A CP station

Discussion in 'Robin At His Best' started by Matthyro, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I decided to make a CP designed station for the corner Ntrak module I am making to take to Val's BBQ next summer.
    The station is based on the old CP station located in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. Now that's a mouth full for anyone.

    I start by making the form out of corrugated cardboard.

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  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    This is gonna be good!!!!
    I can see the Station now:D :D :D
  3. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Can't WAIT For This One!

    Anticipating!! :)
  4. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    We are waiting Robin.
  5. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    How do you do it? Man, I try to do some basic structure out of cardboard. How do you spell DISASTER? Yep! Didn't work at all

    But you.....holy! You're good!
  6. txcavgr

    txcavgr Member

    Hey, Matthyro
    thanks for the idea! I am about to start scratchbuilding (styrene) the Gorham, New Hampshire station, ex-Grand Trunk, for my SLR layout. I have been trying to figure out how to make the two-pitch round roof for the front of the station where it is curved. I am going to try your method, with a bunch of shaped formers, then cover them.

  7. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    A station built into a curve on a corner module...You're a creative genius, Robin!:cool:
  8. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    Hi Charlie!


    I finally got back to the other place and took your advice.
  9. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    Already off to a good start! Can't wait to see this one unfold! :D
  10. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Fine to have you back, Robin, with yet another great project. The outline of that station looks very promising!

    And as it seems, you are already in 'Full forward' again! :) :) :)

  11. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Re: Hi Charlie!

    Glad you found us, Cinibar!
    I thought you'd like it here...this is my favorite "hangout"!
    This thread is a good example of what I was telling you about!
    Pull up a chair, & join i8n!
    Welcome aboard!
  12. txcavgr

    txcavgr Member

    This is the station I started today.....
  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I was trying to come up with a better way to make windows. Not sure if I saw this idea somewhere but here goes.
    I start by cutting out the windows in a section of cerealboard.

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  14. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Next I coat it with acrylic craft paint. When paint is dry I sand it lightly to take of rough spots.

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  15. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Next I cut strips of paper. some 1/8th of an inch and some 1/16th of an inch

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  16. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I glue the paper strips to the back of the windows allowing about 1/32 of an inch to show around the edge of the window and 1/16th cross bars .

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  17. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    The windows with white framing is the end result, ready for glass and or blinds or curtains.

    I like this method because the window framing is neat with straight edges.

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  18. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    That's a neat looking station you are building txcavgr
    .Will look forward to seeing your progress.
  19. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered


    So many other things to do these days like raking leaves, raking leaves,raking leaves. Do they ever stop falling? Problems when you are surrounded by these magnificent maple trees.
    This station has lots of windows.
    Here is a view from the front.

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  20. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Rear view. Next I will be into roofing mode.

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