Maine style garage in HO scale

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  1. roughneck

    roughneck New Member

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    I want to try building a Maine style house and store using some of the newer printed papers that represent wood. I placed an order with Clever but needed to start something right away so decided on this freelanced Maine style garage. I've posted the hand drawn plans / sketch in the new blueprint forum section. I started with a cardboard mockup to help visualize the size and shape. I liked the steep pitch and the short overhangs. Construction is sheet and strip styrene, balsa, paper and commercial shingles with cast details and twigs cut for fire wood.

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    roughneck New Member

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    This is the basic construction with openings for a commercial side entry door and a scratched front garage door. The window above the front door will be for the small storage area. The opening sized for a small caboose window salvaged from an old Urlich kit that didn't sell on Ebay and was cut up for parts. The foundation is balsa wood painted to resemble concrete with a brick border.

    David F

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    roughneck New Member

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    And the completed garage. I finished with an I&A wash, green trim, overhang addition for wood and a jeep inside. The base is styrofoam packing glued to cardboard with WS ground cover and small details. Now to place it on the module. Thanks for looking at this Maine style garage.

    David F

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    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    pretty nice little garage you got there.good job--josh
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    That is really neat!
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    Great job! A nice little building with loads of character!

    www.scalescenes.com is a great place for paper. You pay and then download, so it's a pretty quick sale. I have built their little brick building (see thread here) but there's so much more you can download from their scratchbuilder's yard section as well as townscenes and railscenes. I think the latest free download has a wood texture.

    Again, nicely done. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. BTW, where are you at in central FL? I grew up in Ocala.
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    Thank you Josh
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    roughneck New Member

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    Thanks Mountain Man!
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    Thanks Galen - I too like the character in such a small structure. I'd like to modify it and turn the idea into a maple sugar making building. I will use the leads for the building paper and your link to the construction of the brick building for help, thanks. I like to download what you need and pay as you go, still waiting for the order from Clever to arrive. A person could loss interest in a project quickly if it took three/four weeks for supplies to arrive.

    David
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    That looks really nice! Really impressed with how you made it come to life and how you made it looked used and useful. Thanks for sharing. Excited to see the module scene that you are adding this to.
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    David, I'm with Scott and everyone else on this..........It looks great!
    Loads of character

    Looking forward to seeing more of your work!
  12. Art Decko

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    Question for you guys who like to work with paper/cardstock: which way(s) would you prefer to purchase the product (assuming quick turnaround/delivery times in each case):

    (a) download
    (b) CD
    (c) prints

    Thanks! :)
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    Nice Modeling!....Jerry
  14. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Very nicely done! I too, would like to see the scene this is going into. Is there a specific part of Maine that you're modeling?, or are you just capturing a "Down East flavor"?
    Your photos raise the question, why printed paper, when you do such nice work from scratch?
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    re Scalescreens. They had a number of HO American buildings, unfortunately these seem to have disappeared.
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    roughneck New Member

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    I'll say cd because my dial-up connection prohibits big files. If I had a faster connection instant download is the way to go. How do you make any money if I download and pay for one item and then print five items for scratch building?

    David F
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    Not any special place just the flavor of coastal Maine. I have around six HOn30 modules setup in our cottage and I'm adding a lobster dock area to a small bay on one of the modules that has track but few scenic details.

    The reason for using building paper is to try something different and compare it to the tried and true wood/plastic construction.

    David F
  18. Art Decko

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    David, thanks for the reply re purchasing by CD.

    Money is made through return business. :) You are so excited that you are free to make unlimited copies of whatever you purchased, that you come back for more to add variety to your layout - and maybe try some structure models as well. That's the theory, anyway. ;)

    Terrific garage, by the way! I especially like your finishing work. :thumb:
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Now that's something I'd like to see! I had two tours of duty at NAS Brunswick,Me.. The coast of Maine is perhaps, my favorite place to visit. A very interesting bit of scenery to model, with the evergreens growing right down to the water's edge, and all the rock formations, weathered and changed by the sea.
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    I could post a picture but the module is raw at this time, I have things placed and rough-really rough scenery-waiting to nail down something that will work for the next few months. I always seem to change after about 2/3 of the work is done. I do like the coast of Maine and especially woods, logging and heavy wheathered buildings. I am addicted to two foot trains and all that comes with them. I tend to freelance for equipment. I enjoyed your links. Three foot is cool, after our visit to the D&S, C&T, and the EBT this summer I was amazed by the quality and quanity of equipment. I also have an appreciation for standard gauge with all the possibilities with DCC and MU lashups. I guess I like it all.

    David F