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Posted October 25, 2014 - 03:20 PM

This project will be a court house, a fire department and a police department and has an interesting footprint for the buildings.
The court house is in the center with the fire department building attached on it's right side.
The small two man police department building is attached to the left side of the court house.

The base for the buildings is cut from a piece of re-cycled plywood.
It is fastened to a piece of paneling with wax paper in-between them.
The piece of paneling that the base is set on will be the paved parking area in front and behind the buildings.
When I glue the side walls on the base, the wax paper will keep the glue from sticking to the paneling.

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Here are the front of the court house and the side wall on the left side.

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The fire department building is set back from the front of the court house so the fire trucks can park in front of the building and not be in the road.
The side wall on this side extends past the back of the court house for the fire department building.

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Here is the back wall of the courthouse and the police department.
The two small windows in the back of the police department are a window for each of the two jail cells.

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Posted October 25, 2014 - 03:30 PM

Another interesting build. Is this a replica or just one you thought up?


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Posted October 25, 2014 - 03:45 PM

This will be fun to watch you do your magic!


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Posted October 25, 2014 - 03:50 PM

 Is this a replica or just one you thought up?

 

This is something from my own imagination.   


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Posted October 25, 2014 - 05:40 PM

I will certainly be following this also Ray. Great work !                                                                                                     Roger.


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Posted October 28, 2014 - 08:51 AM

This will be a good functional building, I like the arched windows. 


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Posted October 31, 2014 - 03:53 PM

The main walls of the buildings are finished.
Here is the front of the municipal building with the police station on the left and the fire department on the right.

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Front corner of the fire department.

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Rear corner of the fire department.

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In the center is the back entrance to the municipal building and the back of the police station on the left.

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Front corner of the police station.

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Posted October 31, 2014 - 05:29 PM

Looks like a nice grouping there, Ray! Carry on!


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Posted October 31, 2014 - 09:30 PM

Looking good!
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Posted October 31, 2014 - 10:29 PM

Ray would you do me a favor and lay a ruler next to the building so I can get an idea of what "O" scale is. 

Thank you.


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Posted November 01, 2014 - 05:16 AM

Ray would you do me a favor and lay a ruler next to the building so I can get an idea of what "O" scale is. 

Thank you.

Chris, check this out.


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Posted November 01, 2014 - 09:43 AM



Ray would you do me a favor and lay a ruler next to the building so I can get an idea of what "O" scale is. 

Thank you.

 

I had that request before Chris and I did that with the downtown block that I built.

 

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Posted November 01, 2014 - 10:18 AM

Thanks guys. We had the HO scale when I was a kid and when very young the Lionel size. Looks like the latter would fit the O guage. This would make building with older fingers a little easier but your attention to detail is still  incredible. 


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Posted November 08, 2014 - 07:13 PM

I have been working on the roof sections for the buildings.

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My original design had round holes in the top of the tower on the corner of the fire station.
Each of these round holes were going to have a clock in it but I have changed my mind on that.
So I have filled in the round holes in the tower and put in one more window opening in the front of the tower.

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Marie threw out an empty laundry detergent bottle the other day and the cap on the bottle caught my attention.
Using the cap as a base, I'm going to make a clock tower to fit on top of the municipal building.
Here are the parts for that tower that I have made up so far.

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Posted November 08, 2014 - 08:03 PM

Our little town has an ornate free standing clock in our town that has been restored. In addition, DeKalb, Il. also has a free standing clock of a different design. I wonder how many towns still have these items.


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