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    • January 16, 2019 2:30 PM EST
      • Ormond Beach, Fl. 32174
         
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      Pola buildings are easy to bash I have made several buildings out of just 1 2story pola and glue great with Model masters, or testors glue, Bill  sand housetexaco

    • January 19, 2019 5:29 PM EST

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      Friday night - Working on the dock roof and changing the front windows for some i found in my window and door drawer

    • January 19, 2019 5:55 PM EST
      • Kailua, HI
         
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      Scott, may I ask where you got the backsplash stone?  

      We got some PIKO bits in trade, so this build will hopefully kick us over from thinking to doing!

       

      Aloha,

      Eric

    • January 19, 2019 7:44 PM EST

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      More progress today.. Got the foundation going. I got the backsplash tile from LOWES a few years ago...

      building measured out to 9 inches wide by 26 inches long. 

    • January 19, 2019 7:46 PM EST
      • Waverly, Alabama
         
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      Nice stone work, Scott.

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    • January 19, 2019 8:55 PM EST
      • Post Falls, Idaho
         
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      Scott that is starting to be a nice patch work quilt. I wouldn't know it was parts from several buildings 

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    • January 20, 2019 4:52 PM EST
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      Looking good Scott. Too bad they discontinued that stone tile. It is perfect scale for us.  I still have one tile plus some cut-offs from a small station I did from a birdhouse several years ago. It looks really good with an tiny bit of india-ink in an alcohol wash.

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    • January 21, 2019 1:43 AM EST
      • Kailua, HI
         
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      Thanks, Scott.  I'll keep my eyes peeled.

    • January 21, 2019 5:08 PM EST

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      Working on the dock area. Using a rubbermaid insert from an old computer desk. scribing board lines and weathering. Using my hi tech dock attachment  tools. Also testing the placement of my components..jpg

      This post was edited by Scott Johnson at January 22, 2019 1:24 AM EST
    • January 22, 2019 1:25 AM EST
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      Scott,

       

      I will now add "Rubbermaid inserts" to my list of "junk" that has garden railroad applications!   Thanks for the tip!

       

      Eric

    • January 23, 2019 10:20 AM EST

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      Did not get too much done last night. Just spent the evening ripping down some walnut boards into support posts, exterior trim and staircase parts for the office area.

    • January 23, 2019 10:35 AM EST
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      Hi Scott.

      I see you went with real stone and nothing beats that but an alternative is to get a piece of plastic trim wood like Azek and use that for your foundation.  The long term problem for wooden buildings outdoors is moisture and I have found that by breaking the wood contact with dirt prolongs the life of the building overall. 

      Here is a photo of my engine bay I built for the "door" challenge of Mik's fun build several years ago.  I used a dremel to scribe the mortar lines and painted it. 

       

       

      Just an idea for the future.  Keep up the fine work on your building.

    • January 23, 2019 11:32 AM EST

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      Thank s for the info on Azek, I will have to check it out. Is it rigid or does it bend a little bit...

    • January 23, 2019 11:50 AM EST
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      https://azek.com/products/trim

      It's a PVC product. I used it as a foundation on my layout. 

      And as platforms for my stations. 

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    • January 23, 2019 12:40 PM EST
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      Having gotten the idea to use the Azek PVC boards for my bench work as well from Ken, I ended up with a lot of leftovers. I decided to try an experiment and use some for grade crossings on my pathways. I thought I had a better picture of it somewhere but in the lower right you can see the track with it in there. I cut strips about 3/8 inch wide and just slightly taller than the rails and used rail spikes to nail it down. This allows people to accidentally step on my track with aluminum rails without bending the rails over. I left the wood grain up. I think it looks good and is also functional. After one year in it showed no deterioration.

       

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at January 23, 2019 12:42 PM EST
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    • January 23, 2019 12:44 PM EST
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      I am finding the Azek product to be very useful and want to play with it as a building materiel for buildings.

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    • January 23, 2019 4:45 PM EST

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      I will use on my next build. Looks like its pretty easy to work with. Next build will be a Fire House.

       

    • January 24, 2019 6:39 AM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      I am finding the Azek product to be very useful and want to play with it as a building materiel for buildings.

      Yup

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    • January 24, 2019 8:55 PM EST
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      Azek is just a brand name for plastic wood that is used for trim on houses.   We just had a bunch of windows put in and I helped the carpenter do the job and we used Azek.  It is versatile and easy to rip on a table saw to a very thin piece but the dust goes all over so be ready with a vacuum.   I have a bunch of cast offs that I will put to use someday on the RR. 

       

      It is a bit more expensive than wood but it will never rot.

       

      It does have a bit of flexibility to it Scott J.  If you go to HD or Lowes check it out and bend a piece. 

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