Rainier Great Western Const Update

RGW Feb 19, 2007

  1. BNSF FAN

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    This is looking great. I think those bigger poles for the gas pump island look a lot better than the original ones. Great work!
     
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  2. vince p

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    Turning out nicely like the new fuel island
     
  3. dalebaker

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    Ok Mike, following this build but I have a question. All these old stations had a name, like Ernie’s DX or like Chip’s Texaco. So do we have Mike’s Shell “Gas and Go”....... inquiring minds want to know.....
     
  4. RGW

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  5. RGW

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    Started working on the pumps, only need 2 but did all 4 and I'll pick the best 2 to go on the layout. Might even set up a service pump in the back, who knows.

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    Decals tomorrow (later today actually).
     
  6. vince p

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    Looking the part.
     
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  7. RGW

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    Homing in on it.

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    Inspiration.

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    Please disregard the height of the posts, the tape surrounding the building is throwing it off.
     
  8. RGW

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    Still a bunch of details to go and some weathering, but here's Brownie's Shell:

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    Thanks for all the comments and support.
     
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  9. vince p

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    Love it Micheal looks the part very much.

    Sending you a pm for an idea.
     
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  10. RGW

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    Ok, New project, going to finish the Dunn Lumber building for Renton. Here is the prototype:

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    I'm using the Pikestuff office and warehouse kit 541-0007. This won't be precise to the prototype, as I need it to fit a specific location and of course it will be served by rail. I've carved out a large section of the warehouse for open delivery by rail. As such I need to finish the interior walls.

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    A little 010 styrene, a few strikes of the hobby knife and some Starbond CA and it looks like it came this way out of the box.

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    I then cut the concrete floor out of 030 styrene.

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    Before heading out on this nice day to paint the floor, I masked out the perimeter of the building so the Starbond will easily adhere later.

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    I then finished all the interior walls.

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    Here it is with a coat of primer.

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    Tomorrow I'll mask the building for final painting and begin building the racks. Thanks for checking in.
     
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  11. gregamer

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    Looking great Michael
     
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  12. dalebaker

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    What’s the pump price? I need to fill up! Very cool little station Michael!
     
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  13. dalebaker

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    out of curiosity, what it the reason for the inside sheet styrene? Adding to rigidity?

    Thanks,
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  14. RGW

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    Because you'll be able to see much of the inside of the building, including all the score marks for additional door openings and injection tabs from the mold. I don't want the viewer to see those.
     
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  15. RGW

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    Today's update, I finished all the trim and interior walls. I know I said that yesterday, but that included one interior wall left unfinished because it faces away from the aisle. I decided to trim it out after all. Why leave one wall unfinished? Once done I took the building outside for another coat of primer. I'm going to give it 24 hours to dry. Here's how it sits in its future home.

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    While the building sat, I began trimming the areas around the Kenworth Plant with 1/8 inch cork. This does a couple of things, it provides a uniform surface for the asphalt, and raised the floor of the building above rail height so I can put in ballast and it will resemble sunken track. Tonight I glued it all in place, needless to say it took some creativity:

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    Finally tonight I started fabricating the rack system for the sheet goods and stick lumber that will be inside the warehouse. This is Plastruct styrene. My most recent order was a disaster, more on that another time. A standard 32 ft rack needs 7 uprights. These are connected with lateral braces and cross bracing. That's the next step.

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    Thanks for checking in.
     
  16. Joe Lovett

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    Michael, you missed a spot where you have cans stacked on your layout. Haha, just kidding. I had the same stack up the other day.

    Joe
     
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  17. RGW

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    A quick update, pulled all the weights and exposed the new Kenworth cork subsurface.

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    Then set up a jig in my magnet gluing device for the lumber racks.

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    Now it's dinner and these get to ferment until later.

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    More soon.
     
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  18. vince p

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    Built just a few Eh.
     
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  19. RGW

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    One of 2 in the books. Bit of a steep learning curve so this one will end up in the back....

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  20. Mr. Trainiac

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    Not too bad. How does the magnet jig in your previous post work? I need to work on my jig-construction techniques.
     
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