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Author Topic: wslc reynolds elevated cooking house build #477  (Read 13333 times)
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« on: December 30, 2010, 04:46:12 PM »

Here is a link to my photobucket account that contains pictures of my O scale build #477 of Tom Yorkes version of the wslc cookhouse, reynolds camp.

http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x169/madmike3434/elevated%20logging%20cookhouse/

After building the pilot build i got involved in looking at it and thinking, this could be better looking, but what to do.Huh??  The light went on and I got some pink foam stuff and glued it together for a hillside layout. I then proceeded to completely redesign a brand new board on board deck and elevated it up 12 foot in the air.

I liked what i did so much that i also built it 3 more times #478--480--483 in various colours and roof treatments. I still have a monster version of it at 90% done but unfinished,  that doubles its length and it sits at 20 scale feet high with a cook area lift to inside.

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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2010, 09:35:17 AM »

Russ, i am no longer offering Tom Yorke licensed re-issues since last summer as R Bendover holds rights to all those designs. I did mention i happen to have 5 left of the Beulahs re-issue, because its the only thing available for sale.  If thats contary to site rules i will edit the post at your request.  I have edited that post and removed the offending text.

I am simply showing various diorama builds i have done, which i thought was the purpose of this section.  Some of them happen to have been original Tom Yorke kits i built up usually with many modifications  & for others who may have those original kits or re-issues to show some new ideas on how to do them.

Re link to photobucket site.   Russ , I have always had a large problem uploading pictures onto sites such as this. Even photobucket causes me some grief.  Some demand you shrink the size and other things. Its something i have never really gotten the hang of, other than uploading to yahoo groups which is so easy to do.
I stumble around somehow getting internet stuff done.

mike
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2010, 02:23:52 PM »

Okay, good. As you can see I removed my post.

The easiest way I have found to post photos of the proper size is to select a TIFF or JPEG, right click, choose "Send To", then choose "Mail Recipient". A dialog box will give you the choice of making your images smaller. Depending on how many images you want to post at one time, choose either the 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600 option. That generally will result in file sizes between about 75 to 50 kilobytes. (There is a 200 kb limit per post on this site.)\

An e-mail window will open. Drag the resulting mini-images from that window to your desktop for temporary storage. After you have written about the photos here, click "Additional Options" beneath the text window, then "Attach: Choose File", and locate your little images. Select them and click "Post". They will appear beneath your text as if by magic.

I hope my instructions are clear enough to get you started.

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2011, 05:06:21 PM »

here is a picture of the elevated cookhouse


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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2011, 05:07:57 PM »

and another view


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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2011, 05:09:15 PM »

another view of the deck


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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2011, 05:10:25 PM »

nice side end view


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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2011, 01:22:59 AM »

Nice pictures, Mike, thanks for sharing. I wonder if I won't steal - errh, borrow - the design to feed the miners on my Sn3 layout.
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2011, 09:35:24 AM »

Fred.....sure no problem its the west side lumber companys REYNOLDS CAMP cookhouse.  I can supply you with the O scale dimensions  if you want them to convert down to SSSSSS.   
There is windows in the rear walls, but for some reason i never took a picture of them.  The latest version thats double length of 76 ft has the whole rear wall of windows.

I enjoyed building this one so much i have done it 4 times, each time using tom yorkes cookhouse castings for the walls.  I think it would be fun to do it scratch with 1/4" spacing board and batton sheeting from northeastern. I find that Mt Alberts B & B at only 3" wide sheet has much sharper edged battons. I try to use northeasterns more because it is available in 6" wide sheets, less joints.

I think this would look great set onto the side of a logging hill area along with a bevy of assorted design camp houses...its the way i plans to use mine, eventually.
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2011, 03:45:36 PM »

here is a depot buff coloured one that sepia colour brown ink has been applied to all the rotted areas of the wood and the knotholes using a very tiny pointed brush.
Also note that the front wall is all windows and one door only, verses the stock 3 door version in green.

I used craft paper cut to 36 scale inch strips to simulate tar paper and i coloured it green using a spray bomb colour that was called BLACKBOARD GREEN.   I put tar lines on using floquil grimey black with a very tiny brush .
mike


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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2011, 03:55:11 PM »

here is also a picture of the double length of 76 scale feet long super version i still have under construction.  I also took  an peaked section and grafted that onto the far end as a bumpout area.  Scratch built long vents for the roof was constructed in 2 areas for effect.  One over the eating area and other over the cooking area.

The plan for this is to have it rise up the side of a hill 16--20 feet high with a multi level staircase system to get up there. The bumpout area will sit over the tracks and a trap door system will open to allow the groceries to be winched up off a flat car.

The corregated roof is really rusted and has not been treated with powders of any kind.

mike


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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2011, 04:15:22 PM »

Thanks for the additionnal pictures, Mike. The big model is ... big. 76' in O scale make a huge structure.
So I understand the 'standard' structure is 38' long, about 7.5" in S scale, it's reasonable. Counting the battens the width seems to be about half the length, so let's say about 20' = 3.75" in S scale. That makes an interesting structure in a rather small space.
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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2011, 06:42:53 PM »

Fred..........end wall measures 5 1/2' across and 4 1/2' too the peak
mike


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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2011, 11:56:12 AM »

Thanks for the precision, Mike. I was two scale feet short...
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« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2011, 01:19:43 PM »

Fred..........end wall measures 5 1/2' across and 4 1/2' too the peak
mike

Fred.......that should read 5 1/2 INCHES across and 4 1/2 INCHES too the peak

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