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FOS Scale - Decker's Tar Soap Build

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FOS Scale - Decker's Tar Soap Build
Posted by John Knapp on Thursday, June 12, 2008 2:03 PM

I started the FOS Scale - Decker's Tar Soap kit......

Here's the contents:

I was able to get the bracing done as well as brushing on a coat of A&I:

I also prepped the windows/doors and put a primer coat on everything (including the details):

I'm going to make some changes to the kit.  If you look at the FOS Scale picture, the right side of the building I plan on removing (...the part with the roof stairwell entrance).  I'm going to replace that 1/3 of the building with a brick addition in the same shape as the original FOS design.  I have some brick wall castings I bought a while back that I'll be using.  I started cutting out the windows/doors from the brick castings, but still have a little bit more to do.  Anyway, I guess it'll be a little more clearer when I get further along!

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Posted by John Knapp on Thursday, June 12, 2008 2:06 PM

I mentioned in the previous post that I plan on altering the kit.  One third of the building I'm going to scrap and replace with a brick addition.  I have some old castings I'm going to use for this.  Here's a picture that shows what I mean:

Here's some pictures that show the castings and an "in-progress" photo cutting out the windows/doors, etc.:

This last photo shows the footprint of the building and how the brick addition will sit.

I plan on covering up the two corner joints with concrete quoins (...I think I spelled that right!??).  I still have to add the concrete sills to the windows/doors.

Anyway, so that's where I'm at.....

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Posted by simon1966 on Thursday, June 12, 2008 3:57 PM
Hello John and welcome to the MRR forum.  I have Decker's sitting on a shelf awaiting my attention in the future.  It is a really nice kit, and being quite narrow has some application in a setting where there is not too much space.  I really like how you have modified the kit.

Simon Modelling CB&Q and Wabash See my slowly evolving layout on my picturetrail site http://www.picturetrail.com/simontrains and our videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/MrCrispybake?feature=mhum

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Posted by John Knapp on Friday, June 13, 2008 8:21 AM

I got some of the painting done on the clapboard walls.  For now I'm going about the kit as if I'm not replacing 1/3 of the building with the brick addition.  I'm doing this just in case the brick doesn't come out good!

Needless to say, I'm going for a ratty, unkempt, paint peeling type of look!  Windows are next up.  I have to get them painted and then do the Gallery Glass stuff.

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Posted by John Knapp on Friday, June 13, 2008 8:23 AM

 simon1966 wrote:
Hello John and welcome to the MRR forum.  I have Decker's sitting on a shelf awaiting my attention in the future.  It is a really nice kit, and being quite narrow has some application in a setting where there is not too much space.  I really like how you have modified the kit.

 

Thanks Simon! Appreciate that....

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Posted by simon1966 on Friday, June 13, 2008 1:07 PM
Hey folks, I have come to know John's work from some other forums. He does a great job and so if you have the slightest interest in seeing how a laser cut craftsman style kit goes together follow along. 

Simon Modelling CB&Q and Wabash See my slowly evolving layout on my picturetrail site http://www.picturetrail.com/simontrains and our videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/MrCrispybake?feature=mhum

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Posted by Geared Steam on Friday, June 13, 2008 8:34 PM

Nice kit !!!!

Thanks for for showing us John, I'll be watching you assemble this.  Thumbs Up [tup]

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."-Albert Einstein

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