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Ensign
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Posted - 03/16/2021 :  11:54:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Greg,

I like your decision to paint the roof repairs. They look better than the gray, which to my eyes contrasted too much in the photos.

Mike



Mike, thanks for your post & observations!
I agree with you, the gray colour did stand out too much.

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/16/2021 :  11:55:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Terrell

Looking great, Greg!!



Fred, thanks very much!

Greg



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Rick
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Posted - 03/16/2021 :  2:48:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent as usual!


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kebmo1
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Posted - 03/16/2021 :  6:54:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
insert superlatives here __________

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

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Ensign
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Posted - 03/16/2021 :  7:58:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rick & Kevin, thanks very much!
I'm glad you both like it!

Greg



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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/16/2021 :  9:50:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Superb work Greg. The roof looks very nice, and good decision to tone down the roof patches.

Onto the interior detailing now I guess ?



Regards Rob

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

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postalkarl
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Posted - 03/17/2021 :  05:18:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Ensign:

I shall be following along.

Karl S.



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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 03/17/2021 :  1:38:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg I agree the gray patches stood out to much. Roof looks just right now.

Mike Mace
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postalkarl
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Posted - 03/17/2021 :  2:14:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Ensign:

Looks just beautiful and the roof looks just great.

Karl S.



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/17/2021 :  2:44:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob, Karl & Mike, thanks for your positive comments and for taking the time to post them! They are always appreciated!

Greg



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GreggW
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Posted - 03/17/2021 :  10:26:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Greg,

Your Car Shop is looking great. It's about time to copy a couple photos over to the SRMW Showcase thread, to give your build (and Bob's kit design) the attention it deserves!!

Gregg
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign


"...Here's how the shop is looking now."



Greg




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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/17/2021 :  10:45:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If every picture tells a story you just wrote a book!!

Jerry

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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postalkarl
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Posted - 03/18/2021 :  03:23:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hey Jerry:

I'll go along with that.

Karl S.



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Ensign
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Posted - 03/18/2021 :  2:54:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gregg, Jerry & Karl, thanks for your posts!

Gregg, I will be more than happy to include some photos in the thread you have started, of this car shop/diesel shop once I have completed everything.

Jerry, that was a very nice post!
Thanks so much for your kind words!

Karl, thanks also for concurring with Jerry!

Hi everyone, I have completed a bit more in this build.
Today I'll be showing you how the interior raised work platform that runs between the tacks goes together.
It's made up from 2" x 8" stripwood used in the deck boards and 4" x 10" used as the main supports and some 2" x 4" used for bracing.
It also uses 5 cast metal platform supports and 2 stairs.
I began by staining all of the wood with my "Hunterline" Driftwood stain.
I also pre-painted all of the castings with concrete coloured paint.
I ended up painting all of the wood the same.
I used specks of glue to hold the 2 4" x 10" pieces over the template that is provided in the kit.
I also started to cut the 2" x 8"'s to the shorter lengths for the decking, and gluing those into place.
I also decided not to cut down my 4"x 10" supports smaller as shown on the template, but instead used the full length of each 4" x 10 instead.
It still fits in the shop with room to spare.





Once I all of the decking glued down I carefully sanded the edges of the deck boards to insure that they were all even.





I then carefully removed this assembly from the template, flipped it over and glued in place all of the metal platform supports, spaced evenly apart.





I then added the 2 x 4 bracing to these platform supports and also the stair castings on each end.
I also decide to add handrail supports on those stair castings.





I also added 2 x 2 painted yellow along the edges of the platform as a safety measure.





That's all I have for now.
Thanks for looking!

Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 03/18/2021 3:04:18 PM

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mecrr
Engine Wiper



Posted - 03/18/2021 :  3:25:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
lookin good, like those little folks!
David


A Maine Expatriate living in the valley of Northern California - Modeling in HO.
David Stickney

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