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jbvb
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Posted - 10/31/2010 :  11:26:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
During WWII, the Navy built a marine gear plant to the east of the B&M Eastern Route, opposite the main GE River Works complex. Into the 1960s it had a high chain-link fence with guard towers. I'll get to that eventually, but I noticed a cast metal kit from Stewart that would serve as a guardhouse where the road crossed the B&M from the main plant:



It's a pretty simple kit, except that the kit roof wasn't going to fit without a lot of filing, and I didn't like it much anyway.


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jbvb
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Posted - 10/31/2010 :  11:37:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Assembly is dirt simple, but before I applied the CA I spent a while with various files making sure the parts fit well. The windows had some flash, the edges of the castings had some too. I rubbed flat surfaces across a large file to level them off.



The side walls interlock with the front and back. But the front and back stood a bit proud of the sides, so I had to file the edges down to where the cast-in block joints disappeared. I re-cut them with a razor saw.

The supplied roof (I think) has a large protrusion in the middle which kept it from fitting as either a roof or a floor. Rather than file it off, I decided to build a styrene roof with both pitch and overhang, as appropriate for the New England climate. Its late, so I'll work out the details another evening.



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northern6400
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Posted - 11/01/2010 :  08:09:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like you are having some fun.

Chuck Faist
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Enjoy yourself it is later than you think!

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jbvb
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Posted - 11/28/2010 :  5:00:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This afternoon I made a new shed roof from Evergreen styrene. The pitch is about 1 in 8.



I used.020 V-Groove for the roof deck and side walls, scale 2x4 for the rafters and blocking at the back and .060 x .188 with the roof's angle filed on the top for the front. I scribed some grooves into the front to simulate individual boards.



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Posted - 11/28/2010 :  6:11:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I often wondered about these kits, James. I see them in my hobby shop, but I've never seen a completed kit. You're doing a good job with this one.

Chuck



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