The M - K & Eastern RR

Graff May 18, 2017

  1. Graff

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    Latest project to be started.

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    Bret's Brewery from Campbell.

    This will be a nice addition to the layout.
     
  2. Malahini

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    I’ve always liked that kit and even have an N scale version on the shelf. Wanted to scale it up to 1:48 one day.

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  3. Graff

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    There has been some progress on the brewery.
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  4. Graff

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    Some more construction pics of the brewery.

    The door frames cut out from cardboard:
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    The painted doors:
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    Primed windows:
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    Painted windows with green acrylics:
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    Real glass cut to size with a diamond scribe:
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    The buildings foundation:
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    The water tank:
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    The boiler house with the PVC stone sheet that is glued with contact cement:
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    I used Tamiya putty on the corners:
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    Painted:
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    Roof with cardboard frames to make it removable:
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    Corrugated sheet cut to size:
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    Mortar made with pulverized clay mixed with PVA and water and then wiped away from the top of the stones:
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  5. Graff

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    Thomas Yorke's kit of the "Pool Hall and Bordello" in HO scale.
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    Finished!

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    Front

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    Primed the castings with grey and started the stone color.

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    I paint the stones with a light ochre.

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    The floor:
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    I used the Vallejo wood paint set.

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    Looks nice when dry.

    The fronts are very time consuming to build, as they need to be built to fit.
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    Interior wall for the stair well.

    Most of the building assembled.
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    The rooms are lit up with SMD LEDs
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  6. Graff

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    Rear:
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    Side:
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    Roof details:
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    Fuel tank;
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    Interior:
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    Details:
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    I'm very happy with the result.
     
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  7. Graff

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    Hi all, here's some photos of my finished build of the brewery.
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    Bret's Brewery in HO scale.

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    The band!

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    Loading dock

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    The rail side.

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    Boiler house

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    Front on.

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    Upper floor detail.

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    Water tank.
     
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  8. Kurt Moose

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    Daaaaaaaaang, that's some museum quality right there!!

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  9. JoeTodd

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    That is some impressing work there. Thank you for sharing. Jt
     
  10. BoxcabE50

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    Those water tank swimmers are a great detail!
     
  11. Graff

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    Made some progress on the layout today.
    Started the track laying! I decided to begin with the dual gauge trackwork before I do the narrow gauge tracks.
    I couldn't use standard gauge cross ties as they're too thick, and I couldn't use narrow gauge ones, as they're too short... I then decided to use narrow gauge turnout ties and cut them to standard gauge length...
    It'll be nice to finish the dual gauge tracks as they are very time consuming.
    The narrow gauge will be a piece of cake after this. :D

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  12. Graff

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    Today I stained some ties.
    The HOn3 crossties and turnout ties, and the HO/HOn3 dual gauge ties.
    I bought an extra bag of turnout ties as it's easy to cut them to regular crosstie length if needed.
    I used water based stain mixed with alcohol and some ink.
    It dried really quick.

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  13. Graff

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    The track Laying has begun.
    I made the first stretch today.

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    The HO/HOn3 double gauge trackage is a bit tricky to do. But now that I've spiked the first pieces, it feels as I'm on the right track.
    Now I have to drill the holes for the turnout motors so I can install them as well. It's really fun!

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  14. Graff

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    First run on my HO/HOn3 track!!!
    It's a great feeling after waiting for it.
     
  15. traingeekboy

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    Nice to see some track down. What is your loco type and brand?
     
  16. Mike C

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    That is a Blackstone C-19 , great little locos !
     
  17. Graff

    Graff TrainBoard Member

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    Yes, and here is a Blackstone K27
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    The track laying continues, I have only 12' of dual gauge tracks left to do....
     
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  18. Graff

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    I've started on the landscaping.
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    I made a stone wall and sculpted a plaster rock along the embankment.
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    The road is sculptamold for now.
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    It's real fun to get some nature on the layout.
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  19. Graff

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    I've started on the ballasting.
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    I use Chamotte clay that I glue with Mod Podge matte diluted with water and a drop of detergent.
    I add acrylic paint to the mix before applying it on the ballast.
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    I think it looks quite good.
     
  20. bremner

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    that looks great
     
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