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Re: Antiseanna Pants Co.
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2016, 01:55:14 PM »
Looking good! So Tom, is the left side of the building angled out more than 90 degrees?- looks like it in the photo....

Bob C.
Yes, I noticed the angled wall...because I drink Pepsi...and like that Pepsi sign very much...would like to find it...got to be out there someplace...
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Re: Antiseanna Pants Co.
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2016, 02:01:01 PM »
Looking good! So Tom, is the left side of the building angled out more than 90 degrees?- looks like it in the photo....

Bob C.


Bob,

The left wall is angled but not sure of the degree. Here is the best photo I have of the side in question. You can see it is definitely at an angle.

Hope this helps.

Tom ;D




Tom,
 Thanks for adding that side photo to the thread....I drink Pepsi too...so now I have to search the net for that signage...like how George ads the billboards or signs to most of his builds as they add so much to the structures he creates...have to see what kit provide that door too...and learn how to make them next month...along with the stonework foundation...
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Re: Antiseanna Pants Co.
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2016, 02:13:52 PM »
 Let's mark the location for the final four smaller eight pane windows and open them up with the drill too ....
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Re: Antiseanna Pants Co.
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2016, 09:49:07 PM »
Tom, I'm enjoying your thread and the comments. Until you scratchbuild one like this you don't appreciate the die-cut window openings that a lot of kits have. A couple of years ago I bought a tool from Micro-Mark I really love- it is a corner-cutter that they sell in two sizes that is really sharp, and has stayed sharp for over 100 window and door openings. You place it and just give it a good tap for all four corners, and then finish the four sides with your X-acto.


I use it on Strathmore (1/16") a lot, and then cover with individual boards before popping in the windows and doors. I have also done some 1/16" and also 3/32" scribed siding and clapboard siding in basswood without taping, although that is also a good idea. My friend Jack across the street and I went together on this and we both use it often. Easily in my top 10 favorite hobby tools.








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Re: Antiseanna Pants Co.
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2016, 10:59:44 PM »
Tom, I'm enjoying your thread and the comments. Until you scratchbuild one like this you don't appreciate the die-cut window openings that a lot of kits have. A couple of years ago I bought a tool from Micro-Mark I really love- it is a corner-cutter that they sell in two sizes that is really sharp, and has stayed sharp for over 100 window and door openings. You place it and just give it a good tap for all four corners, and then finish the four sides with your X-acto.

I use it on Strathmore (1/16") a lot, and then cover with individual boards before popping in the windows and doors. I have also done some 1/16" and also 3/32" scribed siding and clapboard siding in basswood without taping, although that is also a good idea. My friend Jack across the street and I went together on this and we both use it often. Easily in my top 10 favorite hobby tools.


Mike,
 Thanks for the tool tip !  8)   Need to get one of those larger tools.  8)
Don't know why this isn't used more... but have something similar here that was picked up in Chicago over 20 years ago, and I should use it more often..  ::) ...check these 2 pics of it, a square punch set, 5 sizes, great for the smaller window openings .... Today is a great example of Minnesota weather , cloudy, damp, rain, cool, etc. and my arthritis in my hand flares up...the less I use an X-acto tool in my hand....the better. Purchased this after visiting the shop of an excellent modeler in the Windy City...
You did make me look for this item tonight !  ;)  Might have to give you an apple this fall... ;)
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Re: Antiseanna Pants Co.
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2016, 11:07:44 PM »
Hi Tom:

Looks like your are well underway with the windows.

Karl
Karl,
 Here's the window update....start to clean up all the rough openings, do some test fitting of each window, and make a few adjustments with an emery board....and like the sign says.....
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Re: Antiseanna Pants Co.
« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2016, 09:56:25 AM »
Nice start, Tom. Glad to see you building something.
I would like to have the tool Mike has but so far I haven't found a wallet with enough money to pay for it. For the time being I am using X-Acto chisel blade for the window openings.

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Re: Antiseanna Pants Co.
« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2016, 10:55:05 AM »
Mike,
 Thanks for the tool tip !  8)   Need to get one of those larger tools.  8)
Don't know why this isn't used more... but have something similar here that was picked up in Chicago over 20 years ago, and I should use it more often..  ::) ...check these 2 pics of it, a square punch set, 5 sizes, great for the smaller window openings .... Today is a great example of Minnesota weather , cloudy, damp, rain, cool, etc. and my arthritis in my hand flares up...the less I use an X-acto tool in my hand....the better. Purchased this after visiting the shop of an excellent modeler in the Windy City...
You did make me look for this item tonight !  ;)  Might have to give you an apple this fall... ;)
Tommy
You can search Amazon for 'mortise chisel' and 'corner chisel' and see similar tools.  The MicroMark set is used in a mortising machine, which is similar to a drill press.  A conventional drill bit passes through the center, which makes the mortise machine work a lot like the combination of Tommy's technique and Mike's technique.  It drills a round hole to get most of the material out of the way, and then uses the square angled chisel to finish the job.

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Re: Antiseanna Pants Co.
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2016, 01:15:56 AM »
Nice start, Tom. Glad to see you building something.
I would like to have the tool Mike has but so far I haven't found a wallet with enough money to pay for it. For the time being I am using X-Acto chisel blade for the window openings.

Vilius

Vilius,
 THANKS for following along on this one and sending me that PM on building a little bit every night.... ;)
 and to you to Dave on that mortise thing to try out, have a set of those here, but the drill press is tied up with my son's bowling ball drill jig.. :o
 Here's where the wall is at....
Tommy
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Re: Antiseanna Pants Co.
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2016, 01:56:45 AM »
 That's the wall shown above with all the front windows laid out....and in the second photo a cell phone shot from the Fillmore Yard video by Thomscustomtrains.com showing the right side of this structure in detail...the other 2 photos show another structure from page 35 of the FSM Thread, and a tounge and groove wall instead of the clapboard one George used with Tichy windows, this structure will also need a stone foundation. The door George used in his build is found in several of his kits, like the # 135 engine house. Need to review the thread on signs since no software is on the computer here to make any.  :)
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Re: Antiseanna Pants Co.
« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2016, 03:50:55 PM »
Tommy,

The wall and all the windows look great. Those will be two fantastic structures. Can't wait to see more.

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Re: Antiseanna Pants Co.
« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2016, 06:32:55 PM »
Looking good Tom.


It's good to see the thread being used for some great modeling work.
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Re: Antiseanna Pants Co.
« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2016, 09:03:16 PM »
A lot of windows and a lot of work, nice job
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Re: Antiseanna Pants Co.
« Reply #43 on: May 16, 2016, 07:41:57 AM »
Hi Tom:

Lookg good so far.

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Re: Antiseanna Pants Co.
« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2016, 02:43:43 AM »
 Time for a short update on this project and others now that summer is here, other things do get in the way, like that trip to Chicago last month, and the list from the spouse that need attention to at this warmer time of the year ... so here's a look at the wall with an FSM door casting that would match and several stone castings from another FSM kit to see how it would look. Will purchase some casting making supplies and give it try this month.  ;)
More to follow.....like this other wall that needs a stone foundation too.....
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