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  • Looks great Larry! The changes seem to fit in with what you had in mind!
    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 you Jerry. Glad your seeing what I had in mind; you never know when you plan
      to do something if other's will get what your trying to do.
      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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      • Nice shed, Larry. Looking forward to seeing those detail parts!
        Bruce

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        • Excellent work you’re posting. Curious, what do the shingle shakes you made measure out to? Realizing each is different.
          Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

          Cedar Swamp
          SW of Manistique, MI

          AVATAR Image stolen from Model Train Stuff advertisement in my e-mail

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          • Bruce thank you and thanks for dropping by. The detail parts are next on the agenda
            so it should be interesting.

            Karl thanks; much appreciated. The shingles measure out to a scale 10 inch width by 12 inch length
            or there about on the length. The ridge row was the same width and 1.25 inch length.They were cut
            from scale 1x10's after coloring.
            Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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            • Lookin great!
              Philip

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              • Excellent!
                I especially like the tar paper roof.

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                • Larry,

                  Kudos on the 6-pole shed. It looks suitably beat-up.

                  Mike
                  _________________________________________________

                  Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                  • Philip thank you, much appreciated.

                    Rick thanks. It's yet another new technique I learned from Brett's instructions.

                    Michael thank you. Using the chalks gives that nice well used look.
                    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                    • Ok started some of the detail parts for the porch area. The tall cabinet was the first victim. This is
                      an experimental piece to see what works and what doesn't. After following the directions I soon realized
                      that a earth tone primer was in order first before anything else. Also I tried out the Jax blackening....it works great!!
                      I buffed the smaller parts with a piece of Scotch Brite pad taped to a small stick...works very well. Anyway here is the
                      first of many detail parts:

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                      The cabinet was dry brushed with brown paint then dusted with a tan chalk. The hinges were painted with rust color as well as
                      the door knob. There is a hand saw hanging on the side with a dark tan handle and the blade was painted with gun metal. Some of
                      the items were casted in and about 6 were added last; the metal containers for example. Trying to use muted colors and nothing
                      to bright along with some A&I added as well as clear alcohol and chalk.

                      There are quite a few more details to add to the porch which will be done as I get to them. Any thoughts or comments would be
                      greatly appreciated. Tons 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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                      • Ah, very nice, Larry! Thanks for the 'how-to'.
                        Bruce

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                        • Bruce thanks. I'm trying to remember to explain things as I go along in
                          case there are any new modelers lurking in the shadows. I know I lurked
                          for a long time before I worked up the nerve to jump in.
                          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                          • Looks good to me.
                            What really caught my eye was the window, the wall and the porch.
                            They are outstanding!

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                            • Rick 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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                              • Moving right along on the detail parts for the porch. They are a lot of fun to do but are
                                becoming quite addictive; now i know how Roland feels. So here is more of the porch details:

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                                Added a couple more castings to the tall cabinet. The rest of the items were primed with an earth tone mat finish and left to dry.
                                The colors are a combination of various paints, chalk, and clear alcohol. A few were also given a coat of A&I as well. Sets off this
                                side of the Shack nicely which was finished yesterday.

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                                Today I finished up the work bench which is one of my favorite pieces so far. The riser blocks for some of the back castings
                                were glued on prior to priming to give a more uniform look. The bench was painted with a dark brown then dusted with a lighter
                                brown chalk.

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                                The items in the two drawers and the box on top were casted into the bench; these were given a coating
                                of rust chalk and blended with clear alcohol. Finally they were given a light coat of black chalk and dry brushed.
                                The gears, bottles, oil cans, vise, and tools were metal casting soaked in Jax blackening then buffed with a piece of
                                Scotch Brite pad; I really like the bare metal look this provides. The vise was painted and after drying some of the
                                paint was chipped off with a hobby knife. One thing i did notice is it looks like someone spilled some oil on the
                                top of the bench.

                                The porch is now finished with all the detail parts which were arranged pretty much by the photo on the instructions.
                                The rest of the parts, however, will be arranged as per the space I've allowed for each section so I'm probably not going to
                                use all the details. What ever is left can either be used at the coal side of the business or other areas of the layout.

                                Now I'll start thinking about the left area at the end of the Shack. That's where I'm at for the moment with 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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                                • Philip
                                  Philip commented
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                                  Ur vise is missin the handle..atta boy
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