Posted by: bgtwindad | March 14, 2011

A new maintenance shack

  by BGTwinDad
a photo by BGTwinDad on Flickr.

This little shack will be a maintenance office/shed for the CH&FR MOW crews. It will be at the grade crossing just past the tail of the wye at Glover’s Bend (that is, it will be on my new diorama…)

This is my first kit build project… it is a GCLaser “West End Shack”. This little guy was surprisingly easy to assemble, though in hindsight there were a couple of details I wish now that I had painted first.

You can follow details of the construction on the thread I’ve posted at nScale.net. I still have to add some detail parts like the stove pipe, some electrical conduit, and the little fuel tank that sits outside.  This is a laser-cut microplywood kit, and it assembles quite easily for a structure so small.  Elmer’s carpenter’s glue (the yellow stuff) holds it all together, and the various features built into the parts help key everything so it assembles easily.  It is a slightly challenging kit for a rank beginner like me, but very buildable, as the fact that I didn’t completely ruin it will attest.

This shack should provide a nice place for the MOW crew to get in out of the weather, keep warm and dry, and handle the paperwork they need to do from time to time.

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