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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted July 04, 2014 - 12:58 PM

Been working on another house for my O-scale trains.
This one is modeled after a house that we were thinking of buying at one time.
Here is the main structure of the house and the front and rear porches.

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The roof sections for the house and the porches are painted.

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The original house was vinyl sided but I'm going to make the model so it looks like it is built out of limestone.
The limestone is printed out on a sheet of paper and glued to the side of the model.
Here is the first piece of paper glued in place.

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The main structure with the limestone finished.

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Posted July 04, 2014 - 01:57 PM

My Grandson says,  That's COOL.    :thumbs:   Rick


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Posted July 04, 2014 - 02:52 PM

I really enjoy seeing how you do that. Especially when the results are as nice as they are.


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Posted July 04, 2014 - 02:53 PM

Nice work Ray. Looking forward to the completed home.  Thanks.                                                                             Roger.


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Posted July 04, 2014 - 03:22 PM

That limestone looks like it has texture to it, just like the real thing. Thanks for posting. Maybe we can see some pics of the full layout when this one is done. I'd like to see all the models you've featured here together in the layout. 


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Posted July 04, 2014 - 03:35 PM

Do you have pictures of the house or are you working from memory?


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Posted July 04, 2014 - 04:06 PM

 Maybe we can see some pics of the full layout when this one is done. I'd like to see all the models you've featured here together in the layout. 

 

Don't have a layout yet.    That project will get started after we get moved that last time.

 

Do you have pictures of the house or are you working from memory?

 

Working from memory on this one.


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Posted July 04, 2014 - 06:05 PM

Looks nice, this is one way of getting the house. It's neat capturing things in real life for the layout. Looking forward to watching your progress.
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Posted July 04, 2014 - 10:18 PM

Neat project! That limestone looks good!


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Posted July 05, 2014 - 05:16 AM

This will be one sweet train layout when you get finished.


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Posted July 05, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Thank you for the nice comments.  I enjoy sharing these projects.

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As with the sides of the house, the roofing is also printed out on paper.
Here is the first section of roof.   A piece of limestone is glued in place to finish  the inside of the peak.

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The roofing is done with the lower sections being finished first.
Extra roof paper is left on the end of each piece where one section of roof meets another section of roof.

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Both sides of the first peak are finished with the extra roof paper extending up onto the side of the adjoining peak.

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The roof paper that is put on the side of the adjoining peak sets over the paper at the edge of the first peak so there isn't any bare roof line showing ( like there is at the top of the first peak ).

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When all the roof sections are finished, A narrow strip of roof paper is cut and glued to the top of each peak for the ridge cap.

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This is how the house looks so far with the roof set in place.

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Posted July 07, 2014 - 12:57 PM


Here is the finished building.

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Posted July 07, 2014 - 01:12 PM

All it needs now is a rocking chair on the front porch.


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 01:44 PM

So nice!  May I make a suggestion? Do you have a machine shop for your layout yet?


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 03:57 PM

Boy that turned out nice. Do you use Balsa for your building material?


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