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« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2012, 08:50:39 AM »
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You can improve them by adding the covered front porch, and by scabbing on a second floor addition with clapboard siding over deck, supported by spindly 4x4 posts.

Obviously you're not building Baltimore, but you'll still need do some work to make these into better looking, more plausible models.  Perhaps Ed can take some pictures out his window at work, his office is in the middle of Hampden!

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Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2012, 09:11:19 PM »
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Not to mention that the window openings should be edged with enough 2x4s so that the bargain replacement windows the slumlord owners bought without measuring can fit.

Actually, I ran across this photo on RMC's Facebook page, these models do have some value if you go the mile -
If you look at the N scale version in the background though, there's not enough height below the door-line to add a front porch. And the Italianite really is unique to Baltimore, Richmond and places in PA like Reading. I don't remember seeing anything like them in my trips through the Boston area.
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Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2012, 02:22:42 PM »
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Hey its what CMR calls them, not me! Like Lee said, I'm not modeling B'more so accuracy of that area is not what I am looking for.  The kit does actually come with the porch in N scale, or you can just build them with a set of stairs.

Yes you would not have seen them in Boston, as Boston row houses, especially South End and North End houses are generally 3 floors, and have have a bay on the right that runs the height of the building.  They are however good stand ins for formerly mill owned boarding houses in Lowell, MA and Manchester, NH, which were generally 2-3 floors, which had front steps or a porch, depending on if they were on mill complex streets (steps) or on the streets just outside the complex on larger lots (with porch). Italianite is quite common on the north end of Manchester.
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Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2012, 05:25:26 PM »
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Put some paint to some structures. At the recommendation of CMR I used Krylon Ruddy Brown primer and it actually looks pretty good. Should look even better with some weathering.

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Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2012, 10:51:39 PM »
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Is that Manchester?
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Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2012, 12:06:13 AM »
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Yes its Amoskeag Mill #3 I believe. Its looking down Canal St in the 1960s with the old B&M main alignment.
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Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2012, 01:29:28 AM »
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Are you planning a scene of that scale?  That will be very cool.

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Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2012, 08:28:39 AM »
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My goodness that's a lot of window sills to paint.

I thought my daughter and I would go bonkers painting the 40+ windows on our cannery flat, which looks about 1/3 what you're attempting.
Wait: you're modeling the back of it too???  :scared:

My hat is off to you, sir!

If you have a nifty way to hit all those windows sills at once, let me know!

But it will be worth it: that will be a great scene!
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Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2012, 12:41:22 PM »
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My goodness that's a lot of window sills to paint.

I thought my daughter and I would go bonkers painting the 40+ windows on our cannery flat, which looks about 1/3 what you're attempting.


After reading how others have tackled structures with lots-o-windows, like this building or the DPM series, I started painting my structures with whatever color the windows/trim was going to be and then brush painted the walls. 

I gotta say that was much easier than doing the other way around.

However the easiest method is simply keeping the windows and walls the same color.  :D

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Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2012, 03:49:40 PM »
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Are you planning a scene of that scale?  That will be very cool.

Somewhat similar. I really like mill towns so this layout will have that feel.

https://picasaweb.google.com/109551258085645456632/NewEnglandMills

After reading how others have tackled structures with lots-o-windows, like this building or the DPM series, I started painting my structures with whatever color the windows/trim was going to be and then brush painted the walls. 

I gotta say that was much easier than doing the other way around.

However the easiest method is simply keeping the windows and walls the same color.  :D

The Middlesex Mfg kits have the windows separate, so you can just hit them with the airbrush.  But yes I do have a lot of sills to do... Unless I decide to treat them as brick sills instead of granite. I haven't decided yet.
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Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2012, 06:40:01 PM »
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I've been working on some structures while I have been waiting for parts for the control panels to arrive, and for me to go get my airbrush to paint the track.

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Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #41 on: March 01, 2012, 10:29:46 AM »
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Some more work. Began installing curbs and sidewalks, as well as some more structures and the Tam Valley Depot  servo motors.





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Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #42 on: March 01, 2012, 10:45:54 AM »
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Lookin' good!
What kind of grass is that in the bottom photo?
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« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2012, 10:47:17 AM »
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Lookin' good!
What kind of grass is that in the bottom photo?

2:1 mix of Silfor Late Fall and Silfor Summer Green, 4mm length.  Its what I call my base grasses layer, and build up on it.
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Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2012, 11:31:09 AM »
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It's looking really, really good Ian.  Great job.
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