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  • #76
    Larry lots of interest in small buildings. Nice job on this one.
    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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    • #77
      Rob thank you. I checked the new building base this morning and no warping, so it looks like this new method will work out just fine.

      Jerry thank you; much appreciated. That was an odd spot to fill in, between the switches and the start of the spur so I knew it had to be small and set at an angle. A company store made sense for that spot. That's what I like about scratch building, you can make it work.
      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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      • #78
        Larry,

        Thanks for the update photos. The company store is looking good. Slowly I turn, step by step...

        Have fun,

        mike

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        • #79
          Mike your welcome; the updates will be posted when I have enough done. Thanks for the compliment; much appreciated. "and inch by inch".
          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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          • #80
            Larry,

            The company store looks real nice! Like the siding.

            I enjoyed the conversation regarding the gluing of track!

            Those kinds of exchanges are very helpful to us newbies.

            Scott

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            • #81
              Scott thank you. Glad you like the siding which is a print that I bought from a company online in O scale. It's printed on 100 pound paper which is like a thin card-stock. I cut the card so two lengths of siding are together. This is glued to the building and the next two are glued leaving only one length of siding showing which leaves a "lap" on the siding. This gives the siding some depth. I remember what it's like being a newbie; I learned a lot from this forum.
              Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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              • #82
                Finished another piece of the puzzle for the Caz Coal & Wood Railroad; started from the left end of the layout and will moving to the right:



                The framework for the tower was made from scale 6x6's glued to a piece of 1/4 inch graph paper with wax paper in between to keep everything square and from sticking to the paper. The actual tank was made from card and scale 1x3's. All the wood was stained with minwax maple stain with a coat of A&I applied afterwards. Used half a Ho scale track nail for the bolts on the water tank frame. Used two elbows and piping to transport the water into the Shop by gravity feed. They were painted and weathered.



                Here is the water tank with J.D.'s; added some interest to the Shop area. The ladder was constructed from the same materials as the frame and given a coat of A&I only. This was then glued to the tank frame. The tarp on top of the water tank was made from a piece of 1 ply facial tissue and weathered with chalk.

                Also touched up the ground cover around the Shop and glued the Shop to the base. Attached the base to the layout just enough to keep it from moving while still being able to take it off the layout if need be.

                Next up will be to start making a few pine trees which I have never done before. Watched a u-tube video so I'm going to give it a shot. They're made from a cheap fiberglass furnace filter spray painted green and wood dowels.

                Any comments/suggestions are always 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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                • #83
                  What a nice little shop! Well done.
                  It's only make-believe

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                  • #84
                    Nice!!
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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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                    • #85
                      Railman 28 thank you it was a lot of fun to build. Thanks for stopping by.

                      Michael thank you; much appreciated.
                      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                      • #86
                        Great job Larry!
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                        • #87
                          Nice job Larry!
                          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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                          • #88
                            Looking good Larry. Good luck with the trees.

                            Roland

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                            • #89
                              Larry,

                              The shop is really taking form with the addition of the water tank. If you have room, water feed piping would look cool, too.

                              Good luck with the pine trees. They should be a fun project.

                              Persist,

                              mike

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                              • #90
                                Rick thank you, the fun's just starting.

                                Jerry thanks, much appreciated.

                                Roland thank you, have never made pine trees before so we'll see how it goes.

                                Mike thank you. Actually if you look at the first photo there is a water line coming out the bottom of the water tank, drops down and goes through the wall and into the boiler. The system is gravity fed. The trees should be fun for sure.
                                Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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