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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  



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Posted January 01, 2013 - 12:03 PM

It's winter again and I'm back to building items for my future O-scale train layout.

I picked up this Victorian roof off ebay last summer.
In O-scale, it measures 41 foot for overall length and 16 foot wide at the back.
The hexagon section on the front measures 9 foot across and each of the dormers on the side measure 12 foot wide.




Two strips of wood are attached to the underside of the roof.
These will form the bracing for the side walls and hold the roof in place on the finished building.


This will be a store at ground level with living space on the second floor.

I cut out a base from 1/2 inch plywood.
The side walls are cut from old paneling and are being glued to the base.


The framework for the outside stairs has been added to the one side.


Once the outside of the building has been finished, two plastic stair sections will be mounted in place.
There is a landing about half way up on the staircase.


I have a set of side rails for a staircase but they are HO-scale.
The two sides are glued together and trimmed to fit on the staircase.


The rest of the framework for the staircase is covered with pieces of the paneling.
The outside of  the staircase will be covered with a brick pattern the same as the rest of the building.



After looking at these last photos, I think that I will put a small window in the side of the staircase to show that this space under the stairs is being used for the store.


For those of you that are interested, here are the links to the O-scale projects that I did last year.

general store   http://gardentractor...rains-3-a-4279/

barn   http://gardentractor...-finished-4663/

factory   http://gardentractor...-finished-5477/

farm house   http://gardentractor...ale-farm-house/

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Posted January 01, 2013 - 12:08 PM

that is very nice! i also colllect o-gauge trains. mostly lionel toy trains though? i need to work on my layout as well.
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Posted January 01, 2013 - 12:24 PM

Looking great so far,Ray. :thumbs:

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Posted January 01, 2013 - 12:28 PM

Great looking progress, Ray. Also, excellent to see you are back to your hobbies.

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Posted January 01, 2013 - 01:32 PM

I can't wait till I can start the new layout as I know that will be something I can do soon ( I hope).

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Posted January 01, 2013 - 01:41 PM

I collect S-gauge mostly American Flyer trains, have not gotten into the making of buildings yet, plan to some day.
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Posted January 01, 2013 - 06:51 PM

Wow....Nice looking. I don't have patients for that type of work.

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Posted January 01, 2013 - 07:01 PM

Nice. Glad to see you're back at it. I'm looking forward to seeing the village grow as the winter

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 09:38 AM

GT' s and model trains, both great hobbies. I'm into N scale due to space limitations, but still is fun.........

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 01:55 PM

Nice. Glad to see you're back at it. I'm looking forward to seeing the village grow as the winter

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Oh yes.  I second Will's motion!

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Posted January 03, 2013 - 10:44 PM

maybe i should start doing this for my train set up. im sure its cheaper then buying them off ebay

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