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 Posted: Wed Aug 14th, 2019 10:59 am
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Tom, 

Yes the Barbershop was Rich White's. 
I found it pretty easy to work up. 
I built it when we were living in the 5th Wheel still.
 
Working with hydrocal is pretty easy. 
I built it on a hidden base and braced the corners with 1/4" wood,
as they wouldn't be seen. 
I was worried that it would be easily broken, being in a state of homelessness. 
I used Woodland Scenics scenery glue to secure it all, and that worked great.
 
I can dig it out if you want more information on how I built it. 
I think I joined Freerails at the time and don't remember if I chronicled its' build,
pretty sure that I did not. 
It was a fun build.

As far as the broken resin piece. 
I've built a few resin cars in HO, CA is an easy fixer. 
I suppose that you could use thin and put it on a piece of waxed paper or similar,
then sand the back.
 
It would probably not have the build up on the front,
but the back sanding would be pretty easy as it is flat,
and you can set it on 400 emery paper and just run it back and forth lightly until flat.
 
What I normally did was just use the medium glue,
let it sit and then sand/file it back into proper contours,
good as new. 

If it were something that was going to be subjected to torque and stress,
I might use epoxy.

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Steven,

You did upload several photos of the barber shop, in your Humboldt & Toiyabe thread,
and you discussed your technique some as well.
Very nicely done! 

By hidden base I assume you mean a solid sub floor?

I was just looking at some of Rich White's wall kits,
and realized that they are all cast for Grandt-Line doors/windows.

That could be a problem,
since it doesn't seem the San Juan Model Company is getting them back into production yet.

I'm sure that a lot of the structures could be adapted to Tichy parts,
or a modeler better than myself could scratch build them,
but it will take some investigation.

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Steven,

I almost forgot, thanks for the info on resin parts.

I looked at the window some more and realized that the cracked part,
is going to butt up against the side of another window,
so it should be an easy fix and not subject to any stresses.

Thanks again,

Tom


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" I was just looking at some of Rich White's wall kits,
and realized that they are all cast for Grandt-Line doors/windows " 


Tom -

You mentioned Grandt Line windows.
 
I've found that many of these are duplicated at Tichy Train Group. 
Just in case you weren't aware of that.

I was able to find exact duplicates for the windows in my roundhouse. 
They even come with glazing.

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Tom,

Thank you.
I was not aware of that.

I have my first order from Tichy coming in any day now.
I'm adding another window to the meat market,
and Stoney Creek Design used Tichy windows for the kit.

I built a few Tichy freight cars back in my HO days,
and was always very impressed with the quality of the design and of the parts.
Very fine castings.
Their quality seems to be every bit as good as Grandt-Line's.

I'll have to look at the Rich White kits again,
and see if Tichy makes a duplicate for the G-L parts.

I do hope that San Juan Model is successful in bringing most of the Grandt-Line products back into production.
It would be a shame to lose such a large and influential source of architectural and equipment parts.


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Tom,
 
Yes it is a hidden sub-floor.
I used cardboard, just cheap flimsy stuff. 
Once it was all glued in place, it was like a shear wall.  

I think that a number of Tichy parts are drop ins for Grandt,
but I don't know for certain.

And as Tom W. says, they have pre-cut "glass."  NICE!  :bg: 

Yes, that is a drawback of Rich's stuff right now for doors. 
I liked working with it well enough and had fun with the build.
 
I was looking at another, but just haven't pulled the trigger,
as I have several projects screaming, "Build ME!"




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Got a little modeling time this morning.










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Steven B wrote:
Yes it is a hidden sub-floor.
I used cardboard, just cheap flimsy stuff. 
Once it was all glued in place, it was like a shear wall.  

I think that a number of Tichy parts are drop ins for Grandt,
but I don't know for certain.

And as Tom W. says, they have pre-cut "glass."  NICE!  :bg: 

Yes, that is a drawback of Rich's stuff right now for doors. 
I liked working with it well enough and had fun with the build.
 
I was looking at another, but just haven't pulled the trigger,
as I have several projects screaming, "Build ME!"


Steven,

Great idea on the cardboard floor.
I just may give that a try real soon.

I know what you mean about other projects.
The engine shed may stay on hold for a while.
 
I need to get some track together and something running again pretty soon.
Running a DCC loco around the EZ-Track on the temporary baseboard,
is better than nothing, but it doesn't feel like progress.

Tom


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And a little more time this afternoon.










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Got some more time this evening.















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