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  • Larry, that is one terrific looking structure. All that tedious work paid off. Now to add it to the scene. ~mike

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    • Originally posted by Larryc View Post
      I started with 8" pieces of scale
      1x10's which were grained first, then I colored them about the same as the siding. The only
      difference was the last color chalk I used instead of dry brushing I blended it in with A&I.
      Then I cut them all to length. Afterwards I roughed up the end that would show and
      touched that with more A&I.Glued them in place with a tooth pick using the glue sparingly.
      Larry,

      Thank you for the explanation. I'll store it away until the day comes when I am foolhardy enough to try individual shingles on a structure. It would be quite fiddly in HO but I've seen it done,

      Your shack looks just perfect. I like the warm brown color.

      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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      • Scott thanks. I'm very pleased with it so far.

        Rick thank you....taking my time on this one.

        Mike thanks. Working on the foundation next so I can glue the Shack to it then I won't
        have to worry about breaking something. It will be coming off the layout when the details
        are added just to make it easier.

        Micheal thank you, much appreciated. I'm sure it would be a challenge in HO scale. I have
        seen guys build machine shops in that scale so I guess small work like that is possible. Your
        welcome on the explanation. Ever thought of coming over to the "Dark Side" and try your hand
        at maybe a On30 diorama to get your feet wet?
        Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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        • You know Larry with every post you keep getting better and better.

          Your just doing an outstanding job on this build!
          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 for the nice compliments; they are greatly appreciated.
            Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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            • Amazing job on those shingles, Larry. Besides talent, you must have a good measure of patience!
              Bruce

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              • Bruce thank you and thanks for stopping by; much appreciated. Actually it wasn't that bad; worked on them
                a couple hours at a time then stopped. Also made up 100 shingles at a time so that helped also. Although not
                sure if I would want to do a large roof or not.

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

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                • Larry, great job on the shack, looks really, really good.
                  Ron Newby

                  General Manager

                  Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                  http://cvry.ca

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                  • Originally posted by Larryc View Post
                    Ever thought of coming over to the "Dark Side" and try your hand
                    at maybe a On30 diorama to get your feet wet?
                    Actually, I need to go in the other direction scale-wise and complete an N scale T-Trak module I started. Still, On30 is always a temptation. Our club has started an O scale layout so I might end up building something for that.

                    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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                    • Ron thank you. Always appreciate the compliments and feedback.

                      Micheal N scale? My old eyes could never navigate such a small scale. Although
                      I'm sure you'd like to finish something that you have already started. Building
                      something for a Club layout might be a nice introduction to a larger scale. Good luck.
                      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                      • Since the photos didn't show up in my post, for whatever reason, I've uploaded them again. The foundation/porch is finished
                        so the Shack only needs a smoke stack added which will be done when I get to the metal work portion of the build:

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                        I started off with the usual graining and coloring of the wood. Constructed the basic form as per the instruction manual.
                        However when I placed the Shack on the base I didn't like the way it looked or set. So I set it aside to think of a better way
                        to construct the base.

                        Rather than build the base for the Shack to sit on I decided to build the base directly onto the bottom of the building. Placed the Shack
                        on it's roof to construct the foundation which worked out quite well. After the frame was completed then I was able to "plank" the porch.

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                        The porch floor was colored the same way as the rest of the building. After glued onto the frame, nail holes were added and a
                        light wash of A&I. Then dry brushed on some brown chalk to give it that dirty, worn look. Lastly it still looked to clean so I used
                        a soft brush dipped in clear alcohol and touched into some ash. Made it dirty in front of the door and the front half of the porch.
                        Now the Shack is 99% finished except for all the detail parts which will be a project in itself.

                        So now it's onto the 6 pole sheds. I think I may build 2 sheds, one for some of the goodies and the other for lots of firewood. The
                        second shed I'll probably use my own scale lumber so as not to come up short with the rest of the kit.

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

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                        • Rick
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                          Larry, your pictures showed up the first time you posted them.
                          Everything looks excellent!

                        • Larryc
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                          Thanks Rick. For some reason they were missing this morning....hmmm.....must be gremlins.

                      • The shack looks great. Going to be a real showpiece when finished. Looking forward to pictures of the details.

                        Roland

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                          • Roland thank you for the nice compliment. The detail pieces parts will being starting shortly.

                            Mike thanks and thank you for stopping by.
                            Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                            • Have been working on a 6 pole shed which is supposed to go next to the Shack but that's probably not going
                              to happen and I'll explain why:

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                              The Shed was made from scale 4x4's, 1x6's, and 1x8's which were grained and colored with a combination of clear alcohol, black
                              and brown chalks along with a little A&I. The shed was assembled using a sheet provided. I added some extra boards on the back
                              of the Shed.

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                              The trusses were constructed using a jig provided and made three identical ones along with a ridge board to help with support.
                              To make the sub-roof I deviated from the instructions which I didn't feel would work very well. I spot glued the first board up
                              side down and placed the other 10 boards side by side to the first one. Used 2 pieces of masking tape over the boards and picked them
                              up and glued them to the trusses....this worked really well:

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                              Here is the other end of the shed and is placed pretty close to where it's going to be. The tarpaper
                              roofing was made from a piece of newsprint which was painted with a grimy black paint and a sponge
                              brush and dried overnight. Cut into strips which were recut and glued on. When the roof was finished
                              it was given a heavy dusting of grey chalk which was dry brushed on, then a light coat of light brown.
                              Also left some bare boards showing to give it a "been there a long time" look.

                              I've been looking at some photos of Brett's Shack with everything in place. He did however remove the Shed
                              to show off the detail parts better. After seeing this I figured why cover all those lovely detail parts; that's
                              when I decided to not add the second shed so as to highlight those great details. If I change my mind I can
                              always make another shed.

                              That's where I'm at for the moment. Now it's time to start getting into all those great detail parts which, I hope,
                              will be a lot of fun figuring out where stuff will go. Much more to follow.

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

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