RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

Postby Bernd » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:53 am

OK, I'll start this new section off with a kit build.

I bought Rslaserkits "Greg's Saloon and Repair Shop. This will be my first TT scale kit build. The building will be used on my "to be" TT scale portable layout that will feature logging and coal mining. The building will be used as a maintenance building, no saloon. Don't need any drunk loggers or miners. :lol:

Here's a picture of the kit:

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I'll post more pictures later of how I started out.

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Re: RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

Postby Bernd » Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:23 pm

So I started the other day by laying out the pieces and deciding what color I was going to paint the model. I've chosen hunter green and bright red. Both are acrylic paints. I used isopropyl alcohol to thin the paint.

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Next will be the main building assembly.

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Re: RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:40 pm

Good choice in colour, Bernd!
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Re: RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

Postby Bernd » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:52 pm

AstroGoat760 wrote:Good choice in colour, Bernd!


Thanks. There's a long story behind how I picked my railroad colors. One day I'll tell it, but not now. perhaps when I build the layout. :think:

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Re: RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

Postby Bernd » Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:50 pm

A bit-O-progress on the kit.

I glued two sets of sides together. To keep them square I used a couple of 1-2-3 blocks and a large chunk of steel I had laying around.

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You may have noticed in the previous picture how warped those sides turned out to be! Well a couple of 1/4" square bass wood pieces glued inside length wise will cure that problem.

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More to follow. Thanks for looking in. Comments and questions always welcomed.

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Re: RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:03 pm

Thank you Bernd for posting progress photos, especially of how someone else's work bench is set up.
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Re: RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

Postby Bernd » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:17 pm

AstroGoat760 wrote:Thank you Bernd for posting progress photos, especially of how someone else's work bench is set up.


You are quite welcome.

This was the idea behind doing this. So others can see how one modeler does something. I'm hoping to inspire some of the TT scale members to join in and build something showing there workbench.

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Re: RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

Postby Bernd » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:02 pm

A couple of more pictures for the night. I called it quits after I tested fitted the roof panels.

Getting ready to glue the two parts together to form a whole building.

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The heavy blocks keep the building nice and secure and square while the glue dries.

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Two 3/4 views. A bit of glue clean up and some paint touch up is needed.

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Dry test fitting the roof, base and walk ways.

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That's it for tonight. Comments and questions welcome as always.

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Re: RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:34 pm

Looks good so far, again, love the colour choice!
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Re: RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

Postby Bernd » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:41 pm

AstroGoat760 wrote:Looks good so far, again, love the colour choice!


Thanks Astro. I've got several color combination for my railroad colors. Green and yellow is another one I use.

Ok, worked on getting the windows installed. I hope you have small fingers when doing this kit. I do and it was even a bit tough for me with a set of tweezers. I made two mistakes. One: all windows and window trim should be added before gluing the walls together. RTFM! :wall: :x

I did have a bit more trouble but got them installed with lots of patients. Second: I forgot to paint the window mullions before putting on the clear plastic. :doh: :wall: :wall: That adhesive really sticks. So I was going to install the window and say they hadn't painted it yet. I did luck out though. There are five windows and they send along six. :dance:

I glued the windows in using canopy glue. Dries clear so no really visible glue seen. Red arrows point to glue dots to hold the windows.

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The unpainted window.

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When attaching the clear plastic to the window mullions, leave the plastic on it's carrier and use tweezers to place the window on the plastic. This way you don't chase the plastic all over the workbench.

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All the windows and doors are installed.

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Next installed are the outside frames around the doors and windows.

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I glued the saloon doors shut since I'm repurposing this building to a track side railroad structure.

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One thing you notice in close up pictures is how poorly I did the windows. Some of the fits aren't precise. It's only been my second laser cut structure. That's my excuse and I'm sticking by it. :snooty:

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That's it for tonight. As always comments and questions welcome.

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