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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 11/17/2015 :  11:55:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg excellent work. Love that scene unloading the ship.

I thought I saw Frank in that crew barking orders as usual!!!


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Ensign
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Posted - 11/26/2015 :  8:57:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the nice comments & suggestions everyone!
I have put aside my desire to make some HO scale netting for now, though I did try making what I drew earlier.
And that didn't turn out so well.
So instead I turned my attention to the other end of the pier, the street end.
I decided to build a little guardhouse for the pier.
I used the 2 remaining front side walls that I had left over from the 3 kits, that I had kitbashed together to make the larger terminal building.
So it matches the architecture of the larger terminal building very nicely.








I even included a simple interior, with a lighted desk lamp. (Inspired by forum member djdutch) who also made one of these lighted desk lights.
Here's a closer look at the interior.









I also soldered together some brass railings from ship model fittings, as a fence around the waters edge and the guardhouse.




I also plan on adding one gooseneck light over each of the guardhouse doors.
I've drilled the holes for them, I just haven't made them yet.
And I also plan on adding some working gates across the tracks between this guardhouse and terminal building on both sides.
Just this side of the terminal will have the guardhouse.

So That's about it for now. Thanks for having a look!





Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 11/26/2015 9:02:52 PM

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wvrr
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Posted - 11/26/2015 :  9:11:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Is that Pete with his feet up on the desk?

Nice use one of those LEDs for a desk lamp, Greg. I like the structure. The copper patina looks great, too.

Chuck



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Ensign
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Posted - 11/26/2015 :  9:25:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Chuck!

No that's not Pete, I was thinking that it was Don Reed sitting there with his feet up watching trains & ships all the time now.
I'm glad that you think the patina on the copper looks alright.
I ran out of my Floquil paints that I used on the larger terminal roof.(I miss floquil paints)
And had to try something using different paints this time.

Greg



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 11/26/2015 :  9:43:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No feet on the desk for me! I do that at home, not at work! Oh. Wait. I work from home....

This is a cool addition to the pier, Greg! I like the idea that it's Don, kicked back and enjoying things, "working" the phone watch while the outside guys trek around in the cold. Or the heat....

Nicely done.

Pete
in Michigan



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Ensign
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Posted - 11/26/2015 :  9:50:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Pete! Always nice to get the Magoun stamp of approval!

Greg



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wvrr
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Posted - 11/26/2015 :  10:13:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice tribute to Don, Greg. He would have liked that.

Chuck



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Ensign
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Posted - 11/26/2015 :  10:37:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks again Chuck.
I think I will also lean a bicycle up against the guardhouse.
Don likes to ride his bike to work.

Greg



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Carl B
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Posted - 11/26/2015 :  10:42:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done Greg. I like the roof patina as well!
The pipe fencing is also right on..

I've started building gooseneck LEDs right now myself---ugh.

Curious...did you use cheap acrylic craft paints then?



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 11/26/2015 :  11:18:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg another great building.

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Ensign
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Posted - 11/27/2015 :  12:00:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Carl & Jerry!

Carl, I used "Model Master" water based paints that I had sitting around.
Dark Green & flat Reefer white mixed to get that patina colour.
And then the dark wash of A&I is the thing that makes it.
And I hear you about making goose necks, I'm starting to dislike it myself.
I keep putting it off, and now I have a real backlog of them to make up.

Jerry, I'm quickly running out of space at the pier, so they are getting smaller.

Greg



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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/27/2015 :  07:27:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, Very Nice !!!!

It's the little projects like this that will make your larger project be a prizewinner. I love the
interior too, brings he structure to life.

Bob


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 11/27/2015 :  08:16:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, in an unguarded moment I'm compelled to say WOW! That's a terrific addition to the pier. Working gates will be another Shinnie highlight too!


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jbvb
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Posted - 11/27/2015 :  09:16:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'll repeat myself: very nice, and nice to remember Don.


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 11/27/2015 :  09:36:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Thanks again Chuck.
I think I will also lean a bicycle up against the guardhouse.
Don likes to ride his bike to work.

Greg



Good plan. Don loved being up on his bike.

Pete




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