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 Posted: Wed Nov 25th, 2015 03:32 pm
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Lee B
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Been wanting to get going with this flat for a long time now, for the back wall on my layout. I used a 1" thick pine plank as the base, covered with coffee stirrers and Grandt Line door and window castings. Not a lot of money went into the materials, probably less than $20 total (including ten bucks for a box of 1000 stirrers), not counting the loading dock which I already had. So far, I like how it's turned out. Here's the sequence of construction so far:








And finally, on the layout with the loading ramp:

I still plan on adding:
•A couple of small signs along the front (including hours of operation and what draft classifications of men are being hired, as the layout takes place in WW2)
•Bird poop and a couple of scale magazines/debris on the roof
•Minor clutter/weathering along the loading dock

But for the most part, it's done.



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 Posted: Wed Nov 25th, 2015 04:23 pm
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the building looks good and well aged
the loading dock needs heavy wheathering (compared to the building) ,not minor


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 Posted: Wed Nov 25th, 2015 04:26 pm
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Cor V wrote:
the loading dock needs heavy wheathering (compared to the building) ,not minorActually, I was looking for a look that showed the two being built at different times. But then again, maybe I'll just cover the legs of the dock with ground cover to look like vines and such. The deck of the dock of course will be covered in stains, spill remains, bird poop and the like.



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 Posted: Fri Nov 27th, 2015 02:37 am
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That's pretty clever and looks good too.



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 Posted: Tue Dec 1st, 2015 02:56 am
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Looks good, Lee!



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That makes one sturdy model!



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I was going to suggest weeds around the posts and for a short way under the loading dock, but I see that you thought of that already.

Looks great!

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 Posted: Wed Jan 6th, 2016 07:32 pm
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Yeah, that's on my agenda to add 'ivy' and wines to the lower portions of the dock and flat as well as adding weathering to the dock itself.
Still trying to find O scale pigeons to put on the roof. Artistta makes them but they ain't cheap.



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 Posted: Wed Jan 6th, 2016 11:05 pm
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while the brainstorming session is on, how about a cat hunting mice under the dock; or, an old hound dog lounging about seeing what the humans are up to, and hoping for a lunchbox handout?



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