scratch building the McKinnon`s garage

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  1. kennyrach

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    Hi all today I started to scratch built a model call McKinnon`s garage was built by Laurie Green .Here at MODEL RAILROADING with LAURIE it a will build model and work with many era .here what I did so far it will be full frame and board by board

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  2. Bill Nelson

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    Good work.

    Good work, it is good to see someone doing the board by board thing. it takes time, but nothing produces a more impressive model, please continue to show your progress. thanks for sharing.





    when I do the board by board thing, I like to work on a homasote board. I place my plans on the board, and then cover them up with wax paper, and then tack the plans and the wax paper down with thumbtacks.


    That way if a stud is being pesky, I can use thumbtacks to keep it in place till the glue sets. I documented that method in my Crooked Creek engine house build, buried in my Logging in Eastern TN on the DG CC & W RR over in the logging mining and industrial section. That buil4 is a relatively recent one, so it will be toward the end of the 40 something page thread.


    Bill Nelson
  3. kennyrach

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    OK the frame build up

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    Very neatly done; especially at the angled top joints where the stud comes up against the top piece on the gable. It is not easy to get one of those that neat, much less all of them.


    are you going to stain or paint them?


    good job

    Bill Nelson
  5. kennyrach

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    HI and thank i will be oil staining then with air brush.Also did u see my post on stoneycreek WILLS Saddlery & Leather Goods
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    Oil stains do a great job, but I'm too sloppy with glue to get good results unless I pre stain the wood. I have enough trouble cutting enough of the wood to size on my little table saw, in resent years I have got lazy, built up the frame walls, and then spray paint them lightly to get the color I want. Not as pure as pre staining, but much faster, and I get ok results.


    Bill Nelson
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    Thank i use light gray sealer primer first then the stain and once dry i use aol/ink wash
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    OK all here where i am at got the sheeting on and now need to light paint it
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    Kudos from me!

    Hi kennyrach,

    That is very NICE!!

    I LOVE the rusty corrugated iron.....:wave:








    :)
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    That is looking very nice, thank you for sharing.


    Bill Nelson
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    Thank glad you like i did a tutorial on how to do the Rusted corrugated metal sheeting with PCB Etchant solution
  12. kennyrach

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    Today i started the roof with real wood
  13. Bill Nelson

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    that looks really good, It has been 35 years since I have done individual wood shingles on a framed up roof, what fun,

    great results.


    for photography, try getting a couple white , and a couple black sheets of foam core, then you can block out distracting backgrounds and show off your excellent workmanship better.


    Once again, thank you for sharing. This stuff is so much fun lets hope we can get more folks to try it.


    Bill Nelson
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    Thank i hear i try the white board and take other pic
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    here more pic of model
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    My that is good looking.


    Thanks for sharing.


    Bill Nelson
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    Thank glad u like it need lot more work yet
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