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1 George Pandelios April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree1

2 Topics Representing Large Industries with Backdrops and Related Challenges Support, Frameworks, and The Shoulder Leveling Backdrops or buildings in place Cutting Foamcore The Corner Join Gable Roof Tips & Tricks Building Exteriors Tools & Supplies Wrap-up April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree2

3 So How Do You Model This? April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree3 Photo courtesy of Weirton Area Museum & Cultural Center. All Rights Reserved.

4 The Realities of Layout Space Only 18 x 10 available Descending track to hide Tight track radii April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree4

5 The Answer To All 3 Questions Diagonal building placement maximizes effect Side openings allow for track passage Staggered buildings convey more of the industry & hide track Chose Open Hearth, Blooming Mill & Strip Steel buildings for variety April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree5

6 Choosing Materials April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree6 Styrene? Impractical and expensive for buildings of that size Fragile by itself; requires support Wood? Doesnt simulate other materials (brick, metal) well Heavy and hard to finish; could restrict access to track Foamcore? Warps in large, unsupported use Doesnt simulate other materials (brick, metal) well Whats the best answer? Composite approach – use all 3

7 Building the Framework Use a hardwood – ¼ x 2 x 48 poplar board ½ square poplar corner supports for gluing Elmers glue or small screws (pilot holes) Right-angle clamp Quick-clamps April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree7

8 The Shoulder Construct the frame (shoulder) for the top of the building If the shoulder is right, the building is right. April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree8

9 Level the Building Clamp the legs Place on layout Use bubble level Adjust clamps Mark, cut, and glue the legs April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree9

10 Side Frames & Supports Account for openings and doors Add side frames; keep them level w/ shoulder Try not to leave walls hanging April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree10

11 Cutting Foamcore Use sharp blades; change often Metal straight edge Protect your workbench Paper plans / templates Measure, measure, draw, cut April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree11

12 The Corner Join Overlap outer wall by 3/16 (foamcore width) but leave a flap Support w/ square wooden rod Glue and clamp both sides April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree12

13 The Corner Join April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree13

14 Gable Roof Tricks – Front Supports Measure 3/16 below roofs edge Glue in square support rods April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree14

15 Gable Roof – Interior Supports Slightly smaller than exterior front wall Roof should fit inside front wall and on top of interior supports April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree15

16 Gable Roof Tricks - Diagonals Put structure in place on wall Cut roof to correct height Place roof on structure Measure between wall & A Transfer to top edge (B) Draw line C from A to B Cut along line C Trim other end to fit inside front wall April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree16

17 Short-side Diagonal Roof Tips April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree17

18 Building Exteriors Walls and Roofs: Styrene sheets from Plastruct, Evergreen, N-Scale Architect Brick paper from Micro-Mark Wooden siding Building details from Scenery Express, Westport Models… Corners, openings, and gable roofs edges: Plastruct 90xxx angle pieces Mate brick paper or brick sheets at corners April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree18

19 Finished Foamcore Buildings April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree19

20 Tools & Materials Metal straightedge (yard stick) Carpenters square Small bubble level Sharpie (ultrafine) Logan Straight Cutter Model 701 (spare blades) Hobby Knife with #11 blades Quick clamps Elmers Glue CA glue or Testors Plastic Cement Elmers – 3/16 Foamcore board (craft or art supply store) 2x ¼ x 48 poplar board (craft store) April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree20

21 What We Covered Today Representing Large Industries with Backdrops and Related Challenges Support, Frameworks & The Shoulder Leveling Backdrops or buildings in place Cutting Foamcore The Corner Join Gable Roofing – Tips & Tricks Building Exteriors Tools & Materials Wrap-up April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree21

22 Wrapping Up Questions? Thanks for your attention and participation For a copy, send to: April 9, 2011MCR Division 2 Jamboree22


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