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  • #61
    "but I'm glad you are still with us."

    Thanks, so am I!

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    • #62
      Moving right along. Great coloring on your doors Rich. Your weathering is fantastic looking.


      Louis
      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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      • #63
        Tom, Mike and Louis, glad to have you all following along and thanks for your nice comments.

        Time to jump back into this now to divert myself from adventures in the real world, as we all have to do.

        As I mentioned at the beginning, there's three buildings for this small complex. The main stone building, and buildings B & C.
        In the center of the next picture, you will see a concrete foundation with floor joists glued across the top. That is building C.

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        Above and to the left is a template from the kit that I used to make the walls for this building which sits atop the foundation.
        Also I have layed out some doors and windows trying to decide which I want to pick from to use.

        Here I have cut some 2 x 8's for the floor of building C.

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        Next up is the floor (building C) stained, nail holes, and an extra floor board for the freight door opening. The walls are glued together in the picture, but
        are not glued to the floor boards atop the foundation at this time. Just trying to fit everything for the next faze.

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        Setting Building C aside... I am now attempting to construct Building B, using the walls I made earlier.

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        Looking at the above picture, you will note that this building B is not placed in alignment to the side of the main stone building, like the models that
        were shown on page 1, built by others. I wanted to depict a smaller complex and in doing this, I moved Building B out, past the stone building. I will be building a shorter
        dock than the one intended in the kit instructions, with building C to be placed on the adjacent sideof the dock. More on this later.

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        Here's where building B will sit, with respect to the main stone building. To the right, and behind the red square, is the door that will lead to the dock (platform).
        Also, as an advantage for making this backside of the stone building a stone wall vs the cardboard wall mentioned earlier (as was the case if one were building the kit),
        I now have two more freight doors. One inside entering building B and one outside. This gives more attention to extra detailing of roadways outside and a place for trucks to
        load and unload. The vertical piece of stripwood, seen in the above picture was for holding up the wall . I did glue on a piece later to cover a gap in the wood wall.

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        Here's another look at the door leading to the dock I will build later. You can see in the above picture that I have filled in the gaps in all of the corners of the stone building
        left from the missing corner gaps after the walls were formed. (shown earlier)

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        In the above picture, I have glued the walls together for building B. The purlins are 2 x 6's, only placed for an attempt to start construction of a roof.

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        Another view.

        In the following picture, I am contemplating construction of the "L" shaped loading dock that I need to make.

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        Next up I will be constructing the loading docks, and making celestory rooftop details.

        Thanks for following.

        Rich
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        • #64
          I like the offset, Rich. Good idea.

          Everything's looking excellent.

          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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          • #65
            Cool project!

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            • #66
              Nice progress Rich. Like Mike, I too like the structure off-set look. The "L" shaped loading dock would be nice. One side for trains the other for vehicles. Unless you've got a cross track going through that area. Continue onward Rich!


              Louis
              Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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              • #67
                All I can say is Click image for larger version

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                Like the floor color and nails holes. Did you know there is a nail sticking up in the lower right hand corner?

                Bernd
                New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                • #68
                  Looks good Rich.
                  Carl

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                  • #69
                    Rich,

                    Very nice! I too like the floor and nail holes.

                    Sc ott

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                    • #70
                      Rich,
                      Nice work! This will be a treasure when you are finished.
                      I also admire your work area...tools at your fingertips.
                      Dave
                      Dave

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                      • #71
                        Thanks for your continued interest Mike H., Mike, Louis, Berndd, Carl and Scott.

                        Lets continue.. After placing the purlins on the roof for Building B, I changed my mind and wanted rafters instead. When I made the walls for Building B, I should have made the lower wall, (the one with the freight door), a little lower. I had to bevel the top of the lower wall to eliminate a small gap that would show. Had I not done that, I would have had to heighten the sides of Building B. Another critical point here was what I chose for rafter width. I used 2 x 6's to make the rafters, and the thinnest chipboard for the roof, coupled with the thickness of either tarpaper or shingles, all added together to stay below the boarded up windows at the back of the main stone building. This worked out ok.

                        After gluing the rafters to the underside of the roof, and placing the completed roof on the walls, I saw the "gap" I mentioned earlier. To help to further eliminate this gap, I had to remove part of each rafter where the finished roof would sit atop the lower wall.

