Monday, December 31, 2012

Bonham - Roundhouse - Part 8

Today the best laid plans fell thru as I screwed up the lighting for the roundhouse, so finishing the interior and affixing it to it base will have to wait a few days. I need to make a trip to the LHS for more lights.

I move to prepping for my layout visitors on Wednesday morning. I when ahead and temporarily place the round house in its place on the layout, so here are the photos.

I add a few engines just to see what it going to look like when finished. Besides lighting I need to make or get some vent stacks and fire water barrels.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Bonham - Roundhouse - Part 7

Today, I work on the two roofs for the roundhouse. After some experimenting with different techniques. I going to use masking tape to simulate a tar paper roof. I could of ordered some ChartPak  paper tape in the approx. width, but I wanted to move forward with this project today, so I cut my own from blue painters' tape I had on hand.

First up is the lower roof, in progress photo

Lower roof trimmed and painted

Lower roof temporarily setting in place on the structure

Then move on to the upper roof, in progress photo

Upper (trimmed and painted) and lower roof temporarily setting in place on structure

Next up, interior lights and final placement of both roofs.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Bonham - Roundhouse - Part 6

Here the progress over the last couple of day. Thursday and Friday work on installing the remaining siding/windows and started the trim across the back and all corners.

Today after a afternoon of running trains on my friend's Rich C. Sand Springs Layout . I finish the trim around the stall doors.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Bonham - Roundhouse - Part 5

More progress today on the roundhouse. All stalls now assembly

Also painted the concrete base for the roundhouse and the turntable pit.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Bonham - Roundhouse - Part 4

This afternoon I got a little more progress done. Started the assembly of the two end stalls of the roundhouse. There is more work to do on these, but here is where I got today.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Bonham - Roundhouse - Part 3

Little progress since last post. Painted some of the structure and windows. Install a few windows and glue together two of the walls.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Bonham - Roundhouse - Part 2

Not a lot of forward progress on this structure, most has been redo and screw-ups, but I was able to salvage and move on so here what has gotten accomplish last couple weeks

I build the inside frame structure, then proceeded to destroy them while staining (big clumsy hands) (note to self; stain first then glue together).

Tonight, I re-glue and mount the end wall frames to the siding.