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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #120 on: November 18, 2019, 10:35:09 AM »
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The Wildfire paint might work.  There are four layers to my wall.  The backer is 0.050" with a semi-gloss white outer layer.  The window layer is ink jet printer compatible vellum (translucent paper).  I colored the backer with black marker to darken the windows.  Perhaps if the Wildfire is applied to the backer in place of my black marker, or, on the back of the printed side of the vellum if tooth is needed to get the paint to stick, the desired effect might be achieved.


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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #121 on: December 06, 2019, 06:24:11 PM »
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I've turned the corner, literally.  Each cutter session gets a little easier, with a higher success rate.  I constructed a support frame using 1/2" x 3/4" pine stock so I won't have to worry about wall warp.  Next up is to add the window sills and other cornice details.  Then tackle the main entrance.  Then another three feet of brick curtain walls as I move to the older parts of the factory.  Now that some of the learning curve is behind me, it should go quicker. 


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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #122 on: December 06, 2019, 07:07:05 PM »
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Looking good! I love the massive scale of this building, something we can do in N.
Nice workmanship, too.
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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #123 on: December 07, 2019, 04:59:58 PM »
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Thanks Otto.  There are plenty of misses in the execution but so far they have been small and I'm not telling where to look to find them.   :D 

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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #124 on: December 13, 2019, 06:04:11 PM »
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I made a fair amount of progress this week.  The x-y cutter is proving every bit as useful as I hoped it would when I bought it.
Here's the main entrance base.  Note the notches that allow it to fit into the building pilasters.  Hail to the cutter.

The main entrance structure was designed to be layered up using spacers between each layer.









In hindsight I should have notched the front side for a 0.050" plate in the same manner I did the rear rather than using individual spacers.  Oh well, next time.  Here's the backer wrap.  98lb water color paper.


The brick wrapper is installed and everything is popped into place.  The prototype structure during the demolition process is shown to the left of the model.  I like it.


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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #125 on: December 13, 2019, 06:31:33 PM »
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Very cool!  And I liked the way you put some sturdy lumber behind the facade.  :)

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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #126 on: December 14, 2019, 11:17:20 AM »
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Amazing. Fricken amazing.

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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #127 on: December 14, 2019, 11:37:20 AM »
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Loving it!
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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #128 on: December 14, 2019, 02:44:07 PM »
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Thanks guys.  This build has been a blast so far.

If I owned a full size table saw I probably would have ripped 3/4" plywood for the bracing per @LIRR practice.  I have a compound miter saw, so that works fine for the 1/2" x 3/4" stock I used.  As a result the models are much lighter than they would be using plywood.  That's not a bad thing considering how clumsy I can be moving the structure on and off the layout for the build.

Thanks for looking.

Steve

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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #129 on: December 15, 2019, 09:47:56 AM »
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Steve,
Really enjoying your build of this industry. I recently bought a Cameo 3 on close out from Michael's, so I'm always looking for ideas and inspiration for what's possible with one of these cutters. It looks like you're using a type of cardboard for some of the internal structure; what is the proper name of this cardboard and where did you buy it?

Thanks,
Brian.

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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #130 on: December 15, 2019, 02:39:59 PM »
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Thanks Brian.  The white base behind the finished layers is called "white mounting board 14 ply" according to the register slip.  I got it at Blick Art Materials but I'll bet any art supply store has it.  The cutter will not cut it clean easily.  I've settled on letting the cutter score the cut lines and then use a hobby knife and straight edge to actually cut it.  If you line your edges up during the drawing process it goes pretty quickly.  Doing it that way is much neater (less ragged edges) and easier on the equipment.
Steve

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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #131 on: December 20, 2019, 09:44:45 PM »
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I've been reluctant to fold the paper components to form an edge, primarily because I did not feel I could get a sharp enough fold to simulate a brick corner.  The sandstone (? not sure of the material) main entrance seemed like a good place to try.  Using the cutter to make guide marks and a steel rule/chisel blade hobby knife to make the bend did the trick.


Before the sills and header could be installed I needed to join the two structure so I could check to be sure everything lined up.  Adding the styrene strips is much easier with the model surface parallel to the work surface.  An L shaped structure does not lay very flat.  Here's how I got around that.  Don't think I didn't take a deep breath before I clamped my baby to the desk.


So far so good.  The only element that really looks out of place is the stone wrap around the entrance.  It's probably too high, base to bottom of windows.  That's just how the dimensions worked out.  Later in the life of the building shrubbery was planted around the entrance.  I think I'll do the same to minimize the ivory expanse.


As I was studying the entrance details I noticed the curb in front of the building turned towards the building one bay short of the end.  By golly there's another entrance!  The worker's main entrance perhaps?  I've no record or what it looked like but I think I'll include it anyhow and make something up.  The guard shack done in the same architectural style as the entrance is a must have too.


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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #132 on: December 20, 2019, 09:58:21 PM »
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That’s a great way to model large, multistory buildings. Great job.

Now get it dirty.  :D

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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #133 on: December 20, 2019, 11:40:37 PM »
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Loving they way this project is coming together I really like it a lot

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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #134 on: December 22, 2019, 10:30:30 AM »
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Thanks guys.  Weathering is in the plan but it's a long way off.  Left to do on this section:  Roofing, Elevator room above the main entrance at the roof level, Parapet wall layers on the roof side and coping on top, Details on top of the main entrance parapet wall (I've determined half round styrene would be the easiest way approzimate what is there but I must order some) and the newly discovered entrance.  I'll likely wait until the structure is in the final place on the layout before I tackle the loading dock and canopy for same.  THEN weathering.