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 Posted: Wed Sep 18th, 2019 01:20 am
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Finished a little side project today.

Since I decided the second floor of the meat market building would be a separate business,
clientele needed a way to access it.















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I've also been having a lot of fun playing the audio clip that Steven sent me.

In honor of the clip, I present the Yellow Creek Western with a little western flair.
Just having a little fun while figuring out what comes next.






























Adios,

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 Posted: Wed Sep 18th, 2019 01:28 am
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Well, maybe a couple more.  :bg:










Adios again,

Tom


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Great stuff Tom

But are you going to give the customers of the business above the meat market,

the safety of some banisters/hand rails up the staircase and around the landing,

or are they just brave rufty-tufty safety shunning Westerners!

:cb:  :bg:




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slateworks wrote:
Great stuff Tom

But are you going to give the customers of the business above the meat market,

the safety of some banisters/hand rails up the staircase and around the landing,

or are they just brave rufty-tufty safety shunning Westerners!

:cb:  :bg:


Doug,

I actually fought with myself over that issue for days.
I even originally had the upper set of stair treads cut for railings.


Not my decision.
WC has fought with city fathers over it for months but his reply never changes

"If they can't climb a few stairs without some prissy railing to hold them up,
they don't belong in no mine."


That said, he may add a railing on the mid-level platform,
since it can be used to store some of his plunder.


Tom


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Tom, I am greatly honored!
I have always been one of those "upstairs guys"...
the stairs & railings look plenty sturdy to me.

Now, I must get out here and see what I have that can carry your name....
know anything about the wax business?

WCG




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By the way Doug, making that staircase really gave me an appreciation,
for all of the work and thought that goes into scratch-building.

That one little staircase took me hours of research into stair designs,
and four or five paper templates to get something less the 45%,
that had sufficient headroom for a client and his plunder,
that mated up to the upper platform and the boardwalk,
and fit next to the building without getting into the boardwalk,
or beyond the rear of the land office, and a total rise of under 151 inches.
(that last one I never checked and WC wouldn't have cared anyway, but I kept it in mind)

All of those stairs and railings on Updah make my head spin.

I thoroughly enjoyed the process however,
and hope to scratch-build at least one structure.


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Woodie,

I hope I spelled your title correctly "Junqueologist".

I guess I will need to take a better picture.
By the time I reduce the size of the photo,
and then save it at a low enough JPEG quality setting,
most of the crispness of the original is gone.

I like candles, does that count?

You have certainly earned honors and accolades,
not only with your modeling,
but also your willingness to help others,
and sharing all of your wonderful modeling with us.

It is I who am honored to have your name on one of my buildings,
well a third of a building.


Tom


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Also, another modeler's name (although a little more obscured) is also on a building.
I have three more that I know will be added at least.

Looks like I may need to redo the station signs.
The elevation is kind of close to the frame and in the photos looks like it is cut off.


Tom


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Looks great so far!

I did notice one thing on this:





You might want to place a guard rail for the cliff,
right beyond the end of the steps, at some point.

I'd imagine a church would have something in place,
to keep people from walking right off the short cliff,
just beyond the end of the steps like that.

I've been taking time to look around my own layout,
to think what a scale person would really do with whatever I'm looking at.
Lots of small changes have taken place from this exercise...




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