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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted August 23, 2014 - 02:28 PM

The last couple of years I have been making model buildings for a future O-scale train layout.
For the most part, I haven't been finishing the inside of these buildings and have the windows frosted over.
My reasoning for this is that the train tracks will be mostly at the front of the layout and the buildings will be set farther back where it isn't easy to see inside them.
This also makes each building cheaper to build so I can afford to make more buildings.

Packed away in my train stuff, I have some O-scale lathes, mills, grinders, drill presses and other machine shop equipment.
So I'm going to build a machine shop and have the doors open and the windows clear so the interior shows.
This machine shop will be mounted somewhere at the front of the layout so it will be easy to see inside it.

I want something a little different from the normal square cornered building so this one is going to have the office area come off at an angle from the front of the building.
I'll mount it an area where the track curves away from the road so the side of the building will be parallel with the tracks and the office will be square with the road.


Here is the main structure for the machine shop.
Corner of left side and front wall.
The raised roof section across the back of the building with the tall door opening on the left side is for a large gantry crane that will extend from inside the building and run out over the loading dock.

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Front wall with the base for the office coming off at an angle.

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Corner of right wall and rear wall.

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These are a couple of the curved supports that I made up for the roof over the shop area.

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A piece of paneling is glued to the supports to form the shape of the roof section.

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Here is how it looks when set in place on the building.

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Posted August 23, 2014 - 02:33 PM

Very cool. What is the era that you are recreating? Good Luck, Rick


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Posted August 23, 2014 - 03:06 PM

This will be a fun watch. I like your plan of the building. What type of roofing will you be using. Interiors are something I normally don't detail mostly because of being HO scale. I know your project will be inspirational for me since I haven't touched my trains since Ive taken a bad case of the GT fever.lol
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Posted August 23, 2014 - 04:00 PM

What is the era that you are recreating?

 

My railroad will be set in 1948.

 

 

What type of roofing will you be using.

 

This will have a tarred membrane roof on the round roof and probably a shingle roof on the rest of the building.


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Posted August 23, 2014 - 04:07 PM

Very nice start. I always enjoy your O scale builds. Any O scale GTs for your layout?


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Posted August 23, 2014 - 04:07 PM

Looking good, Ray! They always do! I have wanted a train layout for years, just no room for one.


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Posted August 23, 2014 - 04:10 PM

That crane will be a great touch!


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Posted August 23, 2014 - 05:19 PM

Normally I would not ask this question but considering,is this going to be a fully functioning machine shop?


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Posted August 23, 2014 - 05:38 PM

Thats awesome! cant wait to see done


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Posted August 23, 2014 - 08:23 PM

Nice work! This will be fun to watch!


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 07:00 AM

That's a good looking building. What are the exterior walls going to be finished with?
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Posted August 24, 2014 - 09:29 AM

 Any O scale GTs for your layout?

 

I am planing on making a model of a Bolens Ridemaster for the layout.

 

 

Normally I would not ask this question but considering,is this going to be a fully functioning machine shop?

 

Nope.  Just a static model.

 

 

 What are the exterior walls going to be finished with?

 

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Posted August 26, 2014 - 01:51 PM

I am planing on making a model of a Bolens Ridemaster for the layout.
 
 
 
Nope.  Just a static model.
 
 
 
Brick

Sure will look forward to your Bolens Ridemaster!
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Posted August 26, 2014 - 02:18 PM

Probably a corrugated roof?


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Posted August 31, 2014 - 10:26 AM

The roof sections are finished on the work shop.
I also have the windows for the raised part of the roof over the gantry crane built.

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There is a piece of wood made to slide under the side of the building.
This is the concrete pad that will be under the crane.

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Here is a closer view of that concrete pad.

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The window sections over the crane are made up of small individual windows that are fit together in a wood frame.

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