Fifer Mills

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Matthyro, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    This is the only major structure that will go on the second Ntrak corner module I am building for Vals BBQ this summer.
    It is a mill that makes carpets. It is based on the South River Modelworks ad in the December 1998 MR.
    It is named after Mike Fifer, NARA member #90.
    As most of you know I like to name my structures after NARA members.
    As you can see there are a ton of windows in this building.

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  2. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Sheesh, Robin. Don't you know how to play? Just cross the 2nd box from the left and you've got three in a row!! You win!!

    Sheesh!! :):):) :p :rolleyes:
  3. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    You do like, give your tools a chance to cool down, don't you?:thumb:
  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Damn it, he's off and running again. This one is going to take a little longer than your last one :rolleyes:

  5. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    You must eat breakfast food three times a day the way you use cerial boxs. Have fun. FRED
  6. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    ...Rubs Hands In Anticipation...

    Oboy! Here we go again! This one ought to be good. :thumb:
  7. fifer

    fifer Active Member


    Thanks for the Honor.
    I'm with the other guys , Robin ,you are a madman with an Xacto and a cutting mat.
    Sorry I havn't been posting much , my son and I are trying to get an online store going and the site building is slow , but some merchandise is on the way.
    We are off , in the motorhome, to Las Vegas next wednsday for his wedding and will be back the following monday. The orders should be here by then and then the real work starts.
    We hope to have the site up next month.
    Thanks Robin, Mike

    :) :) :) :) :) :) :p :p :p :D :D :D
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Here are all the wall sections with windows and doors cut out. Next step is to frame the windows. Yes, this one is going slower as I am also laying track on my layout.

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  9. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member


    Looks like another winner in the works! Robin, you are an inspiration to us all!!!

  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    The walls are up and window glass is glued in place and clamped with clothes pegs.

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  11. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Nice detail on them windows. Hard to believe you made them from paper. That's more cutting than I want to do. It's also funny how we call common items different names. We call them clothes pins here in the Ozark Mountains. I think we will have fish and freedom fries for lunch:D . FRED
  12. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Aha, now its taking shape, can't wait to see it finished.:thumb:

  13. b28_82

    b28_82 Member

    I'm from the Chicago area and we call them clothes pins too. Must be a Canadian thing:D
  14. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    I'm from Toronto and have heard them called both clothes pins and pegs interchangeably.

    BTW Robin, I think those clothes pins are a little out of scale for your structure. :D

  15. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Val, it is just a phase Robin is going through. It is called:

    "Neuveau Architecture"

    They are just modern deco spires on the building.
  16. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member


    That's beautiful Robin!
    Can't wait to see the finished model!
    :cool: :thumb: :thumb: :cool:
  17. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Back to them clothes pegs, there's a nice source of pre-weathered wood Robin. Them would make great Ozark shacks. FRED :D
  18. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    It's hard to dissagree with any of the other comments. As usual, exemplary work.:thumb: :thumb:
  19. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Should let Casey Feedwater know that Robin has a source for Ozark quality material. :thumb:
  20. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks folks for the support and kind words.
    I don't believe the quality of my stuff stands up to the excellent work that others post here at the Gauge but I am having fun doing it.
    Next I have added the roofing and the bell tower. The bell tower is made of toothpicks and the top is a bit of 3/4inch dowel I turned to the shape you see.

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