I Refuse to be Intimidated!

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by upguy, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    A guy has to start somewhere...so I did. I bought some of these car repair shop (Bachmann) kits for cheap. Now, I'm trying to come up with a use for them.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    I decided to combine two of them into a long loading dock warehouse type building for my Boise Cascade plant.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    After I glued both sides of each kit together, I cut the peak off of one end and added one of the doors to each end. With a piece of Evergreen Scale Models #4526 piece of styrene, I cut a section to match the end of the original model--but without the doors. I then used the leftover piece of styrene to fill in one of the doors on the opposite end.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    I didn't really want all the skylights in my building, but I couldn't bring myself to toss them all either. I decided to settle for skylights over the section which will be above the track and on the side of the building away from view.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    I took two of the skylight sections and placed them over each end of the building, and then cut a two-windowed portion from a third section to get the necessary length. The other side of the building roof was made by splicing together three pieces from the rest of my styrene sheet. With several coats of paint added, I now have a start to my warehouse. More to come....

    Sorry about the ugly countertop...my house was built in the 70's when orange was cool.:eek:

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  6. Tad

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    Looking good, Rett.
  7. Clerk

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    Nice looking building. I don't blame you for leaving the skylight intact.
  8. Arlaghan

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    Very Cool! :thumb:

    I have one of those kits... It's neat to see what others have done with them. :D
  9. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Neat!!! That's the spirit! :)
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  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Nice work Upguy. Lots of detail in this building.
  11. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    I'm not finished with the building yet, but I had to see how it would fit into the place the I envisioned.... I think it is going to work.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Here is another angle...a little farther back. It sure looks better on the layout than on the orange countertop!:D

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Another view...looking down the track. That's the building with the skylights. :rolleyes:

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Looking back toward the end of the building where most of the boxcars will be spotted...inside.

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    You did it Upguy. That building looks right at home.
  16. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    It fits in niceley Upguy. Looks like it has been there for a year or two.
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    Very nice indeed!