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Guff Posted - 11/03/2020 : 7:01:24 PM
Railroad Street Buildings for Hard Times Ry
1:29 scale

I refer to my large scale layout as the Hard Times Ry. This build will represent a small block of dilapidated buildings for the town. The block will consist of three structures.

Proposed sketch of the block of buildings.

I started scratch building structures in 2014 and needed a lot of help. The members of the RRL forum supplied the needed help by posting their builds with step by step instructions and also supplying feedback, suggestions and ideas to help me and others to become a better modeler.
Over the years I often named buildings after the RRL members that helped me.
Frank Palmer has been very influential in my model building through his work on the amazing large scale Sundance Central Module along with his published model building skills on the RRL forum. He’s always there to provide positive feedback and answer questions to all.
The first build of this block will be named the Palmer Feed and Grain consisting of heavily weathered siding, windows and doors. I chose to use a few of Frank’s ideas like crackle medium for the siding and adding rust and nail holes to the feed and grain project.
Frank, I only hope I can do justice to your methods.

The building shells will be constructed of foam core covered with construction paper siding.

Next step: Making the siding
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Guff Posted - 01/24/2021 : 11:01:26 AM
Frank, appreciate the comments and thanks for the reminder of downspouts. I'll need to make scuppers to drain the flat roof.

Thanks Carl! Good guess on the 12" height. The brick portion is 11 3/4" tall.

Rob, I spent a few hours on the building trying to make it stand out from a box look. I will scratchbuild the fire escapes.

Jim, you're correct about the details. Along with the challenge to see if you can do it, adding the details are why we like to scratchbuild.
BurleyJim Posted - 01/24/2021 : 09:20:16 AM
Dave, the details are really showing why we love to scratchbuild.

robert goslin Posted - 01/24/2021 : 12:32:28 AM
Wow Dave, you've certainly got a lot done this week. Looks great.
I keep looking at the brickwork. Hard to believe it's printed on paper. certainly has depth to it.
Are you scratchbuilding the fire escape ?
Carl B Posted - 01/23/2021 : 7:09:49 PM
Looking better all the time Dave.

I'm guessing this is about 12" high?
Frank Palmer Posted - 01/23/2021 : 6:47:28 PM

David, really nice looking, are you going to add a downspout?
Guff Posted - 01/23/2021 : 1:20:57 PM
Roof Detail:

Board up a window:

Add storefront and roof trim made with styrene strips:

Add wood back doors:

Next: fire escapes in back and final touchup and details
Guff Posted - 01/20/2021 : 10:34:01 PM
Thanks Carl, Frank and Pete.
Orionvp17 Posted - 01/19/2021 : 7:56:21 PM
Add me to the list! Like!

in Michigan
Frank Palmer Posted - 01/19/2021 : 7:09:27 PM
Very nice.
Carl B Posted - 01/19/2021 : 2:22:33 PM
Yes sir, I like it too.
Guff Posted - 01/19/2021 : 1:49:44 PM
Jim, Ted, Mike and Bob...Thanks for the nice comments.
Just received my styrene strips today so I can start on the storefront and fire escapes.
sgtbob Posted - 01/19/2021 : 03:51:45 AM
Looking good. This is going to be a wonderful grouping of structures.

Michael Hohn Posted - 01/18/2021 : 5:55:36 PM
Fantastic! I like all the textures.
quartergauger48 Posted - 01/18/2021 : 5:04:06 PM
Making progress Dave'.. Looking great as usual from you'...Keep going'...
BurleyJim Posted - 01/18/2021 : 2:08:15 PM
Looks great!


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