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    • November 6, 2008 8:22 AM EST
      • Burke, Virginia
         
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      I've had this Piko freight shed for a number of years. It started inside back in the 80s and got place outside when I started my layout in 2003.

      Although it is small, the doors looked about 1:20, so I decided to keep the basic structure. But, I wanted something a bit larger. I don't have a lot of depth on the siding, but it is fairly long. I replaced the roof with two 30 inch pieces of acrylic and covered these with some cedar shingles I had. That was the tedious part. ;) The platform was built up from some double wall plastic I had and covered with redwood strips. The model was repainted with some exterior latex paint. The details were glued in place with silicone and it's ready to go. It's a bit too messy to put it out today, so you just get the "builder's" photographs. ;)

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    • November 6, 2008 8:33 AM EST
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      Holy Crap, thats a nice rebuild. I have one of those somewhere, I should do the same thing. WOW, very nice.
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    • November 6, 2008 8:53 AM EST
      • Who Ya Gonna Call?, Ft Gay, WV
         
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      I need to do a really big one of those!
    • November 6, 2008 9:32 AM EST
      • Spokane Valley, Washington St.
         
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      Very nice!
      I, too, took a pola and re-did it in wood siding, etc.
      When it sets out on the layout, no one knows it isn't a scratched up.

      I'm going to do one of those Aristo barns as well, cause the little women won't let me throw it away!
      It looks just like our barn.
    • November 6, 2008 10:17 AM EST
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
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      Really nice Bruce. Actually looks functional now. The platform on the original was way too small to actually do any work on.
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    • November 6, 2008 10:22 AM EST
      • West Grove, Pennsylvania
         
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      Kewl! Neat idea...............mines a Colorado Models brand.

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    • November 6, 2008 11:30 AM EST
      • North Coastal, CA
         
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      Bruce:

      Great kitbash! Thanks for sharing.

      I too have one of these and also noted that the doors were nominally correct for 1:20. In fact, when I first looked at your pix, I wondered where you got a picture of my building! I used the exact same two figures to check the building proportions.

      Now I'm going to do something similar to mine over this winter. Thanks for the idea.

      Happy RRing,

      Jerry
    • November 6, 2008 12:42 PM EST

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      Wow, that looks so much better, it's like an entirely different building!
    • November 6, 2008 3:09 PM EST
      • Deer Park, Washington
         
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      I was wondering what to do with my Aristo freight station!

      But I have to ask, why pink?
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    • November 6, 2008 3:29 PM EST

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      Steve Featherkile said:
      I was wondering what to do with my Aristo freight station! But I have to ask, why pink?
      You might need to adjust the color on your monitor Steve. It looks red to me. Ralph
    • November 6, 2008 4:30 PM EST
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      Ralph Berg said:
      Steve Featherkile said:
      I was wondering what to do with my Aristo freight station! But I have to ask, why pink?
      You might need to adjust the color on your monitor Steve. It looks red to me. Ralph
      That's too easy, Ralph. Like shooting ducks in a barrel. :lol: But, I suspect you may be right, um left, er.... never mind. :P
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    • November 6, 2008 4:35 PM EST
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      Nope, HJ's face looks normal for a Caucasian.
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      Steve Featherkile said:
      Ralph Berg said:
      Steve Featherkile said:
      I was wondering what to do with my Aristo freight station! But I have to ask, why pink?
      You might need to adjust the color on your monitor Steve. It looks red to me. Ralph
      That's too easy, Ralph. Like shooting ducks in a barrel. :lol: But, I suspect you may be right, um left, er.... never mind. :P
      I suspect blue would be a better color ;) Ralph
    • November 6, 2008 5:11 PM EST
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      Looks good, Bruce.

      I'd say that color is faded box car red.
    • November 6, 2008 5:20 PM EST
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      Politics threads are that way, stop it now.
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    • November 6, 2008 5:26 PM EST

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      Bob McCown said:
      Politics threads are that way, stop it now.
      Sorry. All in jest. No ill will intended. Ralph
    • November 6, 2008 6:04 PM EST
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      :lol: :P

      We was just discussin the color of the siding, honest, Boss!
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    • November 7, 2008 6:16 AM EST
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      great job, Bruce..... However, I'm kinda partial to purple, so it matches a certain boxcar I've seen in pictures lately....
    • November 7, 2008 8:43 AM EST
      • Burke, Virginia
         
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      Actually, it's brick red. ;) Anyway, here's some pictures of it outside.

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