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Thread: Wombats N Scale Structure Builds

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    Hey Guys,

    As said, this thread will be for all of the structures I am building for the N Scale layout. I will be posting progress pictures pretty much step by step (if I remember) including all of the "whoops" moments.

    The first is my DPM Bruce's Bakery:

    I wasn't sure how I was going to go about getting clean edges around the windows while also not finding myself in a position where the coats of white paint built up to ridiculous levels. Te only solution I could come up with was to mask everything around the windows and spray, and that is what I did, although not all that successfully as I seemed to have missed covering a couple of areas.



    Not the best photo (new camera) but this is after the top two windows were sprayed. Looks like a total mess.



    This is the end result. You can see where I missed with the masking tape (Tamiya 1/4" masking tape). The upside is I can touch that up as well as touching up around the sides of the windows where I couldn't/didn't get the tape.



    The wall was removed and washed in warm soapy water, dried for 24 hours then sprayed with a light coat of Krylon Plastic Grey Primer. That was let to sit for another 24 hours before I hand painted 1 coat of Apple Barrel Barn Red using a fairly dry brush.

    The end color will most likely be different and I will go with either Model Master, Tru Color or Badger paints.
    Cheers,

    Tony
    (aka wombat457)

    "...knowing what to do is one thing, being able to do it is another..."

    http://www.modelrailroadforums.com/f...Indoor-N-Scale

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    Yep you got white on the nice red brick.
    Hey Tony thought I'd pass on an old tip before you start assembling the walls, have you ever used MEK? Great stuff mends the walls together instantly. Also is great for cleaning brushes.

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    Lynn,

    Yep, left some of the wall exposed when I masked. This is (more or less) a "training wall" to see what works and what doesn't. The masking worked well only being let down by the "masker" Just got to pay more attention to what I am doing and try to get the tape a little closer to the left and right edges of the windows. Doing the left, right and rear walls this way will be easy - how I will do the front wall is still up in the air.

    But, as I said, I'm going to show all the "screw ups" and not JUST the "good side" of what is being done. Hopefully showing the screw ups will highlight (to a degree) the repairs.

    I have heard of it but never used it. Unfortunately (maybe) I have just bought 3 bottles of Micro Scales Micro Bond (Thin). One of the things I am going to be dong with these kits, that I didn't do with the HO versions, is use a square for the wall alignment. I intend cutting two 4" or 5" lengths of 1 X 3 and reducing them down to 1 X 2 join them at right angles, cut the outside join at 45 degrees and place them on a bit of 1/2 ply. That will enable me to brae the wall sections so they are square and run a line of glue down the seem. Well, that is the theory anyway.
    Cheers,

    Tony
    (aka wombat457)

    "...knowing what to do is one thing, being able to do it is another..."

    http://www.modelrailroadforums.com/f...Indoor-N-Scale

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    Every modeler's toolkit should include a set of 1-2-3 blocks:

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    https://www.amazon.com/HFS-BLOCKS-PR...70_&dpSrc=srch

    The really great thing is they are magnetic and you can use neodymium magnets to hold things in place while the adhesive sets.
    Kevin

    General Manager
    Red Oak and Western Railway Company

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    Kevin,

    Thanks, will definitely be getting a set of them! Okay, one set ordered. Probably should have asked this before I did; however, can you tell me what the physical dimensions of the blocks are, particularly the height of them please. I didn't see those details anywhere.
    Last edited by wombat457; 11-07-2017 at 03:42 PM.
    Cheers,

    Tony
    (aka wombat457)

    "...knowing what to do is one thing, being able to do it is another..."

    http://www.modelrailroadforums.com/f...Indoor-N-Scale

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    They are called 123 blocks, and those are the dims. 1X2X3.
    Retirement is for when the weekends just aren't long enough anymore.

    Paul

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    Ahh, it's the obvious that always trips me up Thanks mate.
    Cheers,

    Tony
    (aka wombat457)

    "...knowing what to do is one thing, being able to do it is another..."

    http://www.modelrailroadforums.com/f...Indoor-N-Scale

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    Actually I guess that should be 1-2-3 blocks.
    Retirement is for when the weekends just aren't long enough anymore.

    Paul

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    A good lighted magnifier is essential, IMHO.
    I have this one from Harbor Freight and couldn't be happier with it:
    https://www.harborfreight.com/deskto...amp-60642.html
    I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.
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    http://theworldasiseeit-flyboy2610.b...-i-see-it.html

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    flyboy,

    Thanks and yep, was the first thing I bought when I delved into N Scale
    Cheers,

    Tony
    (aka wombat457)

    "...knowing what to do is one thing, being able to do it is another..."

    http://www.modelrailroadforums.com/f...Indoor-N-Scale

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