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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1733 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2019 :  3:14:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i started on the balcony decking, being careful to allow enough of an overhang to cover the "false" headers used to space the posts. that was a tough measurement to get....



i'm sanding the edges on each board to give it a more worn look, and adding nailholes with a dental tool. once the entire unit is decked i will hit it with some a/i to accent the nailholes.
damn. this thing's gonna be huge!
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elminero67
Engine Wiper

USA
462 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2019 :  4:37:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lurking from the sidelines, but I am enjoying your build, the Idaho Hotel and Silver City is one of my favorite places.
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3858 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2019 :  5:01:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin, your workspace is too clean.
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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1733 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2019 :  6:39:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks for looking duane.
carl,
eh...not really...


and there's plenty of stuff out of the shot too...
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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1733 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2019 :  10:06:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
got a little over half way and it was time to stop and prep some more lumber, so i opened another package of nesl ho 2x12s (i checked my oscale 1x6 stock and knew i didn't have enough for both the up and downstairs walkways) so i stopped at an lhs and bought the last three packages of ho 2x12s) the ho 2x12s are close, but a little wider than the o scale 1x6, so i used the ho 2x12s for the balcony and will use scale 1x6s for the lower, more visible walkway. so now the lumber is grained and stained and laid out on my drying rack. i'm busy with meetings the rest of the week so i probably won't get back to the bench until the weekend. till then....
[first pic is one package of the ho 2x12s, so it looks like two packs will do the trick]




and here's a wide shot showing how much more i have to go....


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BurleyJim
Fireman

USA
5581 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2019 :  07:29:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin,

You're making good progress on this one. [:-thumbu]

Jim

Take the red pill
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
12637 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2019 :  11:38:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Keep at Kevin it's looking great!

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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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6516 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2019 :  2:17:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Doing board on board really consumes supplies. Very good work!

Mike
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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1733 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2019 :  2:36:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
jim and jerry: thanks for looking
mike: board on board is the only way to go!
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6516 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2019 :  2:56:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kebmo


mike: board on board is the only way to go!


I agree. My early BoB work was largely for porch floors and station platforms, even when the rest of the model was sheetwood or styrene. Sheet stock was too thick and too uniform.

Mike
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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1733 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2019 :  4:53:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i lied. i was able to find a little time today and i finished off the balcony, and started to grain the scale 1x6s for the ground floor walkway. since it's going to be more visible, and consequently more subject to the affects of weather, i plan on staining them with the same chalks as the balcony walkway, but after that i think i'm going to hit it with a coat of silverwood.
here's the balcony walkway, all 16 9/16ths" of it:


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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3858 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2019 :  5:38:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i lied

You most certainly did. Can't keep yourself away from it, can you?
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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1733 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2019 :  6:16:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
no, not really. i spend alot of time thinking about what i need to do next without getting ahead of myself. mostly when i'm in the car, and i know i have a stumper coming up that i need to figure out. lately i'm trying to figure the best way to side glue some of the milled clapboard siding together. unfortunately, the panels are 3.5" x 24". i need the wall height to be something like 5 5/8", so i'm gonna need to rip one of the panels and edge glue it to the other one. same on the gable walls, just a little higher.

ya know, i tried to order the doors and windows from grandt line. you can't order on the website; they want you to call or email. i emailed friday and never heard back. screw it. i just placed an order with tichy.
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6516 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2019 :  9:52:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Iím a little worried about Grandt Line. But Tichy has a wide variety that meets most of my needs. Ordering from them is so easy too.

Mike
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3858 Posts

Posted - 12/04/2019 :  07:19:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
they want you to call or email. i emailed friday and never heard back. screw it

Unacceptable business behavior in these times....[:-thumbd]
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