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 Posted: Sun Feb 12th, 2017 03:20 am
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Hi Bill, I have met a few and we get together occasionally.  Each is about an hour from here.  I live in the Blue Ridge about an hour east of Roanoke.  Speaking of which we have a meet the first Saturday in April.  It's called the Great Eastern Divide.  I'm about the only western guy there!
I work summers, well April-December and am dying to get to some of the other NG meets that I have heard of, as well as getting to places like Timonium or Amherst.  
There are some great explorations out there in NV and Eastern CA.  I've had a love of mining and railroads forever.  I hope to really interpret the operations of such places in my models.  Industrial archeology I guess.



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 Posted: Sun Feb 19th, 2017 02:34 am
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Hi All-
The weather has not cooperated very well, but I managed to get a few pictures of one of my projects.  This was last year's big project.  I have been disposing of my HO fleet and I needed to DO SOMETHING to get the creative juices flowing.  So I found these wall kits on eBay and picked up one that looked something like I would find in 1880s Nevada.  Because I can't leave well enough alone, I modified the walls and added an awning based on ones that I have seen in restored California Gold Rush Towns.  So what should it be? L:

Like Doug in Updah Creek, I had some fellas who are hard working miners and to tell the truth, they don't like looking' too rough.  So some quick research yielded Austin Baths. Now this establishment shared a building as close as I can figure and changed owners and locations a few times, but it lasted a good 20 years, from the ads in the Reese River Reveille.  So the Austin Baths and Hair Saloon (can't have enough saloons in a silver town!) was born.;)

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 Posted: Sun Feb 19th, 2017 02:36 am
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The Austin Baths advertised "steam and water baths".  I hand lettered the doors in keeping with the period tradition.:cool:

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Now why'd it do that?  I guess you gotta walk in sideways, maybe be a little sideways to let Floyd shave you?

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Did up the interior too.  Found some nice details from Berkshire Valley, and some cheap stuff on eBay.  Searched high and low, not so high and sober for a barbers chair, love the one in Updah, but I ended up just putting a smock on Freddie while he got his cut.:us:

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 Posted: Sun Feb 19th, 2017 02:48 am
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You can see the steam room and the bath tub... after all both "steam and water baths" are advertised.  I added a curtain to give a feller in the tub some privacy.  I haven't put the chimneys for the stoves on yet, 'cause they'll just get broken before the layout is built.:!:
Not that I have had that happen before or anything.  The roof is shingles from Builders in Scale.  I also put an sm LED in it to give it a glow at night.  One of my buddies said, "Nobody can see in there anyway. " I replied, "But I know what's in there.":)


That's what we got for today.  My next project, the one on the bench now is coming along great and I hope to start writing about it soon.

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Very nice!

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Very nicely done Steven. The interior is very well conceived with the spittoon and the smock on the customer and some day I must try your brick, stone and plaster exterior style. On NGRM Online (and sometimes on here), Daniel Caso gives a regular master-class in scribing foam material with the buildings he produces and it would be interesting to hear how you went about getting your excellent result.



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Thank you guys, I appreciate your comments.  Doug, I didn't carve this building.  The walls came from a fellow who offers kits in California.  You can find him on eBay.  This was his "Assay Office."  I decided to diverge because I lacked a brick chimney for the actual "assay" process. ???
However, I did, change the side walls and rear corners to "interlock" them.  I felt that if I had assembled the kit as designed, the walls would fall down.  So I brought in some stone masons and they rebuilt the building using some more bricks and stone.;)
All I did was fill in some of the block lines with plaster and "recarve" rock into the sides.  I did the same on the rear corners to make corners that interlocked.  I changed the capstones to brick as well, I didn't want the facade and dental cornicing falling on someone if the door slammed shut!  I did this with a metal ruler and a dental pick, slowly scribing the bricks to try and match the size of the dental cornicing on the front.  It was tough going trying to hold everything while doing this and there are irregularities
I had some chips when I did this and have since learned that :!:I can get it a little wet and it goes easier.  The chips didn't bother me too much because the building is supposed to represent a building built 20 years or so earlier.  The railroad was a late arrival in my world.  In future projects, not that I know how get images up on this site, I hope to document the steps a little better.  I like how you have done that, Doug, and that was the impetus for me to try and do the same.
Thank you again!



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 Posted: Tue Feb 21st, 2017 01:01 pm
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Thanks for the very clear explanation Steven and your "adaptations" have certainly worked well. I use Flickr to host all my photos and it's a doddle getting them into the posts. I just

select the photo
select the share (bent arrow) symbol
select BBCode and then size (I choose Medium 800 x 600 or thereabouts) from the drop down box below
copy the code on the blue box and
paste that into the post.

Simples!

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