Kitbasher's Diary: Bachman Rural Freight Statoion (N Scale)

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  1. Drew1125

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    Hi everyone!

    Well after being completly bone-idle in the modeling dept for the last few weeks, I've finally started piddling with something...

    I've been wanting to build something for The Gauge NTrak project next summer, & this will be a part of something I have in mind...

    I've had this kit laying around for a couple of years...I don't remember where I got it or why, but, what the heck...let's see what we can do with it!

    At this point, I still don't have anything complete, but I thought I'd kind of walk through where I'm at up to now...

    Here's the picture of the kit as it appears on the box...

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    The first thing I did was to "rough-up" the siding a little bit with the point of an x-acto knife, then glues the wall sections together...

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    I opted not use the base included with the kit...instead, I made a 4' high foundation out of pieces of .040" styrene sheet...

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    COOL!

    Can't wait to see this one develop. :)

    Judging by the size of that window... it's a very tiny kit indeed! Gotta love N scale. :D
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    I sprayed the entire structure with Floquil Roof Brown, then dry-brushed the siding with Polly Scale Reefer White, & painted the foundation Polly Scale Concrete...then gave everthing a thin black wash of India Ink & alcohol

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    Next, I used some more of the .040" styrene to make a "concrete" loading dock...

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    On the other side, I made a smaller "wooden" dock, cut from pieces of the original kit's base...I also added a loading door from the scrap box...

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    Well, that's where I am at this point...guess I'll go see what else I can come up with this evening! :)
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    Lookin' good ,Charlie. :D
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    Charlie, I can see that that building is going to be a cute little thing.
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    It's working for me! :cool: Really love the wooden loading dock.
  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Nice one Charlie. Now what comes next?
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    Looks great! Love to see the finished project :D
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    Thanks guys! :)

    Well, this might seem a little wierd...
    I decided to go on and use the roof from the kit...the problem was, the posts that support the overhang were now dangling off the ground because of my foundation modifications...:eek:

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    ...I've tried to solve this by making some concrete "knee-walls out of styrene...any thoughts on this? I guess I could always go back, get rid of the kit supports, & just make posts that go all the way to the ground...?
    Any comments would be appreciated!

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    How about having the loading dock area extend all the way across and to the sides of the building? Just a thought. :)
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    Hi Arl!
    Y'know, I did consider that...that's pretty much thwe design of the original kit...(see 1st pic)
    But I'm funny like that...I just can't leave anything alone!:D
    I was trying to get something different out of this kit...a building that's had things added on, knocked off, changed around, etc...maybe something that once was a RR structure, but has been used for other purposes in the years since...?
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    Charlie,

    Just a thought, but suppose you slid the roof to one side instead of having an overhang on both ends. You could have a lot more to work with on one side rather than splitting it up. I think lengthening the posts on each end would look strange with such a short overhange and the knee wall also looks out of place with such a short roof overhang.

    Don
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    Hmmm...now you've got me thinking in a whole new direction...Thanks Don! :) :cool: ;)
    Lemesee...I know I got a nice sharp razor saw around here somewhere...:D
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    Charlie,

    You have helped me more times than I can count. :) :)

    Don