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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 05/21/2008 :  6:31:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You may recall me building the Bar Mills Shipyard Brewery kit. It is a background flat...a perfect structure for my future shelf layout. After completing this build, I felt that for my needs, the Brewery needed more than a truck loading area. I wanted to create a more substantial dock area to be serviced by a rail spur which could hold two cars to make operations more interesting.

My good friend and fellow forum member, Rob Kazakoff directed me to the Bar Mills "1-Kit" which is very similar to the DPM modular wall sections with the only difference being that the modulars are made out of clapboard wooden siding and the pieces in the pack are much larger in size.

The backs of the siding pieces are laser scribed for a huge variation of window and door opening possibilities. This thread will showcase my build of an extension loading area for my brewery...a structure that I will be doing for the "2-month" challenge as well!



This is the text that comes on the box cover for the "1-Kit". Yes, all you need is your imagination and these clapboard wall sections.

To see some amazing scratchbuilds using the "1-Kit", check out the Bar Mills website and locate the ad for the "1-Kit" along the lefthand side.

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

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postalkarl
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Posted - 05/21/2008 :  6:44:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Mike:

I'll be watching your build with interest.

Karl S.



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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 05/21/2008 :  6:46:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote


The siding pieces are 7 and 3/4 inches long and 3 and 1/4 inches high. They can be stacked to create taller structures.



Notice the window and door possibilities. You can cut out window sizes to any desired length and the door openings can also be customized.



For my loading area, I determined that two door openings would suffice and I wanted a number of windows all the same height. (You have to be careful as you are working on the reverse side of the wall section...so if you want a door on the right, you have to mark it off on the left.)



Here is my section with all the openings I planned. A modeller's trick is to 'mask off' your openings before you cut them out. The masking tape helps in keeping a straight cut with no rough edges. I was able to re-use the masking tape 'jig' you see on the right for all my window cuts!



This image shows all the window possibilities.



Here are all the door possibilities.



This is the plan. I will recess the loading area to create greater dimensionality to the overall structure.



Yup, two forty-foot boxcars should suit the purposes for this facility on my future branchline/shortline layout expansion. Hmmm...now comes the problem...matching the paint colours with the original building. I painted and weathered the brewery with a combination of paints, washes and textures! Yikes! Will keep you posted.


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

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Peterpools
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Posted - 05/21/2008 :  6:48:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike
Looking forward to your thread.
Peter



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desertdrover
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Posted - 05/21/2008 :  6:54:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike for the kit information, and the progress of your addition. I would guess you don't have to be to critical on matching the colors, because any addition to a prototype building would run into the same problems.

Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 05/21/2008 :  6:55:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,

Great idea!

Don't worry too much about the paint colors -- it looks s to me like the brewery makes some pretty good stuff that necessitated an expansion to the facility.

Keep us posted! And send a carload or two our way!

Pete
in Michigan



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Dutchman
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Posted - 05/21/2008 :  7:17:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,

I am delighted that you've started this as a separate thread. I think a lot of our members will be interested in the "1-Kit" after seeing this.


Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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Cigarguy
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Posted - 05/21/2008 :  7:23:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know that since it is you who is doing this kit, it will be phenominal!

Mike
D&B Lumber Co.
"The Best Wood You Ever Saw!"

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RichBeau
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Posted - 05/21/2008 :  8:51:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work Mike!

I did a similar thread quite awhile ago expounding the virtues of the 1-Kit. I think these kits are a real good addition to the arsenal of tools available.

--Rich B.



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simon1966
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Posted - 05/21/2008 :  9:21:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit simon1966's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This is a great idea. I just enjoyed your old thread as well Rich.


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George D
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Posted - 05/21/2008 :  10:28:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interesting thread, Mike. I have a 1-kit and Iím anxious to see how you build your addition.

Thanks for the masking tape tip.

George



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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 05/22/2008 :  08:12:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you all for your wonderful comments. Rich, I really enjoyed looking through your thread on the "1-Kit" build you did. After I'm finished this build, I may design another separate background structure for my layout using some of the leftover wall sections from the package!

Take note that the addition will actually be taller than it appears in the images due to the fact that it will be 'raised' in order for the loading doors to appear at 'loading dock' level.

I'll try to put an hour in tonight on the structure once I return home from my hospital visit. Please keep my model railroad friend, Howard Scodras, in your prayers.


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

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RonP
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Posted - 05/22/2008 :  08:33:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit RonP's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Send Howard our good wishes, heres to hoping he gets well soon.

This kit is very interesting and I can't wait to get my hands on one already.


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Tabooma County Rwy
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Posted - 05/22/2008 :  09:27:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, the "1-Kit" is a really neat idea. I've already used one (see Rich's thread) and have another on the shelf for just the right opportunity. Bar Mills really hit a home run with this kit, IMHO. Enjoy the kit, as we sit and enjoy your progress and results!


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 05/22/2008 :  10:53:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George D

Thanks for the masking tape tip.
George



The masking tape also helps keep the wood from splitting in nasty ways. Good stuff!

Pete
in Michigan



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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 05/23/2008 :  7:00:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote


Had a small bit of time yesterday evening to try to match my colours on the extension to the original paint job I did on the Brewery. What a tough job that was! To paint the brewery, I used a combination of techniques beginning with a 'spotty' drybrush of grey primer over the bare wood followed by washes of red, grey and straw yellows with various sandings in between. Try to replicate that on an extension six months later! I know some of the lads mentioned that a different tone to the extension would work prototypically, but I wanted the extension to appear as if it was part of the original design. I also photocopied some of the same signs I used on the original building. Here is where I got to last night.



Here's a shot of the two sections on my busy-looking workbench.



And a shot with a blue bristol board in the background.



This close-up shot shows the doors and windows which I managed to put in before dinner. I placed some boxes in behind the windows and used the same green window shades that I utilized on the original build. Remember that I will have to raise the extension so that the loading doors match the height of the small loading door on the original complex. I think I pretty much got the paint match 'dead on'.

PS. The news on my model railroad friend, Howard, who is in the hospital is not good at all. The doctors have only given him a short while to live now. I try to get up to see him in hospital as often as possible. He has been very instrumental in my model railroading and he has made such a positive impact in the Friday Night Group. Scodras Grocers is a facility on my model railroad named in his honour from the time I built the layout. I dedicate this extension of Shipyard in his name. Please keep he and his wife, Geri, in your thoughts and prayers.


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

Edited by - Mike Hamer on 05/23/2008 7:10:38 PM

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