Fullard Glass Co.

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  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    This glass factory is named after Val(Spitfire)Fullard NARA member #67. You know that I have named a lot of my buildings after NARA members.
    In this case, Val posted some great photos of an existing glass factory in Brampton Ontario.
    This first photo taken by Val, shows the real thing.
    Next I go through a process of guess work to decide on the size and dimensions. Not easy to be accurate when working from photos and of course, available space on my layout

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Here is the foundation of the factory. I have made it about 9inches square. This is N gauge. More photos will be posted as this project goes along.

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  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    The base corrugated walls go up. These will support the actual cerealboard walls which come next

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    WOW! Robin.
    It is really something how you can just take a photo and make a great building out of it. Looking forward toward your progress photos.
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    I almost can't believe it, Robin! :cool: :cool: :cool:

    Your creative urge must be gigantic! Hardly have you finished the Canadian Malt Plant, there you go again.

    I saw Val's pictures, and then I thought for me "Now there's a really complex structure. The strange coolers (or whatever they are) on the roof must be very difficult to model. Wonder how Robin would tackle that chore..."

    Now that you are at it, I'm sure that another masterpiece is in the working. Thank you once again for sharing it with us. :) :) :)

    Ron
  6. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Looking good.
    Can't wait to see the finished building.
  7. spitfire

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    Wow Robin - thanks a lot - I am honoured to have what I am sure is going to be an awesome structure named after little old me!!!!!!

    I can hardly wait to see how this one progresses! Keep up the fantastic work!

    cheers
    Val
    President and CEO
    Fullard Glass Co. Ltd.
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    A little progress. The roof is on and some additions to the tower. Can't get the trim as small as the real thing shows and hope it will look better with a coat of paint, and yes, that's the Toronto Blue Jays losing another to the Oakland As in the background.

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    Robin,

    that is one of the minor details that we have to compromise on when we model in "N". But you seem to make the details look as though they were correct anyway:) :) So we are not going to quibble:) :) :) The Glass factory looks great and the tribute to Val is most appropriate.:) :)
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    But Robin only lives 15 miles away from the prototype!

    At least now we can tell Spitfire where to go for her plexiglass! ;)
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    My next step was to lay out the end sections of those interesting roof units.

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    There are 12 of these end sections. Here they are cut out waiting for the next step. Anyone for PACMAN:D :D :D

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Next I cut cross sections and glued them together.

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    The cross sections are glued to the end pieces.

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    These units are then glued to the roof of the factory

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    You make it look so easy.
    As the saying goes, A proffesional makes his job look easy.
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    wow! wow! wow! this is such fun Robin, watching the various parts come together. I can hardly wait for the next installment.

    cheers
    Val
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    It seems that each of Robin's works are awe-inspiring tutorials. Wouldn't it be neat if we had a collection of them - similar to the archives, that could be a reference point for some of us "independant idea" challenged folks?:) :) :)

    I bookmark them for use later but my "Favorites" file is getting overloaded:D :D :)
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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thanks very much for your kind words and support guys. I just hope that by showing the methods I use in one step at a time will influence more folks to get into scratchbuilding.
    If you look at Jon's tutorial in the archives he gives directions on starting with a photo and getting plans done so it's easy to make a model in the gauge of your choice to include on your layout.
    Ok now on with the model. I made 1/16 inch apart grooves with a knife on some of the bristol board I have over from making the Orient Trader. This made it easy to curve and glue to the forms on the roof.

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    All roof curves in place.

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