Nice looking flooring. What did you make it out of?
Tom that is evergreen V grove styrene. the specifications are lost in time, as it is leftover from , I believe, my last Styrene Skid shack construction binge. I think I have a supply list for that somewhere, as I had always intended to make more. I could use some in Ridgemont, and Gegokayoosa, and it would probably be fun to have some at the club as well; or at least some extras to make a moving day train, without raiding established logging camps.
The thin evergreen v-grove material is lightly glued (to minimize the same warping problem that has me not gluing the interior walls in place at all ) to the same heavy gray plastic material I used for the sub floor. up in the sanctuary area that sub floor is 3 layers thick , which gives me the proper steps up to the sanctuary level..
I made the floor assembly very slightly oversize, After the floor was assembled, I sanded until it would fit tightly in between the interior walls. when I add the glazing it will thicken the walls, and I may need to do a little more sanding. It all fits so tightly that right now, even though only the two walls adjacent to the tower and the tower are glued together: the sub floor, the floor. the other two walls, and all six interior walls are not glued together, they are just a press fit; I can pick this building up by any two opposite walls, and the fit is tight enough to hold the whole structure together.
To get that finish (I used the same technique on St, Joseph's in the Gizzard- my finest styrene scratchbuild, and one of my best builds ever) I took the flooring and spray painted it with flat black to get a dark base, and then I spray painted the rest with a glossy chocolate brown paint, putting on just enough paint to fully cover the board surfaces, but to leave just a hint of the black down in the v-grove. The result is a decent approximation of a dark highly polished floor.
Next I have to hunt for glazing materials. I think I will make my first attempt at stained glass with hand made art, rather than photography.
The pictures in post #32 are beautiful. I really like the interior wood roof. It reminds me of Immaculate Conception"s Chapel built by Irish workers here to build the RR bridges in Clarksville. THe stained glass is looking good and the interior walls are coming along nicely. Keep up the good work!!!