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Posted January 18, 2012 - 11:40 AM

Last winter I started constructing some buildings that will eventually go on my layout.
This winter I decided to build a farm house that is patterned after the house that we currently live in.
It is a small farm house that was built in the early 1900's and has been added on and remodeled over the years.
It currently looks like this.

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My layout is going to be set in the late 40's to early 50's area so the model house design will be modified to reflect that.
The base is cut from plywood and the sidewalls are from Masonite.

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I used the Microsoft Word program to create a siding pattern that I could print out.

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The sidewalls were traced on the back of the sheets, then they were cut out and glued to the model.

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Lines were marked on a piece of 1/8 inch paneling to represent porch boards.

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This was done for both porches, then cut out and glued to the model.
The windows and doors are also mounted in place.

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 11:42 AM

Ray,I just bet when you're done, that you won't be able to tell your creation from the real thing.
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Posted January 18, 2012 - 11:46 AM

Nice looking project Ray, looks like fun.

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 12:09 PM

Looking good Ray
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Posted January 18, 2012 - 12:17 PM

Dang, now your building houses!:bigrofl:
What else can you do, Ray? Looks real good. Nice to have the prototype close by.
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Posted January 18, 2012 - 12:35 PM

Dang, now your building houses!

Actually, my wife and I did all the remodeling on this house about 10 years ago.
This is what it looked like when we bought.
Needless to say .. we bought it cheep.

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 12:46 PM

Wow, what a difference! Great job as always, Ray.
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Posted January 18, 2012 - 01:07 PM

Wow, what a difference! Great job as always, Ray.

Thanks Kenny

I thought you might get a kick out of the "before" photos.
My brother-in-law thought we had both lost our minds when he first came out to see the "new house" we had bought.

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 01:21 PM

That was definitely a fixer-upper! Glad you guys saw the potential in it.
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Posted January 18, 2012 - 02:30 PM

Are you sure that the before pictures are of the same house. I'm not a wood guy so I can understand exactly where your Brother in-law is coming from. You do nice work!
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Posted January 18, 2012 - 02:43 PM

Are you sure that the before pictures are of the same house.

Here is a photos of it under construction that was taken from the same angle as the first "before" photo.

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 03:10 PM

Great work on the house, so you are putting plastic sheeting on the model?? LOL you do great work as always Ray.
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Posted January 18, 2012 - 03:26 PM

Actually, my wife and I did all the remodeling on this house about 10 years ago.
This is what it looked like when we bought.
Needless to say .. we bought it cheep.

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Talk about a diamond in the rough!!! WOW you were a brave man (with a brave woman too) to tackle that project. Sure would not know that the house looked that bad without the B4 pictures. I am guessing the property Tax Man just loves you now. Nice Job Ray!!

By "layout" I assume you mean scale model railroads? I think we all would love some pics of that project too.

And I have to ask (because I am color blind) is that the green attachment you were referring to in your last Ridemaster post?????
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Posted January 18, 2012 - 03:35 PM

:DOnce again Ray,You never cease to amaze!:thumbs:
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Posted January 18, 2012 - 04:10 PM

By "layout" I assume you mean scale model railroads? I think we all would love some pics of that project too.

Yes, I build O-scale model trains as a one of my hobbies.
We have moved around a lot so I've never built a layout yet but I plan on starting on one after my wife retires and we move one last time.

When the weather is cold enough, I stay inside and work on my train stuff instead of trying to heat the garage and work out there.

And I have to ask (because I am color blind) is that the green attachment you were referring to in your last Ridemaster post?????

No it isn't, Greg.
That would be the attachment for my next tractor that I'm going to work on after the Ridemaster cart is finished.
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