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Part Two: My Super Detailing of the Milwaukee Style Train Station (w/ pics)

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Part Two: My Super Detailing of the Milwaukee Style Train Station (w/ pics)
Posted by missing_caboose on Sunday, June 8, 2008 7:49 PM

Well I wanted to post an update to the project. Here is my fist post for those that want to see post one

I have finished the center hall way, the one that ones from under the station front doors, to the back, where you go out to the trains. So I wanted to post to show it off (I think it is looking good, but I could use some other eyes)

 So here is the ceiling of the main hallway. The 1893 write up said it was a "light-Nile Green". I was not able to find any real lights for the station, so I made them up and put in the brass wall sconces 

 

I went outside for some better lighting, here are some images of it the whole unit.

 

Now when I read the 1893 description of the station, it spoke about a gallery that was in the main hall, I was not able to really work out where is was, so I made it up. As you "walk" into the building you can look up and see a second floor walkway. I added it because I thought it needed something.

and here it is in with the end cap in place so that you are looking at the front doors

 

I hope that you guys give me feedback, and if you have any questions please feel free to post them, or send me an email. I am going to start working on the men's waiting room next. 

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Posted by galaxy on Sunday, June 8, 2008 7:59 PM

Amazing brick and tile(?) work!

-G

-G .

Just my thoughts, ideas, opinions and experiences. Others may vary.

 HO and N Scale.

After long and careful thought, they have convinced me. I have come to the conclusion that they are right. The aliens did it.

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Posted by missing_caboose on Sunday, June 8, 2008 8:04 PM
Thanks, I do it all on the computer, and print it on photo paper, after I have it all wall build, I give it a few coats of dullcoat...
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Posted by Charlie on Sunday, June 8, 2008 8:29 PM

Looking really good there. Keep the posts coming as I look forward to more of your work.

Charlie

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Posted by DigitalGriffin on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 11:57 AM

I would love to know how this turned out.  I'm about to detail the interior of one I'm working on.

Anybody know what happened to missing caboose?

-D

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Posted by Dallas Model Works on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 9:44 PM

AWESOME!!!

I've done some interior walls and floors on a computer before but nothing like the scale at which you have done them (mine were more like the DPM Pam's Pet Shop).

Very, very, very impressive!

 

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Posted by loathar on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 11:12 PM
 galaxy wrote:

Amazing brick and tile(?) work!

-G

No doubt! I missed this the first time around. I'd love to see it finished too.

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Posted by DigitalGriffin on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 11:03 AM

I may be mistaken, but I believe he used embossed paper print of bricks glued over styrene.  I've seen a similar product in the walther's catalog.

I'm itching to try this myself. 

I tried emailing missing_caboose, but I haven't heard anything yet.

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Posted by DigitalGriffin on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 11:08 AM

BTW: Here's part I for those of you who missed it:

http://cs.trains.com/forums/1428855/ShowPost.aspx

 

 

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Posted by DigitalGriffin on Friday, January 31, 2014 5:30 PM

Not to reinvoke a dead thread,

But has anyone actually ever fessed up to making this?  I never found out what happened to the station in the above thread.

I'm super detailing my own and found a wealth of information including interior shots and blueprints.

Interestingly I found this kitbash yesterday:

Everett Street Station Kitbash

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Posted by Jeff1952 on Friday, October 16, 2015 12:08 AM

I recently acquired the Everett Station/Shed combo off ebay for a ridiculous price, after convincing myself I had to have it on my layout. I would be very interested in reviewing the interior shots/blueprints you found if you'd like to share the sources, or at least point me in the right direction? Much appreciated. I'd also enjoy seeing any pix you've got of the detailing you did on your kit!

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Posted by DigitalGriffin on Friday, October 16, 2015 11:58 AM

There are two milwaukee road modelers groups.  One is on Facebook, and another is in yahoo groups.  Both contain photos, architectual, and track plans.  

The text descriptions take a lot of deciphering to properly mark up what went where when matching up to photos found online.  However these are posted in the facebook group under "albums"  

 

I am in the process of creating a SCALE accurate interior that can be printed to thin styrene or paper and glued.  When this is done, I'll post photos with instructions on how to build the interior.  (I had to take some liberties as Walthers cut off the end wings and compressed the end sections a bit)

 

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Posted by Jeff1952 on Friday, October 16, 2015 10:46 PM

Thanks for the heads-up DG. I wish you well crafting that scale interior, and hope to see your results when you can manage it. Sounds like a very "challenging" undertaking, but I'm sure there are a lot of modelers with this kit who will be anxious to see your results..me included! Good luck!!

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Posted by DigitalGriffin on Monday, October 19, 2015 9:20 AM

Two images of the clock tower clock, including the internal mechanism.  The clock was saved and reused in the Betty Bright Childrens museum.


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