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CNE1899
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Posted - 03/30/2021 :  1:25:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl,
Interesting back story and build photos. Looks like a cool build. I will be following.

Scott



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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/30/2021 :  2:16:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Mike and Scott.

I have the front sub-wall cut out. I've been getting good use out of my set of punches so far this year.

I've test fitted the circular window casting that came with the kit, and it fits.

Now I'm starting to glue stripwood on top of the sub-wall.






Bruce

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masonamerican
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Posted - 03/31/2021 :  02:26:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll follow along although I have already built mine. Hope to pick up some ideas for my future Roundhouse build.

Håkan



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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/31/2021 :  08:03:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And a beautiful job you did on that build too, Håkan.

Bruce

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/31/2021 :  08:23:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like you have everything under control Bruce.
Nice job punching out the round hole!


Jerry

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/31/2021 :  09:26:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Let the fun begin!


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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/31/2021 :  1:30:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jerry & Mike.

Jerry, I forget where I bought that set of punches, but every once in a while they come in handy.

Mike, I just finished adding the stripwood siding to the new front wall, so I can now start with Step 1 of the instructions.




The mat board backing is 1/32" thick, and the siding pieces are made from 1/32" x 3/32" wood, so the new front wall is 1/16" thick which matches the thickness of the other three walls.



Bruce

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postalkarl
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Posted - 03/31/2021 :  4:45:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Dutchman:

Looking great so far. I'm following along with great interest.

Karl S.



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wvrr
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Posted - 04/01/2021 :  8:17:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This has been one of my favorite FSM kits, due to the John Allen connection. Looks like you are off to a great start!

Chuck



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Dutchman
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Posted - 04/02/2021 :  08:45:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Karl and Chuck. I've been staining the walls and stripwood for the build. I put about a 1" length of tube oil Burnt Umber in a small jar and added odorless mineral spirits until I got the intensity I wanted.



Bruce

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Dutchman
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Posted - 04/02/2021 :  6:51:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob,

These dimensions should help you build this in N-Scale.










Bruce

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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/02/2021 :  10:49:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work Bruce.
I was thinking just length, width & height, but all the extra detailed dimensions is much appreciated. Thanks for all the trouble you've gone too.


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 - 04/03/2021 :  08:37:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob, while the scale rule was in my hand, I just kept measuring.


Bruce

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Dutchman
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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  3:56:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All the wood and windows are stained/painted. I tried one window to see what it would look like. Ten more of those to go.






Bruce

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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  7:07:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking window Bruce. Plenty to go.
On the John Allen original, the top section of the window could open.
Do you intend to have any of your windows open ?
Seems a nice feature.

Michael Graff did it on his FSM version.
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45480&SearchTerms=engine,house


Regards Rob

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

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