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  • Thanks Philip, much appreciated. This is turning out to be a lot of fun.
    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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    • Larry, good to see you back here on the forum.
      You certainly have been busy.
      The additions you've made to the layout are all very good.
      So, any plans on what's next?
      Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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      • Thanks Rick it's great to be back; missed this place. Thank you for the nice compliment it's much appreciated.
        As for what's next, I'm working on a garage for repairing vehicles and farm tractors with lots of details throughout.
        It's coming right along and will post some photos pretty soon, then I think I may rebuild the Company Store to better
        fit in with the overall theme of the layout. That should keep me busy for awhile.
        Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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        • I love what you've done to the place!!!!! It all came together really well. Love all the details. Somehow I've never been able to force myself to dive into that degree of intricacy. You truly have a gift. Keep it coming!!!!!!!

          KYLE CREEL
          SUPT./GM BCRR

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          • Kyle thanks for the wonderful compliments, very much appreciated. I've always drooled over other people's work with the amount of details added to their scenes.
            JD's Machine Shop was my first attempt at what I like to call "super detailing". I was amazed on how much fun it was and really wasn't that difficult; just had to take your time.
            Also there are many fine examples of this detailed modeling here on this forum; I think that's what inspired me to give it a shot. There will be lots more pics coming your way.
            Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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            • Larry good to see progress was going on while the forum was under maintenance!!

              It's looking great!
              Jerry



              "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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              • Thank you Jerry. I figured the site would be back up sooner or later.
                Wanted to keep it going even if I couldn't post since there is still tons to be done.
                Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                • Larry, thank goodness I can order coal now. The CAZ is in business. You've been busy, and your work looks terrific. What's next? ~ Mike
                  O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose.

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                  • Mike thank you for the nice compliment. Next up is a garage for vehicle and tractor repair; hope to post some photos soon.
                    I've been working on it for awhile and enjoying every minute.
                    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                    • Some time ago I decided to include a garage for vehicle and tractor repair even though there was a machine shop. The feeling was that the machine shop was for the railroad and not private use.
                      Here then is "Ray and Sons Garage". Ray was my Grandfather's first name and the "sons" is a nod to my Father and his brother.

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                      This is the start of the garage which measures 18 ft deep, 28 ft long, and 14 ft high in the front sloping to 12 ft in the back. The base was constructed from scale
                      6x6's as a frame with floor joists from the same. The actual flooring is scale 1 x 12's laid across the joints. The door and windows will be scratch built. The walls are
                      just sitting there and will be glued down later.


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                      Fast forwarding, this is the back which has been painted and weathered. I decided to go with a whole different color with a green since the other buildings
                      are more of a brown color. The weathering is a dark chalk applied and blended in. The windows are scratch built from scale 4x4's and 1x4's with a clear
                      plastic material for the glass which was given a coat of white glue to make them look dirty.

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                      This is the left outside which was treated the same as the back. Applied some signs to give an old time appearance. The signs are from some files of
                      O scale signs that I bought as a download years ago.

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                      This is the right outside with a scratch built door made from scale 4x4's and 1x4's painted a contrasting grey color. More signs were applied.

                      That's the outside of the building and now it's onto the inside which will be highly detailed much the same as the machine shop. Any thoughts,
                      suggestions, and comments are always greatly appreciated.

                      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                      • Larry like the coloring! But I think you overdid the door 4x4 seems like a really big piece of lumber for a door!!
                        Jerry



                        "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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                        • Thanks Jerry, much appreciated. I agree about the door, but i was afraid that any lighter lumber
                          would be too weak and up breaking. At least no one will be able to break the door down.
                          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                          • Larry,

                            Your work is always fun to watch. You get some good, subtle effects with your painting. I'm looking forward to seeing the details.

                            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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                            • Well Larry, seems I've missed this thread altogether. Just came across it today. I do the HO scale myself and seem to say there, but On30 has always been my dream scale. Looking forward to your progress after looking over this thread from the start. Nice work, and changes along the way.


                              Louis L&R Western Railroad
                              Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                              • Mike thank you for the nice compliments. The interior details are coming along nicely.
                                Hopefully I'll be far enough along to post some photos before too long.

                                Louis thanks for stopping by. Twenty years ago HO scale was fine but the old eyes aren't what they used to be.
                                I really enjoy On30 and the amount of detailing parts is excellent. Thanks for reading the thread from the beginning.
                                Trying to do the best job that I can also means not being afraid to make changes along the way. Hope you enjoy
                                following along on the adventure.

                                Larry
                                Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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