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EricQuebec

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Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
« on: March 21, 2021, 05:00:01 PM »
Hello everybody.
I've spent the last year to build kit (FSM Bartholomew coal and SWSM loco and service shop), then I've decide that enough is enough, and time is due to make something different and return to my first love : Scratchbuilding.
Sooner this year one of us have post this pictures (I can't remenber who, but I think it's Raymo. If no, I'm apologize). I found that this pictures was very inspiring and decide to make a little dio with it. Nothing really big, jsut the three building and a pieces of road. before begining i've made a small research to found where are this building in Scranton to obtain more picture (thank you google MAP). I've finally found that's the 310-312 N Washington st. in Scranton.

As al my scratchbuild project, it's begin with a good draw, during year I've make the draw with my pencil, a rule, and a square, but since some year I use Corel draw to do it and the numerous template used to build the building. At this time the draw is not finish. In fact just the front of the building are drawing, and the template to make the first.

For this one I've planned to used MonsterModel brick sheet. to avoid to loose my stock, I've cut all the part in cardboard to test the fitting.

after what I've begin the construction of the building

And begin to add the several layer of brick.  In some place, ehere the brick isn't visible, the layer is in cardboard. Here's the avancement at this time.


Stay tuned. to be continued.
Eric

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Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2021, 05:20:38 PM »
Hey Eric:

Can’t wait to see what you do with this.

Karl

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Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2021, 05:45:01 PM »
I love Victorian city structures, and I want to see how you do this one!  Great choice!


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Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2021, 09:19:02 PM »
Hey Eric:

Can’t wait to see what you do with this.

Karl
Thank to follow Karl.
Eric

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Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2021, 09:19:27 PM »
I love Victorian city structures, and I want to see how you do this one!  Great choice!


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Thank you Dave :)
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Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2021, 01:00:57 AM »
Hey Eric:

You are quite welcome. Can't wait to see more of this.

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Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2021, 06:51:15 AM »
Eric, great looking project and Yes, it was my photo. I took it at the Scranton EXPO when Brian Bollinger snuck out for lunch. Glad you found the location on Google.

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Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2021, 07:14:41 AM »
Great idea for a project!  I can't wait to see how this one turns out.   ;)
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Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2021, 08:40:14 AM »
Neat store fronts and structures Eric.....I'l be looking in this one for sure.  :)
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Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2021, 09:05:49 AM »
Looks like your off to a good start.  I'll be following along.


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Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2021, 05:35:09 PM »
thank you Jerry, Raymo, Gregory and Bob for your interest about this project.
I much appreciate it.
Eric

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Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2021, 06:44:59 PM »
Eric,

What a great little scratch build. Well, maybe not little but a great start.

I'm on the band wagon for sure..

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Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2021, 04:16:15 PM »
Eric,

What a great little scratch build. Well, maybe not little but a great start.

I'm on the band wagon for sure..

Tom  ;D
Thank you Tom :)
Eric

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Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2021, 04:32:44 PM »
Hello Everybody.
Lot of progress on this project this week.
First I've build the 2 layer brick triangular top of the building. For all the piece of this building I've used the same technic : A template print on white paper, glue on the support (in this case the Monstermodel the 1/32 baswood birck sheet) and cut the pieces following the very fine line of the draw. After what I remove the paper by wetting it.

With the corel Draw Software, the template is 100% accurancy and at scale (imagine I draw with 0.1 scale inch of precision). This software has totally change my method of doing scratchbuild model.
Then all the effort of the week are done on the Bay window.  Here's some uncommented step by step pictures

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to be continued (1/2)

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Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2021, 04:35:00 PM »
(2/2)
and finally the window bay is finished

The last step for today was to test the fitting of the window bay with the rest of the building.

Fit perfectly… very happy with that :)
stay tuned… to be continued next week.
Eric

 

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