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wesleybeks
Fireman

South Africa
2829 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2019 :  3:25:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just catching up. Love it all Greg.

Going to go back and have another look.
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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1733 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2019 :  8:20:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
EVERY farm has a dinner bell. i think you gotta do it.....
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wesleybeks
Fireman

South Africa
2829 Posts

Posted - 07/23/2019 :  04:47:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonderful Greg.

Always fun to see your progress.
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8784 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  4:06:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wes & Kevin, thanks for your posts & thoughts!

Hi everyone, between the cottage & work around the house, I'm not getting much time to model these days. [:-banghead]
Whenever I do get a moment or two, I head down to my basement and continue the fun of building this kit.
The tractor shed is the next piece of this kit that I will be covering here today.
The basic framework for this tractor shed allows you to build a 2 stall shed.
As shown below in the Fig.28A full scale diagram.





After talking it over with Chester, we decided to expand the 2 stall shed, into a now four stall shed.
So I photo copied the template, and then cut and pasted/taped 2 of these drawings together giving me 4 stalls.
"Warning" deviating from the instructions like this means you will need to purchase additional scale lumber.
As the kit's supply of lumber just covers what's in the original design.





So I stained my 6x6 wood with the "Hunterline" driftwood stain once again, and I was off to the races building this newly expanded tractor shed.




While I was working on this framework for this tractor shed, I remembered that I had picked up a toy steam traction engine at a recent train show.
It turned out to be an old "Matchbox" toy.
Like the ones that I played with as a kid.
I paid 2 bucks for it, and thought it was close enough to 1/87th scale that I could get away with it.
Upon digging it out for closer inspection, I quickly discovered that it was not going to fit in the tractor shed.
So I decided to cut off one of my four stalls making 3 stalls now instead.
So that I could build a bigger shed attached to the smaller 3 stall tractor shed.
You can see this old "Matchbox" steam traction engine in the photo below.
Someone painted it to look really rusty & worn.





This is this how the "Matchbox" toy looked when it originally came out new.





So I continued with my 3 stall shed by joining the front wall to the back wall using 6x6 pieces again and following the template to cut those pieces needed.
This is how it looked after joining the 2 walls.




You then cover this framework with 2x8 boards, starting on the back wall first.
I weathered the boards like I did on the barn, except this time I used "Vallejo" Black/Grey to colour the outside of the boards instead of the Zinc chrome primer.





I left the one sidewall with no 2x8 siding, that will be the wall that butts up to the bigger shed beside it.



The next thing you need to do is cut all of the tiny 4x4 angle braces that are needed.
Shown on the Fig.28C sheet.




This is how they all looked after gluing them in place using tweezers.





I then turned my attention to the 2x6 roof rafters cut to 1-3/4" inches long.
These get glued to the top of this tractor shed's framework.





Once you get the rafters all in place you then use 2x4's evenly spaced glued down to the 2x6 rafters.
As shown in the Fig.28B & 28C template sheet.







One other thing that I noticed in one of the photos in the instruction manual, but was not mentioned as a step to do.
These extra 6x6 posts added between the ones that were noted on the full scale templates.
I thought they added a lot to the overall appearance of this tractor shed.





To be continued...

Edited by - Ensign on 08/02/2019 9:10:54 PM
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8784 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  4:18:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The next thing I had to do was cut myself some more Vellum metal roofing, using the cutting jig provided in this kit.
Be certain to paint both sides of this Vellum metal roofing, as you can see the underside of it in the tractor shed.




I then began gluing these panels to the tractor shed roof.
Starting at the bottom of the roof, and then applying the second row above that bottom row.





This is how it all ended up looking when finished.
I still need to weather the metal roofing.





This is a view of the underside of both buildings.





Here's a glimpse of what Chester's new/old tractor shed looks like with some equipment inside of it.




That's all I have for now, thanks for looking!

Greg
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JeffB
Crew Chief

Canada
700 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  4:26:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Outstanding, Greg!
There's lots of ideas for building this kit.
Thanks for sharing.

Jeff
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8784 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  4:29:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JeffB

Outstanding, Greg!
There's lots of ideas for building this kit.
Thanks for sharing.

Jeff



Thanks! Jeff.
Have you started building your kit yet?

Greg
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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1733 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  4:46:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
outstanding!
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slimrails
Moderator

USA
8475 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  5:26:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Outstanding job, Greg, right down to the rafters.[:-thumbu]
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
4028 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  5:39:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another neat addition to your farm scene. Looking good Greg.

Bob

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8784 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  6:05:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin, Russ & Bob, thanks for your encouraging words!
Just the chicken coop & the silo are the remaining pieces, that are yet to be built!

Greg

Edited by - Ensign on 08/02/2019 9:08:31 PM
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6360 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  6:43:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Excellent kit modification you made lengthening the shed. Looks like the real thing.

Mike

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Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
3047 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  7:50:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, Shedding the predictable again and coming up with yet another noteable modification for your farm project. Looks great as always!
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8784 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  9:05:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike & Bill, as always thanks for your comments!

Greg
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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
7273 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  9:12:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done mods, Greg!

"Someone" did a really good job on that old steam tractor, too! Great idea to include it in the build!

Pete
in Michigan
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