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    I believe you are correct, Greg. The one that came with this kit was one piece.
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    The going is slow, due to outdoor jobs and increased hours at work, but I'm plugging away at it. I'm a Plugger, after all. http://www.gocomics.com/pluggers/
    I have 3 of the 4 walls painted. The large walls are being done in sections. I paint about half the trim, giving the areas a 'primer' coat. This is then allowed to dry. After that I do the rest of the trim, and let it dry. Once the trim has been primed, I go back with a second coat, doing 1/2 at a time. It takes a while, but the results look pretty good and I don't start seeing double from looking in the magnifier for extended periods of time!
    That magnifier is a very handy tool to have, well worth the money!
    I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.
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    Well, the big day has finally arrived! I have begun gluing the walls of the main building together. I finished painting the trim, though a bit of touch up will be needed when gluing is complete, and installed the .015 PVC glazing and black construction paper view blocks. I should finish getting the walls glued tomorrow, and then I can figure out how I'm going to do the cattle loading chute.
    Because the chute is going to be facing the opposite direction from the kit design, the inner wall will become the outer wall and the outer will be the inner. This could prove interesting.

    The loading dock wall and the chute wall glued together. I am using a cheap corner clamp from Harbor Freight. Since there's not much stress on it, it's holding up fine so far! Lots of spring clamps help hold things square.


    The plastic springs clamps (the small ones) are from Harbor Freight as well. I discover (quite by accident) that when the pads are swiveled backwards they do a good job of holding the wall sections together, provided there is a lip for them to grab onto. They are holding the wall sections without putting stress on the window frames.


    I am using a couple of different sized joist angles to help hold the top wall square. The long black skinny clamps are from Menard's.


    At this rate I should be done in a few years. With the packing plant anyway!
    I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.
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    I think it is coming out well Flyboy , it will be a nice addition to your layout for sure.....
    Bearclaw Valley Railroad

    my build thread http://www.modelrailroadforums.com/f...alley-Railroad

  5. #55

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim81147 View Post
    I think it is coming out well Flyboy , it will be a nice addition to your layout for sure.....
    Thanks, Jim! I'm pretty pleased with how it's coming out.
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    I decided to start on the water tower while the second wall assembly dries. I got the two tank halves glued together without incident. The tower supports, well..........
    I went looking for them and discovered what was left of them laying in the box with all the other "de-sprued" fiddly bits!I pieced them back together and got all 4 to come out properly. 3 of them were only broken into 2 pieces, while one of them is 3 pieces. Jig saw puzzle time! This really shouldn't be too bad. This kit was a train show find, so who knows how many times it's been moved, bumped, dropped, etc. Once I get these pieces glued back together, I'm going to airbrush the tank, along with it's top and bottom. The supports are supposed to be glued together along their edges and cap strips glued to them before gluing to the tank bottom. I'll glue the supports together and airbrush the assembly before gluing it to the tank bottom.
    Oh, the adventures of model railroading!

    The tank support jig saw puzzle:


    The remainder of the "de-sprued" fiddly bits in the box:


    I have to do 10 hour days at work next week, so I may not get much done before the weekend, but what happens happens.
    I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.
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    I hate when work gets in the way, watching your build its turning out really nice.

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    I have a Model Railroading friend who used to sell some type of products to the actual Packing Plant in Dubuque Iowa that this kit was modeled after. He has built this same kit, also. I'm just glad to see people just even building models!
    Mark D.

    Opinions given are my own and not meant to ruffle any feathers.
    Northern Pacific, really terrific!

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    Thanks, guys! I prefer to build kits when possible (for both model railroading and RC planes) rather than just buy what someone else has assembled. 10 hour days do cut into the workshop time, though!
    I just glued the last corner of the main building together. One of the legs on the tank support just isn't gluing up too well. I think I'll reinforce that with a thin piece of styrene glued to the back and call it an in-the-field repair! I'm kind of bouncing back and forth between the two projects right now.
    I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyboy2610 View Post
    Thanks, guys! I prefer to build kits when possible (for both model railroading and RC planes) rather than just buy what someone else has assembled. 10 hour days do cut into the workshop time, though!
    I just glued the last corner of the main building together. One of the legs on the tank support just isn't gluing up too well. I think I'll reinforce that with a thin piece of styrene glued to the back and call it an in-the-field repair! I'm kind of bouncing back and forth between the two projects right now.
    A man after my own heart, Mr. Flyboy! I love kits, both in Model Railroading and R/C Airplanes, too!
    Mark D.

    Opinions given are my own and not meant to ruffle any feathers.
    Northern Pacific, really terrific!

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