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Re: American Model Builders Laser Art 85' Wood Roundhouse
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2019, 10:20:58 PM »
Since I needed to set the rail. the roundhouse board (1/2" homasote on top of 3/4" plywood) was reinserted into the yard.  I had laid everything out before I even cut out for the turntable, so there was no issue for where the building and tracks were to go.  The "foundation" was previous glued down and the two outer door sills were glued and colored.  Then the track was cut and added.  I do spike down the track to hold it in place, but thick super glue (the dark spots) is used as the main adhesive to keep it in place until ballasted.  I got the center stall door frame assembly glued down.  Once set, I can then add the center track.  Now I have to remember and add the track feeders before adding any walls.
As an aside, I found that operate my Walthers T/T using a 15.6 volt battery from a Sears drill.
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Re: American Model Builders Laser Art 85' Wood Roundhouse
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2019, 07:08:18 AM »
Bob,

You've made great progress.  I really like the way the wall coloring came out both inside and out.  I'm staying on board with this one, it has been a great ride thus far.  Thanks for all the pics and detailed explanations.
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Re: American Model Builders Laser Art 85' Wood Roundhouse
« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2019, 07:37:37 AM »
Looking really good Bob!  Keep those progress pics coming.
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Re: American Model Builders Laser Art 85' Wood Roundhouse
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2019, 11:02:15 AM »
Hey bob:

looking just great so far.

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Re: American Model Builders Laser Art 85' Wood Roundhouse
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2019, 10:07:40 PM »
Well, this sucks.  My last update didn't make it.  So, I'll do a quick recap.
I added all the tracks and cut gaps along the lift off, but aligned with the ties.  Feeders were added and rail sides painted.  One side wall glued into place.
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Re: American Model Builders Laser Art 85' Wood Roundhouse
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2019, 10:43:57 PM »
With the one sidewall firmly in place, the two back wall sections were added along with the a front wall section.  These should give me some working room to add the ballast floor.  I temporarily added one main beam and two support columns jut to see what the interior is going to look like.
So, I went through my ballast stash and found a bunch of John's Lab and Campbell Scale Models ballast.  Mostly all gray.  Okay, that's good to go.  IPA, hmmmm, down to about a third cup.  But sufficient.   Note to self - make sure that you screw the cap down on volatile liquids.  Glue.  Glue?  What the  . . . . .  How can I not have Elmer's white glue?  Need to make a stop by Dollar General tomorrow am.
So, being glueless, I'll work on the roof.  Somehow I need to make it removable.  This could be a real trick since there are 24 ceiling joists per bay and the roof deck pieces are warped.  Those pieces maybe not get installed.  Step 1 was to add the "eaves".  Okay, I found them but had no idea if the go on flat or on edge.  Since there is a bias cut that reflects the corner angles, I installed them flat.  I got the two end pieces done, but then noticed that the "eaves" for the center stall were all too long.  SIGH  Why am I not surprised.  And oh BTW, one has to pay attention regarding the end stall decking.  There is a left and right section.  Of course, they aren't labeled.  Just make sure that the smoke jack opening  is centered over the stall rails.

The front window sections still don't any sense and even less now, since I added the 3x12 that go in front of the windows.  These pieces go on top of the framing but come up short of the underside of the roof deck and the support that is located between the windows.  It looks like that if I add another 3x12 on top of what is installed, then the height would be correct. 






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Re: American Model Builders Laser Art 85' Wood Roundhouse
« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2019, 09:27:12 AM »
Very nice Bob.
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Re: American Model Builders Laser Art 85' Wood Roundhouse
« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2019, 08:43:53 AM »
Bob,

Looks great!  I have to say it seems to me that adding the extra stall to the roundhouse has made it closer to a scratch building project than a kit.  I admire your ability to work through the issues with both fit and finish.
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Re: American Model Builders Laser Art 85' Wood Roundhouse
« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2019, 10:13:21 AM »
Interesting!  Building the walls in-place, like the prototype.  (My roundhouse was constructed as a single piece on the workbench, with multiple test-fits on the layout.)


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Re: American Model Builders Laser Art 85' Wood Roundhouse
« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2019, 03:46:29 PM »
Bob,

Great job, I really like how the interior walls turned out. I can smell the grease, oil and coal smoke!

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