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 Posted: Wed Oct 10th, 2018 05:59 pm
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Mikel Parker
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I Wanted to show the kit that really got me back into building and set the bar for what I am after in detail and quality,and that is Sierra West's Eureka Springs engine House.it was the third kit of his I had bought and the manual and Brett's techniques were a great intro into fine scale modeling.     I had been studying The Gazette and builders like George Selios and Malcom Furlow as well as Harry Brunk ,Hayden & Frary,Olson,Vail etc who all were building on such a high level..and this really got me into it. I wish I could afford more of these type of kits but trying to build what I have collected so far.Maybe I will start a thread on some as I get to them.Thanks

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 Posted: Wed Oct 10th, 2018 06:00 pm
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as you can see I only have part of scenery done ,but you get the idea ...

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 Posted: Wed Oct 10th, 2018 06:00 pm
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Another view
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 Posted: Wed Oct 10th, 2018 10:47 pm
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Interesting how the metal siding looks blasted back from the inside, exactly where the stacks of a steam loco would be, was that intentional?



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 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2018 01:30 am
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Yeah Lee, its supposed to be that way...those little shays and climax's blasting that rusty old roofing...or maybe C-16's . Love the effect of circuit board etchant but hate using it,I tried doing a similar effect with paint on Hobbs but not sure which looks real...studied a lot of rusty metal trying to get that look.
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 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2018 01:36 am
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Heres a shot of those new roofs
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 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2018 01:37 am
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and the back side ,a little harder to see
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 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2018 03:53 am
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Howdy Mikel, those are some superb structures, great modeling. Yep, I like the tin missing over where the stacks would "talk". I have seen the same effect on quite a few old engine houses, particularly seen on the old Mich-Cal shop (in photos) and some other backwoods short-line operations. Very nice look.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2018 06:08 am
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Thanx,   in looking over the shots I think I need to smoke up those rafters though...
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Hi all,  I will get through these photos eventually..heres a scratch build from leftover siding and weathered veneer that I had laying around.Used my little Dremel saw and cut 2x8's sorta for decking,Tichy windows & doors,some card board for roof etc...   The design is based on a freight house from Mainline & Siding I always liked.layed it out proportionally to windows and doors and built it based on conjecture from those measurements...    hope to do some more like this as I find buildings that seem to need modeling
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