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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 11/25/2017 :  3:38:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job Rich.

Jerry

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Pennman
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Posted - 11/25/2017 :  3:54:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

Great job Rich.


Thanks for your comment, Jerry.
Rich



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/25/2017 :  4:04:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rich,

An even bigger typo is that a box labeled ďFarmerís BankĒ in fact contains an enginehouse.

Thatís a great diorama you are abuilding. Very creative. Itís as though your fertile imagination was lying fallow all this time.

Mike


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Pennman
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Posted - 11/25/2017 :  4:19:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Rich,

An even bigger typo is that a box labeled ďFarmerís BankĒ in fact contains an enginehouse.

Thatís a great diorama you are abuilding. Very creative. Itís as though your fertile imagination was lying fallow all this time.

Mike


Thanks for your fine comment, Michael, but my imagination is honing to new heights. I have a couple of other projects waiting in the wings.

One of the other reasons why I haven't posted all year, is the fact that I was building a diorama to take to the Altoona, PA train show last month, and didn't want to show it on here.
In any case, it didn't get to completion, but I plan on uploading it on here soon.
Rich



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Pennman
Fireman

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Posted - 11/25/2017 :  5:03:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Continuing on this project, I was contemplating how to construct the roof for the added sheds. After careful consideration, I came up with a solution.
First an aerial view of the project.



I decided to keep the peak of the engine house in line with the peak of the shed roof, as shown in the following photos.










The next picture shows where I am currently at with this, and I will be doing some roofing for the next few days or weeks!




All comments are welcome,thanks for looking.
Rich



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David Clark
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Posted - 11/25/2017 :  5:24:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rich,
Awesome job! I love the detailed explanations of what you are doing. The layout and placement of the engine house and critter sheds is creative and (I think) unique. I will definitely be following along.
Cheers,
Dave



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Pennman
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Posted - 11/25/2017 :  5:56:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by David Clark

Rich,
Awesome job! I love the detailed explanations of what you are doing. The layout and placement of the engine house and critter sheds is creative and (I think) unique. I will definitely be following along.
Cheers,
Dave



Thank you Dave. Should you have any extra time off, you can help me round up some roofers!

Rich



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Guff
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Posted - 11/25/2017 :  10:08:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rich,
It's been a long time coming but you made it worth the wait. Beautiful execution on a fantastic engine house design.
Way to go my friend,
Dave



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Pennman
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Posted - 11/25/2017 :  11:43:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Guff

Rich,
It's been a long time coming but you made it worth the wait. Beautiful execution on a fantastic engine house design.
Way to go my friend,
Dave



Thanks very much for your fine comments Dave.
Scenery and details will follow in a few days.

Rich



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Dave D
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Posted - 11/25/2017 :  11:44:37 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Dave D's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Extremely creative Rich.

I'm liking this a lot!

Dave



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Pennman
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Posted - 11/25/2017 :  11:55:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found a few more pictures that I wish to show here for clarity.

The first one is a picture of the eye bolts I used to make the slider doors.




And I used Atlas code 100 track for the diorama, as it is all I have. I do realize that code 83 0r code 55 is much more realistic, but if it for a test track, I really don't care.




This last pictures are how I determined what wood to use to fill in between the rails. I wanted to make sure that the ties inside the engine house are not visible and that the trains can run unheeded by any obstructions in their path.





This last picture shows the wood used for the middle between the rails. I wanted to make sure that the tops of the rails have clearance over the wood for no obstructions and for a raised surface for track cleaning. They just clear the track my a small margin.



Thanks for looking.

Rich



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Pennman
Fireman

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Posted - 11/25/2017 :  11:57:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Dave D

Extremely creative Rich.

I'm liking this a lot!

Dave



Thanks very much Dave. If you have some free time and on one of your next runs you are close to Bradford, PA, come on by!

Rich



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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/26/2017 :  06:07:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rich,

Very nice and very creative. Who would ever know that you can find an engine house inside of a bank.

Great work

Bob


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Pennman
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Posted - 11/26/2017 :  07:19:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sgtbob

Rich,

Very nice and very creative. Who would ever know that you can find an engine house inside of a bank.

Great work

Bob



Thanks for your comments Bob. Highly appreciated.
One can be assured that what you say we can go to the bank!
Rich



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Dutchman
Administrator

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Posted - 11/26/2017 :  08:59:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've tucked away the sliding door technique, Rich. Nice modeling!


Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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