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  • Bernd,

    Framing looks great! Nice photo too. I like the furring strips you've added.

    Scott

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    • Originally posted by CNE1899 View Post
      Bernd,

      Framing looks great! Nice photo too. I like the furring strips you've added.

      Scott
      Thanks Scott. I figured if you could look in the doors you should see something holding up those sheets of corrugated iron. I went by looking at how they build pole barns today. I figured not much would have changed in how you build a large building using corrugated sheets.

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

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      • Well where are those darn windows? Inside framing looks good.

        GULF COAST & WESTERN

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        • Originally posted by john_holt View Post
          Well where are those darn windows? Inside framing looks good.
          Thanks John.

          Working on getting the framing done first. I still need to order more wire to continue with the windows.

          Bernd

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

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          • Slow progress with a couple of set backs, plus a couple of 1:1 projects, but I did get more done.

            The next wall to be built is the back wall, should be easy right? Wrong. I'll get into that a bit down the post. First though I needed to figure out how I was going to fit the the 12" X 12" beams in and keep things square. A large angle plate works great, along with some 1-2-3 blocks and a bunch of magnets.

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            And here was the first set back. The top and bottom portion of the rear wall is held together with the two pieces of angle soldered on earlier. So when you solder it all together it makes for a sturdier wall. Well, it's doesn't help much in adding the vertical posts. What to do?

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            Well, you unsolder everything and add a couple of strips of brass to hold the two top and bottom together and proceed with the beams.

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            Add the battens and Bob's your uncle.

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            And now comes the "set back". I worked on soldering the clearstory piece to the roof panels. You guessed it. I got both on 180 degrees backwards.

            This is how they are supposed to go on. This one has already been corrected and resoldered to show the proper orientation.

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            Here's how they were soldered on first. The green letter and green lines show proper orientation and the red improper orientation. The one in red on the lower roof needs to be turn 180 degrees lengthwise.

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            I need to resolder the one roof and then I can go on to the front wall. I haven't decided if I'm going to do any beams on the upper portion of the end wall. Once I get the roof on and the four sides solder together it'll be time for some paint. Then I'll get back to the windows.

            On the second engine house kit the soldering will be much better now that I know where not to solder and the proper orientation of the parts.

            Now to go back to my 1:1 project which didn't turn out so great either. It's the last set of 3 sets of doors for the kitchen pantry. I made the doors square, but the opening isn't square. So it's time for a little bit of table saw surgery on the doors.

            Until next time.

            Bernd

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

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            • Bernd,

              Thanks for your latest walk through. I am sorry about the set backs. I had to recut three walls last night, although card board is easier than metal.
              Looking good. Glad you worked it out.

              Scott

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              • Difficult work here with metal. and so few would even attempt a project like this. Bravo Bernd!
                Carl

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                • Bernd,

                  I really like your interior bracing. It's going to look fantastic when you've finished.

                  Your experiences here remind me of times I've decided to enhance a kit only after I've started building. It often involves taking things apart along the way.

                  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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                  • Great job Bernd! Your patience is paying off on this one. Like Carl said most would not even attempt 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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                    • Thanks guys. Much appreciate the kind words. I can't tell you how close I was to scrapping the project. What I've learned on this project will be applied to the second kit I have. This kit has been a great learning tool as what not to do. I'm going to finish it and then have my friend put it in his model railroad shop with a for sale sign on it or have him take it to whenever the next train meet he goes to is.

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

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                      • You are lucky to have two of these kits, Bernd. Most of us only have one - the one we learn on. And we are stuck living with the results.
                        Bruce

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                        • Originally posted by Dutchman View Post
                          You are lucky to have two of these kits, Bernd. Most of us only have one - the one we learn on. And we are stuck living with the results.
                          Actually I had that kit many years ago. I never finished it. It actually rusted and I threw it out. At one of the swap meets I found one and bough it figuring I would finish this one. Next thing I know I found another one at a show and bought it. So by the time I get the third one built I should be an expert on metal building assembly.

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

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                          • Bernd, your skills with the solder and the depth of your posts keep me captivated and definitely envious.

                            I'm really enjoying watching your progress.

                            Karl. A

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                            • Looking great !
                              Philip

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                              • Bernd
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                                Thanks Philip.

                            • Originally posted by UKGuy View Post
                              Bernd, your skills with the solder and the depth of your posts keep me captivated and definitely envious.

                              I'm really enjoying watching your progress.

                              Karl. A
                              Thank you very much for the kind words. I've always been a stickler for detail and how it's done. I feel that if I don't show it all I'm not explaining it correctly and I hope people will be able to learn from some of the things I do. Don't be envious. Like anything else it can be learned through practice. More adventures to come after I complete this project. Thanks for following along.

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

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