Standard Plan: Section House, Cold Climate, 1906

Discussion in 'Section Houses' started by Karl, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. nvrr49

    nvrr49 Member

    I ordered the Tichy windows and doors this week, and just started printing the walls.[​IMG]
    The walls will take over 5 hours to print. I will try to post a progress picture mid-morning. Note the walls are being printed upside-down in order to eliminate the need for support material. The gable ends will be separate items, and all printed together.


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  2. nvrr49

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    This is about half way done with the walls, another 2-1/2 hours to go.

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  3. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    That looks great but I still don't grasp exactly this works. I'll have to google this new technology. Pretty amazing stuff being done these days.
     
  4. nvrr49

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    Well Jim, the simple explanation is, "it is a computerized hot melt glue gun." You can see one in action like mine at Afinia.com. There are actually quite a few around. I am sure Cape has a geek community that has several, and they are common in library's and schools. I will post the finished print pics later today.


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  5. nvrr49

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    Here is house with one gable end installed, and a Tichy window laying in place. The accuracy, at times is amazing. I made the window openings to the Tichy specs, and they dropped right in.

    The next question is, what color should it be painted?


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  6. Jim James

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    Wow! That's looking very good. I wish you could print up a steam traction engine:)
     
  7. nvrr49

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    I should be ready to start painting this weekend, what color would be appropriate for post war 1940's era?


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  8. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Kent -
    First, the model's looking pretty sharp, and kudos to introducing a new approach for "scratchbuilding" a unique structure.

    To attempt to address your question - and please know it's just my best guesstimate - I think that I would go with something along the lines of the standard depot colors, e.g. light gray with white trim and roll roofing or shingles painted a light green.

    Even if it's not spot-on prototypical, to my eyes this type of color scheme would definitely say "This is a Frisco section house."

    Looking forward to the finished project!

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  9. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    Re: Section House

    Medium gray, white trim.

    Tom G.
     
  10. nvrr49

    nvrr49 Member

    When you say shingles painted a light green, are you saying wood shingles that are painted? I was planning in wood shingles, but leaving them natural. Or, are you saying asphalt composite shingles?


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  11. nvrr49

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    Gable ends glued in place, windows painted, ready to install the roof. I just need to figure out what to use for shingles?


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  12. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Shingles were not used. The bill of material for these structures noted that "Prepared Roofing" was used, i.e., two-foot wide rolls of asphaltic material; it was commonly green. Check the Sarcoxie depot picture from the Springfield -Greene Cnty Collection.

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  13. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Wow. It's like magic or Star Trek technology. Very impressive.
     
  14. SteveM

    SteveM Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Jim, as in "Make it so." ???
     
  15. nvrr49

    nvrr49 Member

    So how would all of you recommend this be modeled? Ideas please.

    If anyone is in the area tomorrow, I will be at the train show in Joplin till about noon, and will hopefully remember to have this with me.

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  16. Jim James

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    Maybe cut strips of black fine grit wet/dry sandpaper painted a suitable color.
     
  17. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    From my early post. The one in Dixon was black.

    I'll query the Dixon Facebook site to see if any of them have a photo. I wrote a high school classmate years ago. He lived next to where the section house was located. He didn't have any photos of the two-floor section house. I thought some of his childhood photos might show it in the background.

    Or maybe he just didn't bother to look through his old photos.

    Doug

     
  18. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Kent, you might look at the possibility of an appropriate green construction paper cut into sheets the prototypical width of roofing rolls and then apply to the roof.
     
  19. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    One thing that I stumbled on to in my poor days of modeling, was colored sand. Just paint the roof a dark grey or black, whatever you wish and you can sprinkle on colored sand. It works nice and looks great. Several different colors are available. You might try letting it dry also and then spray with a spray adhesive.
     
  20. nvrr49

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    I tacked a couple of roof pieces in place. One more to make. The time will be installing the rafter tails.. [​IMG]


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