A single stall engine house

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Hi,
Great model!! Just looking at it makes my day!! Good work!!
I 've been thinking of building me a roundhouse for my layout since the commercially available ones just don't quite suit my taste. I'm looking to match the style of the Muir Models single stall engine house which I built a while ago. Where can I find the materials for this project?? I would be needing clapboard siding, beams of different sizes, cast metal (or plastic??) windows, doors, etc. I also need suitable hinges for that engine house, since the ones that came with the kit are really too far off-scale--they scale up to about 4" thick!!
Thanks for any input you may have.
Gus.
 

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Gus, I use my bandsaw to cut materials. Usually a piece of pine or some white wood. I also use cardboard. I know you can get stryrene clapboard siding, doors and windows at your hobby shop. I just make my own. For hinges I sandwich a strip of cloth in the door and the frame. You can also use and cut to size, hinges used by RC model aeroplane builders. Once again, sold at hobby shops.
 

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A fine looking construction but isn't it going to make the other engineers jealous? ;)

Watch out for that wood construction! You'll want to give up card stock altogether.

(And what's wrong with that?? :D )

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OK Robin, I have been sitting back and slowly watching the progress as you went along.
Nice Job there!!! Now get busy because I see other "engines" getting jealous!
and I see one just waiting to get a chance to sneak in!

Randy
 

Matthyro

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Thanks folks. There ia always something else to make but here on the Georgetown Sub, locos will just have to wait their turn. Next I will do some mock-up industries so I can get to do some switching. When Jimmy B arrives for a visit there will be these industries he can help me build.
 

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Hi Robin,

Good looking engine house!! Looking through a Micro-Mark catalog I found a world of wood items - everything one could need for scratchbuilding!! Now I just gotta figure out what I'll be needing.
As to the hinges - I do have R/C hinges left over from when i used to fly. Gonna try them out ( in my R/C days I busted close to 50 planes!!!- so I got a few items laying around..).
Keep up the good work!!!
Gus.
 

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Thanks Val and Gus. I was into RC planes big time too Gus and still have a couple around but haven't flown anything for a few years now. I have used nylon pushrods for switches and they work great
 

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Hi galt904. At the moment I am in Mission BC to see our brand new grandson and to help with looking after our 3 1/2 year old grandaughter while mom and dad are busy with the new one. Will return home in early June then besides gardening, may get back to my N gauge layout. The remaining buildings for the Georgtown Sub will be industry mock ups until I get into building some more detailed ones. Hopefully Jimmy (jimmybeersa) will be here for a visit and will help me.
 

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Congrats on the grandkid.
Not a bad time of year to be in "God's country" either.

Are you ever planning on having open house for your layout? I wouldn't mind seeing some of the layouts in the GTA, there is some excellent talent there. :thumb:
 

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steamhead said:
Hi Robin,

Good looking engine house!! Looking through a Micro-Mark catalog I found a world of wood items - everything one could need for scratchbuilding!! Now I just gotta figure out what I'll be needing.
As to the hinges - I do have R/C hinges left over from when i used to fly. Gonna try them out ( in my R/C days I busted close to 50 planes!!!- so I got a few items laying around..).
Keep up the good work!!!
Gus.
Gus with that record I hope your not a pilot for a living!!! :D Also although I love some of the stuff that MicroMark puts out do a little shopping because their prices are a little higher then some other online shops, if you need some referals just ask as I use several different ones and would be glad to help,Pat
 

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Hi Pat,
Actually, although not a commercial pilot, I do have a private pilot's license. Whatsmore, it's easier to fly "Full-Scale" than radio control planes! Once I got the hang of RC, I became quite profficient, winning a national Championship in FAI Aerobatics. Those were the days when I could see well, and my reactions were much quicker than now. HO trains are a little more in keeping with my pace nowadays.
As to the wood suppliers, I'd be more than happy to know of alternate sources. MM is a little pricey!
Thanks for your help.
Gus.:thumb: