Mikey's Speakeasy... Where nobody knows your name...

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Fred_M, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. Fred_M

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    After building four coaling towers in a row it's time for a change. Thought about a wood watertower, but that's too much like a coaling tower. I'll do it and a sand dryer next maybe? So I decided to do Mikey's Speakeasy Tavern... "the place where nobody knows your name". I like that name, gives a feeling of the stereotypical "keep your mouth shut taverns" that were sometimes ran by people with crooked noses. :wave: :D

    So I started by working on the front tonite while I watch WWE and drink some brew to get in the mood. :cool: Fred

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  2. belg

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    Fred that looks like a great store front I'm interested in the type of material you used is it a moulding of some type?? Thanks Pat
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    If this is anything like your towers it should look great. Can't wait to see the progress.
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    A hooch parlor. This ís a good one!
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    That looks Great So far, Fred!! :) :)

    Is it gonna have a door - with a "little Door" in it?? - (Whispers) "Jon sent me" LOL
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    That looks great Fred.

    Gary
  7. Fred_M

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    Thanks guys, and actually yes Mikey, and scratch built from wood at that. No cheap plastic doors on this joint. BTW, its 2 soft and 3 hard, followed by another soft. Fred
  8. Fred_M

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    Pat, the building is made from strip and sheet basswood from Hobby Lobby, no special wood products. The widows are Grandt's Line. The second story went up tonite. The paralax is my camera, the building is straight. :) And I miscounted, I built 5 coal towers in a row. Fred

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    Looking good, Dash. :) :thumb:
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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Another "good looki'n" project Fred
  11. Fred_M

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    Made a thingy for the roof. Anyone know what they are called? I'm thinking on making some shutters from wood. I'm gonna think on that as it's a detail part and can wait a while. The big picture windows I'm thinking need to be dirty because this is a speakeasy and the entrance will be at the rear. I'm thinking acetate and make a wand and spray dullcoat and use the wand to keep the middle of the windows cleaner than the edges. Maybe even mist on some alcohol to really get it dirty. Anyone ever do that? Fred

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    Hmmmmm...Early '80s, Saturday night at "The Bearded Clam" in Ocean City, Halloween weekend, upside-down Magaritas, just won a case of Buds for dressing in drag. Nearly got kissed by some toothless biker wannabe in desparate need of a bath...a part of my testimony I'm glad I won't have to take into eternity with me :rolleyes:

    Great work, love those open windows :thumb: thanks for the trip down Memory Lane...I think :p
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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looking good so far. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    That's looking really good Fred! :cool:

    "Hmmmmm...Early '80s, Saturday night at "The Bearded Clam" in Ocean City, Halloween weekend, upside-down Magaritas, just won a case of Buds for dressing in drag. Nearly got kissed by some toothless biker wannabe in desparate need of a bath...a part of my testimony I'm glad I won't have to take into eternity with me "

    Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too much information Bob, wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too much! :p :rolleyes: :D
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    I know, I know...just hadda get it out there should I ever run for an NMRA National Office. Don't want my opponent thinking he can pull a National Enquier on me :thumb:
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    Real nice looking Fred! Can't wait to see some more.
  17. Fred_M

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    Forgot about these guys. Found a tommy gun. :) Now, do I dress this guy up or give his gun, er, weapon to another LPB?

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    Added a small vestibule and door with transom. This isn't the entrance. It will be in the side.

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    Added a roof to the vestibule and a 3mm white LED for a light. Also removed the spacer from the bottom.

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    Dirtied the windows with dullcoat and alcohol. Applied to the dullcoat when wet, the alcohol turns dull coat white when it dries. This gives it the abandoned look I'm after.

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