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 Posted: Sat Jan 28th, 2012 10:42 pm
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Hello Everyone,  I have been away for a fair amount of time but have settled down and started my Engine house build.  I have always liked Dave's build with side stone walls, so I decided to do a version of that for the Ry River R.R.  Going along with the Turntable and sandhouse that I have built, I started to layout the traditional engine house from a set of plans I found on Free Rails. I enlarged the drawing to the correct size I wanted for the engine layout I am building and begun to set the form for the plaster.  I have set the front form and now I am setting the back form which will have two windows centered in it.

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I started laying out the front doors and wanted them to be rough fitting and look like they were made in a hurry just to keep out the elements.
I used coffee stirs for most of the doors and track nails for the hinges.



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The finished doors without stain or mounted in the frame.
The nails on the outside of the frame are for the frame to be fastened in the wall when I pour the plaster, that will hold it in place after the plaster has set.
 

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I have finished casting the end walls and the short side walls


I used casting plaster for these walls, I ussally use Hydrocal but was out if it for this project.  The walls I left sit for about 2 days brfore I pulled them from the molds.  The crushed aluminum foil adds a nice stone front for the block. 

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Here is the engine facility (Layout) I am building.  It is 14" x 60"





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Here are the end and side walls after removeal of the mold.







I started to carve the plaster, trying to make the blocks range in size from 12" x 24" scale. 




Here is one of the end walls finished and one of the side walls next to a unfinished one.  I used Hunterline weathering mixes to stain the plaster, for the stone I use Dark Blue Gray and  for the joints I use the Creosote Black.  The windows are Tichy  ones I had in a draw waiting for this project.



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Ok, now I am up to date with where I am on the project and this thread.  I put together the structure last night and got the one side wall framed and covered.  The side windows I am going to use are Tichy also 6 over 6.

The next step is the floor, pit and rails which will be this week.




I usewd the wooden coffee stirs for the exterior and the front shed doors.


 

Now I need to find some time for the floor this week. I need to design a smoke collection (Vent) chimney for the front.  That's all for now.



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very nice work:glad:



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Good idea using crumpled aluminum foil to get an irregular surface on the cast wall. I have used the same idea to create rock castings, just don't flatten the foil out as much.


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Thank you for the kind words!!  I am re-learning as I go along, at this point I am figuring out the floor and side structure (workshop) area.  Will post progress soon.

I am looking for some detail parts for the roof vent anybody has any suggestions?

Ryan



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