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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/21/2013 :  07:31:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
When this topic started to get near 100 pages I thought I should start a new volume to make it
easier to navigate. When I finish the current Bobber Caboose I will start posting here.

For those interested, vol. 1 starts here:

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102&whichpage=1

Bob
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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/29/2013 :  3:02:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
As discussed at the end of vol.1, I think I will make a 1/24 scale house, two houses in
fact. I have sort of narrowed it down to two I'd like to do and as always, I will change
things and dimentions to suit my needs.

House #1 will be loosley based on a little drawing I found in an American architecture
book, sort of a city house. It could even be a row house.

House #2 will be loosley based on a house model made by Michael Smith who I consider an
outstanding modeler. This is a small town house depicting his childhood home. Mine will have
the flavor of that house but I will make many changes. I just like the style.

At this point I think I will make a departure from my usual operation, they will not have
interior detailing. I picture them both being far enough back that work on interiors would be
a waste of time. That may change.

Bob


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Ensign
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Posted - 01/29/2013 :  3:08:07 PM  Show Profile
Woo Hoo! it's begun!
Yes just like your little friend Charlie,I will be showing up here in Vol.2, on a regular basis.
Best of luck! With your new Vol.2 adventures Bob!

Greg Shinnie



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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/29/2013 :  4:27:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
Thanks Greg, I knew I could count on you to keep me company. This will give you an idea
of what house #1 will be like. Not exactly. but in this flavor.




Bob



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Ensign
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Posted - 01/29/2013 :  4:38:25 PM  Show Profile
Wow! House no.1 is a beauty!
I love older homes,I even live in one that was built in 1894.
This will be another great Santos build to watch!

Greg Shinnie



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Rick
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Posted - 01/29/2013 :  5:28:08 PM  Show Profile
Bob, congratulations on completing Vol. 1 and starting Vol. 2.
Even though I didn't respond very often, I did check your thread often.
This newest build you're embarking on looks like it will be especially good.

Would you like Vol. 1 locked?



As you think, so will you be.

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mark_dalrymple
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Posted - 01/30/2013 :  12:46:56 AM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message
A real doozy Bob!

Gee Greg - I lived in a house built in 1894 too! I spent many, many days doing it up!

Cheers, Mark.



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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/30/2013 :  07:09:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
Greg, Rick, and Mark, Thanks for your comments.

Rick, I'm not up to speed on all the stuff that can be done on the forum. What does that mean
about locking vol.1?

Cheers,
Bob


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Rick
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Posted - 01/30/2013 :  07:44:49 AM  Show Profile
Bob, it just means that it can't be posted to any longer.
It's optional and some of the members such as Troels and Verne have locked their old volumes after they've started a new one to keep new posts in a linear time continuum.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/30/2013 :  08:37:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
Rick, Thanks for the quick reply and the info. Yes, go ahead and lock it, I'll be posting to vol.2
Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/30/2013 :  08:54:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
I know there are a number of much better modelers on this forum and I ask for their
patience, some have asked for a bit more detail. I think that most models can be broken
down to simple shapes added together.

All I have is the drawing shown before. I look at it and visualize it as four basic blocks, the main
building as a block, the front tower structure, the steps, and a roof section as shown here.
Get them right and add detail and the model is done.




Now, if you have followed any of my builds you know that I am not trying to build an exact
duplicate of the drawing, I use it as a guide and build what I like. My finished model will
not be a copy but it will be close.

My plan is to start by making the front wall of the building with the tower structure and steps
attached. Once that's done adding the side walls and roof will be a snap.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/30/2013 :  2:40:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
Using that drawing I figured dimensions for my model. This is the hard part because you have
to make a lot of decisions since I have no real measurements. I usually use a door as a guide.
Today, each room is usually 8 feet tall but back then, 10 feet was common in large homes,
especially the first floor.

If you followed vol.1 you know that my favorite building material is sheet styrene but this
could be done in card or wood.

With that in mind I layed out the building front, the bay window tower front, and the two
sides of the tower. These were all cut from .030 sheet styrene. Cut out shown below.
The window and door openings are not the actual finished size. These will be that squared off
opening around each as shown on the drawing. The actual door and windows will be
made later and cemented behind these holes.





Here they are cemented in place. The hard part is DONE. the rest is all frosting on the cake!!






Bob


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rndunique
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Posted - 01/30/2013 :  7:23:07 PM  Show Profile
GO Bob, GO! If this is going into the background, have you considered using a little "forced perspective"? That is, making it a slightly smaller scale? I have a sitution on my layout that I think would lend itself to that. I already use the trick of putting 1/25 and smaller cars and people and such toward the back of the layout, and am just wondering if you are doing the same.

Dave


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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/31/2013 :  07:26:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
Thanks Dave. I have used some 1/25 stuff in places where I thought it looked OK but I
never used it to force perspective. While I say some stuff is in the background, that is
relatively speaking, no place on my layout is that far away, I don't think I could get away
with trying to force perspective.

Let us know how that works out for you.
Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/31/2013 :  2:03:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
I have started adding some of the icing on the cake. If I was trying to make a model of a
particular structure I would strive to get each detail just right but I am really trying to
make a structure with the "flavor" of that drawing, something that resembles it.

I simply keep adding pieces of Evergreen Styrene strips until it pleases me. I use new
strips for this but I also tend to try to use up some of the backlog of saved pieces in my scrap-box.

I chose to start with the bay window tower, filling in the details of the base. Here's a
shot of the whole front and then closer shots straight on and from an angle. Pretty simple.








I think that shows my methods better than I could explain it. The trick is knowing when
to STOP.

Next I will move up around that first set of windows but the method will be the same.

Bob


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mark_dalrymple
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Looking wonderful Bob!

Homes like this often had internal stud height as much as 12'. Our plain old workers cottage (4-square villa) built in 1894, had 10 1/2' studs. It stayed remarkably cool in the middle of summer.

Cheers, Mark.



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