Log Cabin

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Clerk, Oct 12, 2003.

  1. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

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    This log cabin was made for the old layout and was covered in snow. After cleaning it up, I decided I could use it on my new layout.

    I took this shot while taking pictures for the N Gauge box car TGR 101976 but it will not be shown with those pictures

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  2. Clerk

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    The two nearest houses and the building to the right are also scratch built from cardboard.

    These shots will not be shown when I post the pictures for the N Gauge box car.

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  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Nice work Dick. Sure adds to your layout.
    Scratchbuilding is fun.
  4. Clerk

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    Robin. I credit the log cabin to you. When you made your lodge out of logs, I figured Why not? So I went ahead and built it.
  5. jim currie

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    fine cabin what did you use for logs?
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    Nice Work!

    Very nice scratchbuilding, Dick!:cool:
    Let's see some more!
  7. shaygetz

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    Cool beans, I've had a trestle sidelined because of space problems, now you've kick-started me into using the dowels for a lodge in my module...why couldn't I have found a nice, quiet web-page filled with armchair railroaders who buy or subcontract out everything they need;) :p
  8. Clerk

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    Jim, I used 1/8" dowels and my Dremel tools to notch and score the wood.
  9. Clerk

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    Thanks for your comments folks. I had to return the Dig Camera to my daughter.
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    My scratch build roundhouse. Cardboard by the way.

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  11. Clerk

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    Another. These pictures also show part of my enging tracks.

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    Main control panel.

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    Engine tracks control panel

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  14. Tyson Rayles

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    Some nice scratching on the log cabin and engine house Dick, and everthing else is looking good too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nice looking cabin! I can just see a little feller with a banjo sittin' on the front step. :)
    Ralph
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    When you set your logs, did you notch them top and bottom like Lincoln Logs or did you cup them on one side to match the others?
  17. Clerk

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    Shaygetz. I notched them on both sides.

    Thanks Tyson. I borrowed my daughters $400.00 dig camera and am a little dissappointed the way the pictures turned out. I tried for real close ups and got blurry blobs.
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    Thanks, Dick, with up to 200 logs for the lodge planned, I hope to figure out some kind of cutting jig.
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    Over 200 Logs? WOW. I didn't have to notch near that many. I do agree that a jig of some sort would make it easier. I just held them in my hand and hoped the cutting tool didn't slip. I lucked out there.
  20. jon-monon

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    Neat!

    If you can find a macro setting on the camera, it may allow you to get real close. The standard icon for macro is a flower, looks like a tulip.