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    • November 21, 2019 10:15 PM EST
    • Cliff....Either Lexel or Epoxie,,I would make the entire window first then glue on or in the opening


    • November 21, 2019 10:11 PM EST
    • [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]IMG_4630[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

      A Door and windows in the station

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]Untitled[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]Untitled[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]Untitled[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

      This is a picture of the station that I am using (To Copy) I saw this and I thought wow I need this

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]IMG_4573[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

    • November 21, 2019 10:06 PM EST
    • I was typing while you were posting those pics. Wow! Your details look so great!!

    • November 21, 2019 10:04 PM EST
    • Thanks Dennis! That all sounds great. 


      If you were to, say, laser out a bunch of colored 1/8" thick door jambs and outer window frames, and glue them to the PB, what material would you use? "ADA" colored acrylic from Johnson? Regular colored acrylic? And which glue would you say would last the best for that?


      I promised my wife I'd start building Virginia City next spring, and I intend to do so in a series of dimensional flats, arranged in rows. At least that's the thought; I haven't started the design work yet. But I'm traying to nail down the basic approach, which really seems like PB to me -- especially after seeing your work.


      Thanks again,



    • November 21, 2019 10:03 PM EST
    • [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]Untitled[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

      Here is more on the Bath house, The fuel tank may or may not be part of it. 

      The top will have a water tank on the top of the flat roof

    • November 21, 2019 10:00 PM EST
    • The Hotel Front doors and windows 3D printed

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]Untitled[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr


    • November 21, 2019 9:58 PM EST
    • [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]Untitled[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

      Here is the front wall of the bath house, it is all one piece, lasered in different layers to get the different layered doors.

      The bath house produces lots of HUMIDITY so i 3D printed vented louvers.

    • November 21, 2019 9:51 PM EST
    • Cliff thanks for your questions and comments

      I use titebond 3 to glue PB to PB 

      I use with much success Lexel Glue and Epoxie to glue other things to PB.

      I use a lot of headless pins when glueing things to PB

      I have used Redwood glued and pinned to PB

      PB will not fail outside, it holds paint very well, and works great with any type of house paint and outside house stains

      it is made for outside signage

      I have made some more progress on the hotel and also making a medium size station, I am tied for the worlds worst at starting 8 or 10

      things at the same time

    • November 20, 2019 9:43 PM EST
    • High time this thread was brought up again!


      Dennis, you have any final shots of your latest buildings?


      I'd love to use this technique! But I have a few questions. 


      • Can you reliably adhere anything to this material, such as laserable acrylic trim pieces?
      • Can you laminate two or three PB sheets for more depth? If so, what adhesive works?
      • Assuming you've installed a building or two, how are your painted surfaces holding up?
      • Have you adhered any detail parts? If so, what materials and adhesives do you recommend?


      Thanks Dennis, I always admire your often ground-breaking work.



    • November 21, 2019 8:54 PM EST
    • Ken Brunt said:

      Onward and upward.............

      Building the substructure was a piece of cake







      What kind of cake ?

    • November 21, 2019 8:37 PM EST
    • You make it look so easy!  Awesome!

    • November 21, 2019 2:19 PM EST
    • Onward and upward.............

      Building the substructure was a piece of cake compared to cutting and gluing all the individual boards in place, but that's another story...........

      After a run across the belt sander to smooth the sides a bit, it was on to the roof.

      Next is the roof trim and some paint. 

    • November 18, 2019 9:54 AM EST
    • Looking good

    • November 18, 2019 8:53 AM EST
    • Continuing onward..............

      New signs were printed up for it.

    • November 17, 2019 2:39 AM EST
    • Jon Radder said:

      I'm sure the replacement will look great, but I like the falling apart look for structures.  

      The roof was the main reason I wanted to work on it. There wasn't much paint left on it. The railroad gods had other ideas.............

    • November 16, 2019 8:07 PM EST
    • I'm sure the replacement will look great, but I like the falling apart look for structures.  The restoration work at EBT is bittersweet for me because I fell in love with the place when the buildings were in bad shape. Looks too new for me now, but I'm glad they will still be standing next time I get there. Same can be said for Mancos Freight.

    • November 16, 2019 7:11 PM EST
    • Ken Brunt said:

      In 30 years, Fred it'll be someone else's problem...............

      Doubt that ...You along with Ozzy Osborne , Keith Richards and the roaches will all still be alive !

    • November 19, 2019 8:19 PM EST
    • I am making new mounts.  Going to be close might have to trim the rails a bit.

    • November 19, 2019 5:35 PM EST
    • Oh no, I better hurry and back to my GP30 build. You're working from the bottom up and I'm working from the top down...


      With the frame rails added, did you have to raise the trucks at all, or do they clear the frame rails without modifications?

    • November 18, 2019 10:06 PM EST
    • And we're back......


      Well, days are getting shorter, weather is getting colder, wife is pretty much healed from surgery so I can get back on the bench for winter projects.


      So here's were we are as of now:


      The fuel gauge and filler vent pipes have been added to the fuel tank.   Next up are spare knuckle brackets and the tank is ready for paint.


      Break chain bracket has been added


      Dryer is mounted:


      Coupler mounts are in:


      Next up is to grind off the anti-climber and replace it and the drop step.  Add the hose retainers and snowplow along with the ditch lights.   Have to bend up the coupler bars also and we should be ready to prime the frame and maybe paint it.