Monday, 19 October 2015

SR&RL - O Scale Sanders Station

Sanders flag stop station is well underway. I am adding a Taurus Products elbow stove pipe #4503 instead of building one from the parts supplied. Next up is the roofing which is sitting under the station at the moment.
Construction begins

Last week while our cupboards were being installed I had a chance to spend a few hours downstairs at the workbench. It was a choice between working on the layout or working on a kit. I decided to work on the Sanders flag stop which appeared to be a simple build. I decided to go with the scribe siding included instead of shingling the walls such as on the prototype. No shingles are included with this kit. The kit so far has gone together well. I forgot how much measuring and cutting old kits are compared to today's laser cut offerings.

Lots of supports are added prior to assembly. This project was done using canopy cement. Boards are pulled up at places and nail holes will be added. Wooden block supports are added under the station and platform. The right amount of material is included with the kit for each step of the project...stay tuned for more to follow on this project...George Dutka

The corners posts are attached and wall bracing is applied. My cast stack is seen in the package.

The four walls are glued with canopy cement and clamped in place. I use a square to check all is set properly. The flooring is seen to the left waiting to be inserted. All was a really good fit without much effort.

The building's wooden blocking that it rests on is glued to supports that run the length of the structure. The blocking for the platform is seen here still to be used.
In a back issue of Maine Two Foot Quarterly Magazine there was a nice photo of a completed model of Sanders. this helped me with my model.

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