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 Posted: Wed Dec 16th, 2015 12:01 am
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They had someone come out to find the leak today.



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 Posted: Wed Dec 16th, 2015 12:44 am
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Good deal. I would hate to see your mountain looking like the California coast after a slide.



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 Posted: Wed Dec 16th, 2015 01:35 am
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So far it's holding up just fine. I was pretty sure it would, but you never know what can happen with an underground leak.



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 Posted: Sat Dec 19th, 2015 09:51 pm
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Once again Ray you are excelling yourself, now I have visited your railway (the 3 aussies in 2014) and can appreciate how big this structure is, but I would love to see a photo of you holding the building so others (and me) can get to really appreciate the effort you have to put in in this grand scale.

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 Posted: Sat Dec 19th, 2015 10:19 pm
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Thanks Wayne. As a matter of fact I was planning to do exactly that, as soon as I get a little bit more done on it.



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 Posted: Wed Dec 30th, 2015 08:57 pm
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I finally got a little modeling time the past few days, and the depot is progressing nicely...


Adding the blocks to the pillars was kind of tedious due to the need for custom fitting many of the blocks:






After I finished the pillars, then I installed blocks on the south side of the depot:




With the blocks finished, I could finally put the roof on over the waiting area. I started by gluing styrene strips on the inside of the north and south walls. These were sloped just slightly towards the end, for drainage purposes:




The roof was cut from 4mm Sintra sheet, and styrene rafters were added:




Then the roof was glued in place. I added short strips of styrene between the rafters, at each end:






The terra cotta tile floor was made to look less perfect, and more natural, by carving cracks, pressing in irregularities, etc:




I also finished adding the capstones along the tops of the walls. These were mostly made of 2mm thick Sintra strips which were scribed, then bent to fit and glued in place:




I added a few other details too, such as the rafter "tails" under the eaves, and support beams under the balconies. Here's how it all looks so far:










I installed two styrene tubes to drain the flat roof over the waiting area:




The foundation on the south side needs some work. Some parts aren't level with the floor of the depot, and there is a large crack that needs to be filled with mortar:






At the west end, I need to extend the foundation to create a sidewalk around the end of the depot:




I'm using some large, fancy brass buttons to represent decorative concrete castings on the depot:




Here's one with a quick coat of concrete color paint, just to get an idea of how it will look:




I was going to work on the Spanish tiles for the roof next, but I want to try casting them in resin and my mold compound has gone bad, so I have to wait to order some more. In the meantime I'll work on making the doors and windows. I still need to make the interior details too.



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 Posted: Wed Dec 30th, 2015 09:29 pm
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10/10 Ray, I think I will have to visit again to see this masterpiece.

Wayne from Oz



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Looks so nice that I'd be afraid to paint it!



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 Posted: Thu Dec 31st, 2015 10:24 pm
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Love it!



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Not bad Ray, probably about 12/10 !!

Happy Modelling & Mine Tripping 2016,  Regards,  Michael

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