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Thursday, 16 February 2012

JL&T Railroad - Fire Station - Update#2

Quick update on our Fire Station build, I'm currently adding interior structural columns and beams to the inside of the engine bays.  This will also support the first floor and the tracks that will allow the appliance doors to slide up and down.

I have also been adding vertical wall surfaces to the modular panels to hide the moulding details that will be able to be seen from looking through the doors.  These will all be painted and weathered to look like the inside of a real firehouse.

Shot showing the supporting columns and beams...



The concrete columns and beams which are 4.8mm x 4.8mm (3/16") square styrene tube, have also aided in strengthening the entire structure too, there will be another layer of I beams (as joists) added on top of the concrete columns.  The joists will then support the floor which will be 2mm (080") Styrene.  The vertical interior walls are 0.5mm (0.20") styrene.

Shot showing the interior walls (white styrene) in place...


Concrete columns and beams...


First floor in place showing how the concrete beams support the first floor exterior wall...


Front of the Fire station, this has been changed since the last update...


Rear section showing aerial appliance bay & chief's car extension, with split roofs...


Rear station shot, this was the front...


Next step will be to work on the roller door channels, and the first floor base.  Both the roof & first floor will be designed so they can be lifted out.  Once this is completed it will be time to undercoat the entire building.

Jas...

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