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Title: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: Janbouli on December 08, 2016, 04:45:52 PM
After some stagnation I decided to pick up a kit and build one in stead of just buying kits  ;)

The box.

(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court1.jpg)

The contents, lots and lots of windows.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court2.jpg)

Lasercut brick walls look really good .
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court3.jpg)

Lots of bracing , wood for this is included in the kit.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court4.jpg)

I believe there are more then 80 windows in this kit , each window consists of 4 pieces, I'm doing them 8-12 per evening.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court5.jpg)

Brick wall primed and spray painted brick red. Sprayed a bit from the side and it worked , the gray of the primer shows as mortar.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court6.jpg)
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: ACL1504 on December 08, 2016, 06:55:24 PM
Jan,

Great start! I really like the look of this structure. Glad you are back at it.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: ak-milw on December 08, 2016, 07:47:19 PM
Great start Jan, I have built a few of Rich's HO scale kits and they were all great.
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: Bobby on December 09, 2016, 12:01:07 AM
Jan, that is a great idea. I haven't seen that brick spraying technique with grey primer then red over it. It looks really good.
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: rslaserkits on December 09, 2016, 02:12:18 AM
Off to a great start, Will have to try that on the next Brick building I do thanks for the tip.
rich
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: Cuse on December 09, 2016, 06:15:21 AM
Looks good Jan. That brick technique is efficient and effective for N scale microscopic grout lines. Nice job on a good looking structure.


John
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: Janbouli on December 09, 2016, 07:34:58 AM
Thanks Tom, John , Andy, Rich and Bob appreciate it.

I have to add that I sprayed with enough pressure so that it kind of swept over the wall, a bit like dry-brushing with a spray can ( I hope you understand what I'm saying).
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: postalkarl on December 09, 2016, 07:41:07 AM
Hi Jan:

Looks like you're are off to a good start. Looks good so far. Will be following along.

Karl

 
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: GPdemayo on December 09, 2016, 08:31:51 AM
Impressive "brick" structure Jan.....I'll be looking in.  8)
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: Janbouli on December 09, 2016, 11:22:30 AM
Glad to have you along Karl and Greg, thanks.
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: madharry on December 09, 2016, 03:25:59 PM
Very nice Jan, great tip about the brickwork! I will have to try that on some HO structures.

Mike  8)
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: rslaserkits on December 09, 2016, 03:53:00 PM
Here are the photos I worked from. One from 1898 and the other in the late 30's.
I also have it in HO on special order.
rich
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: madharry on December 09, 2016, 05:43:20 PM
Great photos Rich, BTW I love your shingles, Jeff I think was very generous in one of his kits.

Mike  ;D
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: rslaserkits on December 09, 2016, 05:47:00 PM
Thanks Mike and yes Jeff does get that way at times. Forgets how to count I think :)
rich
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: Powersteamguy1790 on December 10, 2016, 09:38:16 PM
Looking good Jan. Have fun with it.... :) 8)


Stay cool and run steam....... 8) 8)
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: Janbouli on December 11, 2016, 03:59:05 PM
Thanks Bob.

Today I did more windows , just to show I am making progress.

(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court7.jpg) (http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court7.jpg)
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: MAP on December 11, 2016, 04:19:11 PM
You're off to a great start Jan!  I really like the way your technique of grouting came out.  I'll be following as well since I have this kit in HO and am looking forward to building it...next year.
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: Janbouli on December 11, 2016, 05:50:37 PM
You're off to a great start Jan!  I really like the way your technique of grouting came out.  I'll be following as well since I have this kit in HO and am looking forward to building it...next year.

Thanks Mark, and next years very soon , why not start now and build it together with me.
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: Janbouli on December 14, 2016, 06:00:04 PM
All the walls have windows and doors now.

(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court8.jpg) (http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court8.jpg)

Putting on the decals provided in the kit.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court9.jpg) (http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court9.jpg)

They didn't adhere too well on the brick walls , I decided to experiment , let them dry then applied a spray of matt varnish on them , that wrinkled them all up , so I thought I had wasted them, but after they dried up a bit I was able to rub them down with my fingers. On the photo I still have to rub the bottom left decals the others I have done , they look even better in real life then on this very much enlarged photo.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court10.jpg) (http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court10.jpg)
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: Janbouli on December 14, 2016, 06:01:29 PM
I assembled the loading dock roof before assembling the walls , used some transfer tape to glue down the roofing.

