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Posted March 14, 2013 - 12:40 PM

The roof sections are made up for both of the buildings but I still have to make up an industrial size air conditioning unit to go on the hotel roof.

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A piece of plywood is cut out for the base for the porch and the siding is being glued onto it.

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Once the siding is all glued in place, a piece of the paneling is glued to the top.
This will have grooves cut into it to represent porch boards.

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I took a piece of wood and cut one edge at a slight angle.
Then I set it on that angled edge and sliced down thru it lengthwise to form the roof section for over the porch.

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This piece is fastened to the side of the building with two screws from the inside.

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I bought some porch railing spindles for a doll house.
One end is turned down so it is 1/8 inch diameter.

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This turned down end fits into a piece of plastic tube.

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The plastic tube is cut to the correct length.
These will be the porch post to support the roof and a piece of 1/8 inch dowel is glued in the other end for locating each post.


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Here is how they look when assembled on the porch.

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And how the porch looks when mounted to the building.

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I like to make porches so they can be removed from the buildings.
This makes it easier to put the paper siding on the building and also makes it easier to paint the porch all the way around.


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 01:08 PM

that really looks great.

 

Lets see so far I can buy hardware, Go to the bank, have a bite to eat at the cafe, get a haircut, have a beer, and pass out in a hotel.   Where is the tractor shop?????


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 02:15 PM

that really looks great.

 

Lets see so far I can buy hardware, Go to the bank, have a bite to eat at the cafe, get a haircut, have a beer, and pass out in a hotel.   Where is the tractor shop?????

My railroad layout will be mostly country with just this one small town so you are absolutely right, I need to make a tractor repair shop. .......

Thanks , that is one business that wasn't on my list yet.


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 04:37 PM

My railroad layout will be mostly country with just this one small town so you are absolutely right, I need to make a tractor repair shop. .......

Thanks , that is one business that wasn't on my list yet.

 

 

A Bolens dealer!!!!! With mini O scale Ridemasters out front!!!!!


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 05:36 PM

A Bolens dealer!!!!! With mini O scale Ridemasters out front!!!!!

You got it exactly right !!
My railroad is set in the late 40's so that would fit in perfect.

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Posted March 14, 2013 - 05:57 PM

The Hotel is looking great! This is going to be a neat little town!


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 07:04 PM

Once again Ray, it's looking great.


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 09:15 PM

Thanks once again for bringing us along on the project, truly awesome work. :thumbs: :thumbs:


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 03:24 PM

The cooling fan housing for the air conditioner is turned from a piece of wood.

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Here is the finished fan unit.
The fan and grille are brass parts for a diesel engine.

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The grille section on the side of the air conditioner box needs to be recessed so a framework can go over it.
Part of the side is cut back the thickness of the grille.
A piece of thin plastic is trimmed out to fit around the grille and this is glued to the side.
This leaves a cut out area that the grille can fit into.

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Here is the finished air conditioner mounted on the roof of the hotel.

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Posted March 16, 2013 - 04:12 PM

You got it exactly right !!
My railroad is set in the late 40's so that would fit in perfect.

 

 

If you need any old bolens stuff copyed let me know.


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 05:00 PM

Very nice, authentic looking building Ray.
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Posted March 16, 2013 - 07:28 PM

Good to know there will be AC in my hotel room.

 

 

BTW was there Ac in hotels in the 40s?


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 09:07 PM

The Hotel is looking great! This is going to be a neat little town!

 

Yes, wish I could live there.


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 09:29 PM

Good to know there will be AC in my hotel room.

 

 

BTW was there Ac in hotels in the 40s?

Yes .. air conditioning was invented in 1902.

It was widely used in hotels, hospitals and larger office buildings in the 40's.



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Posted March 16, 2013 - 09:40 PM

Nice touch,I really like the air conditioner!


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