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#1 JamesW

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 04:23 AM

Here's the start of my garage. I'm going to enlarge it a little. And I'm saving some $ to make it worth the trip to Ann Arbor (Riders Hobby) for the sheeting for the walls.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 04:51 AM

Looks good to me so far...keep at it-cant wait to see where it goes.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:27 PM

Finished up the interior, with outlets and a breaker box.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:32 AM

Great start.... Looking forward to seeing the progress.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:50 AM

Made some more progress on my garage. Got the siding done, now to get the trim around the doors and the "concrete" outside.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 12:32 PM

James, is that Evergreen Clap board sheet ? Ed Shaver

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 12:36 PM

Close, it's plastruct. 6 sheets of 3/16 clapboard for outside, 6 sheets of plain inside and 3/16 angle for the corners and door trim.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:35 PM

You're definitely heading in the right direction with your construction methods.

Keep up the good stuff!

Tony

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 04:53 AM

Nice job of the clap boards sir .............. Ed Shaver

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 05:29 AM

Do you plan to include a man door and/or windows somewhere?

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 11:28 AM

Tony, you're right . Every garage this size needs at least one 36 inch entry door - way ............. Ed Shaver

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 03:42 PM

Do you plan to include a man door and/or windows somewhere?

Tony


Eventually there will be a door. plan on ordering one from the g scale train section on Ebay.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 04:55 PM

Got the "asphalt" and door trim done. Start workin on equipment soon.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 07:38 AM

You are doing a great job!

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:45 AM

What did you use for the asphalt? Waterproof sandpaper?

You might consider giving it a very watery light gray acrylic craft paint wash, using a wide brush and allowing the paint strokes to show a line of travel for the vehicles. If you do, experiment first on some spare sandpaper to get the feel of what I mean. It's difficult to describe in words so you really need to experiment first.

You're doing a great job so far....... this is just a suggestion.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:06 AM

It's just black posterboard I found at Walgreens.

With the cleanliness of the whole building it looks like a newly built shop with fresh asphalt.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 01:51 PM

Got the lift finished.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:09 PM

James, in all seriousness, you need to beat the floor up some . Even a shall we say sanitary shop with that type of tile has some wear on it .......... Ed Shaver

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:31 PM

Workin on it Ed, I'm workin on it. Once I get all the equipment done and placed I can figure out where the "weathering" should be.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:02 PM

Looking good and that is a very sized shop- one I would love to have! The lift is a nice touch and I can't wait to see what is next!