O'Lary's Garage build

Candy_Streeter Nov 23, 2010

  1. Candy_Streeter

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    I don't see an employee rest room anywhere. I guess those guys will have to go around the side of the building.

    My first job out of school was with a large company. I worked in the publications department of the building. It was located in the back of the building with the main offices located in the front. We didn't have a ladies room back there so I had to walk through this large warehouse area which was between my department and the front offices. Well with all those guys working those loading docks, and me in a short skirt every day, it was quite an adventure just getting to the ladies room... I didn't drink too much coffee back in those days. :eek:mg:
     
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    interiors

    Well it's coming alone okay. I've done the office interior but I'm not satisfied. I want to do a little bit more and I think I should dirty it up just a little. Anyway, what'd think?
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  5. SW1200

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    Very nice work Candy. :thumbs_up::thumbs_up::thumbs_up:
     
  6. Mike C

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    Very nice work Candy!! Interior should be kept clean, except maby the floor by the door. The only other thing is the sign wall. Something this large would be made in sections, and you would probably see the seams. Just being nit picky here, I think this is an excellent model, Dont think I could do as well.....Mike
     
  7. Hytec

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    Candy, I'll try to get you a photo or two of a local auto parts store counters area. Granted, it's not from the mid-50's, but rest assured that really nothing has changed in the past 50-60 years. At least it'll give you a frame of reference.
     
  8. Candy_Streeter

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    Mike, where would the seams be? I want to weather the front after I finish it
     
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    I've used Titebond Wood Glue on many of these kits and it works great. Just make sure that the surface to be glued is free of paint (if it has any just scratch it off) and apply a nice thin coat of Titebond. Make sure the two pieces are held together and let dry overnight. Micro-Mark has some great glueing jigs for these purposes....
     
  10. maxairedale

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    Hi Candy,

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    These walls may have been made out of plywood (just guessing) which is made in 4 ft X 8 ft sheets

    Gary
     
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    Plywood is a good possibility as Gary says, Or if the wall is older it would be made with 1x10s or 1x12s. Another possibility would be a collection of ceramic , metal, or paper signs. I think Garys idea with the 4x8 plywood would look good. You could just scribe some seams and use a dark wash to bring them out...Mike
     
  12. Candy_Streeter

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    Thank you! That would be helpful.
     
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    Could you and Gray draw out where you think the lines sould be. I want this building to look well cared for but also old and worn. The prototype is from the 1930s
     
  14. Mike C

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    Sorry no drawing program here. Try taking youre scale rule and making horizontal lines about 12 scale inches apart. Use a sharp blade and light pressure. That way you wont hurt the sign too much. Dont think they would have used plywood in the 30s
     
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    According to The Engineered Wood Association
    • The first patent for what could be called plywood was issued December 26, 1865
    • By 1907, Portland Manufacturing had installed an automatic glue spreader and a sectional hand press. Production soared to 420 panels a day. And an industry was born.
    • A breakthrough came in 1934 when Harbor Plywood Corporation in Aberdeen, Washington developed a fully waterproof adhesive.
    • May 17, 1933, several fir plywood manufacturers met to discuss the advisability of adopting certain trade practices
    • The Douglas Fir Plywood Association was among the first to take advantage of a 1938 law that permitted registration of industry wide trademarks, which allowed plywood to be promoted as a standardized commodity rather than by individual brand names.
    Gary
     
  16. Candy_Streeter

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    Then it could be plywood. Now I don't know what to do. Got to think about this.
     
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    If it makes you happy....

    I think you should go with what you think will look cooler. That's just me though. Damn the dates of the first plywood production (within reason).
     
  18. Mike C

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    I stand corrected,,, Was just looking at Wikipeda and find that as early as early as 1910 Wilhelm Schaumans was operating a plywood manufacturing sawmill in Xypila Russia. So yes it is very possible that we would have had plywood here in the U.S. at this time. Seems the plywood business really took off during WW1 and by WWII was extensivily used in many products.Including , it seems, PT boats......Mike
     
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    #$#%*&%$#@ Now look what you made me do , I actually LEARNED something today. I hate when that happens :D ......Mike
     
  20. Candy_Streeter

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    Poor Mike,,,,giggles
     

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