O'Lary's Garage build

Candy_Streeter Nov 23, 2010

  1. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    One of the most famous WWII plywood boats were the more than 20,000 LCV/P, Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel built by, or under license to Higgins Industries in New Orleans, LA. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LCVP

    Higgins also built 199 PT Boats, also all from plywood. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrol_torpedo_boat
     
  2. maxairedale

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    Hi Candy,

    while my attempt is nowhere perfect the black rectangles represent sheets of plywood

    I use the height of the Ladies room door to estimate the size needed. Many doors are 80 inches tall

    [​IMG]

    Gary
     

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  3. Ironhorseman

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    Candy:

    My dad was a sign painter back in the 40's and 50's. He would take me with him once in a while. I recall the building surfaces he painted on were normally 'lapboard' ... much as the lower portions of your building show, or older buildings simply had vertical planks on the facade.

    I agree, plywood was not used in those years. I don't even know if it had been invented then. :)
     
  4. Candy_Streeter

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    Do you think that big sign on my building was paper...or was it painted right on the wood?
     
  5. Candy_Streeter

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    That cool ! Thank you Gary. I messured the height of the sign on the ends. It's 9 feet
     
  6. rhensley_anderson

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    It was my understanding that 'Plywood' was developed by Hughes for his 'Spruce Goose' aircraft in WWII. Until then, there was no plywood industry.

    As for painting signs, they would have been painted right on the wood surface rather than being on paper. This was supposed to be a permanent sign, thus paint on wood rather than paper.
     
  7. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Love the work you have done Candy, makes me miss my O High Rail layout. Don't forget metal either. American Pickers is always finding metal gas station signs from the 1930 -1950's. Porclien (sp) was used mainly for the main sign, Good Year, Texaco, ect. For your building I would be more inclined to simulate boards rather than plywood. Even though plywood was around then, it might have been pricey. A lot of the old buildings I saw in New Hampshire when I was growing up, used boards for their signs. A building like this would have also had a professional sign painter to ad all those names and logos unlike the modern times where everything is mass produced.

    In the end, it's your project and you can make it anyway you want

    Jim
     
  8. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member In Memoriam

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    Candy,

    As already pointed out, the signs would have painted directly on the wooden surface. I believe permanent billboards were the same. :)
     
  9. subwayaz

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    Wow Candy, I think your doing a fantastic job on this project; And I love the interior of the front store and the maintenance bay. BRAVO!:thumbs_up::thumbs_up:
     
  10. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    This is a superb building. You did a great work, Candy. Thank you for showing the HowTo.

    Wolfgang
     
  11. Train Kid

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    What scale is that thing? :confused:
     
  12. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Plywood as we know it today came from WWII. However, use of laminated wood veneers goes way, way back in time.

    Boxcab E50
     
  13. Mike C

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    The Stove Pipe hat was made with a laminated veneer that formed the "pipe" part...Mike
     
  14. Candy_Streeter

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    It's an HO kit from JL innovative design
     
  15. Candy_Streeter

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    I must take pictures of the truck repair building. It's a separate building but made to look like it was one long building. Coming soon

    Thanks to all for your posts. I've read them all...THANK YOU !!!!!
     
  16. Candy_Streeter

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    Doing gas pumps has been the hardest thing I done so far. Getting the hose and nozzle on was insane! I almost gave up, but I didn't, and I think it came out okay. I still have to do the hose on the blue pump.

    Pumps are just placed for photography.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. maxairedale

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    Hi Candy

    Looks great

    If I send you my gas station will you build it for me? LOL It is NScale

    Gary
     
  18. Candy_Streeter

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    OMG !!!!! N scale pumps! You're on your own...giggles
     
  19. Mike VE2TRV

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    They look very good! :thumbs_up:

    It's the hard ones that give the most satisfaction once you're done with them.
     
  20. MisterBeasley

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    Woodland Scenics has a set of "Auto Mechanics" figures. Something to think about if this is going to be the busy place I think it is.
     

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