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Here are some photos of an O scale Coal fired Boiler house I am building out of 3mm styrene where it sits on the layout is in the Steel Mill thread at the 2-rail section this is just about building it.

It really is a very simple building what makes it stand out from just a simple "Box" is the details on the outside like windows and doors plus an office and what looks like a building for the stores.  I never detail the interior unless you can see them from the aisle even then I hesitate I have many other projects to do.

The finished model will end up at the Steel Mill thread on the 2-rail page.

Thanks Roo.

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These photos will show you what the final result will look like. I'm not saying posting photos of what I do that I am some kind of genius I'm far from it just trying to show you what can be accomplished through buying a sheet of styrene. When I started in American O scale 40 years ago I served my apprenticeship through building O scale kits, a lot of the kits in those days were just a few pieces of wood or styrene or both, in a box with limited instructions you either learnt quickly or went back to HO scale, even harder for me was I had to learn the American language (you blokes do use different words!) but I stuck at it and I'm still here building, nowadays mostly scratch building. The photos show the various "accessories" attached to the building like the coal unloading the office the smokestack and a small storage room most of these small items have come from different projects I have built over the years that I have kept thinking they might be useful in the future I have boxes of these things as I have built many items over those 40 years one day I keep saying to myself I will have a major cleanup and get rid of this stuff because although it might look like junk (and it probably is!) to some people, they are my treasure chests I am always delighted to find something long forgotten that I can now use. Anyway enough of this nostalgia here are the photos of the latest project snapped on the kitchen table much to my wife Margie's concern! Roo. In West Australia.

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Thanks for tip Alan I will do that.

Today I am gluing the Brick sheets this is an exciting time because the building will now start to look like a building and not a white blob. I use MBS "Rough Brick" but there are other names around Plastruct, Wills (English), I use MBS (Model Builders Supply) a Canadian product because I can buy it easier than the other brands and I like the "Rough Brick" finish. I have included myself in the photo because I like to think you blokes are standing next to me watching. The white space you see doesn't need brickwork there as it's hidden by the Unloading shed.   Roo.

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Thanks Alan I would have put this thread in your "Sunday" thread but forgot what day it was! Anyway to late now here is the Roof (Wills Asbestos sheets) on, I will make some ventilators for the roof now I know the easy way to do them. Roo.

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Joe I'm well over the flu and getting into building again.

Today I thought I should do some more on the Boiler house so I was going to put a series of round vents in the roof when I thought.. Naw! that's to easy so I looked up my Steel Mill books and built another roof on top of the roof it's just sitting there at the moment not glued down yet..

The table is a mess please excuse my untidiness. Thanks Roo.

 

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