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dougnelson

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Re: Palmer Union Station
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2023, 05:28:30 AM »
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Got a good start on the complex roof. It was done with some measuring, some geometry, and some trial and error fitting. I’m using scrap mat board (free from Michaels).



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Re: Palmer Union Station
« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2023, 09:01:46 PM »
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Dang, that's going to look sooo good!
I particularly appreciate the depth/wall thickness, given the material used on the prototype. It looks SOLID, as it should (unlike many buildings, model and real). Nice, nice work!
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Re: Palmer Union Station
« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2023, 05:04:41 PM »
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Oh Yeahhh!  This is really lookin' good! I agree 100% with Otto's remarks.

Can't wait to see what you do with the roof!

Cheerio!
Bob Gilmore

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Re: Palmer Union Station
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2023, 08:40:26 PM »
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Crafters use “alcohol inks” - works great on clear styrene sheet. This is a great project.

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Re: Palmer Union Station
« Reply #34 on: September 26, 2023, 07:52:07 PM »
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Progress on the station project:

Created a base for the station using 1/4" MDF.  Painted concrete color and score lines and cracks added with a colored pencil.  The base allowed me to add platform canopy supports.


Platform canopy supports were made with the laser cutter on 1/8" MDF.  This greatly simplified the effort needed to model these.


Metal pins were used in the support bases to achieve a strong connection with the base.


Chimneys were also made with the laser cutter.  Stone will have texture added and then painted.


Finished roof and platform canopies.  Ready for application of roofing materials.







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Re: Palmer Union Station
« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2023, 08:53:54 PM »
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Nice progress. Very nice!
Otto

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Re: Palmer Union Station
« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2023, 10:46:17 AM »
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Excellent!  :D

Cheerio!
Bob Gilmore

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Re: Palmer Union Station
« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2023, 11:49:54 PM »
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I spent a lot of time thinking about the roofing material.  The station had a slate roof.  I experimented with laser cutting strips of paper roof shingles, and although it did give a 3D effect to the roof, it was somewhat over-scaled and would have been very labor intensive to apply to such a large roof.  i found a graphic image of a slate roof and tried printing on matte photo paper in my ink jet printer.  it is closer to actual scale and I thought that the texture and effect more closely matched the actual roof that I saw in photos.  I printed on 8.5x11 matte photo paper and worked to minimize seams.  Most of the roof planes could be covered with a slngle piece.  For the pieces to fit around the dormer windows, I used copy paper to create a template to to used to cut the actual roof prints.  Each panel was glued to the roof with rubber cement applied to both sides for a permanent seal.

Ridges and valleys were finished with strips of gray paper.  These may be sheet metal.  The ridge tops are raised copper ridges with finials on the ends.  These were made with the laser cutter from 1/16" bass plywood and painted green to represent aged copper.  Overall, I am happy with how the roof came out.






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Re: Palmer Union Station
« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2023, 06:11:19 AM »
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Doug, that model is simply spectacular, especially with the innovative processes you used.  Well done!

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Re: Palmer Union Station
« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2023, 09:00:49 AM »
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Most excellent Doug!
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Re: Palmer Union Station
« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2023, 09:30:55 AM »
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JAW dropping, excellent work.

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Re: Palmer Union Station
« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2023, 09:50:19 AM »
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Outstanding....

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Re: Palmer Union Station
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2023, 11:13:47 AM »
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Wow, just wow. Nailed it. Hope the Novato boys will truly appreciate what you did, Doug.
Well done!
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Re: Palmer Union Station
« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2023, 01:11:15 PM »
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Doug, that station checks all the boxes.  Beautiful work.
Typically the caps would be galvanized metal, so your light grey treatment is spot on.

My only suggestion would be to eliminate the flat valley between the two gables.  It's hard to see in photos taken from the ground, but I bet there's a cricket there to divert water down to the lower roof.



I know you're already filing for your occupancy permit, but your roofer is going to get a call back inside a year for that water trap!

Lee
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Re: Palmer Union Station
« Reply #44 on: October 26, 2023, 01:55:04 PM »
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Thanks for the comments. 

Lee - you are correct and you can see that cricket in the Google Earth aerial image.  If I get ambitious, I can still add it.  Then again, it has never rained on the layout.  :D