garage with county store

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  1. kennyrach

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    Today I started to build garage with county store into it along with a small shed that will go on left side og garage It look like the model power Billy body shop .First I draw the plan out then I make cardstock building of it .them I use to build the model .so far I got the front wall build with board & board with 3 different size board . Them I rough it up with sand paper then stain it with gray then once dry I use a wire brush on it then I use ink wash and little white ink wash to finish it .the decal are just sitting there for picture.

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    that is some good work. I like the way you work off of a mock up, that is very similar to the way I like to work with foamcore mock ups. It is nice to be able to see the structure in 3 dimensions before you have any real work invested it it.


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    Today i got the door build and the top 3 piece molding and the main sign done .the blue white is the color of model

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    I like the signs and advertising, it is pretty interesting getting that done with the walls. That is the kind of thing I generally leave till after the building is constructed, and then never get around to doing.


    Bill Nelson
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    Today i gotten the shed wall build with B72 VINTAGE NORTHEASTERN SCALE MODELS INC. HO STEEL SIDING .Which going on left side of garage with around 7ft going past the back of building .The open you see will be add to garage which will be open into the garage

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    I love that old Northeastrn stuff . My single most favorite railroad car is a model of a WW1 all wood war emergency hopper car, built from a Northeastern Kit. I kept the plans, but over the last 40 years or so lost them I wish I could find another unbuilt kit so I could use the castings as masters, and use the plans to build a fleet of similar cars, I have not been brave enough to attempt to pry off some of the castings off my finished model for duplication. I modeled my existing car with a load so I can't see the inside of the car to see the interior details. what I do remember is the incredible milled wood sheathing, milled on both sides, so it had board detail on the inside and outside. Northeastern's quality was top notch, with only Labelle matching the quality for complicated wood car kits. I have some Northeastern HO board and batten sheets I have been saving for something, perhaps another batch of HO logging Skidshacks, some nice material.

    this is shaping up as a nice build. thanks for sharing, you are doing some good work here.



    Bill Nelson
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    Thank Bill glad you like .And for the Northeastern car kit i build some box and the kits are well made and i kept my eye out for kit or plan for you .I got the Ho wood steel siding HO from eBay last week qty of 10 of 24" long for only $21 shipped .i get most from Northeastern or
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    wood

    It has been a long time since I have purchased any strip wood, or milled wood for that mater. I have a 10 inch tablesaw, and an old 4 inch dremil Table saw with an acurizer kit installed, so most of my wood is cut from wood I get from home depot or kroger (the aromatic cedar planks they sell for smoking salmon on cuts up into beautiful wood strips.


    My most recent big effort at sctatcbuilding with wood is documented in my main thread starting I think at

    http://www.zealot.com/forum/showthread.php?t=164383&page=20



    This is at page 20, I think I'm up to page 50 something, I'm not done with that structure yet, I need to scratchbuild another 8 brass hinges for the northern doors. I tend to bounce around. I have been trying to clear my workbench for my Union Station project documented in this section, but ended up working on remotoring an ancient Ken Kidder Porter mogul instead when I found a tiny motor while cleaning up


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    Hi bill you do very nice work and i see you in to many scale as well .
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    Just gotten the roll up door done on shed

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    I been looking for this 4 inch dremil Table saw for a long time now .it i has it i my would like cut my own wood .Aromatic cedar planksis it Closet Liners..
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    he dremil tablesaw by its self is seriously underpowered and not very accurate. I put on an Acurizer kit that was available when the saw was in production, and that helped a lot, but the saw is still seriously underpowered.

    Much better saws are available, although they are not cheap. Micro mark sells one, and I think the other is Bryson, not sure The guys on the model ship lists swear by that one.

    Building with wood was very frustrating before I had a saw, as I always was running out of needed sizes. Now when I do a big project I figure my wood sizes needed, and try to cut between 150% to 200% of the wood needed. that way I usually have enough left over so with small projects I can usually use leftover pre cut wood on hand.

    If you get a little saw be extremely careful they are finger eaters.


    Bill Nelson
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    OK gotten the shed mock up next to garage so I like the way it going .This other picture is wall made from cardstock which I first sand with 200 grit sandpaper .by pulling downward once happy like it then I take a razor blade and start to scribe the board line and cross cut along with the nail hole .now I paint the cardstock with gull gray .once dry I then use a wire brush to make the wood grain line once done I less dry for hr. then u use India ink wash. Wall look super my wife friend at work was like wow far out

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    Thank Bill i hear i was a carpenter most of my life lo0 i have more cut on me then wood itself
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    Nice wood grain

    that is some nice wood grain on card stock. I have done similar things with styrene, (and with wood, for that mater) dragging a razor saw over it to get some exaggerated grain. I have gotten a soldering iron that has an end like a exacto knife from Micro mark, and some little blades designed to burn grain into wood, have not tied it yet, will report on it once I do.


    Thanks for sharing the process step by step. that gives some of us old dogs a chance to learn a new trick; and shows the guys just starting out the process as it starts, and step by step. this makes the whole process less intimidating, and may encourage them to work carefully step by step, which is how the magic happens.



    Bill Nelson

    My Great Grandfather was a carpenter for Pullman Standard, and worked on the Palace cars, my Grandfather was a carpenter for an automotive co back when the bodies had a wood frames. When Ford started paying way more than the other car companies, my Grandfather went to work in a ford plant making crates for T models, and making three times more than he did at the other company making door frames with complex curves. I worked for a construction & remodeling company in the summer when I was in high school, and at a cabinet shop, after graduating from college . I have been away from woodworking for a living for 30 years, but I live in a 130 year old farmhouse, so I still live and breath carpentry @ full scale as well as HO. My Dad was a professional Forester, so the wood is in my blood from the forest to the finished product .
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    HI Bill yes the Hot knife work good on wood i use for making wood look old and rotten on bottom of plank and on side too
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    Started the floor framing you see two size joist the big joist for the garage floor

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    I gotten more wall done today

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    decent into madness

    Pay careful attention to the floor joists! Note the thicker joists in the garage, where the floor will have to support the weight of automobiles.


    This is where the decent into madness takes place; as in almost every application , no one will ever see this detail. I can't tell you how or why, but detail that can't be seen improves the whole structure; if perhaps only because more thought is going into how an actual structure would be built. this is where modeling rounds the corner from craft to art.



    Thanks for sharing Kenny!
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    Hi Bill .Yes i hear i am building two garage one for layout when i ever built one ( hope very soon )one will have no floor joist and the other one will have floor joists install will be a model to show for friend that see model l craftsman skill in their hand