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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 01/27/2008 :  7:37:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello everyone,

My good friend and fellow Friday Nighter, Rob Kazakoff, offered this kit from his Bar Mills Raglan Road collection for me to build for him. Knowing me as a person who wants to continually raise the bar in my modelling with practise and experience, Rob felt this kit would be a good challenge. The pharmacy is the white building to the left in the forefront of the image below.



As I am entering a busy phase with report cards looming and the local NMRA convention committee meeting every two weeks now in the lead up to April, I will take my time with this kit and post pics as I go along.



Is there anyone on the forum who has built this particular structure? If so, I'd appreciate any input as to little tricks you learned from finishing this beautiful looking building.

Thanks in advance...your Canadian friend, Mike.

Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca
http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca
http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

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Jim Mooney
Crew Chief

Posted - 01/27/2008 :  8:57:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah...I built one..
One point I would make, is to work on lining up the wall shingles as carefully as possible. Don't remove all of the self stick backing or your hand will keep getting stuck to it. Slit it in about three parts and remove the backing as you progress up the wall Use a small piece of the border paper as a starter strip . Line up the first layer of shingles exactly even with the side of the wall. The next layer goes exactly with the center of the tab over the cut between the lower two tabs. This may seem like common sense, but it is very easy to start putting shingles on and being off slightly and the next thing you know, it starts working it's way up diagonally across the wall. Just remember, every other row gets lined up on the edge wall and you will be ok.
Next thing is leaving off shingles where the porches go. Use smaller pieces and pay close attention how they line up, and make sure you don't cover the porch deck holes, it's a real pain to try and get this out later due to the fact that it is multiple layers of shingles over it.
Shingle over the window holes and cut them out later, You'll never get them aligned right if you try to do it skipping over the holes. When removing the shingles in the window holes, do not slice, use brand new chisel (#17) blade to chop it out, or a razor blade you have cut to width with a Dremel cutoff tool (yep, be careful doing that, you might put your eye out..)
Email me or post it here if you have any problems....



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Comstock Carshops
Engine Wiper



Posted - 01/27/2008 :  9:06:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit Comstock Carshops's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jim, in the second photo (lower right side) appears to be the name Mooney (I think), did you build this one?


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KVRailfan
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Posted - 01/27/2008 :  9:09:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit KVRailfan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Haven't got this kit Mike, but I'll be following along anyways. It looks like it will build out pretty nicely.

Steve



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Zephyrus52246
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Posted - 01/27/2008 :  9:39:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've got his one on the shelf and will be following hoping for more tips like the great ones Mr. Mooney has already given.

Jeff J



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Mike Hamer
Engineer



Posted - 01/27/2008 :  10:07:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Jim, I must admit it is great having the master himself who built up the original offering advice! I have already read the shingling information in the book and will proceed with care, for sure!

My buddy Rob usually paints his structures the same colours the original appears in, so I will stick to similar tones you see in the images.

Hey Jeff, feel free to dig your kit 'outta da box' and build along!!


Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca
http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca
http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

Edited by - Mike Hamer on 01/27/2008 10:08:54 PM

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LVN
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Posted - 01/28/2008 :  12:02:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Good luck with this Mike. Lets see ya get this one done in a week.

Chris Lyon
http://www.lyonvalleynorthern.blogspot.com

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postalkarl
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Posted - 01/28/2008 :  08:01:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Mike:

Jim Mooney & Pete Wilstien have each built this kit. I test fit the Furniture Co & The Salvage Co.

Karl S.




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Tim Kerkhoff
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Posted - 01/28/2008 :  09:41:39 AM  Show Profile  Send Tim Kerkhoff a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Mike,

I did not buy this kit, but I sure liked the pharmacy. Maybe someday that kit will come out by itself.

I will be following along, make sure we see plenty of pics, you know how we like pictures.



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mikeLV
Crew Chief

Posted - 01/28/2008 :  11:02:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,
Good luck with your build! I also have this kit on the shelf. The pharmacy is my favorite of the buildings so I really look forward to your progress.


Mike

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Larry Baker
Fireman

Posted - 01/28/2008 :  11:57:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I also have this one on the shelf. I'd be interesting in watching your build.


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ETinBH
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Posted - 01/28/2008 :  12:04:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike - I built it back in July. Here is the link - fun little structure but listen to Jim as there is a trick to getting it all looking neat.
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=17404


Elliott

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Peterpools
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Posted - 01/28/2008 :  12:12:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike
I did a complete build of all four structure for Artie at Bar Mills . Klingers is both a fun and easy kit to build. I had no difficulties with the shingles at all. If you follow the diections and work carefully, they will line up just fine.
Peter



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Mike Hamer
Engineer



Posted - 01/28/2008 :  1:27:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi boys! Thanks for all the advice and info! I feel a bit more comfortable starting this kit now.

Chris, now, with teasin' like that...why...I'll just have to get it done before you come over Friday Night!

Karl, glad to hear you were of help for Artie when the entire kit came out. I really enjoy these Bar Mills offerings!

That's an interesting question, Tim. I wonder if any manufacturer who puts together a block of structures for one kit offering splits it up at a later date? Don't know...imagine not.

Mike and Larry....you'll just have to get yours down off the shelf and join me as guinea pigs!

Peter, I'd love to see pics of your four structures!

Elliott, thanks so much for the lead to your thread. You did a fantastic job, as usual. It was interesting to read about your opinions on the awnings. I'll have to ask my buddy, Rob, if he wants them or not on his structure. I read your thread through and spotted Mike Engler's (runner) build of the pharmacy. It's always interesting to see the paint choices everyone selects.


Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca
http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca
http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

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Jim Mooney
Crew Chief

Posted - 01/28/2008 :  4:10:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Master? Ha! (no comment..) yeah, that one's mine, Funny...it was sitting in a box in my basement for a year, but we took it to Springfield to help "get rid" of a few leftovers we had ... (still have a few more), we will be at Timonium next week for one last look if any ones interested in seeing it again...As far as releasing it seperately? maybe, got a lot of other stuff to do first.


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Zephyrus52246
Engine Wiper



Posted - 01/28/2008 :  7:18:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd love to build along, but I'm working on a differnt project (see the Backdrop flat thread) and I'm trying to build structures to actually place on the layout so maybe I'll finally get back to it. Once I can get an idea where this one might go I can get started as I may want to move the pieces around a little to fit a specific spot.

Jeff J




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