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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 02/18/2021 :  3:15:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been away for over a week and everyone is coming along great on their projects. Their all looking great. Been stuck at home with 4-5 inch of snow here in middle Tennessee the last couple of days. Have finished the first challenge project and will post an update later. Also have started two new projects for the challenge.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 02/18/2021 :  4:05:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks everyone for the kind comments on my little house. Here is the next update.

The foundation for this house consist of a flat plate with holes cut for the 2' long 4"x 4" post. I also cut two large holes in this piece to help with gluing it to the main floor of the house.



Here are a couple of shots showing the 4x4s installed and the roof panels in place.





The next order of business was to start the roofing. The kit came with stick on tar paper roofing which I used some of for the kitchen lean-to. Instead of tar paper I went with metal roofing on the main roof of the house . I had some corrugated metal left over from another kit. After spraying it black with a rattle can and dusting it with rust powders I cut it into 3' wide pieces. I used silicone caulking to glue it down.





The roof installed and ready for more weathering.
I added a stack of split wood for the wood burning stove.



Thanks everyone for looking. Until next time.


Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/19/2021 :  2:33:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Mountaineer Products Barn (AKA Lily's Livery) is now done.





Bruce

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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/20/2021 :  08:24:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My Challenge Project #2, Kate's Kitchen is now also done.









Bruce

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George D
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Posted - 02/20/2021 :  09:31:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, that's a great looking little house.

Bruce, your two challenge buildings are very well done. I like the woman peering out the window in Kate's Kitchen.

George


Fly Army

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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 02/20/2021 :  10:13:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
James nice start on the Ho car. Scratch building from brass; that should look amazing when finished.

Rob great work on the building; nice looking balcony. Your outdoor photos really shows what a fine job your doing on this.

Bruce the livery and Kates looks great. Very nice work!!


My current build:http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53479

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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 02/20/2021 :  2:44:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Gorge.

Mike Mace
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robert goslin
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  12:34:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work Mike. Small structure but lots of character.

Well done Bruce, on completing the barn. Great looking scene.


Regards Rob

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

Edited by - robert goslin on 02/21/2021 12:41:44 AM

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robert goslin
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  12:41:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now onto the next part that sticks out from the main structure. It's the lower left section.
I made up a couple of sides.


I'm putting in a flat ceiling of 5mm balsa for strength.


And then some more 5mm balsa angled for a sub-roof.


To attach it to the wall, I added some 5mm balsa to the main wall which will sit inside the roof apex, to support this section, as this bit hangs in the air until I can build some decking under it, as the bottom of the structure is on a split level wharf



And the roof is now on. I will add a fascia to the roof front and then rafter tails and shingles.






Regards Rob

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

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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  08:10:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All the 'protrusions' and various roof lines are really making the structure interesting, Rob.

Bruce

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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 02/22/2021 :  3:01:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike some how I missed your building. Nice job and love the metal roof; great weathering job.

Rob the building just keeps looking better with each new addition.


My current build:http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53479

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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/23/2021 :  09:31:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have finished two projects for the Challenge, but there is plenty of time left for a third. I pulled this Campbell Sand House kit down off the shelf.




I have started work on the sand bin.




The full build can be found at this link: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53632&whichpage=1



Bruce

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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 02/23/2021 :  3:26:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce Kate's Kitchen and Lily's Livery came out looking great. It been a long time since I've seen the old Campball's sand house. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

Rob Thanks for the kind comment. Your build just keeps getting more interesting with all the different levels and angles. Great work.


Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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mikethetrainman
Fireman



Posted - 02/23/2021 :  3:34:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I finished the company house. I did a little more weathering on the roof and added a figure to the front porch.







That's it for this little project. On to the next challenge project. This one I will post has a separate thread. Thanks everyone for looking.


Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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George D
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Posted - 02/23/2021 :  4:26:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice little house, Mike. You nailed the coloring on the roof.

George


Fly Army

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