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Ensign
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Posted - 09/08/2013 :  6:17:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone,for those of you that have been following my last couple of builds,know that I've been paying tribute to certain members here at RRline forums,that help make this place great!
And I thought it would be kinda cool,if I could put all of those tribute builds into one place.
And what I've come up with is a place called "Magoun Pier" Named after our friend from Michigan, Pete Magoun(Orionvp17)
Pete has always been a great help & very encouraging to me,especially when it comes to building my ship models.
So I thought I would name this pier after Pete,to thank him for that support given.
This also happens to be the place where my layout dreams will finally start to come true.
I can think of no better place to start,then where rails meet the water.
This first section of my layout will also be made portable.Infact if I wasn't naming this pier after Pete,I think Port Able would have made a fun name.
This portable section of my layout beginings will roughly measure 3'feet by 6'feet.
But enough of that stuff,I want to show you the Magoun Pier terminal building now.






It's basically made up from 3 Walthers Municipal pier warehouse kits combined together.
I wanted something to compete in size with the R.A.SANTOS which will be tied up too Magoun Pier.
This terminal building measures 12"inches wide by 43" long so it does the job.





posting this now to allow for editing.

Greg Shinnie

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Orionvp17
Fireman

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Posted - 09/08/2013 :  6:31:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW!

I'm awed! And honored!

That pier is enormous! And very, very cool.

Thank you, my friend! I'm glad I've been able to help you out, and I have learned a great deal in the process. These Forums are wonderful places to exchange ideas.

Thank you very much! My nautical ancestors would be proud of this one!

Pete
in Michigan



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 09/08/2013 :  6:44:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Astounding building, Greg...


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Ensign
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Posted - 09/08/2013 :  6:51:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have always loved copper roofs,especially when they have that nice green patina on them.
This one, will probably be the largest copper roof, that I will ever model.





Magoun Pier will also feature 3 traveling pier cranes named after their operators "Rick" "Dutchman" & "Bbags" they do all the heavy lifting around this place.





I also decided that I am going to try something that I've never tried before with this build.
I have purchased a "Fantasonics" dream player,which will provide all of the sounds associated with this kind of big urban pier setting.





This is how the dream player lite looks like up close.
And coupled with a sound system designed for a computer,it sounds fantastic!
Really brings Magoun Pier to life!





I have a few other things planned for across the street from Magoun pier,one of them being Mallerich's Magic shop,which I have shown you.
As for the others,you will have to keep checking this thread to see those still coming tributes revealed.

That's all I have for now.
Thanks for looking!

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 09/08/2013 :  6:54:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Orionvp17

WOW!

I'm awed! And honored!

That pier is enormous! And very, very cool.

Thank you, my friend! I'm glad I've been able to help you out, and I have learned a great deal in the process. These Forums are wonderful places to exchange ideas.

Thank you very much! My nautical ancestors would be proud of this one!

Pete
in Michigan



Thanks Pete! I'm glad you like what I've done so far with your place.

Greg



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Orionvp17
Fireman

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Posted - 09/08/2013 :  6:56:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK, this sounds fascinating.

How about a little SBS tutorial on the roof. You have an excellent result there!

Pete
in Michigan



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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 09/08/2013 :  6:56:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frederic Testard

Astounding building, Greg...



Merci Frederic!
I knew it was going to be big,but until I had it all together I just didn't realize just how big it is!

Greg



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Carl B
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Posted - 09/08/2013 :  6:58:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sweet start Greg!

43" long? That must use up most of the 6 feet of your module!

Nice color on the pier warehouse- or is it the lighting? No matter-looks good.

Speaking of lighting- I trust those wall lights on either side of the arch actually work?



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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 09/08/2013 :  7:04:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Orionvp17

OK, this sounds fascinating.

How about a little SBS tutorial on the roof. You have an excellent result there!

Pete
in Michigan




Pete,it's just Floquils dark green paint mixed with Floquils reefer white until I get the colour you see.
And then followed by a couple of dark A&I washes,it's that easy.
It's those washes of A&I that really make it look like patina.

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 09/08/2013 :  7:10:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

Sweet start Greg!

43" long? That must use up most of the 6 feet of your module!

Nice color on the pier warehouse- or is it the lighting? No matter-looks good.

Speaking of lighting- I trust those wall lights on either side of the arch actually work?



Thanks Carl!

The layout section is actually 6.5 feet long,I can't make it any bigger or it won't fit in my pick-up truck.
And yes of course those lights on either side of the entrance work.
Those are the only ones that do,of the many I still have to build and install for this terminal building.

Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 09/08/2013 7:12:29 PM

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CN6401
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Posted - 09/08/2013 :  7:12:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit CN6401's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg, what a great start. Nice to see you are continuing the tributes.
Wow Greg! I can't believe how quickly you built that. I agree with Pete, since you did such a great job on the roof, you should give us a little how to on the materials you used and how you achieved such a great looking roof.
Keep this pace up and you'll have your layout done in no time.
Ralph


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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 09/08/2013 :  7:32:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CN6401

Greg, what a great start. Nice to see you are continuing the tributes.
Wow Greg! I can't believe how quickly you built that. I agree with Pete, since you did such a great job on the roof, you should give us a little how to on the materials you used and how you achieved such a great looking roof.
Keep this pace up and you'll have your layout done in no time.
Ralph



Thanks very much Ralph!
The patina effect was as easy as described above,nothing to it really.
Ever since I lost my dad last December,I feel like I'd better get this thing started, before it's too late for me!

Greg



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BigLars
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Posted - 09/08/2013 :  7:36:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is a building worthy of some rail traffic! It looks fantastic, and addly reminds me of the farmers market in TO.

My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 09/08/2013 :  7:45:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BigLars

That is a building worthy of some rail traffic! It looks fantastic, and addly reminds me of the farmers market in TO.



Thanks Larry!
It's funny you mention of it reminding you of the Toronto Farmers Market.
I kept thinking that it reminded me of the Coliseum building at the Canadian National Ex.
That's the place that inspired the copper roof for this building.

Greg



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Orionvp17
Fireman

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Posted - 09/08/2013 :  7:52:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Sometimes the simple stuff is the best! I really like the roof. Thanks for the SBS!

Pete
in Michigan



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 09/08/2013 :  7:56:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg, you hit the ground running on this project. Nice looking patina and it sounds KISS, my kind of project.



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