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    Default Building the lumber yard

    Hi, itís been awhile.

    So I started getting back into things working on my lumber yard. Walthers Walton and son kit.

    Split the main shed into 2 buildings. Used the leftover roof parts for another enclosed storage space.

    Still unconfirmed if this is the final resting place for all the buildings, or if Iím going to extend the track a bit more.

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    Good to see you posting again. the project is coming along nicely.
    Yours,

    Gene

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    Looking good. Keep up the great work.

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    Finished building the Osborne loading ramp kit, for boxcar unloading.

    That’ll be it for the weekend, I’ll paint it Sunday night

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    Before getting too far I started thinking about ground cover, and I’d like a dirt look.

    Made up a trial piece, on the left is with sawdust, middle play sand and right is grout.

    Started with brown paint, then applied the cover. Then after drying applied diluted glue to firm it up.

    Im leaning towards the grout, though not as happy with how it looked after glueing. The sand is a semi close second but I’m afraid it’s too oversized.

    Any thoughts?

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    Blend!

    Try sand + grout, versus all three, and maybe in varied proportions. But I would put my money on 50:50 sand+grout blend being just right.

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    What era do you model? I'm going to build a lumber yard in modern era, but feel like the Walthers kit is more meant for an earlier era (I've build one shed so far).

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    Quote Originally Posted by zosimas View Post
    What era do you model? I'm going to build a lumber yard in modern era, but feel like the Walthers kit is more meant for an earlier era (I've build one shed so far).
    I have the same kit and also model the modern era. The modern era also includes older buildings too

    I also split the lumber shed into two structures. But I plan to 'bash one of the structures into a two-story hardware store (Evergreen styrene sheet as the facade with doors and windows cut in).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroRedLn View Post
    I have the same kit and also model the modern era. The modern era also includes older buildings too

    I also split the lumber shed into two structures. But I plan to 'bash one of the structures into a two-story hardware store (Evergreen styrene sheet as the facade with doors and windows cut in).
    I'd like a hardware store, havn't quite figured out how though, hope you post pics of your progress on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zosimas View Post
    What era do you model? I'm going to build a lumber yard in modern era, but feel like the Walthers kit is more meant for an earlier era (I've build one shed so far).
    I model modern era, and I’ve actually found similar structures locally if you split the shed into 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroRedLn View Post
    I have the same kit and also model the modern era. The modern era also includes older buildings too

    I also split the lumber shed into two structures. But I plan to 'bash one of the structures into a two-story hardware store (Evergreen styrene sheet as the facade with doors and windows cut in).
    Thats a good idea too, I just built it out of the box

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    try this:
    paint then apply 50/50 glue/water then use a small tea strainer to sift the grout or grout/ sand mix over the wet glue...
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    Progress has been slow and steady, but I’m in no rush.

    The Osborne models ramp has been put in place, and I’ve finished assembling and painting the GHQ forklift. The yard is ready and waiting to accept it’s first lumber delivery.

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