O'Lary's Garage build

Candy_Streeter Nov 23, 2010

  1. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    Okay I couldn't resist this one and I got it cheap on ebay! I'm going to do a build thread and I hope I don't mess it up. I'm taking my time. Please be around to help me.
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  2. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    That's going to be one sweet build. Looking at that brings back memories of family car trips - sometimes we gassed up at places that looked something like that, with the old-timey gas pumps. Even in the early 70's, in some backwoods villages, there still were places like that.

    And it's good to know that there's still a place that can fix my Packard... :ptongue:
     
  3. Smithsr

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    Pumps set at an angle reminds me of my uncle's corner service station on a rural road back in Missouri. Love it. :thumbs_up:

    EDIT: and the trucks remind me of the one my other uncle drove for his small tree trimming business in that same small town. Love it more now!
     
  4. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    Well last night I made my sign boards. I used white glue. I hope they don't warp

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  5. Candy_Streeter

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    I painted the walls white and painted the black strip at the bottom as directed and I started to assembly a few walls.
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  6. screen48

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    With all you are building has the size of your layout changed?
     
  7. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    No I haven't figured out where I will put these structures ..but I will.
     
  8. MisterBeasley

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    Does the kit come with all the little JL Innovative accessories shown in the picture?
     
  9. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    Yes it does. It is a JL kit
     
  10. subwayaz

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    That's looking good so far Candy, can't wait to see your progress.:thumbs_up:
     
  11. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Love seeing those tri-fold style shop doors.

    Will you be making yours with a paved lot, or gravel similar to the first photo?

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  12. Candy_Streeter

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    Not sure. I think it will be paved but I haven't thought that far ahead.
     
  13. Candy_Streeter

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    Thanks! More pictures after Thangsgiving
     
  14. Candy_Streeter

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    progress

    Okay I have the front wall assembled and the truck garage. The truck garage is a seperate building but it is made to mate with the main building. I found it hard to keep everything straight. The wall is delicate and the windows and door caused it to not lie flat. It was hard but I got it done.

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  15. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    Oh and this is a very important part of the main structure. The ladies room door !

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  16. 2slim

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    The cornerstone of the build, methinks!!


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  17. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    I hope you also will have a door marked "Gentlemen". We must be politically correct, doncha know. :tb-wink:
     
  18. Ironhorseman

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    Yer right about that Hytec! But if there's a 'mens' room, Candy ... don't forget to make the door really grimy around the door knob (mechanics' hands are always dirty) :)
     
  19. Candy_Streeter

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    There's a, mens room, door on the side of the building. I just put on the sign yesterday.
    Grimy door! That's a good point. I knew a boy who was a mechanic and he smelled like gasoline all the time ! YUK!

    I've got more pictures to take. I had a bit of a problem with that Aleene's wood glue. It's no good on wood that's been painted..and it turns a nasty looking brown when dry. When I glued the back supports I tried to be careful but I had a brown stain that I had to paint over because it was visible from the open front doors of the truck garage. Also I had to redo some joints because of the Aleene's problem. I used white glue. It works fine.
     
  20. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Whoa, since Candy has lettered the one door as "Ladies", then she MUST have the other lettered "Gentlemen". If she chooses to include a third rest room lettered "Employees Only", then that one could be dirty, grimy, and otherwise unkempt. However, she may well hear loud cries of protest from any/all female employees, especially those who work in the office. Thank goodness this not my problem...:tb-ooh:
     

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