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  • Louis and Mike thank you. A few more things to do on the building yet then it'll be placed
    on the layout for the scenery applications and some more detailing items in the area.
    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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    • Moving right along on Ray & Sons Garage; here is an update of the progress so far:

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      The overhead line has been installed. The support beams were made from two scale 6x12's laminated together then painted to match the exterior color and weathered. The hangers, coupler, and pulleys are from Crow River. The hangers are painted flat black and the pulleys centers were given a light coat of rust.

      The belts are painted narrow strips of Tyvek then glued in place. Installing the belts was a little tricky since the room to work wasn't very big. The wire going from the electrical box to the motor was made from a five stranded black thread using only two of the strands. A small hole was drilled in the top of the box where one end of the wiring was glued in place. The other end was glued to the power points on the motor. It was a little fiddly to do, but was a nice detail that I wanted to add.

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      Here is another view of the garage which shows the cabinet behind the drill a little better. Also a little better shot of the wiring from the box to the motor. Good thing OSHA wasn't around yet; they may had issues with Ray's perfectly good wiring job.

      The items under the tire rack will not be glued down so they can be moved around from time to time.

      So now I have caught you up with where I am on the CC&W. Still a couple of more things to add to the garage before it gets placed on the layout. As always thoughts, comments, and/or suggestions are much appreciated. Until next time.
      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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      • It all looks good to me.
        Great job!
        Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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        • Looks great Larry! Maybe add some sort of equipment/tractor/engine block in greasy disrepair dead center. Working on junk type of stuff and a worker.

          Philip
          Philip

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          • Larry,

            It looks terrific! The wiring job appears good to me, but what do I know?

            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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            • Rick thank you, much appreciated.

              Philip thanks and you must be reading my mind. Actually I have a kerosine loco that
              will be converted to a tractor and placed in the Garage for repair. I do like your idea of a junk
              pile, but probably outside where I see a vision of a fence. At some point I need to buy a
              whole bunch of LP's for the machine shop, hammer shop, and the garage for now.
              Also I would like to get a truck or two to go along with the garage.

              Michael thank you for the nice compliment. Ray agrees with you, the wiring job
              looked good to him as well.
              Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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              • Larry nice job on the garage!!
                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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                • Jerry thank you; it's getting there slowly but surely.
                  Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                  • Work continues on the Garage and the building itself is pretty much done. Wanted to challenge myself on this build, so I decided to make a removable roof and front for the Garage.

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                    The roof was laid out on graph paper with ΒΌ in squares and a wax paper overlay to keep the glue from sticking to the paper. The first photo shows the roof about half done while the second has the roof almost covered with wood. The roof was constructed from scale 6x6's for the rafters and scale 2x12's for the boards.

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                    The front is also removable and was constructed the same way as the rest of the building. After being painted and weathered I decided that a door of some sort was needed. Decided to go with a barn type door which was constructed from scale 4x4's and scale 1x6's which was painted and weathered. The rail that the door slides on was made from a scale 6x6 which was painted grey with a rust wash applied on top. The door guides are made from a piece of lunch bag and weathered with some chalks. The bolts holding the guide to the door are cut straight pins, hope the Mrs. don't miss them. Also added a few signs to the door as well.

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                    The roof is metal which is a texture printed on 100 lb. Paper, cut, and applied like a real roof would be. Being right after WWII metal was scarce so Ray scrounged up what he could for a roof, hence the different colors. Also the interior of the roof was stained with some maple stain; not that you're going to see it.

                    So now the Garage has a front and a roof to complete the building. But what about all those detail parts now they won't be seen you say. With both the roof and front being removable you're left with a view of the interior like so:

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                    So depending on my mood I can either have the Garage with a front and roof or have it wide open to see the interior better. Thought this would be a nice change from the two Shops only being wide open all the time.

                    Now I'll place the Garage on the layout and do the scenery stuff and start adding some details to the outside. Came across Chuck Doan's service station build and not only did I get some much needed inspiration but also some great ideas for the outside of my Garage. Chuck is certainly a master modeler which I can only hope to aspire to.

                    That's it until next time. Thanks for looking and any comments or suggestions are always appreciated.






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

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                    • Very nice Larry very nice indeed!
                      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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                      • Pretty creative making the wall and roof removable to see all the details.
                        I'll be on the lookout for your next post where it's on the layout.
                        Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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                        • Most outstanding collection of machinery in that structure. Glad to see you made removable parts to see the details inside as Rick said.
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                          Louis L&R Western Railroad
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                          • Jerry thank you for the nice compliment.

                            Rick thank you. I've seen that done by others on the forum, so I thought why not give it shot; something different.
                            Doing the outside details should be as much fun as the inside was. There are lots of things I want to add to
                            the outside which could take months and that's fine by me.
                            Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                            • Louis thank you for your kind words. Actually the Garage is going to be in the background but with a layout
                              only 16 inches wide it shouldn't be a problem. I had planned on keeping the foreground low, which is only a few
                              inches wide, so the background will not be blocked from view.
                              Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                              • Roof and building front looks great. Especially the door track and hangers!

                                Philip
                                Philip

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