To Build an engine shed.

phantom Mar 19, 2014

  1. phantom

    phantom TrainBoard Member

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    To Build an engine shed.

    I needed a shed to park my helper in. So I began my project as always, by looking at all kinds of locomotive sheds on the internet. I found many great images but not exactly what I was looking for. So with a ruff idea in head I broke out the tape measure and measured the site on witch the building was to sit. From there I measured with, length and height of the locomotive that would soon call this structure home. So then I laid out my 4 walls on "Elmer's Foam Board". After cutting each section out I masked the edges with masking tape. Foam board sometimes hard chunks in the foam and its hard to paint the cut edge of the foam board so pre masking it with masking tape works well. On the first wall I cut out the windows and doors. On the other side wall I cut two normal windows and one big long window. This side will be on the side that runs right down the side of the layout and this big open area will invite viewers to look inside. On the inside of the walls I put the normal framing and support beams that would be found in a locomotive shed. Then I clad the out side of the wall with wood boards for siding. I have yet to put the out side window trim and corner trim on. For the big viewing window or cut away, I made the clap board at different lengths. So it looked like someone came along and took of many of the boards to see in. Then I made a jig for the roof truss. So now I'm making the truss, all 9 of them. So here are some photos showing how far I have gotten.
     

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    phantom TrainBoard Member

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    Well its been a long time sense I start this project. Tonight its finally finished! The shed is 34 inches long by 7 inches wide and 12 1/2 inches tall. There are 6 hand painted birds in the rafters and 1 seagull on the aluminum roof. The shed is complete with wire mesh/screened windows, smoke hood and hinged front doors. The viewing side or the side on the isle/walk way has cut outs so you can see the details inside. The shed is located on the send level. Some 22 inches above the first level. The send level is just below chin level. This invites you to look into the building, as many of my second level buildings do.

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  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I like the birds in rafters. Nice touch. I just hope nobody is standing underneath them!
     

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