A single stall engine house

Discussion in 'Robin At His Best' started by Matthyro, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    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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  2. jasbourre

    jasbourre Member

    In scall inches how thick are those beams? I'm guessing its in HO!
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Yes it is HO CN1 The thickness of these beams are 8 by 8 inches in HO scale.
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    The framing is complete and is ready for planking.

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  5. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Wow, that's a great shot in itself Robin! It would be neat to have something like that on a layout, with lots of workers swarming around.

  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I would like to do that Val but unfortunately I don't have any HO LPBs and N ones would make this like Lilliput.
  7. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Robin, you can use N Scale LPB, just have the soundtrack from the "Wizard of Oz" playing.

    "We represent the Lollipop Guild"
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    The walls have been planked with 2x8s. Now just doors and roof to be done.

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  9. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    Robin, that is one great looking little engine house.
  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks IG. Got the doors made. The two main ones and the little backdoor.

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  11. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Looks fantastic Robin!
  12. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Looks great Robin.... One question - why is the door at the rear elevated? Just curious... ;)

  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    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.
  14. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Boy, Robin, you even do good work in the large scales. :D

    I guess craftsmanship knows no size limits. :thumb:
  15. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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

    Beautiful work, my friend!
    :thumb: :cool: :cool: :thumb:
  16. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    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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  17. galt904

    galt904 Member

    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. :)
  18. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Yes those are coffee can lid windows galt904.
  19. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Looks great Robin. :thumb:
    Nice job.
  20. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    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

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