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  • #16
    Kyle thank you so much, your comments are greatly appreciated and thanks for peeking in.
    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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    • #17
      Father's Day proved quite productive at the bench, so here's an update for the diorama:

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      Since a tractor will take up most of the left side of the garage I decided to only detail the right hand end. The bench is scratch built
      and the parts are either from Sierra West or the parts bin which have been painted and weathered.

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      Here is the front wall of the Shed area. Again the bench was scratch built then grained and heavily weathered with chalks. To be different
      I decided to mount the bench on top of two 55 gallon drums. Everything was left overs from the Shack build or the parts bin which were
      painted and weathered before gluing in place. The wall poster was from a computer file printed on 100 lb. paper. Since this is a Tractor Repair
      Shed why not have a tractor poster on the wall. The parts bin over the bench is a heavily modified parts rack from Rusty Rail who has some
      nice resin castings. The casting was six slots high originally but I cut it down to two slots high, the rest of the casting will be used on the tool
      car later on. The whole thing was painted brown and the parts on top were painted also. The entire unit had chalks added with the interior parts
      given a coat of grey chalk along with clear alcohol; I rather like the look. The two upright timbers on each side is the start of the roof going over the shed.

      That's about it for now and will post more as I get more finished. As always any comments or suggestions are welcome.
      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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      • #18
        Larry,

        Your staining, painting and weathering are first rate.

        Smart thinking using drums to support a bench.

        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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        • #19
          Larry,
          Great start! Love the tractor and the tool bench. Man, you're really getting those weathering techniques down.
          Like the overall theme.

          Scott
          Last edited by CNE1899; 06-24-2022, 12:32 PM.

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          • #20
            Nice job on all those details.
            Very good looking scene.
            Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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            • #21
              Mike thank you. I thought using the drums would give it the "we need to support the bench so we'll use what we have on hand" type of vibe.

              Scott thanks, your comments are much appreciated.

              Rick thanks. I can see why Roland likes doing those detail parts so much....it's habit forming.
              Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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              • #22
                Larry nice job on the details. Your habit of detailing parts keeps getting better and better.
                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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                • #23
                  Lookin good Larry!
                  Philip

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                  • #24
                    Jerry and Philip thank you; I always appreciate the comments.
                    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                    • #25
                      Great looking tractor repair, and that bench with all the details really looks nice. It's going to make a fine diorama Larry. The computer is a modelers best friend now. We never had that luxury for signs and posters. I remember back when we had to find old magazines and cut out the pictures for posters.


                      Louis L&R Western Railroad
                      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                      • #26
                        Louis thank you. Yup computers certainly make things possible that weren't thirty years ago.
                        Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                        • #27
                          Here's a bit of an update:

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                          This is the front of the shed part with a partial wall built. Left a large opening to show off the details. The boards are grained,
                          colored with chalks, and weathered. The left side is 8 ft tall with the right being 7.5 ft tall to give the roof some slope for the
                          rain to run off.

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                          Both sides were built using 8x8 posts for a beefy look which were also grained, colored, and weathered same as the front. The
                          braces are from 1x6's treated in the same manner. There will be beams going across the top to support the roof. The sides will be
                          left open pretty much and may add a small bench in the front opening loaded up with junk.

                          Next up will be to finish making the rafters and getting the lights sorted out before the roof can go on either part. Also need to plan
                          on what else is going in the shed part to make it look used but not too cluttered. That's where I'm at for now; any thoughts welcomed.
                          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                          • #28
                            Here's a thought for you Larry! Wonderful job your doing!!
                            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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                            • #29
                              Larry, looking good indeed. As for the shed contents, how about a tractor motor or two being repaired on some type of stand. Another thought is some type of implement that the tractor might use, e.g., snow blade, plow, disc. ~mike
                              O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose

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                              • #30
                                Excellent.
                                Mike made some very good suggestions.
                                Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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