A single stall engine house

Matthyro

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I wasn't going to post step by step photos of this structure as Mikey and I had done so previously, but I am using wood for this building and am building it like a model airplane that I built dozens of when I was into flying them. The procedure is similar in that I drew a wall plan on paper, covered it with waxed paper the fastened the beams to the wax paper with strips of scotch tape. The other cross pieces are glued in place so it looks like this. It is easy to make multiple copies of a stucture this way. Hope this isn't too repetitious
 

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Matthyro

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Thanks Gary and Andrew for you kind words. Andrew, the eventual flooring in the shed will be at the level of the track so the door had to be at the same level I hope.
 

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You're every bit as proficient in HO as you are in N scale Robin!

Beautiful work, my friend!
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Thanks Will and Drew. Actually it is a little easier to build in HO.
The roof has been added. It is crealboard and the first photo shows that I put the grey side indside and the coloured side outside. This is so I don't have to paint the inside as the rafters would be in the way.
The second photo shows that I glued strips of paper to the roof with strips of cardstock as dividers. I made the smoke jacks by winding strips of paper around a piece of dowel adding glue as I went.
 

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galt904

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Excellent work Robin! :)

Are those coffee can lid windows you used (similar to the station)?

Looking forward to more "in context" photos when you plant this building on your layout, especially some more "entire layout" photos.

Keep up the fine work, you're definitely an inspiration. :)
 

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Robin ...I see I am going to have some modeling to do when I get to Georgetown
I like the idea of getting away from a carboard shell ,as those internal woodwork beams sure look like the real thing.. exposing some of the internal frame where the outside cladding has weathered away give a very realistic view, saw this on a group of buidings that are sold by one of those high priced wooden kits