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Scratchbuilt loco and car Shed in HO, no prototype.
« on: December 17, 2017, 04:56:03 PM »
I have been busy posting this on both Facebook and the RRLine forum, and to be honest, keep forgetting about this site, UNTIL, Bob Van Gelder bought it up in an email today.

So, to sum up, I am starting a new layout, or to be more precise, for me, a large operating diorama. I'm not into operations much, but I do love dioramas, and this one, a 5' x 10' area, will be my biggest dio ever.

So, my first structure I am  building specifically for the , oh, lets just call it what it is, layout (ok, there, I've said it), is an Loco and Car shed (or shop, I'm not particular). It will have 3 stalls, one for repair and re-dress of freight cars, and of the other two, one will have an inspection pit. With lights.

This is going to be a long winded project, just for this building, as I am going to the max on detail, which includes operating doors made with scratchbuilt brass sheet and brass tubing with door latches to hold it open when in use.

I drew out the plans for the wall bracing, and when that part was built, added the siding. I went then to the floor, board by board, added rails, an inspection pit, lights, and now I am on the doors and hinges. Here are the shots I have so far, obviously, not all of them, but a good selection. 

Since I have only 6 pictures per post, I will show more in the next several posts.

Tony B.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2017, 05:08:57 PM by adm.nelson »

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Re: Scratchbuilt loco and car Shed in HO, no prototype.
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 04:59:38 PM »
Adding a few more. I may do this over several days. The last one here is the start of how I made the window frames, so I will stop for the moment and continue this part later.

Tony B.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2017, 05:09:37 PM by adm.nelson »

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Re: Scratchbuilt loco and car Shed in HO, no prototype.
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 05:04:48 PM »
Hey Adm. Nelson

I will be following along. Looks great so far.

Karl

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Re: Scratchbuilt loco and car Shed in HO, no prototype.
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2017, 05:08:34 PM »
Hey Adm. Nelson

I will be following along. Looks great so far.

Karl

Thanks Karl, and you just reminded me, my name doesn't show up here  :P. So, for the record, my name is Tony Burgess, but I go by Tony.  :D

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Re: Scratchbuilt loco and car Shed in HO, no prototype.
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2017, 05:14:34 PM »
Count me in on the followers and lurkers as well.

Tom ;D
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Re: Scratchbuilt loco and car Shed in HO, no prototype.
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2017, 05:20:38 PM »
Count me in too as a lurker, if you don't mind the 2nd most un-attractive modeler on the forum looking over your keyboard.  Thanx Thom...

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Re: Scratchbuilt loco and car Shed in HO, no prototype.
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2017, 06:30:24 PM »
Lurking along.
I love photo's, don't we all.

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Re: Scratchbuilt loco and car Shed in HO, no prototype.
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2017, 08:27:25 PM »
Following.  Beautiful framing and wood planking.
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Re: Scratchbuilt loco and car Shed in HO, no prototype.
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2017, 09:35:19 PM »
Tony


Very nice start to your build.  Thanks for sharing it with us on this forum. I will be following along.
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Re: Scratchbuilt loco and car Shed in HO, no prototype.
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2017, 09:39:12 PM »
Tony,

I will also be lurking around your post. Looks good
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Re: Scratchbuilt loco and car Shed in HO, no prototype.
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2017, 08:32:54 AM »
I'll be looking in also Tony..... :)
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Re: Scratchbuilt loco and car Shed in HO, no prototype.
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2017, 09:28:33 AM »
I'll be another member of Lurkers Anonymous, Tony, if you keep up this fantastic work.
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Re: Scratchbuilt loco and car Shed in HO, no prototype.
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2017, 11:37:30 AM »
I will be watching along with all the other "Lurkers"

Jim
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Re: Scratchbuilt loco and car Shed in HO, no prototype.
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2017, 02:02:01 PM »
Thanks,
Donato

Biding my time till I can start my layout and build nice stuff like all you folks .... (said with envy). :-)

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Re: Scratchbuilt loco and car Shed in HO, no prototype.
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2017, 02:58:15 PM »
Great looking project there Tony, I will be watching and learning. Thanks for starting this diorama.
Peter

 

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