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Larryc
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Posted - 03/23/2021 :  3:32:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
James the flat car looks fantastic so far!! It's almost a shame to cover up all that nice brass work. Be interesting to see what material you use for the deck.

Rob nice looking dormer, great job. That's about as New England as you can get.



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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/24/2021 :  12:59:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Mike, Bruce, Karl & Larry.
Small increments of progress is getting me there.
I think I'll have to start doing signage next.
I have other gable trim bits and the water tank still to attach to the roof, but worried about knocking them, so they may have to wait till I do the decking.
I've accidentally slapped the model many times already.


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 - 03/25/2021 :  6:50:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is an update on the Campbell Sand House. This finishes up my third and final project for the 2021 Challenge!






Bruce

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jbvb
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Posted - 03/25/2021 :  10:27:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Congratulations, Bruce. The waterfront structure looks good, Robert.

If the epoxy cures well, my flat car will be ready for paint tomorrow.



Larry, I've decided to deck it with wood; I have it on hand and I know how to stain it. I'll save the sheet lead idea for a styrene or wood open-top car.


James

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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/25/2021 :  10:38:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, James. I continue to be impressed with your brass work.


Bruce

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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 03/26/2021 :  8:11:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce very nice job on the sand house.

James the brass flat car looks great. Looking forward to seeing it in paint and the wooden deck.


Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/28/2021 :  03:30:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent build Bruce, along with the others you did. Still a month to go on the Challenge, so can I convince you to do one more ?

Really nice work James. So if you're using wood now instead of lead for the deck, I hope it will still have enough weight ?


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 - 03/28/2021 :  03:38:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've started making up the signage.
All these commercial tin signs I just got off the Net. Most I don't even need to weather, as they are already old, and faded & rusted.


And I've finally decided on a name for the fishing village, Fair Haven.

So here is the rooftop sign for my boat works.
back

Front


Rooftop sign in place.


And some of the tin signs in place. Will add some more around the other parts of the building also, and another rooftop sign on the front roof.


Regards Rob

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

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 03/28/2021 :  07:39:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice batch of signs


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Larryc
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Posted - 03/29/2021 :  11:34:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce great job on the sand house. Question: are you going to post when you start the engine stall; I'd like to follow along. Just found it.

James nice looking flat car; I think the wood deck will look great on the flat car.

Robert the signs look fantastic; adds a lot of character to the building.



Edited by - Larryc on 03/29/2021 11:37:00 AM

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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/30/2021 :  04:05:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill & Larry

Here is the front with signs added, and the water tank sitting in place, not glued on yet.
And I want a large sign:- No Wake - 5MPH, probably located under the upper windows.





I think I've gone about as far as I can go on the actual structure for now, as I need the decking in place so I can add posts and some other bits.
I'm looking forward to doing the deck, but not quite sure where to start.
It's not straight forward as it is split level, I'll have to think about it.
I've never built a wharf or pier before, so should be interesting.


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 - 03/30/2021 :  08:05:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice job on those finishing touches, Rob.


Bruce

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/30/2021 :  08:18:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bruce, your Campbell sand house is a standout. Very well done in every way.

James, I continue to be amazed and impressed by your flat car.

Rob, your boathouse looks fantastic.

Mike



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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  9:43:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob the signs and there placement on the structure looks outstanding. I like the water tank. Nice work. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the dock I'm pretty much in the same place with my new water front.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/05/2021 :  05:05:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bruce, Michael, & Mike.
Now onto the wharf area.

Here is a mock up I did in cardboard, to get a feel for how it will look.



Regards Rob

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

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