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Georgetown & Allen Mountain Railroad 5.0

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, November 05, 2017 3:10 PM

Somehow the passengers have to get to the trains... I made three little sheds that cover the elevators down to the platforms. Was a fun little project for a Sunday. They need a lot of weathering though which they will get at some point.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Friday, November 10, 2017 10:27 AM

No progress but a nice train showed up in the mail today:

 

 

 

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Posted by richhotrain on Friday, November 10, 2017 12:42 PM

Michael, forgive me if you have provided this information before, but how do you throw the point rails on your turnouts?

Rich

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Friday, November 10, 2017 1:12 PM

richhotrain

Michael, forgive me if you have provided this information before, but how do you throw the point rails on your turnouts?

Rich

 

I will use tortoise switch machines.

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Friday, November 10, 2017 3:59 PM

As I seem to be unable to come up with a decent structure right now I'm doing something that doesn't require a lot of creativity. I used some leftover pieces of plywood to create the base for a river that will run next to the main line in this area:

 

 

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Posted by richhotrain on Friday, November 10, 2017 4:03 PM

michaelrose55
 
richhotrain

Michael, forgive me if you have provided this information before, but how do you throw the point rails on your turnouts?

Rich 

I will use tortoise switch machines. 

Thanks. Michael, that is my preference as well.

Rich

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Friday, November 10, 2017 5:11 PM

No river yet but something:

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Friday, November 10, 2017 5:34 PM
One more update for today... I added some plaster cloth on top of the wire screen:
 
 
 
 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:15 PM

After throwing away three attempts at making a structure this one seems to be acceptable. This will become the ticket office for the Barnesville station.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:39 PM

I have added the roofs and made shingles:

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, November 12, 2017 2:45 PM

I've glued shingles on one side of the roof:

 

 

Just to show you how small the shingles really are:

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, November 12, 2017 5:17 PM

I'm done roofing, my back hurts...

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, November 13, 2017 9:24 AM

A first attempt at painting the roof:

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, November 13, 2017 5:19 PM

The next structure on top of the station will become the railway post office building:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by ROBERT PETRICK on Monday, November 13, 2017 6:04 PM

michaelrose55

The next structure on top of the station will become the railway post office building:

Hey Michael-

When you say the structures on top of the station are on top of the station (that seems pretty clear), do you mean they are on top of the station for now? Kinda staged there? Just to keep them together? For photos? Or, are they on top of the station because that's where they'll be permanently placed?

Robert

PS  Still looking good, by the way.

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, November 13, 2017 6:54 PM

ROBERT PETRICK

 

 
michaelrose55

The next structure on top of the station will become the railway post office building:

 

 

Hey Michael-

When you say the structures on top of the station are on top of the station (that seems pretty clear), do you mean they are on top of the station for now? Kinda staged there? Just to keep them together? For photos? Or, are they on top of the station because that's where they'll be permanently placed?

Robert

PS  Still looking good, by the way.

 

 

Robert,

they will be placed exactly where they are now (and I don't care whether that's prototypical Big Smile). I'm glad you like the way it looks!

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:23 PM

I painted the REA building and added windows & doors:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, November 18, 2017 1:42 PM

Today I have started to work on the first building behind the ticket office:

 

 

 

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