The Griswold Railway Hotel

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Matthyro, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Also known as the McGibbon Hotel
    My usual begining.

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  2. Racharg

    Racharg Member

    Here we go again...YIPPEEEEE:thumb:
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Not much done as I left on Friday to go north to my daughter and son-in-law's home off of highway 17 between North Bay and Sudbury. We went to see my grandaughters Sunday School Christmas concert. Had a great visit up there and returned home today.
    A tedious part of this type of building is glueing in cerealboard strips into the window wells. There are 56 windows to do in this building.

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  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I know this must be boring stuff but you did ask for the steps.
    Here are the walls with first coat of paint ready for window details

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  5. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    It's definitely not boring to me! I've been working on a little factory building on and off since this Sunday. I don't work at your lightening pace, so I'm not quite to your "usual beginning" yet. Cutting out all of those windows is hard on my fingers!

    Anyway, my current project looks like it will closely parallel this one of yours, at least until it comes time to put the roof on.

    Thanks for keeping up with these tutorials. You're not just building excellent paper models--you're also building up a following!
  6. pttom

    pttom Member

    We like to be bored. Keep it coming.:D
  7. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Bored? What's that? Really Robin, we love to watch the steps you go through on your constructions. Keep posting them.
  8. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Bring it on Robin!!!!!!!!!

  9. Lemur

    Lemur New Member

    Keep on posting! :thumb: :thumb:

    We all love to see how you do this stuff.
    I for one keep looking forward to your posts. It keeps me motivated to work on the buildings for my own layout. :p
  10. MarkB

    MarkB New Member

    How do you hide the seams when you join the wall segments?
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks for all your very kind comments folks.
    MarkB Much depends on the type of building I am doing to join segements. In this case I have trimmed the edges to a 45degree angle so when the joins meet they won't be visible. When I get to that stage I will take a photo to show you.
  12. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    "Boring" ??

    If this is boring, then...Please! Bore me to DEATH!! :D
  13. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    I also like to be bored - bore on, my friend! :D :D :D

    There's not one building where I hadn't learned somethin new. Now if that's boring???


    PS: 56 windows? Robin, your patience is incredible! :cool:
  14. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    OK I hear you so will try to make this more interesting.
    This is the back side of the walls so you can see how I glue strips of white paper to make window frames.

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  15. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    So if you flipped those over we would see white window frames inside of the brown walls?
  16. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    That's correct Tyson.
    This photo shows it with the "glass" in place. I use those plastic tops from coffee cans. I like it because it isn't clear so give the effect of relected light and shows up better with interior lighting.

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  17. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Next I added curtains. I found lots of curtains in Sears catalogue. Just cut them out when the wife isn't looking. I cut tthem into strips and glue them in place. Some closed some partially open.

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  18. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Here they are in place

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  19. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Now with the walls done assembley begins

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  20. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    This photo is for MarkB showing wall joints. I cut a strip of cardboard and score it down the middle then glue it around the corner much like real buildings that have a slightly thicker wall at the corners. I still have work to do on the exterior of the walls.

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