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    Well after doing my little passenger shelter this past spring I thought Ill try this kit this weekend...oh boy

    here are the pieces to this kit....was a bit more then I was expecting


    being a bigger building then the shelter painting the parts first is almost manditory and following the picture on the box I went with the red/white colors which ment taping off the walls...because of the size of the walls I tried an experiment with "post-it" notes to mask off


    it worked!! other then a little run thru from having to much paint on the brush


    I let the paint dry (the wood realy soaked it up even though i was using Model Master enamel) and masked the red to do the white


    the white took 2 coats but when done it looked good


    the front entry to the station isnt a "wall piece" its made up of the window casings door and 2 itty bitty wood pieces


    this was as far as I got last night so I am continuing today!!....more to follow
    "P tower to K&L dispatcher...... Gull cleared OT north 0835"


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    today,following the steps, was decal and wall standing day.

    as stated the front wall is little pieces and this brings up a point, I found the instructions a little confusing. They seem thorough
    but with nothing more then plan views (no blow ups or close ups) so matching some of the stripwood was tough. In the end I ended up
    "winging it"

    the front wall once completed


    it was the same for the garage entry wall they instructions seemed to have way more items going in here
    so I used what I felt would work and came up with this


    next was the decal sheet. these were not transfers but direct glue and a good quanity many left overs to use else where


    this part was challenging...each corner had cornerposts. I had to glue a corner post to one wall end then glue the other wall to it..
    by now I needed some adult beverage......




    then finally attaching the office with the garage



    roof will be next....
    "P tower to K&L dispatcher...... Gull cleared OT north 0835"


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    You're doing great...
    I'm enjoying this!!
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    Yes, it is coming along really well and looks very good indeed! I have one of those kits (not this one) in my box of goodies. I ordered it, received it, opened it, examined it and put it back in the box where it has stayed until to day! Since then I have gained quite a bit of experience and would like to tackle it at some point in the future. But I am not sure if that will happen or not!

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    Looks like your doing a great job so far j edgar.
    I'm looking forward to seeing it finished and on your layout.



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    sorry for the delay but seemed a hectic week....anyway

    the roof is made of the supplied cardstock cut to fit the roof sections and a "tarpaper material" which is just paper. I used a thinner cardstock for the roof.

    cutting the "tarpaper" into shingle strips


    and gluing to the roof sections overlapping to make shingle lines


    the sections completed and ready for black paint


    once dry the sections are glued to the building


    and a final pre-painted strip for a ridge cap and the pump island out front




    tonight i start painting the supplied details, gas pumps tires torch tanks etc, and building the billboard
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    Looks good j edger. I don't know why but poor instructions seem to be common with wood kits. Especially when joining walls. I usually have to guess which wall goes inside and outside the joint. I usually guess wrong. Anyhow, this is coming along nicely and I can't wait to see it with the details added.
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    well here are the details such as they are....was fun painting these lil things


    next i used some more of my foam paper for a base/parking lot



    foam paper was painted with a lightened mix of WS slate grey liquid pigment and glued with elmers


    this afternoon pumps and details were added and next I will add ground foam a fence and some bushes/trees


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    today I blended in the groundcover and added a scratchbuilt guardrail







    next will be some bushes/trees and over time layers of other details...like autos when I get some
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    did you use CA glue? or Elmer's? I would think that it would take Elmer's too long to set up.
    Nice job but you may have scared me away from that kit!
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    the kit was built with CA...lil dab of elmers to put the guardrail down

    was fairly ok kit...just patience....I got mine 12oz at a time
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    Gaurd rail really brought that home! nice work man!
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    Really nice j edgar!

    If it blue and white it would look just like an old Sunoco service station that was near where I grew up..
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    Quote Originally Posted by j edgar View Post
    ..just patience....I got mine 12oz at a time
    good source of patience!
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    I did that same kit in HO. Looks great in N

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    Thanks, j edgar. I've wondered about using JL's kits since they're made nearby and model some old buildings from the area. That would add some nice local flavor to my layout. While the work looks challenging, it doesn't seem impossible. And, at least we have the option of working on it for a while and then stopping to regroup, returning when the reasoning works better and the fingers, too. Never underestimate the power of positive patience enhancer!

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    Thank you.
    I just started back into N Scale after 9 years. I have had this project for years. As usual I lost the plans. This post is just what I needed. I am not very good reading directions and pictures too!

    Well Done!

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    Mel, you'll notice the original post has a Thanks button in the post footer... click this to show your appreciation for the contribution... this way it's recorded and not just another comment lost in the thread.
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    Thank you for that layout. Well Done? There is still hope for me! Sorry I have been so lax. These past months I have been going through Major Tests. I just completed heart tests and passed with flying colours. Next is Kidneys!


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