Building Bachmann's Ambassador Hotel

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spitfire, May 14, 2005.

  1. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

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    Not a dissenter at all Andrew!,

    This is way too hot, as soon as it gets above 22 I'm start feeling worse.. but on the plus side, my lovely dark basement is a good 8 degrees cooler that the rest of the house and guess where the railway is!

    Grahan
  2. jetrock

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    Good luck on the quitting smoking--I quit (again) myself in January, and have spent the money I saved on railroad stuff--haven't regretted a penny of it!

    22 degrees...whoa! Here in central California it is supposed to reach 37 degrees or so today, after unseasonably cool weather all summer long! I'm looking forward to a real scorcher, although I won't be able to work on the layout since it is in the garage...maybe I'll build a kit indoors!

    Looking forward to more progress on the hotel--but can wait until the nicotine fits pass!
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    37 degrees eh Jetrock. That would be a touch too much for us thick blooded northeners
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    and is the weather any better 12 miles west of me in Georgetown? The prediction for this week was 32, and I said "Ah, freezing!". I think it's gone over 32 most of the week.
  5. MilesWestern

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    Val, where's the hotel, how's it progressing?

    Can't wait to see more of this great thread!
  6. Clark A.

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    I was just refereed over to this thread and WOW how great it is! Unbelieveable!!
  7. doctorwayne

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    Yeah, this is the first I've seen of it too. Beautiful work Val, it's hard to tell what's modelled and what's computered. This will really be a standout part of "Parkdale". Congrats on kickin' the weed: the cravings go away, but they still come back once in a while. Must be 7 or 8 years for me. I had to double check the dates on the posts: I didn't know if we'd gone back to Fahrenheit, or if I'd just been in the basement too long. I do wish it was 35 or 38 though. Thats about the only thing I miss from work: 35 or 38, or even 40 would have been pleasant. Anyway, keep pluggin' away at that hotel. I look forward to seeing more.

    Wayne
  8. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Hey Clark that loco in your avatar was here in Bryson City NC in Sept. for railfest. I posted some pics of it at RR-Line I think. They were charging $10 for a 30 minute ride.
  9. Clark A.

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    Hey Tyson you have a link to those pics? Its home base is in Owosso (ohh-wah-so) MI. It was in Port Huron a while back, thats where I first saw it.
  10. shortliner

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    Val -a superb piece of 2D/3D modelling in that lobby - the "optical delusion" works really well! MORE! MORE!
    Shortliner(Jack)away up here in the Highlands of Scotland
  11. Secret15

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    DIMMS. Please

    Hi Guys, I am all new to this Hobby and was wondering if someone can let me know what the dimmensions for this would be in O Scale or regular inches.

    P.S. Love what you did with the interior.

    Thanks Much In advance.
  12. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    I can't believe I haven't seen this earlier. I'm now eagerly awaiting the continuation of this project. great work Val!
  13. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Thanks everyone!! I have had a ridiculously busy past 4 months and haven't had the time to focus on this project. The next few weeks will be busy as well, but after that things will settle down and I plan to get back to work on this hotel.

    Sorry for the humoungous delay but it WILL happen. :D

    Val
  14. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Val...

    Nice to have you back! Looking forward to seeing this (and more...). No pressure though ;) :D

    Andrew
  15. Drew1125

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    Hi Val!
    Great to see you posting!
    I had been absent around here myself, for awhile...I had missed this thread as well...your mastery at building structures continues to grow in leaps & bounds!
    This is an amazing bit of modeling you're working on!
    :thumb: :cool: :cool: :thumb:
  16. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Thanks Drew and Andrew
    I hope to have an update in the next couple of weeks. I start back to work tomorrow and right now I am shivering, honking, bundled up in a blanket, drinking hot lemonade and trying to kick this cold I have in a big hurry!

    Val