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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/25/2021 :  11:13:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Frank. Not sure if that helps.

I need to make some details to put inside before I go much further, while I still have reasonable access.
Also any excuse not to do more shingles.

Made up some crates from balsa blocks & cardboard strip.



I've also made up the doors. Again used balsa. My version has doors on all the openings, but the original didn't, only had the large doors.
Sample before paint.


And here they are painted.
All the smaller doors you won't see the backs, so I only detailed one side.
The very large doors will be opened halfway so I detailed the framing on both sides.


Trial fit. Doors reversed so it appears the framing is the inside of the door.



Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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CNE1899
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Posted - 01/26/2021 :  06:56:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob,
Cool crates and darn good doors! Really, they all look good.
I like the doorway shot, those floorboards look like they might creak under my feet.

Scott



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George D
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Posted - 01/26/2021 :  08:12:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Open doors showing your details is going to add nicely to the building.

George


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Ensign
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Posted - 01/26/2021 :  10:17:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob, I hear you about not liking to do shingling.
So your crate & door building distraction was a good idea to get away from roofing for a bit.
Bad news is, I bet those crates are full of new shingles waiting to be installed.
It's all coming together beautifully!

Greg



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Guff
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Posted - 01/26/2021 :  10:20:50 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Rob,
Details look great! Happy Australian Day!!


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Carl B
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Posted - 01/26/2021 :  11:27:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
From now on, I'm calling you the "Balsa Boss"...

Looks good Rob.



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/26/2021 :  6:58:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Crates and doors oh my, oh my indeed.


Frank

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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/26/2021 :  11:40:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Scott. The floor boards are narrow coffee stir sticks. Got a pack of 100 for a couple of bucks.

Thanks George, Dave & Frank. All the little details will certainly enhance the structure.
Dave, I enjoyed the public holiday. Had Monday off as well.

Carl, I'm not a boss at work or at home, but the Balsa Boss... I like that. Thanks.

Greg, was wondering why the crates where so heavy. I've opened them and yes, the dreaded shingles have arrived, so I better get back to the roof soon. Or have a bonfire.




Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/27/2021 :  04:52:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've decided i still need a bit more detail inside, so made up a workbench, with some "stuff" on it, and a shelf. Now to try and get it all inside.



Also painted up an old 44 gal drum. Painted white with a rattlecan, then sponge painted the red and chipping.



Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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CNE1899
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Posted - 01/27/2021 :  1:39:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob,
Love the technique on the 55 gallon drum!

Scott



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/27/2021 :  5:21:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rob,

The crates of shingles are very cool. And let’s hear a drumroll for your weathered oil drum.

Mike



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/27/2021 :  6:52:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You have made some excellent progress on this Rob. It would good on any layout.

Jim


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BreizhSteamer
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Posted - 01/29/2021 :  03:20:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit BreizhSteamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Concerning the shingles, I'd opt for the bonfire...
Outstanding work, Rob!

Frédéric



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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/29/2021 :  03:30:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Scott. Yes, I have to remember I'm modelling America. 55 US gallons = 44 Imp gallons.
The sponge technique is my go to for rust these days.
Thanks Mike, the crates of shingle are real. But the oil drum is mine.

Thanks Jim & Frédéric. I'm actually progressing pretty well I think, and really enjoying it.


Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/29/2021 :  03:39:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK, I've got the interior done. Finished it off with lots of period signs & even put in a girlie calendar.






Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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