Kit - Roundhouse

20180307 054109  I will be building the roundhouse with 12 stalls so I need the base kit and 3 add-on kits. 20180308 131042  March 19 2018 - Starting to build the roundhouse. I am building Walthers Modern Roundhouse (3 stalls) plus 3 Roundhouse Additions (9 stalls) for a total of 12 stalls. 20180308 131053  The 4 main side wall pieces are all warped (probably from being in the box for 3+ years). The good news is they are warped mirror image and I'm hoping they will straighten out when I glue the two sides together. 20180308 075827
20180308 131127 20180308 151657 20180310 061806  After/Before the white 'grout' wash of the painted brick wall.  I used an offwhite acrylic craft paint thinned with water to do the wash. 20180310 055522
20180309 151832 20180314 082745  Gluing the outside/inside walls. 20180314 162026  Gluing the back wall sections. 20180314 162051
20180315 060223  I had to get creative to hold the wall sections together while waiting for the glue to cure. 20180316 074650 20180316 093502 20180317 061625
20180317 064914  Installing the front door frames and doors was a PITA because I needed three small hands to hold the three parts in order to get the door pins lined up.  But then I used blue painters tape to hold the doors in place and it became much easier. 20180317 073137 20180319 050744 20180319 050812
20180319 050836 20180319 083940  I am not detailing or lighting the interior so I am not going to install the inspection pits. Therefore I painted flat black under where the inspection pit 'holes' are in the roundhouse base. 20180319 085523  Painting the exhaust smokestacks. 20180319 114110  Weathering the exhaust smokestacks.
20180319 115055  Weathering the roof. I the roof sections into six groups of 6 to make them easier to deal with.  I used 0.10"x0.04" polystyrene strips to cover the seams between the roof panels. 20180319 115136