kentucky rr station

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by philip, May 21, 2003.

  1. philip

    philip Guest

    Vine Grove,Ky


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  2. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Philip. The detail on the siding, roof and doors look great.
  3. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Great job Phillip!:cool:
    That one really hits close to home for me!:D :cool: :D
  4. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Nice work Philip. That is a good looking station.:) :)
  5. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Looking good Philip!
  6. philip

    philip Guest

    The original was torn down some 30 years ago. I have some images of the thing in BMP mode. Any possible way to change images to JPEG? .......stumped. thanks for the kind words!

  7. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Sure Philip, just open it up in paint or what ever program you use then go to file, scroll down to "save as" click on that and a box will come up, in the box towards the bottom it will say save as type. next to it, it will probably say 24-bit Bitmap as that is what you say the file is now. next to that is a down arrow, click on that scroll down to jpeg and click on it. Make sure you put a file name in the box right above that then click save and you are done.
  8. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Very nice!!!:D
  9. philip

    philip Guest

    the real one

    thanks Tyson! I hope this works.

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  10. philip

    philip Guest

    the approaching end of passenger svc

    notice the semaphore is missing....dang vandals

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  11. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    WOW!!!!!! :cool: Neat photos Philip! Glad it worked and you were able to post em', thanks :)
  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Nice looking structure phillip. What did you make it out of? One real benefit to scrachbuilding is being able to make a model of a real building even if it is just from a photo as you did.
  13. Tad

    Tad Member

    Nice structure, Phillip. I never saw the real one, but I've been to Vine Grove many times when I was stationed at Fort Knox.
  14. philip

    philip Guest


    Robin, Here is the sort of "bill of materials". The whole thing is mostly evergreen plastic. The smoke jack is made of lead soldier. The screen door material is made out of one of those old wire mesh type coffee filters...that I stole from my wifes coffee maker. Actually I convinced her the filter was no longer serviceable...she has no idea I'm using the materials for screen doors LOL. The freight door are v-groove 0.25 spacing. The windows are Grandt Line. The doors are Grandt line 5 raised panel with the center cut out and the screen attached plus the 5 panel doors on the inside.
    The roof is evergreen with that maddening little groove that you are forced to glue that tiny little strip in. The siding is clapboard .030 spacing. The frame is square tube for reinforcment.
    The out side corners are angles like .060. I brush painted the siding with testors primer and then ruffed the finish with steel wool. The roof is testors battleship gray with the steel wool finish. The doors and windows are Polly Mec Pine green. My presentation of the thing is awful. I will some day plant all my models when my benchwork and track is laid. :) TAD... welcome!

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  15. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks for all the info philip. You did an excellent job of putting it all together.

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