven't checked in here in a few days you guys are doing some great work.

    Bruce Kates looks fantastic; should make a nice addition to your layout.

    Glen great job on the station. The second kit, did you buy it online from Syracuse, New York? Just asking because I know the owner and he had, I think he retired, a great shop.

    Larry those are quite impressive looking roof trusses; nicely done.

    Mike great looking building; love the color.

    Rob nice job on the shingles. They look very impressive and scream New England.

    Hopefully I didn't miss anyone; keep up the great work everyone.

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