DM&IR Hill City Sub: The Lakeside Inn

Tracy McKibben May 28, 2013

  1. Tracy McKibben

    Tracy McKibben TrainBoard Member

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    I'm starting this thread to document the construction progress of the Lakeside Inn.
     
  2. Tracy McKibben

    Tracy McKibben TrainBoard Member

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    Here We Go Again

    I must be a glutton for punishment. That's the only explanation I can come up with for why I'm once again building tiny little windows from scratch. I've started building the Lakeside Inn, which means I need to build more than 50 of these windows.

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    I am, of course, using the real glass that I referred to in an earlier post. Not only does this provide the reflective qualities that only real glass can provide, but it's also crystal-clear, offering a perfect view through the window. Anything on the other side, such as a structure's interior, will be clearly visible.

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    As with the depot, I'm using matte board for the walls. Here's one of the end walls, with two windows already installed. There is a 9-volt battery behind the wall - notice how clear the view is through the glass window panes!

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    I have an ambitious plan for how to make the interior of the inn visible (besides through the windows). I'm going to try to "split" the structure diagonally, so that the front wall and the wall adjoining it to the right will lift away, revealing a cross-section of the building's interior. I haven't quite worked out the mechanics yet, but if I can pull it off, it will be a unique model for sure.
     
  3. BoxcabE50

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    Fifty and more? Wow. I must agree with how you've assessed the taking on of this task.
     
  4. montanan

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    Were you subject to a head injury when you were child ???? What a job. I have done this, but years ago. I don't think I would be up to such a task now. Rotsa ruck, keep us posted.
     
  5. BoxcabE50

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    Long time, no word- How is this project coming along?
     
  6. Tracy McKibben

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    Stuck in a summertime rut, no modeling progress to report at this time... :(
     
  7. BoxcabE50

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    Well, let us know when you get rolling again! :)
     

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