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mikethetrainman
Fireman

USA
1681 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  3:58:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Everyone since I retired last year I have been working on my layout some and doing some builds for friends. One friend who models Santa Fe during the transition era wanted a seafood processing plant on one of his rivers. I have wanted to do a dock scene for a while so I volunteered to build it. I always liked FSM's Emporium Seafood but it is the wrong hand for the location on the layout. What to do build a left hand copy. I will get that first post out of the way and start posting the build.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

mikethetrainman
Fireman

USA
1681 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  4:44:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The first thing that I did was draw a floor plan and Elevation to see that everything worked out.



I started laying all the walls out on the clapboard siding.



Here are the walls with all the doors and windows cut out.


Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe
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mikethetrainman
Fireman

USA
1681 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  5:08:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After cutting all the doors and windows I ran all the nail hole with the Vintage Reproductions tool. Then I painted the walls with Floquil Foundation. The doors,windows and trim were painted with Model Master Chrysler Engine Blue. Everything was given a wash of A/I.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe
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slimrails
Moderator

USA
8370 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  5:22:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks like a good start, Mike. I'll be following along on your progress and looking forward to more of this build.
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mikethetrainman
Fireman

USA
1681 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  5:50:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are the Pictures to go with the last post. Didn't down size them enough.



Started lining the front loading door with 6x6s.



Back loading doors.



I'm building the loading door. I started with 1/32 scribe siding for the main part of door. Then add the strip wood frame.




Painting trim and more windows.







Here are the walls finished with doors and windows installed. Also add the signs.





The last two photos show the walls installed into the main building.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5188 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  6:05:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike,

Iím looking forward to watching this come together. Looks very nice already.

So, I guess a reversed seafood company doesnít actually throw fish back in the sea.

Mike

Edited by - Michael Hohn on 08/02/2019 6:08:58 PM
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8302 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  6:08:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, your southpaw seafood company seems to be off to a great start!

Greg Shinnie
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mikethetrainman
Fireman

USA
1681 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  6:29:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Russ Thanks for looking.

Mike I hope they don't throw them back no money in that.

Greg Thanks for looking.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe
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Pennman
Fireman

USA
4103 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2019 :  08:12:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,

Off to a great start. I like what you have so far and I guess I never thought of doing this, and it can be done. Nice work, I will be following along with your build.

Rich
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
11506 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2019 :  08:22:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike looks like your off to a nice build.

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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Dutchman
Administrator

USA
31248 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2019 :  09:07:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great progress, Mike!
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mikethetrainman
Fireman

USA
1681 Posts

Posted - 08/05/2019 :  05:53:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rich thank for the comments. This is not the first time I have done this. I did a Copy of the main building (with track thru it) from JS-7.

Jerry Thanks for looking.

Bruce Thanks its good to be back in the swing of things. I had a long dry spell But retiring seem to have helped.


Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe
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mikethetrainman
Fireman

USA
1681 Posts

Posted - 08/05/2019 :  07:49:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is the next update.

I used all my clapboard siding and had to order some more from local hobby shop. He had a problem finding the size I needed. I installed the corner trim. I found enough in my scrap box to make the clock tower. I used a couple of pieces of blank basswood for the parts that were hidden. Tower is set in place not install yet. There was a problem more later.



I laid out and cut the parts for the stairwell. Added the bracing,nail holes,painted and A/I.



After installing the stairway I discovered that part of the plain basswood on the clock tower was exposed.



Next I installed roof card for the stairway.



I have installed the rest of the roof cards. Added tar paper to the stairway and upper flat roof. Also put some patches of shingles to the front and back of the lower roof.



The last shot shows where I have started detailing the flat roof. stair access to the roof and a vent lots more to come. This also shows the large soffit piece that I made for the top of the front wall. It is made out of a piece of plain basswood with a 4x8 on top and bottom. The top piece is a 4x12. The uprights are done from different lengths of 2x8s stack up.


Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5188 Posts

Posted - 08/05/2019 :  09:30:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks good, Mike. All the different rooflines add much character to your building.

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slimrails
Moderator

USA
8370 Posts

Posted - 08/05/2019 :  5:29:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow, Mike, that's really coming along nicely. [:-thumbu] I like the way that you modeled the roof.
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mikethetrainman
Fireman

USA
1681 Posts

Posted - 08/14/2019 :  1:36:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello everyone been down with my back for about a week.

Russ Thanks for looking. I have been using ACC for tar line for a long time. It's a trick I learned from building FSM kits.

Michael thanks for looking. That is one of the things I have always liked about Emporium Seafood.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

Edited by - mikethetrainman on 08/14/2019 1:38:04 PM
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