Seen any good structures to Model anywhere

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  1. belg

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  2. spitfire

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    TOO COOL!

    Wow - that last one is a beauty belg!!!!

    I like the rusted roof as well Chris. I think that's the kind of thing that, if you think about, you can almost figure out on your own. Water pools lower down on the roof, or in depressions etc.

    Love this thread!!!
    :D Val
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    here is a shot of a house to beloning family named mead in browns park colo. that was lived in till some time in late 60's or early 70's when goverment took this aera as a water fowl sanctuary.

    interurban
    the fancy work was called fretwork.
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    Thanks for that Jim I thought there was a different name for it.

    Nice shot of a old home stead ,, any idea how long it`s been there?
  5. jim currie

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    chris
    there are other names in differnt parts of country in west mostly called fretwork or gingerbread.

    that house was built about 1914 befor that there was a soddy about 50 ft away from it we were good friends of a woman who was born ther in 1949 got compleat history from her.
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    Now I know where the name 'fretsaw' comes from. Thank you, Jim.

    Hmmm... Or was it the other way round ad 'fretwork' stems from fretsaw? :confused:

    And anyway: What has all this to do with 'fret'? (Perhaps when somebody fretted and fumed when sawing out all this stuff???)
    :D :D :D

    Now in earnest: I like that picture with this lonely house - in my mind I hear somebody playing the banjo. Great shot!

    Ron
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    Thought you might get a kick out of this - it's from the Online Etymological Dictionary

    fret (v.) - O.E. fretan "eat, devour" (in O.E., used of monsters and Vikings; in M.E., used of animals eating), from P.Gmc. compound *fra- "for-" + *etan "to eat" (cf. Du. vreton, O.H.G. freggan, Ger. fressen, Goth. fraitan). Figurative sense of "irritate, worry, eat one's heart out" is c.1200. Modern Ger. still distinguishes essen for humans and fressen for animals.

    fret (n.) - "ornamental interlaced pattern," c.1386, from O.Fr. frete "interlaced work, trellis work," probably from Frank. *fetur (cf. O.E. fetor, O.H.G. feggara "fetter") perhaps from notion of "decorative anklet," or of materials "bound" together. The other noun, "ridge on the fingerboard of a guitar," is c.1500 of unknown origin but possibly another sense of O.Fr. frete.

    No mention of fretsaw/fretwork though.

    cheers
    Val
  8. interurban

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    Don`t fret,, it`s fret work:D
  9. jim currie

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    Ron

    if i had to cut all that fancy stuff with a hand saw i would fret a lot i'am sure.
    as for the house Donna told her dad played the dobro(sp) guitar and her mom played the auto harp ,sorry no banjo.
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    Do you use a fretsaw to install the frets on a banjo or dobro?
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    No, the frets are manufactured somewhere else, and delivered by..what else....a fret train....

    OK, I'll go to my room now. :p :p :D :D :D
  12. interurban

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    Pickering Village circa 1880

    I was out with an eye for old buildings and ended up 5 mins away . Here are some good biulding fronts.

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    :D

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    This is the history of the next Biulding

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    You can see the plaque on the door.

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    Love this one;)

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    And the last shot .
    Hope they help:D

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    nice shots Chris the green house looks just like one in meeker Co. fact all look like meeker.
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    This is the steam factory here at Cobblers Knob. I have and can get some closer up detail shots, if anyone wants to take oin this modeling monster of a project. Make a heck of an interesting industrial layout building.


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    This one still stands in the old Lafayette Monon Yards:

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    Too bad the roundhouse is gone:

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    This ones gone too:

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