A CP station

Discussion in 'Robin At His Best' started by Matthyro, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    I decided to make a CP designed station for the corner Ntrak module I am making to take to Val's BBQ next summer.
    The station is based on the old CP station located in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. Now that's a mouth full for anyone.

    I start by making the form out of corrugated cardboard.

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    This is gonna be good!!!!
    I can see the Station now:D :D :D
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    Can't WAIT For This One!

    Anticipating!! :)
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    We are waiting Robin.
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    How do you do it? Man, I try to do some basic structure out of cardboard. How do you spell DISASTER? Yep! Didn't work at all

    But you.....holy! You're good!
  6. txcavgr

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    Hey, Matthyro
    thanks for the idea! I am about to start scratchbuilding (styrene) the Gorham, New Hampshire station, ex-Grand Trunk, for my SLR layout. I have been trying to figure out how to make the two-pitch round roof for the front of the station where it is curved. I am going to try your method, with a bunch of shaped formers, then cover them.

    Thanks!
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    A station built into a curve on a corner module...You're a creative genius, Robin!:cool:
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    Hi Charlie!

    “Charlie”,

    I finally got back to the other place and took your advice.
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    Already off to a good start! Can't wait to see this one unfold! :D
  10. RailRon

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    Fine to have you back, Robin, with yet another great project. The outline of that station looks very promising!

    And as it seems, you are already in 'Full forward' again! :) :) :)

    Ron
  11. Drew1125

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    Re: Hi Charlie!

    Glad you found us, Cinibar!
    I thought you'd like it here...this is my favorite "hangout"!
    This thread is a good example of what I was telling you about!
    Pull up a chair, & join i8n!
    Welcome aboard!
  12. txcavgr

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    This is the station I started today.....
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  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    I was trying to come up with a better way to make windows. Not sure if I saw this idea somewhere but here goes.
    I start by cutting out the windows in a section of cerealboard.

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    Next I coat it with acrylic craft paint. When paint is dry I sand it lightly to take of rough spots.

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    Next I cut strips of paper. some 1/8th of an inch and some 1/16th of an inch

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    I glue the paper strips to the back of the windows allowing about 1/32 of an inch to show around the edge of the window and 1/16th cross bars .

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    The windows with white framing is the end result, ready for glass and or blinds or curtains.

    I like this method because the window framing is neat with straight edges.

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  18. Matthyro

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    That's a neat looking station you are building txcavgr
    .Will look forward to seeing your progress.
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    Progress

    So many other things to do these days like raking leaves, raking leaves,raking leaves. Do they ever stop falling? Problems when you are surrounded by these magnificent maple trees.
    This station has lots of windows.
    Here is a view from the front.

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    Rear view. Next I will be into roofing mode.

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