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  • robert_goslin
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    Looking forward to your builds George & Glen

    For my boathouse, the two end walls are cut out.

    Right side is two pieces, as the top juts out over the lower floor



    Left side



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  • Glen_Haasdyk
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    I'll join with this kit:



    I'm not sure if it qualifies as a complex kit, even with the optional detailing kit:


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  • George_D
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    My challenge entry is going to fall under #6, Create a sketch of a structure and then scratch build it. 1 Point for simple, 2 Points for complex. I'm not sure how complex it'll be since it's a small icing platform that can only handle one car at time. Before I start my design work, I had to work out the building's footprint. This looks like it will fit. That's 70' long and 35' deep.



    George

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  • robert_goslin
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    Here are the windows I'll be using. As best as I can tell, they match the original.

    All doors will be scratchbuilt from balsa.



    I got some measurements of the original, off Frank Palmer many years ago. But I'm reducing the footprint slightly.

    Basswood weatherboards by NE Lumber.

    Will be mounted on matboard sub walls.

    front wall





    The back is different to the original, so of my own design.




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  • robert_goslin
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    Howdy Mark. Yep that is still one of the best display layouts ever made. Blew everyone away when it was revealed at the Aust NG convention in 2009. Along with the Dolly Varden, also now on display in Florida.

    Yep I will be doing the wharf as well. The structure will get done in the 4 month timeframe of the Challenge. But I have also started a separate thread, in the scratchbuilt forum, in case I cant finish the whole diorama in time.

    http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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  • mark_dalrymple
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    There are some fantastic structures on the Maskrat Ramble, and the boathouse is certainly one of them. Are you planning on building the wharf as well, Rob?

    Cheers, Mark.

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  • robert_goslin
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    Happy new year all.

    Good to see this started, and some nice builds coming up. Should be a good variety of topics.

    I'm doing No. 6 on the challenge list.

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

    With some small changes, mine will have a New England flavour to it.

    Here's my terrible sketch:-



    And here's my inspiration:-


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  • BurleyJim
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    I will finish my scratchbuilt roundhouse and turntable, and repaint refresh a locomotive.

    Jim

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  • Michael_Hohn
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    I'm going to build an old kit, a B&O tower:




    Details will be under a separate thread: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=53475

    Mike

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  • BigLars
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    I'm committed and started a tread to track activities. http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=53474

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  • Dutchman
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    I will end up doing a few project for this year's Challenge. First up is a simple barn once offered by Mountaineer Precision Products.




    I will be documenting the hopefully quick build in this thread: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=53473

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  • Dutchman
    started a topic The 2021 Choices Challenge Main Thread

    The 2021 Choices Challenge Main Thread

    Lengthy description of the choices available to members in this year's "So Many Choices, So Little Time” Challenge can be found at this thread: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=53446

    This thread is where participants can discuss which of the choices he/she is choosing, comment on other members' posts, post progress photos along the way, or even document the entire build.

    Final photos of your project(s) can be posted in this thread: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=53471

    We hope that we get great participation in this year's Challenge. We all have many options from which to choose!
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