Forums Modeling Annual Build Challenge
  • Topic: Mik 2019: McGillicuddy's Building Supply - Jon R.

    Back To Topics
    (0 rates)
    • January 8, 2019 8:55 PM EST
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
      • Posts
        12,920
      • Thanks
        755
      • Thanked
        474

      Mik 2019: McGillicuddy's Building Supply - Jon R.

      This year I'll build another "portal" for a dead end track but this will be different.  McGillicuddy's Candlewood Valley Building Supply will be housed in an early 20th Century Art-Deco manufacturing plant represented by a false-front carved from 1.5" thick Sign Foam. Inspiration and Art-Deco details will be taken from the WWII Anti-Aircraft Gun factory in Hamilton, Ontario, which later became the Canadian manufacturing facility for Studebaker automobiles. The building face will either be brick, block or stone depending on how some test carvings go.

      I'm plumb out of napkins, so this crumpled paper will have to do for a basic idea sketch....

       

      One of many photos of the inspiration building that I have stolen from the internet...

       

      File name in the above photo has some spaces. Let me know if you don't see it and I'll repair.

       

      And the space the front will cover and turn into a model railroad scene...

       

       

      ____________________________________

      www.cvsry.com www.cvsry.com

    • January 8, 2019 10:32 PM EST
      • Waverly, Alabama
         
      • Posts
        1,089
      • Thanks
        149
      • Thanked
        215

      That will fix that spot right up, John.  Maybe you should name it McGillicuddy's Candlewood Valley "Portal" Supply.  Your getting plenty of experience with these things, may as well make a little profit from them.  I will be following intently.

      ____________________________________

       

    • January 9, 2019 8:09 AM EST
      • Easton , Massachusetts
         
      • Posts
        3,944
      • Thanks
        931
      • Thanked
        324

      WOW ... he even spelled it right this time.... I'm honored ....

      That's going to be a big sign .. You may not see much of the building..

      ____________________________________

       My u-tube

      The light in the tunnel might not be an engine , but a light in the caboose of my own train on my Roundy Round Rail Road !    My empire is complete...I think...

    • January 9, 2019 9:55 AM EST
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
      • Posts
        12,920
      • Thanks
        755
      • Thanked
        474

      Sean said:

      WOW ... he even spelled it right this time....

       

      One of the reasons it took several days to prepare this post was finding the correct spelling. Thank you Google

      ____________________________________

      www.cvsry.com www.cvsry.com

    • January 9, 2019 10:03 AM EST
      • Easton , Massachusetts
         
      • Posts
        3,944
      • Thanks
        931
      • Thanked
        324

      If you had viewed my profile ...it's there ...

      Real Name           Sean McGillicuddy

      ____________________________________

       My u-tube

      The light in the tunnel might not be an engine , but a light in the caboose of my own train on my Roundy Round Rail Road !    My empire is complete...I think...

    • January 9, 2019 11:34 AM EST
      • Cape Cod,
         
      • Posts
        2,888
      • Thanks
        84
      • Thanked
        138

      That will be an interesting  build and the perfect spot for it.

    • January 9, 2019 4:34 PM EST
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
      • Posts
        12,920
      • Thanks
        755
      • Thanked
        474

      Sean said:

      If you had viewed my profile ...it's there ...

      Real Name           Sean McGillicuddy

      NOPE - That information is private between you and BD.  But Google found an old post with a quote from when you used to display it.

      ____________________________________

      www.cvsry.com www.cvsry.com

    • January 9, 2019 4:39 PM EST
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
      • Posts
        12,920
      • Thanks
        755
      • Thanked
        474

      Todd Haskins said:

      That will be an interesting  build and the perfect spot for it.

      Thanks Todd.  The spot scales out to about 30 feet wide x 30 feet tall and room for 3-4 feet of detailed depth inside the opening(s).  I probably will do two stories to the right of the dock, and maybe a parapet at the top to fill. I might be able to jam in 3 stories, but I'd rather have a little blank space above it before the crappy paneling starts so I can frame pictures.  I also need room for a really long sign!

       

      Tonight I need to get serious about finishing the Stair Box so I will know exactly what space I have to work with.

      ____________________________________

      www.cvsry.com www.cvsry.com

    • January 10, 2019 8:39 AM EST
      • Easton , Massachusetts
         
      • Posts
        3,944
      • Thanks
        931
      • Thanked
        324

      Jon Radder said:
      Sean said:

      If you had viewed my profile ...it's there ...

      Real Name           Sean McGillicuddy

      NOPE - That information is private between you and BD.  But Google found an old post with a quote from when you used to display it.

      Image result for playing a violin    If I remember right you also went under the radar .... I'll fix it just for you jon... I love the new look .. Sean McGillicud 

      This post was edited by Sean McGillicuddy at January 10, 2019 11:45 PM EST
      ____________________________________

       My u-tube

      The light in the tunnel might not be an engine , but a light in the caboose of my own train on my Roundy Round Rail Road !    My empire is complete...I think...

