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Posted - 10/16/2020 :  09:17:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very enlightening

Karl Scribner
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robert goslin

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Posted - 10/17/2020 :  02:17:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl I'm really enjoying your progress. As always, I always enjoy your lighting tutorials, not that I understand it all, but the end results always look stunning. And nice too see, because not that many folks light their models.

The roof framing also looks great. And yes, white for the soffits would be best.

Regards Rob

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Carl B

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Posted - 10/17/2020 :  11:21:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl- Nice to hear from you-thanks.

Rob- Appreciate your compliment. I build lighting the simplest possible way, and hope it helps everyone try it.

The soffit will change to white-guaranteed.

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New Hire

Posted - 10/18/2020 :  09:32:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Carl
Thats looking really nice. Love the color and wood work.
A real scratchbuild that is.


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Engine Wiper

Posted - 10/18/2020 :  10:47:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl I just caught up reading your thread; your attention to detail is amazing and you even make complicated rafters look easy. Keep going it's going to be a beauty when finished.

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Carl B

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Posted - 10/18/2020 :  7:41:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mario- Great to hear from you again, thank you!

Larry- Thanks so much for your compliment, and following along.

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Carl B

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Posted - 10/20/2020 :  07:56:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
With multiple tall narrow windows in the office, I needed something inside to block straight-through views from three sides. I built up these Victorian colored (with paper on card) walls & ceilings with 3 LED's for lighting.

Everything is attached to the tall blank wall, which will butt against the depot blank wall. Even with large windows, night time lighting tests revealed little, if any, recognizable forms inside.
Placed a few passenger benches around.

Wall assembly has begun.

I built the same soffit treatment as I used on the depot. I had pre-painted all this stock yellow a some time ago. I didn't forget, I will definitely paint these rafters and soffit the same trim white....
Also prepped 3 copper foil power busses to install above the ceiling.

LED'S were installed just above each outside door, just under the small roof overhangs.

All four walls are now together, and I installed the last ceiling, with copper tape busses in place. Keeping the 7 LED wires organized was tricky.....pencil lines on the ceiling indicate soon-to- follow roof trusses.

Flat soffit was cut in the middle to accommodate the center bump-outs, then glued in place.

Exposed 2 x 6 rafter tails were next, spaced at roughly 2 scale foot intervals.

I can now solder the appropriate resistors for lighting in place. The black & white wires will carry the power to the office from the depot.

6 roof trusses were installed. Each end required those fancy hip roof angles again.

Till next time...chimneys & roofing...

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Engine Wiper

Posted - 10/20/2020 :  08:19:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

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Posted - 10/20/2020 :  08:33:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, it's all looking wonderful!


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Posted - 10/20/2020 :  08:34:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Quite impressive. This is REALLY looking good, just like all your other builds.



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Posted - 10/20/2020 :  08:53:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Take the red pill

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Posted - 10/20/2020 :  09:03:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Absolutely beautiful, Carl.

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Frank Palmer

Posted - 10/20/2020 :  09:17:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very nice Carl. It's similar to this one in Thurmond, WV.


Edited by - Frank Palmer on 10/20/2020 09:21:22 AM

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Posted - 10/20/2020 :  09:52:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

As far as "schooling" for online LED class, it appears that you are still a great teacher. Looking at the sequence you follow in designing the structure, coupled with the addition of roof substructure (trusses), and the addition of the busses for lighting, it is much easier to follow than I had stated previously. This is due to your extreme ability to make things like this look easy !! Nice work!!


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Engine Wiper

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Posted - 10/20/2020 :  10:22:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Very nice modeling. Lot of planning on your part, well done.

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