Ol' Mc Jesso Had A Farm

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by mooreway, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. mooreway

    mooreway Member

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    I am finally going to quit lurking in the shadows of the gauge and start a thread. Many of you have seen Jesso's threads. I am his freind MooreWay who loves to design and build structures.

    As many of you know he is in the middle of a new Desktop layout.:cool:

    I figured I would share with you the building of a couple of structures for that small farm he plans to put on one area of that layout.

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    Farm house in kit form fresh off the laser cutter

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    Barn in kit form fresh off the laser cutter
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    Farm house with a coat of paint
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    Barn with a coat of paint

    I hope to start assembling the building tommorrow evening.

    sorry guys for the link problems I will fix them in the morning with Jesso's help.. wall1 ( 7/17/08 update, thanks for the photo help scott. looks much better now )
  2. TrainNut

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    Cool! It's a group effort! Neat stuff. I wish I had me access to one of them laser cutters!
  3. jesso

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    Just a test of using Picasa Photo albums.

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    Hey it worked! Now I better check and make sure that I didn't just violate the terms of services :)
    Now you have a picture of your train on a thread mooreway :)
  4. mooreway

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    Thanks for putting one of my trains on a thread Jesso. The picture reminds me I need to finish the black paint on my ippx cars. Don't worry though I will finish your buildings first. It is too hot to run outside right now anyway.

    TrainNut as you can see from the photo jesso put up, I also deal in the extremes N scale and G scale...
  5. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    Since summer arrived, I haven't made much progress on the G scale layout in the backyard.
  6. jesso

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    Oh and by the way, thanks the buildings look good, can't wait to see them in person.
  7. mooreway

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    Well I got the Barn finished last night here are some pictures of the progress.

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    Main peices painted and cut out

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    I made a handy jig for beveling the corners of the kits I design. I call it
    the MooreWay Bevel Master. (If anyone is interested in one contact me
    privately for details.) In N scale I find beveled corners on buildings are
    stronger and look nice.
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    Detail parts are painted and cut out and then glued on before the building
    is assembled.
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    Walls are assembled around the base and a ceiling peice. Note that I like
    to provide a base with a hole in it. this makes locating your structures
    easy when you need to remove them for dusting or to add lights to them.

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    Here we have the finished barn ready for Jesso's Desk Layout ( If he ever can find the turf he needs. wall1)
  8. jesso

    jesso Member

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    Cool, that turned out great!
  9. Biased turkey

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    Excellent work mooreway , thanks for the pictures showing the complete procedure.
    What shade of brown are you using for the barn ?
    It's not clear to me, is it a commercially available building ? ( if yes, who is the manufacturer ) or do you actually cut the wood yourself ?

    Jacques
  10. jesso

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    He actually designed it in a CAD program and then cut it out with a laser cutter. It is pretty fun to watch the laser cut the wood. Have no idea what color he used, however.
  11. steamhead

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    Very nice work..!!!
    CAD and lasers....guess you could call that "cutting edge technology"....
    Are the windows and door trim also laser-cut, or commercial pieces..?
  12. mooreway

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    I had some time today and finished up the farm house project.

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    walls with windows and doors installed

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    house without roof

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    completed house pictures.

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    both structures completed with the traditional "dime" picture to show size.

    As many of you can see this has been a fun side project for me.

    I have spent the last 5 months working in 1:1 scale remodeling my home.

    Needless to say I haven't done much railroading.
    This helped me get excited about the hobby again.
  13. mooreway

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    Jacques- the paint is "rust" model master acrylic. I am planning to have the kits ready and online the 1st of September. The kits are made from matte board and cardstock. (I have learned alot from the guys over in the card modeler forum here on zealot and from the post of projects did by Robyn here on the Gauge years back.) Infact , I have come to prefer matte board over wood.

    Steamhead-The windows, doors, and trim are all laser cut. I have had a really hard time coming up with commercial ones that are availible when I need them.

    Thanks to all for the kind comments.