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 Posted: Mon Mar 19th, 2012 12:49 pm
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Thank you Si. 

I have done the same thing you are doing.  It took me 3 years to get around to build the engine house and I had over 13 pictures of them I had saved from freerails..  So mine is a compilation of many.  I can't tell you how many times I have used this site in building my railroads over the years.  Such a wonderful resource all in one spot.

Ryan



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Do you have copies of the diagrams you could send me via e-mail? thanks Warren

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Hi Warren,

I will put what I have in a PDF file and email it to you. 

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 Posted: Mon Apr 23rd, 2012 11:50 pm
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thanks brother
Warren


Warren- I sent your Email addy as a PM, and deleted it here.

not a good thing to post where the whole world can see it.

I don't know that the WHOLE world looks at FreeRails---98% maybe???


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 Posted: Sun May 6th, 2012 06:56 am
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Hi Ryan,

I recently discovered Freerails, and am really enjoying your build progress on the enginehouse. It's outstanding!

A couple of questions - firstly, you mentioned that you found the plans on this site. May I enquire where? Looks like an interesting model to build and one I'd like to try.

Secondly, with casting the side walls, two things (so, really three questions in total L:) - do you apply anything to the foil to ensure the plaster doesn't stick, or does it come off easily?

And how do you scribe the mortar lines? Just a knife or some special technique?

Hope you don't mind the questions. Great work, looking forward to seeing more.

Thanks,
Darren
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 Posted: Mon May 7th, 2012 01:31 pm
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Here is the plan ( Drawing really) I used to construct the Engine Houe.  I added the plaster casting walls on the ends to make it more personal to the Ry River R.R.  I made them to the size of the drawing about 14 scale feet wide on the ends.  This can be built so manys ways to fit just about every layout or engine.





 

 

The picture is from the EBT shops. I used this to help out the dimension questions I had during the build.




Hope this helps everyone out. It was a really fun build and the first I did with plaster casting the walls and using stick building on the rest.

Ryan



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This project is so cool I have no words to describe my reaction...except 'genius'. I can see a similar structure in my structure inventory. For all practical purposes, I have yet to work with plaster as a structure medium. I assume you scribed those mortar lines in the plaster? Truly inspirational work.

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 Posted: Wed May 9th, 2012 12:30 pm
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TK1 wrote: Hi Ryan,

I recently discovered Freerails, and am really enjoying your build progress on the enginehouse. It's outstanding!

A couple of questions - firstly, you mentioned that you found the plans on this site. May I enquire where? Looks like an interesting model to build and one I'd like to try.

Secondly, with casting the side walls, two things (so, really three questions in total L:) - do you apply anything to the foil to ensure the plaster doesn't stick, or does it come off easily?

And how do you scribe the mortar lines? Just a knife or some special technique?

Hope you don't mind the questions. Great work, looking forward to seeing more.

Thanks,
Darren
Melbourne, Australia


Ray & Darren,

Sorry for the late response to the qustions you had Darren, I have been insanely busy all of a sudden at work.

Thank you for those very kind words, Ray.  I have fooled around trying to build the structures and other things for my layout from items that I have and from just everyday stuff.  I have been called "Frugal" but cheap is another word I like to use.  I love the challenge and with the economy these days I don't have the $$$$ to just go out and buy what I need.  I would love to buy those things, but the wife would not like it. It is also hard to hide the stuff when it just shows up on the layout.  So I try to build the things I need - "Time" I have, so "why not try" I tell myself.  i love this part of the hobby.  I have so many projects in my head that I want to do....

Darren - I do not use a release agent on the foil, just plain foil. But there is a non-stick foil that I have used and it works really good.  Sometimes it sticks but it just comes right off with a pick without any harm.

The mortar lines are scribed with what I call  "picking tools"  ( I will post a pic of these) I have three different types with different ends,  the one end of the tool I used to make the mortar joints is V shaped.  I marked with a pencil Horozontal lines 12" scale inches apart going from bottom to the top of the piece, so it looks like strips when you are done.  I than take a Metal straight edge and put it up to the lines and scribe about twice or three times along the line. The pencil mark disappears and the mortar joint is there.  After I have all the horozontal lines done than I switch to the vertical ones.  I free hand those to make it look like blocks. I try to make them about 16" to 20" long scale.  Also, I make sure that no joints are in line with themselves, just like laying brick, always stagger the joints.  than I stain the wall depending on what type of block I want, grey, brown brick, etc.. and than do a dark color wash to the mortar joints.

Hope this helps out.  There is another thread I have in the ( Micro Layouts ) of the other structures I have built for my ON30 Shelf layout. Ry River R.R. Shelf Engine Facility Layout . The one Feed / Tractor Dealership is made out of real stones stacked and glued, the wall is about 1" thick.  Check it out the are all pretty much different.

Thanks, Ryan

Last edited on Wed May 9th, 2012 04:50 pm by RyRiverRR



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 Posted: Wed May 9th, 2012 03:25 pm
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Hi Ryan

Thanks for the drawings.
Nice work again.

Cheers

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 Posted: Thu May 10th, 2012 06:54 pm
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Hi,


Thanks Ryan for the further info and the drawings.  You've inspired me to give something similar a go, so hopefully I'll get to an enginehouse build soon.

Looking forward to seeing more of the Ry River constructions.

Regards,
Darren



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