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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #105 on: June 26, 2019, 12:40:40 AM »

I filled in the slots in the turntable that I won't be using. I used Air-Dry Clay. I was undecided as to what to use. I thought maybe Play Doh or Plastic Wood but then I saw this and decided to try it. I hope it doesn't shrink much. The clay is sandable.
I taped pieces of styrene around the inside and outside. I was going to put plastic wrap in the slot first but I decided against it. I put a glob in the slot and smoothed it with a short popsicle stick. Once it's dry, I paint the TT.


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« Reply #106 on: June 26, 2019, 07:46:16 AM »

Air Dry clay works well.  I used it to make grade crossings and cement floors.
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« Reply #107 on: June 26, 2019, 11:03:29 AM »

I had thought about using spackle or Sculptamold but figured that might be too brittle and crack because these pieces are so thin.
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« Reply #108 on: June 26, 2019, 07:40:12 PM »

A mock-up of the engine house. I have it resting on foam pieces here. I'll use wood for the base so there will be more room inside. I figure I'll put a couple of loco stacks in the roof for ventilation.

The engineer will be replaced by one who can keep his hand inside the cab.

It will be longer when I get the second one. One of the walls is bent. I'm hoping the second one has straight walls. I'll use the bent wall as one of them that I cut off.

I'll have to trim the front plastic piece for the doors to fit but I'll probably just glue them in the open position.
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« Reply #109 on: June 27, 2019, 01:07:38 PM »

In figuring how high for the base, I thought 4 pieces of Woodland Scenics 1/4" sheet should be 1". When I measured, it's not. It's 1 1/4". Then, I measured a single piece of the WS sheet and it's 5/16" thick, not 1/4" like it says. Be warned if you want precise measurements when using this stuff. It actually kind of works out for laying it between tracks because E-Z Track roadbed is 5/16" high also. Hmmm.....
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« Reply #110 on: June 29, 2019, 06:39:50 PM »

I just cut the walls on the second bridge to shorten it. Now I can start building the base.
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« Reply #111 on: June 29, 2019, 07:35:54 PM »

While I was in Hobby Lobby buying balsa wood today, I happen to see this. It makes a 4" x 6" cabin. In 1/48 scale, that's 16' x 20'. All I have to do is add some windows and doors. For $4.99, it's a cheap alternative to some of the buildings out there for model railroads. I could buy a few of these and put them together and maybe build a Ponderosa. Or maybe not. Grin
I'll have to get another kit anyway. The cabin walls are only 5 logs high and the logs are 1/4" diameter. That means the wall are only 5'. With a second kit, I can make the walls 7 or 8 logs high and the door can be 6 logs (or 6' high).
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« Reply #112 on: July 02, 2019, 08:56:28 PM »

It's basically lincoln logs
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« Reply #113 on: July 02, 2019, 10:28:11 PM »

I know but they are smaller than the Lincoln logs I remember.
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« Reply #114 on: July 05, 2019, 10:47:08 PM »

I have the cutting all done for the bridge pieces. I shortened the second set of walls a little more. I had to trim down the sides and notch the top of one of the doorways so it would fit inside. I will need it to support the second roof piece. I used the other doorway, too, for support.

Here it is taped together. I'm hoping the roof seam won't be so noticeable once I paint it.

Here is an angle view. I think I'll turn the short roof piece around. I'm pleased with the way it is looking. I had my doubts before I started.
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« Reply #115 on: July 06, 2019, 09:56:21 AM »

You could always put a guy with a hammer and some shingles on the roof to explain any slight discrepancies at the joint.

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« Reply #116 on: July 06, 2019, 10:19:45 AM »

It seems like I saw somewhere that someone makes shingle sheets. I'll have to look around. That would solve the problem. If I find them in O scale size, that would be even better.
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« Reply #117 on: July 06, 2019, 12:39:43 PM »

It seems like I saw somewhere that someone makes shingle sheets. I'll have to look around. That would solve the problem. If I find them in O scale size, that would be even better.

Chooch Enterprises makes some, I used a pair of large shingle sheets for my new engine shed last month.

https://www.choochenterprises.com/Oroofing.html

They're made of linoleum that likes to curl, so the included adhesive sheet may not be enough to keep it flat.
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« Reply #118 on: July 06, 2019, 01:39:11 PM »

Or use a bit of putty or clay to smooth out the joint after the glue sets, before painting.
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« Reply #119 on: July 06, 2019, 02:47:50 PM »

Thanks. I checked out Chooch. They look a little too uniform for this building. I see a few other places where they come in strips and don't look so uniform. I might go that route. I could do the clay, too. I have a tub of clay now from filling the turntable slots.
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