Ceresota Flour N-Scale

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  1. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

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    :wave: Hi all again, I found this pic on the web and for some reason fell in love with it. It's simple features, the signs, the whole darn thing. So I thought I would try and catch the essence of it in N-Scale, I am not done with it yet, but what do you think so far.
    The first pic is of the real thing and the second is my model I scratch built. DUH :oops:

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    :wave: And here is the model. :sleeping:

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    Will_annand Active Member

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    :thumb: Very nice work J. :thumb:
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    Will_annand Active Member

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    Can you tell us how you managed this work of art?
    What materials are you using?
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    Which one is the model, the top or the bottom picture :)

    Immediately when I saw the picture, and before I read our post, I thought "wow, what a perfect building to scratch build", and you did a fantastic job at that.

    I too would like to know how you did the sign on the wall.

    Great great building. :thumb:
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Very nice. I second (third? forth?) the request for more detail on the construction!

    Andrew
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    :wave: Thanks everyone for the kind words. To put it simply, I used v-groove styrene for the basic building (only four walls), a lesser width boarding for the peaks, and card stock with printed shingles for the roof (although the light faded in the picture on the right side) I did on the puter. The sign I made using typing paper as it is much thiner than regular paper. The color will vary on typing paper for the same reason that it is thin, so allow for this, mine turned out a little darker than I wanted but oh well. I used a grey primer with alcohol and india ink wash to wheather. I think the windows and doors are Grant line. The end walls and the back wall were done my way as the picture does not show in the prototype. There are only windows on the back wall, a loading area on the far end area and a door and window with a roof on the other end. More signs are on the back wall. It is a simple building but the looks just drew me to it. I have pictures of all four sides if any one would like to see them. I also made plans for it if anyone would like I can e-mail it to you. (has actual ft. dementions on it for any scale) I was going to make a tutorial of it, but don't have the patients for it once I start. Hehe.
    Thanks again, Jim :D
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    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Jim,

    Great work! Thanks for the step-by-step. I know what you mean by the "no patience". I often get going on something, think "gee - this would be good to document", and then end up with few or no pictures 'cuz is just so much fun to work on the thing. To heck with the pictures :D

    But I for one would like to see all the pictures of your building, and maybe you can put the plans up at the Gauge Yahoo group (talk to jon-monon about that).

    Andrew
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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    That's a real keeper Jim. Great scratchbuilding
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    :wave: OK, you guys wanted more pics and the plan. Well here they are. Enjoy
    Oh, I have 4 photos in all to post so be kewl. :p

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    Short end wall. :oops:

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    jmarksbery Active Member

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    :rolleyes: And the dock end wall

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    :sleeping: And here are the plans I did on the computer and worked off of. The peaked end I used for the dock is the same size as the frt. & back peaked. Makes it easier to do. Hope this helps and enjoy. I am off to do something else. :eek: ;)

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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Very nice!!!! You nailed it! The mill has a lot of charm and character. Your model has the same.
    Ralph
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    You have taste Jim

    Man oh man Jim, that's a real gem. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Everything about it radiates the charm of a slower pace of life that we seem to have lost.
    I hope you don't mind sir, but I filed it all for my future reference and danke, danke, danke for the drawing too :wave: :D :D

    Heavens above Jim, I hope you havent been keeping other photos of timber buildings from us. :eek: If you have, get 'em posted! :D
    You made a darned good job of this structure, I just wish typwriters were still used these days in this backwood of Scotland! ;)

    :D Why did you leave the trees out of the model? hehehehe

    Errol
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    Errol, I don't use a typewriter I just use typewriter paper on my puters printer. Hope this clears things up. Thanks man, oh, and use what you want. Jim :)
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    another question about the sign.
    Which program and which font did you use to create the Cereta Flour sign?
    I tried to make one in PagePlus 9 using 'Times New Roman' font, but it doesn't look right, yours is much closer to the real thing
    Again great work, and thanks for sharing.

    See this is what I got, not even close.

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    I am sorry Jesper, I don't remember which font I used. I have thousands and I just keep looking till I find one that looks right. :( Sorry, if I run across it again I will post it.
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    Hi Jesper. I have a program called 3D Plus 3 that makes some really cool 3D signs and graphics that I plan on using when I get to that stage of construction.
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    Jesper, here is the font I used with a little work on it. :wave:

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