    • January 12, 2019 5:19 PM EST
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
      • Posts
        12,920
      • Thanks
        755
      • Thanked
        474

      17 hours in and I have done little except calculate the scale size of brick courses and consider a method to scribe them in the foam.  I did get the 'stair box' finished and this is my clean slate to begin my build on....

       

      ____________________________________

      www.cvsry.com www.cvsry.com

    • January 12, 2019 10:02 PM EST
      • Waverly, Alabama
         
      • Posts
        1,089
      • Thanks
        149
      • Thanked
        215

      Well, that closed up quite nicely, Jon.  The portal will add a nice finishing touch.

      ____________________________________

       

    • January 15, 2019 6:49 PM EST
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
      • Posts
        12,920
      • Thanks
        755
      • Thanked
        474

      Still working out details, but I think the major stuff has been worked out on the computer...

       

      ____________________________________

      www.cvsry.com www.cvsry.com

    • January 15, 2019 9:57 PM EST
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
      • Posts
        12,920
      • Thanks
        755
      • Thanked
        474

      And from that drawing, a full size paper mock-up...

       

      I'm still undecided as to the masonry. I really like what brick does to enhance the detail, but carving thousands of individual bricks is not something I look forward to.  Perhaps a sandstone block with the same orientation changes; just lots less of them...

      ____________________________________

      www.cvsry.com www.cvsry.com

    • January 15, 2019 10:51 PM EST
      • Waverly, Alabama
         
      • Posts
        1,089
      • Thanks
        149
      • Thanked
        215

      Jon, that looks great and since I'm not the one doing the work, I vote for brick .

      ____________________________________

       

    • January 15, 2019 11:07 PM EST
      • Southern Oregon
         
      • Posts
        1,443
      • Thanks
        14
      • Thanked
        280

      Jon, love that photo effect of the shop crew on the inside, looks great.

      Brick is not that hard.  I use a special tip, that I made, on my soldering iron and hook the soldering iron to a plug that is controlled by a dimmer switch so I can control the heat better. Then just slide the special tip along a metal straight line and you have the horizontal courses. The vertical courses and special rows, ya a little more time consuming.

       

      Though not closeups both of these buildings are made from pink insulation foam using the soldering iron method, on the left is obviously a stone structure and the one to the right is the brick. I thought they turned out OK.

    • January 15, 2019 11:40 PM EST
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
      • Posts
        12,920
      • Thanks
        755
      • Thanked
        474

      Thanks Rick.  The material I plan on using is a very dense foam used for carved signs. I have yet to test, but I think I can emboss the horizontal courses with a wheel or a stylus. Worst case I could V-Cut them with an Exacto. My game plan is to print the entire elevation on self adhesive paper as a carving guide.  I still have lots of computer time to put in to get to where I can execute that plan.

       

      Just so I know, I'll play with the soldering iron on some scrap to see how it reacts to heat. Thanks for that idea.

      ____________________________________

      www.cvsry.com www.cvsry.com

    • January 16, 2019 12:51 AM EST
      • Post Falls, Idaho
         
      • Posts
        6,933
      • Thanks
        1,159
      • Thanked
        464

      John,

      I don't have a photo of it but I have "scribed" the lines for brick with a razor saw. Makes a thin line, is cut fast and would tackle that dense foam

      ____________________________________
    • January 16, 2019 7:48 AM EST
      • Easton , Massachusetts
         
      • Posts
        3,944
      • Thanks
        931
      • Thanked
        324

      Image result for v blade carving tool Wood carvers tool? /th?id=OP.odkxIingcQ4WMg300C300&pid=21.1 another thought

      ____________________________________

       My u-tube

      The light in the tunnel might not be an engine , but a light in the caboose of my own train on my Roundy Round Rail Road !    My empire is complete...I think...

    • January 16, 2019 5:37 PM EST
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
      • Posts
        12,920
      • Thanks
        755
      • Thanked
        474

      I have a set similar to that and my wife has a full set of ceramic carving tools. Tools I'm not short on.  Motivation to finish drawing each individual brick and then carve them has been lacking.

       

      This post was edited by Jon Radder at January 16, 2019 11:14 PM EST
      ____________________________________

      www.cvsry.com www.cvsry.com

    • January 17, 2019 6:33 AM EST
      • Right here 'X', Pa
         
      • Posts
        5,414
      • Thanks
        636
      • Thanked
        288

      Have you thought this way Jon,

      https://www.michaelskids.com/americana-mixed-media-stencil-brick-wall/10329838.html

      Above are just a couple idea pics not the same manufacturer

      there are other brands and places to buy but I figured you might have a Michael's close by. I have used a two inch wide roll of tape on a doll house build that I believe you can get from them in the dollhouse section. The tape with a bit of plaster should fill your needs.

Forums Modeling Annual Build Challenge

    Icon Legend

  • Topic has replies
    Hot topic
    Topic unread
    Topic doesn't have any replies
    Closed topic
    BBCode  is enabled
    HTML  is enabled

Add Reputation

Do you want to add reputation for this user by this post?

or cancel

Ads by Google