(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court11.jpg) (http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court11.jpg)

Note  that a lot of the parts in the kit are very delicate , windows, rafters etc. I really like that Rich has spare parts for some of these delicate parts, OR I made some mistakes ;-)
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court12.jpg) (http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court12.jpg)

Parts for the loading dock , yes the grid on that cutting mat is 1x1 cm.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court13.jpg) (http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court13.jpg)


(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court14.jpg) (http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court14.jpg)
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: Janbouli on December 14, 2016, 06:03:02 PM
Assembling walls.

(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court15.jpg) (http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court15.jpg)


Main building base and parting wall between the brick and wood parts of the structure.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court16.jpg) (http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court16.jpg)

Parting wall assembled to the base , my steel cubes to keep everything square.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court17.jpg) (http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court17.jpg)
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: Rail and Tie on December 14, 2016, 06:29:07 PM
Great colors Jan!  I also like the way you boarded up a couple of the windows on the front brick space. Nice touch for Normal Scale!

Rich puts out some great kits!
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: Janbouli on December 14, 2016, 07:24:31 PM
Great colors Jan!  I also like the way you boarded up a couple of the windows on the front brick space. Nice touch for Normal Scale!

Rich puts out some great kits!

Thanks Darryl , I actually had to board those up because I was out of spare windows for those walls , but I like how it turned out, I believe a small fire has temporarily closed that office space.
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: rslaserkits on December 14, 2016, 09:19:36 PM
Looking Great Jan. Strange on the windows  there are 23 on the building and should be 24 on the card.
can send more if you want  Same on the decal as it is a pain doing it on the brick  but you did a great job
and think I did it the same way if I remember right.
rich.
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: Powersteamguy1790 on December 14, 2016, 09:30:08 PM
Nice work Jan.  :) 8)

Stay cool and run steam........ 8) 8)
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: Janbouli on December 15, 2016, 07:08:12 AM
Thanks Rich and Bob, I'm good Rich , the boarded up windows look good , add a bit of character.
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: Janbouli on December 15, 2016, 04:01:14 PM
Walls of the side building assembled.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court18.jpg)

Brick foundation assembled , fits perfect.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court19.jpg)

A small piece of bracing to keep the walls square and to make assembling to the main building easier.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court20.jpg)

Start of assembling the walls of main building.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court21.jpg)

Will have to touch up the corners with brick red.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court22.jpg)


(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court23.jpg)

Next up is the wooden part of the main building.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court24.jpg)

It all fits very well and just needs some glue to easy assemble.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court25.jpg)

When all the glue is dried and the main building is ready I put in some light blockers , just strips of black paper that I put in crosswise.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court26.jpg)
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: Janbouli on December 15, 2016, 04:08:22 PM
Side building , also with light blocker, assembled to the main building.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court27.jpg)


(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court28.jpg)

Roof bases assembled, I use a black marker to color the edges of these.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court29.jpg)

In between waiting for things to dry I built the large chimney.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court30.jpg)

The chimney consists of several parts and isn't the easiest part of this kit.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court31.jpg)

Slate roofing , lots of slate roofing , maybe even more tedious then the windows , but well worth the chore.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court32.jpg)

I use transfer tape to assemble the roofing, start at the bottom and work yourself up.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court33.jpg)

After about a half hour , it's time to do something else, roofing again tomorrow.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court34.jpg)

Glued together the brick and concrete stairs. Masked the parts of the stairs that will be concrete and then spray painted the brick parts.
(http://www.janbouli.com/images/gebouwen/courter/court35.jpg)
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: ACL1504 on December 15, 2016, 05:00:12 PM
Jan,

Great build. The shingles really look good. It's hard to make blue look good but you've pulled it off.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: Janbouli on December 15, 2016, 05:37:34 PM
Thank you Tom , appreciate it.
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: rslaserkits on December 15, 2016, 07:26:57 PM
Looking Great Jan and yes, the chimney is not the easiest part of the kit.   
Your doing a great job as you always do.
rich
Title: Re: RS Laser Courter Factory in N-scale
Post by: Janbouli on December 16, 2016, 02:28:15 AM
Thank you Rich , it's a great kit , albeit that a novice could probably use a bit more instructions, a few more photo's would be good too.
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