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wesleybeks
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Posted - 11/22/2017 :  01:07:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well done Greg. Love it


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Pennman
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Posted - 11/26/2017 :  10:55:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,
The grass you have around your hill, is it applied with an aplicator or just glued down carefully? I like the way it looks like real grass. Nice construction so far.
Rich



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Ensign
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Posted - 11/27/2017 :  11:20:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, Ed, Wes and Rich, thanks for your interest and for your posts!

Rich, no static applicator needed for this grass, you just roll it out and cut it into the sizes that you need and glue it down.

Hi everyone, it's time for another update with my build.
I begin today with changing what was a supply shed into a scale house.
Figure 13 shown below, shows how this supply shed was supposed to be built.





This supply shed walls are made from card stock(shown below) that is painted to look like tar paper with wooden battens.
Since I am upgrading this supply shed into a scale house I thought I would improve the overall appearance of it.





I cut out 4 new wood walls that matched the card stock walls dimensions, but with different openings for my new scale house.






I will still use these card stock walls as interior walls for this scale house, so I needed to cut them the same as my exterior walls.






These card stock interior walls will be also used to hide the magnet wires used for lighting this scale house, but I will explain that a little further in this update.
I used a pounce wheel to add nail holes to the wooden siding, 2 scale feet apart.






Posting this now to allow for editing.



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CarterM999
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Posted - 11/27/2017 :  11:31:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
FYI

Model Railroad hobbies has an article on George Sellioslayout.

http://mrhpub.com/2017-12-dec/online/


ďIn seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it, thou art a fool".

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Ensign
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Posted - 11/27/2017 :  11:49:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Since I plan to add some interior detailing to this scale house, I could not use the 1/8" sq. bracing that you would normally use on a structure to keep walls from warping.
So I thought I would brace the 2 end walls with 1/16" sq. wood only.
I glued my 2 card stock interior side walls directly on to the new wood siding walls as shown below.





I did not glue the card stock interior walls to the 2 end walls.
These end walls will be used to run my magnet wires in the space between the outer and inner walls.
I did however paint and glue my 4 exterior walls together.





I was at a recent train show and found this Woodland Scenics trackside scale for 5 bucks.
I thought I could incorporate parts of it into my new scale house.
Here is the all painted up and glued to this scale house's new styrene foundation





I used some of the flooring wood that I did not use in my last open shed to build this wooden floor that this scale house will sit on.





I also decided to make up some wainscoting for my interior walls using some scribed wood and 2 x 6 wood on top of it as a cap.





This is how the interior walls came out looking with the wainscoting on them.





The 2 end wall interiors will be glued in place once I have all of my lighting wires in place.
I was now ready to see how everything was fitting together.













I was thinking of adding a stove inside and some other smaller details, but that will have to wait until my next installment.
That's it for today, thanks for having a look!

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 11/27/2017 :  11:54:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CarterM999

FYI

Model Railroad hobbies has an article on George Sellioslayout.

http://mrhpub.com/2017-12-dec/online/



Carter, thanks for posting this new article about George!
I can't believe that this last kit still hasn't SOLD OUT.

Greg



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/27/2017 :  11:55:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Ignoring the directions and guidelines again, I see. Iíll bet when you were young you didnít stay within the lines in your coloring book either.

Mike



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Ensign
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Posted - 11/27/2017 :  12:00:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Greg,

Ignoring the directions and guidelines again, I see. Iíll bet when you were young you didnít stay within the lines in your coloring book either.

Mike





Mike, I was an expert colouring book colourer!
I never went outside of the lines.
I guess I've now grown up and become a rebel.

Greg



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Carl B
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Posted - 11/27/2017 :  1:34:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Good idea Greg, I like it.

Is it me,or is the window VERY close to the top of the wall?

I mean, one clapboard width is tight.



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LynnB
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Posted - 11/27/2017 :  2:03:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some very nice progress.


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Ensign
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Posted - 11/27/2017 :  2:14:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

Good idea Greg, I like it.

Is it me,or is the window VERY close to the top of the wall?

I mean, one clapboard width is tight.



Thanks, Carl!
It's is actually 2 clapboards from the top, the window trim covers the second clapboard.
So if each clapboard is six inches in height, I've got enough room for a 2 x 10 header above that window.
Dealing with you building inspectors was part of my work, in real life.

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 11/27/2017 :  2:15:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by LynnB

Some very nice progress.



Thanks, Lynn!

Greg



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Carl B
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Posted - 11/27/2017 :  2:16:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've got enough room for a 2 x 10 header above that window.

Permission granted.



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 11/27/2017 :  2:54:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, I'll weigh in with more praise for your progress. Lookin' good!
Hadn't seen that Woodland Scenics kit before. A nice touch for the interior.
Since you're going to add lighting, any thought of a flickering fire in the stove, or is the time of year too warm for that?



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Ensign
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Posted - 11/27/2017 :  3:11:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill

Greg, I'll weigh in with more praise for your progress. Lookin' good!
Hadn't seen that Woodland Scenics kit before. A nice touch for the interior.
Since you're going to add lighting, any thought of a flickering fire in the stove, or is the time of year too warm for that?



Thanks, Bill!
Those are old Woodland Scenics detail sets that came out in the 1980's I think, so that's why you probably haven't seen it before.
That's a neat idea of a flickering fire in the stove, but I'm afraid that the work involved in doing that would not be rewarded for the effort.
With this interior being lighted so you can see the scale, I'm certain that it would make it very hard to see any such flame a flickering.
Not to mention that the stove itself is going to be hard to see in there.
Thanks for the idea though.

Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 11/27/2017 3:18:50 PM

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