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  • Topic: Hile 2018 Challenge: We Didn't Start the Fire Edition

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    • February 7, 2018 1:42 AM EST
      • Martinez, California
         
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      What this town needs is a good 24-hour a day train store! The wife went to bed early, it was warm in the garage workshop, and I was hoping to finish the clapboard and do the base coat, but I ran out of .030 wooden rods. So, we'll pick it up tomorrow ...

       

       

       

      I did lay down a couple rows of shingles (cut out by way of a Cricut die-cutting machine) but I didn't want to get out the pin nailer with its loud compressor that might wake up the wife. 

       

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    • February 9, 2018 3:35 PM EST
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      I have been a bit under the weather the past few days but I have had a chance to do at least a little work. I finished the clapboard siding on the front, cut out the various doors, and have been installing shingle strips. Last night I layed down a basecoat on the front, and this morning I put down the crackle medium and painted the whitewash. Not sure what I will do this afternoon, although taking advantage of the 70+ degree weather and prepping the site on my layout is a likely candidate. Also want to do additional weathering and chipping (haven't forgotten you, Devon!). Tomorrow is the BAGRS annual meeting, so I will not be working too much on this project, at least not until evening.

       

       

       

       

       

       

      UPDATE: Here’s a quick first attempt at chipping and I wasn’t all that impressed. A lot of that, I suspect is my own lack of skill. I used an X-Acto knife and also tried a Dremel steel brush. 

       

      This post was edited by Gregory Hile at February 9, 2018 5:39 PM EST
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    • February 9, 2018 6:17 PM EST
      • Post Falls, Idaho
         
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      Keep working at it. It has potential. The crackle is real nice

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    • February 12, 2018 1:15 PM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      Cool can't wait to see the final pics

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      Have fun with your trains
    • February 12, 2018 3:48 PM EST
      • Martinez, California
         
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      Vic Smith said:

      Cool can't wait to see the final pics

      I can’t wait, either. Everything on schedule, almost done. Stay tuned ...

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    • February 16, 2018 6:13 PM EST
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      There's something happening here. What it is, ain't exactly clear ...

       

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    • February 16, 2018 6:45 PM EST
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      There's a man with a saw over there and he is telling us to beware?

    • February 16, 2018 7:32 PM EST
      • Vail, Az
         
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      Gregory Hile said:

      There's something happening here. What it is, ain't exactly clear ...

       

      Which way to the weenie roast?

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • February 16, 2018 8:19 PM EST
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         I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound? Everybody look what's goin' down. What a field day for the heat....

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    • February 17, 2018 12:15 AM EST
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      There's battle lines being drawn. Nobody's right if everybody's wrong....

    • February 17, 2018 3:22 AM EST
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      Still not sure what happened. It was eerily quiet, and suddenly I noticed all the horses were mysteriously gone. All that could be heard was the distant sound ... of a rooster.

       

      And then, it happened. Here's some quick pics. Film at 11 (tomorrow, that is ...)

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      And then it was quiet again. All except for the whispers, "Hey, Boomer! Who's the guy with the tin foil head?" "I dunno, John, but it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall."

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    • February 17, 2018 8:34 AM EST
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      that is not just cool... that is chilling!

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    • February 17, 2018 9:04 AM EST
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      Looks like arson to me. Better call the fire marshal and begin a full scale investigation.  May go on for years.

       

      WOW!!!!  Man, that is just too cool.

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    • February 17, 2018 9:05 AM EST
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      I LOVE IT !

    • February 17, 2018 9:24 AM EST
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      But where is our roasted wiennies?

    • February 17, 2018 10:04 AM EST
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      WOW !!!! I am kind of sad I suggested you take it outside to burn it down, It WAS a cool building , but now I guess you will have to do some crazy spray glue or something to keeep everything where it is. Congrats on what is probably a LSC first, even a modeling first, Nice job on the fire too, it burned a lot and left a good ammount towhere you still know what you are looking at!!

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    • February 17, 2018 10:06 AM EST
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      When you see the video you’ll understand what happened to the weinnies! And, yes, I do think it was arson. We may never know who was actually responsible but I am sure the crack team of LSC investigators will be able to come up with a fine list of suspects!

       

      Pete, it was my intention from the very beginning to burn it down, and I did have some assistance from a special effects friend of mine to limit the burn to certain areas of the structure.

       

      I still have to put together the photos, expenses, et al. post and edit the video, but I am very pleased with how it all turned out. I also got to observe and reflect on some things about structure fires that I assume would hold true in the 1:1 world, as well. More on all this later ...

      This post was edited by Gregory Hile at February 17, 2018 10:14 AM EST
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    • February 17, 2018 10:15 AM EST
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      WOW.  Controlling the burn to that extent might just have been as difficult as the build. I can't believe how well the charred wood held up. You must have had a well planned method of extinguishing the flames.  Getting fire results too look correct in scale isn't easy and I think you nailed it.

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    • February 17, 2018 12:22 PM EST
      • Milpitas, California
         
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      Burn, baby, burn. It's really sad to see a nice building be reduced to ashes.

    • February 17, 2018 1:31 PM EST
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      I don't think I've quite evolved to the point where I am ready to burn my structures down.  Though I have to say it is a unique way to let people see your excellent framing :-)

       

      Very cool! er hot!

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