65ft. single stall loco shed

Discussion in 'Robin At His Best' started by Matthyro, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I painted the shingles gray, then put a thin wash of black over them and added some green trying to make it look like moss growth.

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  2. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    Totaly fabulous :eek: :eek:

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  3. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Looks Great. Sure has come along.

    Mikey, one word on your locomotive shed, WOW :eek:
  4. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Oh Robin, it's just great that you, our cardboard wizard, rides again! :thumb:

    Nn3 logging, you say? It's getting always smaller and smaller! Wow - but it's just about the right thing for such a talented modeller like you. The enginehouse looks already really great. :cool:

    And like Frank [DeaconF] I am wondering about the precision of your non-warped cardboard planks. Truly outstanding! When I try, perhaps four out of five look like corkscrews... :oops:

  5. philip

    philip Guest


    :thumb: :wave: you ain't done yet? :D

  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Nice stuff Robin!!!!!!! :D :D :D Here's mine so far :)

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  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Shingles??? :cry: :eek: :cry: :eek: :cry:

    ------ Mikey starts clearing a space on the wall - to start banging his head :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Its good to see your progress Mikey.
    Here is the last photo of mine showing smoke jacks installed.
    They look too big but on the drawings and photos I have the smoke jacks are 5ft 6in in diameter so that is what I have done .

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  9. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Simply amazing Robin!
  10. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    That's Cool Robin!!!! Nice Work!! :) :) :)
  11. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Hi Robin,

    I am putting together an HO scale "backwoods engine house" kit that also happens to be 65 feet long. The reason the smoke jacks (and possibly other details) look so huge is becasue it is a small shed. 65' is long enough (just) for a Shay or Climax, but anything bigger than a 2-6-0 with a short tender is pushing it!

    Nice work, by the way. The unfinished roof with the "flakes" showing reminds me of barns with advertising painted on the roof!

  12. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    For those of you that missed this story, Robin decided to build this Really Cool Shed, in Georgetown, Ontario,Canada, in Nn3: (Top Picture)

    I decided to follow his directions, here in PA, and see if I could copy his great work........ IN G !!! :eek: 1:20.3 to be exact........ Just big enough or the Bachman Climax locomotive....... (Bottom Picture)

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  13. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Mine looks taller, because it's actually only 42 scale feet - not 65' ...... Not enough room for a shed that big :D :D :D
  14. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Looks good..Both of you.
  15. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    As long as the loco fits Mikey. Nice work buddy.
  16. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    :) :) Thanks!! :) I think the idea of "Copying" worked well :) Your's looks great too!!! :)
  17. rebel

    rebel New Member

    wow old time construction !!!!

    Matthyro wonder what you could do with scale wood instead of cereal boxes!
  18. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    :thumb: Very nice Robin :thumb:
  19. grlakeslogger

    grlakeslogger Member

    :thumb: It's really great to see two models come together in two different scales at the same time. That has almost got to be a model railroading first! Keep up the great work, and please keep posting!
  20. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Rebel, I have tried cutting pine into N scale wood but found that I would need one of those $800 band saws to do it properly. I have a Delta 8inch band saw that would be good for O or G scale but find the blade tends to wander a bit, even though I have got the tension as close as I can. Cardboard is just so much easier to work with.
    Thanks for all the encourgement that you folks give us here at the GAUGE

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