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  • Terrell Ice House

    After 1:1 projects, RRL out of action and my procrastination I finally decided it was time to build a new structure for the Hard Times Railway.

    In keeping with the practice of naming the scratch built structures after folks that have helped and inspired me, I dedicated this build to RRL member, Fred Terrell. As most of you know, Fred is a terrific scratch builder with a line of many beautiful and complex structures to be proud of.
    Fred, this old ice house is a very simple building with very little complexity, no comparison to your builds. Each time I look at the ice house it will remind me of you and your special talent. Thank you for sharing your builds and construction methods with all of us.
    The building is a T Gamble Company design that appeared in one of the structure books sold by MRH. The scale is 1:29. I made a few modifications to the Gamble plan such as incorporating vertical plank siding, adding louvers to the roof top clerestory and a wood water tank on the roof.


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    Printed the vertical planking from textures.com, transferred the print to Wordpad and sized it to fit an 8 1/2” x 11” sheet. Printed the required sheets on 60lb. gray paper to give the planks extra thickness.

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    This photo shows the texture design of the planking. The color is gray but it looks brown because of poor lighting.

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    The wall shapes were cut from 3/16” black foam board. The planking was cut apart at each joint and placed on my work area in the order of cutting so I could match the original pattern.
    The planks were applied to the foam board with Aileens glue. I allowed a 1/32” gap between each plank so the black foam board is visible at each joint. The heavy 60lb. paper allows the plank edges to be seen and the gray finish paper helps give the appearance of wood to the planking.


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    This photo shows the walls with planking in place and printed signs in position.
    The side walls have the end planks overlapping the foam board by 3/16”. The overlap will hide the end wall foam board thickness when assembled. I’ll be adding corner trim after wall assembly to hide the black showing on the end wall ends.


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    Last edited by Guff; 3 weeks ago.
    Dave

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    Nice Idea and great start. Fred's work is top notch, and one to be inspired. Looking forward to your progress Dave.


    Louis
    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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    • #3
      Guff,

      This is going to be a really cool build. I like the paper planks and the isometric drawing as well.

      Scott
      Last edited by CNE1899; 3 weeks ago.

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      • #4
        Thanks Louis! Glad you joined in!
        Dave
        Dave

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        • #5
          Scott,
          The planks look much better with the right lighting. It's also fun to do.
          Dave
          Dave

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          • #6
            Nice start!

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            • #7
              Been waiting for a Guff build...keep going Dave!
              Carl

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              • #8
                Looks like another winner, Dave. I like your design.

                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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                • #9
                  Thanks Ray, Carl and Mike!
                  It's good to be back on the forum!
                  Dave
                  Dave

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                  • #10
                    Dave,

                    If the front row is filling up, I'll settle for row 2.
                    I too, like the building design, and I also think your dedication to Fred is perfect, same thoughts !
                    I will be following along with your sucess as I feel it will be exquisite.

                    Rich

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                    • #11
                      Dave I will be following along, like the alterations you have done to the original building, planks, I will save that idea for later on.

                      Tom.

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                      • #12
                        Hi Fred, you have a front row seat...glad you're on board!
                        Tom, glad to have you following along!
                        Dave
                        Dave

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                        • #13
                          Dave, looks like you have another cool looking project in the works there.I look forward to following along with your progress!

                          Greg

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                          • #14
                            Thanks Greg, glad you're following along.
                            Dave
                            Dave

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                            • #15
                              Thanks, Dave!! I'm flattered.

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