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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotian_Huntress View Post
    Well according to Janbouli it is 1955 and 1959
    http://www.janbouli.com/?p=home.html&title=HOMEnd 1959 at the same time."
    I settled for 1960 , the year of my birth , and took modelers liberty to still want the roundhouse and steam on my layout. As to the flag , I believe there are several different ones in the kit and otherwise I will get the right one from the internet. This of course also means the factory would have been very busy at that time making all those new flags.
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    There were still drive and drabs of steam into the 80s.

    There was one steel mill south of Chicago that got a half dozen working 0-8-0 switchers as scrap. Instead of melting them down, they were put to work moving materials around the mill. The owner felt they worked better that diesels. Probably because they ran on junk oil. One of them had an anomaly. It had the tender reversed. Something you could not do with coal.

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    Assembling the walls to the foundation.


    Tried the roof for fitting , ready to paint.


    The other side of the structure with all doors and windows in place.


    While waiting for some painted parts to dry I started on some sub-assemblies like the watertank. An AA penlite was the exact right size , I soaked the wood part in water and then wound it around the pennlite with elastic bands to create the right shape.


    Some of the subs I made , porch , watertank frame, billboard frame.


    Glued the watertank sides to the frame , quite easy with the shape already there.
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    Okay then , N-scale is small and fragile so I took my time cutting loose the lettering of the signs. Very delicately cutting away surrounding pieces till the letters were free. Lasercutting at it's finest , they look excellent.








    Before painting cornices and trim I had stuck them to transfer tape making installation easy.
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    Great tips as always.

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    That tarpaper roof is screaming out for a bunch of tar patches. Especially when compared to the worn paint look of the walls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoNW View Post
    That tarpaper roof is screaming out for a bunch of tar patches. Especially when compared to the worn paint look of the walls.
    The whole structure is screaming out for weathering and all kinds of stuff, it's because I am not even near finished
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    Painted the letters white.


    Just something to hold while I'm painting the roof buildings.


    The ladder for the watertank.


    The instructions in the kit are I believe for the H0 kit, it says use the styrene strips for the watertank , but there are no styrene strips . In stead I used strands of wire.


    Using CA glue and a lot of patience it was easier then I thought it would be.





    Added the other details to the watertank.
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    After some painting and weathering I installed the watertank on the roof.








    Also did some chalks on the roof .


    Elevator house and walkplanks on the roof.
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