Newburg roundhouse update

Discussion in 'Structures' started by frisco1522, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    The turntable thread was getting a bit long in the tooth, so I'll concentrate on the roundhouse.
    I bought a sheet of .080 x 2' x 4' at Lowe's and cut the roof in one piece. I've sprayed it flat black for now, but need to think about how to finish it. I'm sure it was a tar, or roll roofing job, just need to figure how to do it. Smokejacks are in, doors are hung (non operating) some cinders down and it's time to think about the "front wall" facing the turntable pit. I don't like the way the prototype looked, so I may vary again and do it differently. That will be the last bit of repetitve piece building which I'm glad of.
    Still have to put the posts out front between the doors where they were secured open by the RR. Lots of interior detailing to do, lighting to install and the like. I still want to put one more short track of the pit for wheels.
    But this is the status as of this morning.

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  2. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Really nice, Don.

  3. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Here's the update for today. Still to be done. Some trim work, touchup work, interior detailing, posts for securing doors lighting and a bunch of other little stuff.
    The roof is just sitting on the building as I still need to figure what I want to "roof" it with and how to do it. Thinking tarpaper, etc.
    Starting to give the old wood depot some thought. I wonder what color the darned thing was. It has a tone in the old B&W photos that almost looks like a depot tan. I'm sure the original depot was gray, maybe the two story barn needs to be gray with dark gray trim.
    I tried to add a third photo, but for some reason it won't work.

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  4. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    Wow! Almost enought to blast us off the computers and into the workshop.

    What does Rosy think of the roundhouse & turntable?
  5. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Rosie doesn't come downstairs that much. Gets her out of breath going back up the steps due to her COPD. I don't think she's been down there since it was in it's beginning stages. She did ask about it yesterday, but hasn't been down to see it lately.
    Get busy you guys.
    I'm laying out walls for the old depot now. I guess I'll have to build the windows and doors since I don't see anything I like in the catalogs. It'll give me some practice in doing that.
  6. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    To simulate roll tar paper, have you thought about trying some black construction paper cut into long narrow strips, soaked with glaze? Just a thought.

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Don, I'm inspired. I can only hope that my roundhouse will look remotely as authentic and nice as yours. Good job. Subscribed.

    How about some updated photographs of that bad boy?
  8. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    Masking tape is better and easier!
  9. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    I've personally used masking tape on a couple of depot projets; they've always looked pretty good when compared to the photos.

    However, I have been wanting to try the technique that Keith mentions. Maybe I can try what they do in the "Cooks Illustrated" magazines that my wife gets and compare/contrast each one.

    Best Regards,

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