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Roundhouse area for my layout.
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 Posted: Tue Feb 23rd, 2016 08:29 pm
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Michael G
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Hi all!
I have been building an engine terminal for my freelanced Colorado railroad in HOn3.
The roundhouse is based on the Como roundhouse model from Model masterpieces.
I have departed from the original as I skipped the boiler house and built full height doors as the roundhouse had as built (but was altered to lower doors later on).
I model the late 30's, so it is a bit modelers license involved....
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The cast plaster walls were painted stone by stone (almost...):


The turntable is also a Model masterpieces kit with the pit and drive home made.




The 3D printed gearbox:


The base with turntable and rails to the roundhouse:


Getting it all assembled was a real chore.




Pre assembled the rafters which later will be glued to the removable roof:


Most of the ground cover in place.




Interior view with wooden floor on the left three stalls:


Stacks and roof beams in place:




Door construction:






Black and white "mood picture":



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Hello Micheal.

First: Welcome to Freerails.

That's some fantastic modeling you have done. Great work.

Alwin

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Michael

Ditto on what Alwin said!

Impressive structure!

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What they said! Welcome!
Then I say... WOW, nice work. I really like the Como roundhouse. I also model in the 30s and wanted a round house. I made a crude two stall copy of the Como building.
I do need to put some sort of drive on my little turntable. I'll be looking at how you drive yours.



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Hi Michael.

Thanks for posting on the best railroad site this side of Pluto !

AWESOME work !!

All the best.

Cheers.

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Thanks!
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I have mounted the hinges on half of the doors.





It's great fun to get them to work properly.



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Getting it together may have been a chore, but, daaaaaaang, did that chore get results!
3D printing is doing wonderful things for the various genre of model building hobbies.



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Michael, that is beautiful...yes, railroad stuff CAN be beautiful! The B&W photo looks like the real thing. Please keep us posted and drooling at your photos.

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I've painted the doors on the roundhouse:


Something is hiding within:


Ahh, it's the old C19...






Black and white version:



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I'm glad you decided to model the doors full height. First, your locos fit! Second, it just looks better. The original building got doors that stopped at the arch later in life. Not pretty...



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