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Farm outbuildings
« on: April 11, 2021, 01:34:11 PM »
As I'm going around my layout with my layout tour I have been doing some small upgrades in areas that I had done many years ago. One of these areas is a farm scene along the upper level shelf. I decided to replace a couple of the plastic farm outbuildings from a Bachmann kit with scratch-built wood structures. Here are two of them...



First is a small hay barn. As always I drew out a template for the walls. I used 1/16 square strip-wood for the framing and 2x8 boards for the siding. I aged the siding boards by cutting them at the corners and in the middle.



Here are the completed walls. I next sprayed them with a rattle can tan color for a primer base and then I dry brushed them with a craft paint barn red color.



Here the walls have been assembled and a roof card cut out from the cardboard from the back of a yellow legal pad. I really liked the roofing job that Steve Custer did on one of his recent builds with gift wrap tissue paper, so I thought I would give it a try. I used some black tissue paper and distressed the edges with my Exacto knife and then glued the 3/8 wide strips with full strength wood glue. As you can see I cut a ragged hole in the roof card and then glued some 2x6 strip-wood below the hole for exposed roof joists. I was pleased with how this came out



Another view of the assembled walls and the roof.



A closer look at the roof. For a detailed tutorial on how to do the tissue paper roll-roofing look at Steve Custer's FSM Branchline Bucket Coaling Station build thread in the Kit Building area of the forum, he does a great job explaining the process.



I finished my hay barn by cutting a piece of foam to a good hay pile shape, spread wood glue on the foam and then sprinkled some sawdust on the glue for the hay. This little structure is a big upgrade from the plastic that I had. More in a minute.
Jeff Firestone
Morristown, Arizona
modeling the New York Central in rural Ohio in the late 1940's

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Re: Farm outbuildings
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2021, 02:06:30 PM »
The next farm outbuilding that I replaced was the chicken coop. I was inspired by the great job that John Siekirk did on his highly detailed farm scene on his Superior and Seattle Railroad Build thread. If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, then I humbly bow to a master modeler and blatantly attempt to copy his work, though I'm sure my chicken coop is not as good as John's. So here we go...



Again, I drew out a template for the walls. I again used 1/16 square strip-wood for the framing.



Here two of the walls have been glued together. You can see the other wall and the roof in the picture. I used some leftover material from a Walthers chain link fence kit for the chicken wire on the walls. It doesn't show up very well in the pictures. I used full strength wood glue to attach the "wire" to the framing.



Another view of the first two walls attached to the coop building. I used the plastic coop building from the Bachmann kit, I figured that the wire coop area would draw all of the attention here.



The walls have been glued and the roof attached. The door frame is some 2x4 strip-wood pieces glued on the assembled wall.



Another view of the assembled structure



A top down look at the coop. I used the same black tissue paper for the roof as on my hay barn. This was a fun little scratch-build of two farm outbuildings. I have to admit that when I saw the great job John did on his farm scene, that I had to improve mine. Thanks, John. I will have some pictures of these two structures placed on the layout as I get to that area on my layout tour. That's it for now more later

Jeff Firestone
Morristown, Arizona
modeling the New York Central in rural Ohio in the late 1940's

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Re: Farm outbuildings
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2021, 02:53:23 PM »
Nice job on the replacement buildings, Jeff.

I particularly like the destressed cladding.

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: Farm outbuildings
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2021, 05:38:44 PM »
Hey Jeff:

Looks like A chicken coop to me. Great job.

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Re: Farm outbuildings
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2021, 09:50:32 AM »
Jeff


Very nice work. I have one suggestion. Get out the A&I and give the frame work for the fence on the chicken coop another coat.  I had to hit mine with three coats to get it dark enough, once it was on the layout.  I use my camera as my guide as I fine tune the details, especially once the project is in place on the layout under the layout lighting. Fantastic modeling!
John Siekirk
Superior & Seattle Railroad

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Re: Farm outbuildings
« Reply #5 on: Today at 08:46:37 AM »
Great job Jeff.....now all you have to do is add the aroma and you'll have it nailed.  ;D
Gregory P. DeMayo
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