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                        I used my rail nippers to cut where needed. Some of the rafter cuts dislodged the small rafter ends which had to be reglued later. I believe the best choice for the use of rafters vs purlins was, I am making this roof removable, and the channel I cut out of the rafters facilitates in holding the roof in place much better, eliminating the gap at the top of the wall.

                        After butting up Building B to the back of the stone building, I notched the roof beginning at the top left corner, to the point where it overhangs the loading dock. The notch is also shown in the above picture. (lower left corner)

                        Completed construction of roof for Building B..

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                        Next.. lets make some roofs for Building C and the main stone building. I find an easy way to contruct roof pitch is just to lay the building down and draw lines along the rooftops, or if doing a building where you have individual walls, and the walls have not been glued together yet, it can be done in the same manner. Shown in the following picture.

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                        Above is Building C. (right side), with lines drawn to determine roof dimensions. I add about 1- 1 + 1/2 Ft extra for overhang on sides and and about the same on roof lengths.
                        And roof from chipboard made for same building. (left side)


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                        Above is Building B (right side) with roof, showing rafter tails. ( made previously) And Building C with roof (left top)


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                        Above picture is another simple sketch to make the roof for the main stone building, with precut 2 x 6 facias

                        Below is roof made from chipboard with facia boards added

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                        After adding the facia boards, I also glued on facia boards following along the other two sides of the roof to make a complete square.
                        Doing this with the facia boards on all four edges, and gluing them together at the peaks on both ends of the roof, adds for rigidity.
                        I can make a simple roof like this less time consuming rather than having to add full rafters.

                        Next up, making the celestory cupolas with windows.

                        I chose four Grandt Line windows, cut out their openings in chipboard, added 2 x 6 stripwood to the chipboard backing material, and constructed the sides for each of the two cupolas. Also for the ends of the cupolas, chipboard was used. I cut a small square of chipboard, and measuring along the end of one of the cupolas made earlier, I placed the end
                        along one end of the cupola side, to cut the "V" for the bottom of each end (following the peak of the roof) and the "upside-down V" for the end at the top of each end.

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                        I next covered all of the cupola parts with 2 x 6 stripwood, then glued them together. Here they are completed with a roof added. They both have Campbell rolled roofing shingles on them.


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                        I probably will add a small piece of stripwood along the peaks of the cupola roofs to hide the gap shown in the above picture.

                        I also constructed a dormer for the roof of the main stone building in the same manner as in the construction of the cupolas, shown earlier. Chipboard, covered with horizontal strips of 2 x 6's and a chipboard roof with Campbell rolled roofing shingles.

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                        I decided to make two loading docks, and after carefull consideration on their placement, I determined the best point to glue them together. Here's the underside of both glued together.

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                        And here is the finished loading docks.


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                        You can see a step-down from the higher dock to its lower end (on the same dock), due to the door height where it will be located later. Same goes for the height of the higher dock (off to the left, top center), as that one will be located in front of the two larger freight doors.

                        Next post I will be showing the main stone building color transformation.....

                        Thanks everyone for following and your comments are appreciated.

                        Rich


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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Guff View Post
                          Rich,
                          Nice work! This will be a treasure when you are finished.
                          I also admire your work area...tools at your fingertips.
                          Dave
                          Dave - Thanks for your kind comments. it is much appreciated. I actually have three work areas, but can only work at one at a time, LOL
                          Someday soon, I will reorganize it a little and show some pictures if you care to see them..

                          Rich

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                          • #73
                            Rich,

                            I reread your first post and you said you were thinking of running a train or two. This might be something to look into. They are called "Ingalenook Layouts". The British build a lot of layouts like these due to space constraints. It might be something you can "plant" your buildings on.

                            Bernd
                            New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                            • #74
                              Good stuff Rich.

                              Wondering which takes more time, the modeling or prepping the photographs for posting.

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Bernd View Post
                                Rich,

                                I reread your first post and you said you were thinking of running a train or two. This might be something to look into. They are called "Ingalenook Layouts". The British build a lot of layouts like these due to space constraints. It might be something you can "plant" your buildings on.

                                Bernd
                                Bernd,

                                Thanks, I'll check that out. I've been looking around the internet and found a few shelf layouts I like. Not sure yet what to do.

                                I thought you were painting?? .. or did you finish ??
                                You gonna build that kit in a new forum post, hint, hint..

                                Rich

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