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Carl B

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Posted - 09/22/2020 :  07:45:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The second floor windows need a U-shaped piece of clapboard. Very prone to splitting during cutting & handling, so there's masking tape on their backs, which I'll keep on permanently.

For the top edge of the walls, 1/16" spaced scribed siding on the diagonal is being cut. Each side is applied in opposite directions.

(120) 2 x 6's were cut to length, then cut again on the "Chopper" , set up with a guide to a make a picket shape. I applied them vertically to the upper left and right of the window openings. The bottom edge now forms a saw tooth pattern. Trust me, this project took a few days.

On the front and back center bump outs, I applied fish scale shingles, then 8 x 8 corner posts.

Rail Scale Models windows and doors require multiple pieces (layers) to be assembled. Left to right: Outside frame, top sashes, bottom sashes (all made from 0.018" self-adhesive laserboard,) pre-cut clear acetate and my own "sample paint chip" shades. A simple but delicate matter of laying each piece on top of the last.

Window frames, sashes, acetate and very light colored shades were added to the bump outs and the sidewall.. Now those multiple panes show up very well..

Checking fit against the front & back walls. Due to a clumsy miscalculation on my part, the center voids were a bit too tight for the bump outs. So I cut the walls apart in the middle, and spliced them back together for a better fit.

Till next time......finishing up the office walls ....

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Engine Wiper

Posted - 09/22/2020 :  08:46:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
in spite of your distaste for the color scheme, i think it's looking great. espeially the trim color.

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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George D

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Posted - 09/22/2020 :  08:51:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like those U shaped pieces of clapboard. Looks good, Carl.


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Posted - 09/22/2020 :  08:53:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Fantastic detail in your work and explanation of what your doing to get that detail Enjoying this one a lot.


Take the red pill

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Posted - 09/22/2020 :  10:04:40 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Wonderful workmanship Carl.

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Frank Palmer

Posted - 09/22/2020 :  11:04:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The juxtaposition of the horizontal and vertical clapboard forms a very appealing appearance. Nice work on a difficult pattern.


Edited by - Frank Palmer on 09/22/2020 11:04:47 AM

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Posted - 09/22/2020 :  11:39:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank were you coming up with these big words?

Carl you have a lot more patience than I have. I guess that's why it comes out perfect every time.

Outstanding job!!


"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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Posted - 09/22/2020 :  1:12:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

This staion is looking so sharp. I think it's a good idea to leave the tape on the clapboard.


It's only make-believe

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Posted - 09/22/2020 :  3:18:58 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Looking terrific, Carl!

Cheers, Mark.

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Posted - 09/22/2020 :  5:16:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
WOW, impressive is all I can say.



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robert goslin

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Posted - 09/22/2020 :  6:47:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great Carl. I'm liking all the fine detail work your doing.
And the Yellow looks nice.
You'll have to get over your Xanthophobia.

I have several yellow structures on my layout, as I've use the Boston & Maine colours for the yellow on my buildings, with red trim.

This is my scratchbuilt station. Pic was taken in full sun, so looks brighter than it really is.

Regards Rob

Despite the cost of living, It's still popular

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Carl B

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Posted - 09/22/2020 :  7:18:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin, George, Jim, Dave G., Frank, Jerry, Bob, Mark, Bernd and Rob, I appreciate your positive comments.

Frank- I am elated that you find the prepossessing geometry quite grand.

Rob- I am not afraid of yellow, but I like that "word!"

Wonderful pic & structure Rob!

However, on my monitor, I would call your color: "mustard".

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Posted - 09/22/2020 :  9:14:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very nice build, and a very interesting building. I quite like yellow so that's a bit of a bonus for me.


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Michael Hohn

Posted - 09/22/2020 :  10:12:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Top notch craftsmanship, Carl!

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Carl B

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Posted - 09/23/2020 :  08:28:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much Cody and Michael!

And welcome to the build Cody, glad to have you along...

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