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Jeff Young
You can never have enough clamps:



Cheers,
Jeff.
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Keith Hayes
Jeff, you are my clamp hero!
Keith Hayes
Leadville in Sn3
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Jim Courtney
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Nice choice of paint colors for the grey and green scheme.

Special recipe or out-of-the-bottle?  Care to share?
Jim Courtney
Poulsbo, WA
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Jeff Young
Thanks, Keith and Jim.

Green is Humbrol #86 “Light Olive”.

Grey is a 2:1 mix of #147 Light Grey : #28 Camouflage Grey.

I’m not in love with the Humbrol paints (pigment, thickness and flatness are all highly variable), but they’re what I grew up with.

Cheers,
Jeff.
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Jeff Young
Walls, ready for assembly:



(Only the left side of the scratch-built freight door will be visible, so I didn't bother to trim the right side of it.)

Cheers,
Jeff.
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Jeff Young
Glue-up time.  Freight side:




Bay window:




Waiting-room side:



Cheers,
Jeff.
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Don Gustavson II
Great work Jeff.
I am excited to see this finished.
I also am envious of your mastery of the art of clamping.
HOn3 is the path I have chosen.
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Lee Gustafson
Jeff,

Very, very impressive build. I too admire your skills at the fine art of clamping. I can't wait to see it on the layout. Great work.

Lee Gustafson
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Paul R.
Jeff,
That's great work, puts my hotel part interior to shame. Paul R.
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South Park
  'Round these parts, we call him "Jed Clamp-it" !  
"Duty above all else except Honor"
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Jeff Young
Thanks, everyone!

I had a bit of fettling to do to get the roof angles to line up, and of course I broke a couple of glue joints while sanding, but it all came out well in the end.







(Wow, sitting it on the blueprint really changes the colour of the walls....)

Cheers,
Jeff.
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usairman737
Really like the effect of your "minimalist" interior.  Even extends to the corner bracing.

Gerry
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Jeff Young
Thanks, Gerry.

The kit instructions say to paint the underside of the (cardstock) eaves station colour.  I think that would be fine on a hipped-roof building, but the eaves of Jefferson are awfully visible on the gable ends:



So I'm going to board the underside of the eaves with scale 1x6s.  While I'm there, I'll add a two-piece finisher on the edges of the roof (instead of the single 1x3 the kit supplies) to better match the profiled trim used on the prototype.

Cheers,
Jeff.
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Jim Courtney
Interesting view of the depot coal house, with the side boards that overlap / interlace at the corners, kinda like a log cabin.

Great work, Jeff!
Jim Courtney
Poulsbo, WA
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South Park
  Jim,  note the vertical 2x4 behind each side of the "log cabin'd"
wall boards.  In concrete form work, we call these "strongbacks"
and they make for very solid corners that will not blow out under
the extreme hydraulic pressure of many feet of overhead concrete
while being vibrated to settle out rock pockets.

  I assume this shed was hand/shovel loaded, so the stress of a big
dump would not occur, but I supposed that coal gave enough outward
push to make this construction attractive.
"Duty above all else except Honor"
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Jeff Young
I got tired of waiting for more strip wood to arrive and robbed some from a different kit.  Undersides of the eaves:



The instructions said to glue the two sections of the floor together and then glue them down to the perimeter foundation.  An unsupported butt-joint in 1/32" scribed sheeting?  Um... no.  So I added a brace under the floor joint, and then two cross braces for extra measure:



The floor, with some dirt stains in high-traffic areas and coal stains around the two stoves:



Cheers,
Jeff.
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Jeff Young
While studying that picture of the eaves, I also noticed that the transom window above the freight door had a rain hood.  The kit's sliding sash windows include the rain hoods, but the transom windows do not.

So I added one using scale 1x8 strip wood and a couple of hand-shaped styrene corbels.

The corbels before painting:



I also did some work on the loading docks:



Cheers,
Jeff.
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Jeff Young
Interior and exterior detailing:











Cheers,
Jeff.
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Lee Gustafson
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Jeff,

Beautiful work, done well and quickly. Your attention to detail and focused discipline are evident in your models. Thanks for sharing on this  forum as well as your contributions in the press. I appreciate your skill and knowledge.

Lee Gustafson
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Keith Hayes
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What Lee said! This is looking good.

I especially like the gent in the door way. It is a nice way to grab the eye.
Keith Hayes
Leadville in Sn3
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