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  • Looking good!

    Thanks for the link to the T-rules.

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    • Hey Rich just getting caught up here. Great work my friend. This is really starting to turn out nicely well planned.
      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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      • I remember that thread and the ruler. I purchased one too at that time.

        Your building look fantastic, Like Mike H said, "I like the colors you use..................." I agree. They great looking.

        Maybe I'll send my structure builds for coloring down to you.

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

        Main thread to all that's happening on the NY,V & N Rwy. The New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy. - Railroad Line Forums (railroad-line.com)

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        • Appreciate the shout-out Rich-

          glad we're spreading the word on the INCRA T-ruler!
          Carl

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          • Thanks for all of your kind words regarding this build Dave B., Michael, Ray, Jerry, Bernd and Carl.

            As I mentioned on post #118, that roofing would be next, I have decided to stop here instead, and leave them unfinished for the time being.
            My reason for that is this : I wish to add more than one structure, (or as in this build three structures), to a larger diorama or module type diorama.
            I have a few in mind, but I want their roofs looking similar, at least not to dark and not too light, and none that stick out like a sore thumb.

            A couple good people I know suggested to complete a few of my unfinished projects that have been siitting on the shelf in my "unfinished structure " room !
            And you can understand that perfectly, because I think we all have been there. And since mine are filling up the shelves, there's no time like the present.

            There's one in particular that I want to complete first, but I cannot do that within the thread where it exists. It is mixed in with a great number of builds by
            other members in the 10th Anniversary Build a Model in 2 Months Challange, that began on 01/14/2012 and ran until 03/14/2012. There are also 62 total pages
            in that thread and it would be quite a hassle leafing through the pages to find my posts. Besides, I found only three posts, so I will continue that build here.

            Let's get at it....

            I will be (finishing) the scratchbuilding of the Stony Brook Mill, based upon the prototype in Brewster,MA, in HO scale, complete with the water wheel, water and scenery.


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            Many of you probably have seen these pictures before while searching for mill pictures on the internet, and I also found another picture in
            black and white. I am assuming that the first picture shown above is more recent than the one below, for many aspects.


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            Back when I originally began this project in 2012, I found an Ebay seller who was offering plans for this mill's millrun stone walls and building.
            They were in 1/2 HO scale. By the time the plans arrived, there was really not much time left to complete what I set out to do, so the project was
            put on hold.

            Here's the plans I received:

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            This building was never made into a kit, therefore I had to get together some of my scratchbuild "parts" to construct my mill.
            I didn't have 12 pane windows, so I purchased metal ones from Keith Wiseman, on his Ebay store. They matched the prototype exactly.

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            The first thing I did was to cut my building inner walls out of 1/16th" balsa, which I used for support and I cut in the door and window openings.


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            Sorry for the out-of-focus picture ( No it's not your eyes, Jerry ! LOL) But in my posts back in 2012, pictures were much smaller and when you resize them, this is what you get.

            I drew lines on the interior walls where I wanted the interior studs to be, trying to focus on even spacing between all the window and door openings.

            Next, rather than build interior walls first, like most modelers do, I braced the interior walls, with 4' x 4" stripwood studs to keep them from warping.

            In the picture above, the middle piece of balsa is the floor for the second story. My lines there are for the floor joists, and once again, perfect markings must be measured and their placement must not interfere with the top of the stud walls in the room below.

            In the following (fuzzy) picture, I cut the window openings in the end walls. I had to add an additional peaked piece of balsa becuuse my balsa wasn't the correct width for the overall height of the building. I merely glued the together with Elmers Tite Bond II wood glue.


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            This Old Mill building will have a completed interior with supporting grinding machinery.
            It will also have a removable roof to see the interior details.

            I currently have more completed on this structure, but will save those pictures for my next update.
            Thanks for following my builds.

            Rich





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            • YOU STOPPED!

              It's like sitting through a commercial for the MY Pillow guy, while waiting for the show to come back on!

              I better go out to the kitchen and make some popcorn for the rest of the guys watching this!

              Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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              • Yes, I stopped for now. I have to figure out the amount of real estate needed to compete with at least these two structures.
                The mill building will be sitting on a lower plateau than the stone mill. Also, I changed my plan with an additional walkway between the two buildings.
                Aren't we "allowed" to change things ? Don't you work tomorrow ? It's about time you should meet up with your pillow ! LOL

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                • This looks very interesting. A classic structure.

                  (I like butter on my popcorn.)

                  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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                  • I change things all the time. I pretend it's a new idea, when it's more like lost in space. And yes, it's way past my bedtime! The sandman is calling.


                    Oops. No, that was my wife yelling. They both have scratchy voices. One throws sand, the other throws bricks.
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                    Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                    • Well that's an interesting build. Your started now lets some progress! Are you going to have real running water??
                      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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                      • It's great to know I have friends following this build, and are pushing each other to get in
                        Thanks Mike, Dave and jerry.
                        "quoted by Jerry" - Are you going to have real running water?? - anything is possible

                        Rich

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                        • Love that building Rich, especially the weathered wall shingles and white trim!

                          Is that fellow selling plans on Ebay still around? I followed a seller for a while with plans, but his listings disappeared...
                          Carl

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                          • Was just passing by the shop and wondered what all the noise is about. Another great building to be revealed. Love that little mill building. And I think you should use real water. I'll be following this closely as I want to see all those interior details. Make sure your iPhone camera is in focus.

                            I should take some pictures of the two old mills in the town of Honeoye Falls, NY. they are both block walls.

                            Carry on Rich. Can't wait to see the next installment. And I want butter and salt on my popcorn and a Yuengling Larger to go with that.

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

                            Main thread to all that's happening on the NY,V & N Rwy. The New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy. - Railroad Line Forums (railroad-line.com)

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                            • Rich,
                              The mill is a nice looking building...I'll enjoy following this build!
                              Dave
                              Dave

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                              • It was a chilly day today, and rough on my old bones, and I thank my friends for continuing to stop in to see what I am about here.

                                Carl - Thanks and I like the building too. It reminds me of when I was living in New England, back in the eighties.

                                Bernd - I remember seeing one of those mills, back in the seventies, but I have no recollection if wheather they have survived all these past years.

                                Anytime you fellows wish to "visit" here, you are most welcome. With all the "chatter" going on, I see the fire has gone out, but the beer is
                                still flowing, and it will warm your inner being. BTW, if you can remember to grab up a few logs on your way back in, we can restart the fire.

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                                The fire will help keep the popcorn warm . And Oh, please remember to bring more napkins, I ran out ! I don't want your greasy fingers on my models...

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                                Your buttered popcorn - as requested...

                                Dave G. - Thanks for following and your nice comments

                                GN folks...

                                Rich

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