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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2370 on: November 17, 2021, 10:55:37 AM »
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Wow, that is sharp!

Thanks!  It's just laminated "brick" styrene sheet with additional laminations to build out the tapered brick shape.  You would think that the corners would highlight that it's only sheet styrene, but I think the eye sees the brick texture on two sides and fills in the blank.  I am careful to sand that edge of the styrene sheet flush with the other face and then give it an ever so slight chamfer to knock the corner off.  Should pass the three foot rule.

Oh, and, ironically, that is styrene "brick" sheet from N Scale Architect being used in HO scale.  Must scale out to cinder block in N.  ;)

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2371 on: November 17, 2021, 11:03:41 AM »
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Don't get me started about N scale brick...

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2372 on: November 17, 2021, 08:51:18 PM »
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Chimneys!  Cutting the holes in that roof was intimidating, but I took my time with the Xacto knife and needle files.  That roof is only 0.020” styrene, so it wasn’t tough cutting, but it had to be precise.  The chimneys aren’t yet glued in, in case you’re wondering about their height or if they seem crooked.  For now, I think I’ll hold off gluing them in until the roof is painted/decaled.





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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2373 on: November 18, 2021, 07:04:12 AM »
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Chimneys!  Cutting the holes in that roof was intimidating, but I took my time with the Xacto knife and needle files.  That roof is only 0.020” styrene, so it wasn’t tough cutting, but it had to be precise.  The chimneys aren’t yet glued in, in case you’re wondering about their height or if they seem crooked.  For now, I think I’ll hold off gluing them in until the roof is painted/decaled.





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With the current trend being 3d printing, there is just something completely satisfying about putting xacto knife to styrene and coming up with a masterpiece like this ..

Well done

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2374 on: November 18, 2021, 07:53:56 AM »
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DFF, that station is absolutely top notch! It looks like you bought it off the shelf for crying out loud  :o
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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2375 on: November 18, 2021, 08:27:56 AM »
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With the current trend being 3d printing, there is just something completely satisfying about putting xacto knife to styrene and coming up with a masterpiece like this ..

Well done

Thanks, John!  I have zero CAD skills, so 3D printing is not even an option for me.  I think there is definitely a use for 3D printing in our hobby, but I agree that there is something very satisfying about building it with your own two hands.

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2376 on: November 18, 2021, 08:31:12 AM »
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DFF, that station is absolutely top notch! It looks like you bought it off the shelf for crying out loud  :o

Thanks, Sawyer!  Now get back to work on your layout, because I'm eagerly following along.  ;)

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2377 on: November 18, 2021, 05:15:34 PM »
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Dave,

Truly fantastic work, BZ.

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2378 on: November 18, 2021, 05:50:38 PM »
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Dave,

Truly fantastic work, BZ.

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Thanks, Scott!

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2379 on: November 18, 2021, 11:57:46 PM »
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I added a small 0.040” x 0.040” strip of styrene to the top edge of the fascia on both the main roof and the dormer.  This is to represent the scotia molding or whatever that is that makes the gutter on the roofs of the prototype, creating a small trough area for water to collect and be emptied by the downspouts at the corners.  It was tricky installing these pieces, as I didn’t have a lot of surface area to glue the strip to the top edge of the fascia.

Here’s somewhat of a close-up to hopefully show that trimwork.



With this detail finished, I think I can move on to paint and decals.

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2380 on: November 19, 2021, 12:02:45 AM »
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Me likey, Dave.  Me likey!     :D

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2381 on: November 19, 2021, 12:09:59 AM »
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Do the gutters have the correct pitch?  :trollface:

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2382 on: November 19, 2021, 12:51:36 AM »
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Do the gutters have the correct pitch?  :trollface:

Not even close.

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2383 on: November 19, 2021, 10:03:31 PM »
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Do the gutters have the correct pitch?  :trollface:

What key are the gutters tuned to?

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2384 on: November 20, 2021, 05:36:15 PM »
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Post-1990 era:



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