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  • #16
    Nice to have you over on the N scale forum Mike. Looks like a simple module, So I'll be interested to see what you come up with.
    Might even inspire me to get back to my N scale work.

    Nice shaped barn. Looks like this one.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/courth...er/32733754208
    Regards Rob

    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

    My current build.

    https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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    • #17
      Mike,
      Neat old barn! Interesting MR booklet, have they been reprinted? Can you still buy it?

      Scott

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      • #18
        Just catch-N up with your post. I thought that barn looked familiar. I've had that book for over 30 years and built that barn and all the other structures that go with it. I got as far as the house and that was it. Never finished the house and the other buildings got damaged during a move and were thrown out. The only one to survive was the barn. I hope you don't mind me posting pictures of it in your thread. I'll remove them if don't want them in your thread.

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        The model HO of course. I used Strathmore as a base and clued balsa wood over the top for the individual board look. The model was painted with Floquil paint. This was one of my first attempts at weathering using the Floquild weathering paints using an air brush.

        Looking forward to your build in N scale. I'll be popping in to see your progress.

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

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        • #19
          Originally posted by CNE1899 View Post
          Mike,
          Neat old barn! Interesting MR booklet, have they been reprinted? Can you still buy it?

          Scott
          Mike,

          I just checked Kalmbach Store. I don't think it's still in print from them.

          Did a search on the title and you can get them on E-bay. LINK: https://www.ebay.com/itm/37290938820...5a5ba31e341749

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

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          • CNE1899
            CNE1899 commented
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            Bernd,
            Thanks!
            Scott

        • #20
          Originally posted by robert_goslin View Post
          Nice to have you over on the N scale forum Mike. Looks like a simple module, So I'll be interested to see what you come up with.
          Might even inspire me to get back to my N scale work.

          Nice shaped barn. Looks like this one.
          https://www.flickr.com/photos/courth...er/32733754208
          Rob, Thank you.

          Great photo. I might use it for reference and inspiration. Looking at the photo caption, I see that the barn is just two counties over from the one I am modeling. That means I'm modeling the Ozarks. This module is a chance for me to branch out.

          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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          • #21
            Originally posted by CNE1899 View Post
            Mike,
            Neat old barn! Interesting MR booklet, have they been reprinted? Can you still buy it?

            Scott
            Looks like Bernd answered your question. Nevertheless I'll add that It appears to have been in print until the early 80s. I think they crop up at train shows so you might want to take a look at it before putting down real money.

            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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            • #22
              Bernd,

              Your version is very well done. I think mine from the 60s is long gone.

              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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              • #23
                Mike, I'm late getting a-round to seeing your new project, but it looks like you're already ahead of the curve on it.
                I think I still have a copy of that book someplace.

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                • #24
                  Bill,

                  Thank you for turning up.

                  I think the copy I have now is a replacement for the one I had back then.

                  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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                  • #25
                    Originally posted by Michael_Hohn View Post

                    <snip>... Looking at the photo caption, I see that the barn is just two counties over from the one I am modeling. That means I'm modeling the Ozarks. This module is a chance for me to branch out.
                    Welcome to Ozark modeling, Mike!

                    The Ozarks are definitely under represented in the model railroad world.

                    Cool little book. Cool project.


                    Andre

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                    • #26
                      Originally posted by OK_Hogger View Post

                      Welcome to Ozark modeling, Mike!

                      The Ozarks are definitely under represented in the model railroad world.

                      Cool little book. Cool project.


                      Andre
                      Yeah, who would have thunk it.

                      I like regional modeling when I see it.

                      I've looked for barns like this in WV but have not been successful so far. They probably don't exist.

                      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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                      • #27
                        Originally posted by Michael_Hohn View Post
                        Bernd,

                        Your version is very well done. I think mine from the 60s is long gone.

                        Mike
                        Thank you Mike. That was one of my very earliest scratch build projects and attempt at weathering.

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

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                        • #28
                          Being a N scaler myself I'm looking forward to this.

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                          • #29
                            Originally posted by Tyson Rayles View Post
                            Being a N scaler myself I'm looking forward to this.
                            Thank you. I know I'm in good company.

                            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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                            • #30
                              I'm making slow but steady progress on my barn. Today I finished cutting out the two end walls and the two passageway walls, stained stripwood, and finished one of the passageway walls:

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                              I did one of the walls along the passageway to test out stain and construction. I'm reasonably happy although I might try to get more contrast between doors and siding. It's hard to make out details at this scale. This is a learning experience, which is always fun.

                              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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