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 Posted: Sun May 24th, 2020 07:33 pm
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So here's a close up of freight door... Pretty gloopy.


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So then I added alcohol/ink coat and started on window filling.

Canopy glue/window maker for the uppers and acetate for the bottoms (next).
Some paint touch up will be needed on mullions, but it's coming along...

We get spoiled by nice Grandt or Tichy plastic windows,
plus the laser assembly type which make really nice windows.

But since the walls were pre-cut I decided I would go with their castings...
A bit clunky but not bad...


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 Posted: Sun May 24th, 2020 07:50 pm
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That was all well and good,
until I discovered I was short one of the small windows...

Great... so I went and looked to see what might work for a replacement,
and really couldn't find anything available (it's a small area where they go),
and not sure what approach to take.

I decided to assemble one with mixed results...

I used scrap micro ply bits and scale 2x4, but not really great...
I will see how it paints up or try again in daylight.

Lesson learned.
Count your windows before starting dumb ass.

Boy that window paint looks crappy, ha!

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 Posted: Mon May 25th, 2020 02:33 am
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So after paint and setting my feeble little window,
I decided it was ok (even if a bit crooked).

My "good enough" filter comes into play.

It is always hard to know how far I want to go with detailing,
always is a bit of a compromise.

I am not trying to win contests, so moving along...

I do like the colors and think it still maintains the "real world" depot look.
Kind of close to DR&G colors as I remember, or maybe old school UP.

Hard to find color photos from the '30s or so, of narrow gauge depots,
not that I'm actually going for a prototypical match.

On we go.

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Ok, got windows glued in walls, so on to assembly.

I like the canopy glue windows for uppers, looks like leaded windows,
not a great photo but hopefully the effect will be noticeable as I get farther along.

I am thinking of adding a second floor,
so I might do some more detailing noticeable through lower half of windows,
so having them a little clearer may be good.

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Hi there

So beginning glue up of main structure here...

After getting all windows in and adding support pieces,
for a floor for 2nd level (You can see floor set in).

I am not sure what I am going to do up there yet,
but at least I can add interior walls,
so you can't see through building, if lighted at all.

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Here's another shot of the glue up in progress.


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And finally a better shot with freight section added,
and ticket office and station agents office glued together,
but not added yet.

You can see how great the windows look in this shot,
and floor supports at scale 12'

I need to add trims next and figure out roof and supports...
More to follow...

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So I got a little time to build this week
(been working on a porch cover for a client, it's taking some time),
and got large gable trusses constructed.

This is a very distinctive feature of this kit,
and really is classic for a certain period of station building.

In my opinion this reads pretty realistic,
even though I suspect this is a fantasy design,
versus a plan based on a actual building.. (?)


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Then I got busy on roof rafters,
and did a little detailing on underside of roof cards, even though it may not show,
just a little scoring before painting, and then cut rafters to fit (I hope).

You can see where I cut opening for second chimney,
then decided I want it on the other side of the roof,
so put it back in before roofing.


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