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Old 05-18-2016, 08:39 PM   #1
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Redo a birdhouse

I started with this



The plan was to adapt it as a building for G scale layout. A nice tall skinny building. Then I saw this and went with a switch tower.



So off came the roof and made a platform.



Without a plan I copied the roof and doubled the dimensions. The bevel was done with a drum sander.



I looked good but was too wide so I coped the end and squared it off.



I glued the edges and used tape as a clamp



Now the base I filled the holes with wood putty from the inside. The outside was primed.

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Old 05-18-2016, 08:44 PM   #2
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The platform

I pieced together and worked around and then made windows.





A little putty to work the edges.



The roof also got the putty.



and more





A little support on the inside

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Then some primer



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Old 05-18-2016, 09:00 PM   #4
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Where will the birds sleep?
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I tried out some railings and a little paint





The roof is just a fitup now I have to work on stairs. Oh the railings are tooth picks
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Where will the birds sleep?
Evicted,They can hang on the roof to add realism.

For time lapse I started April 24th the time of the first picture.
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:13 AM   #7
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Nice switch tower, but I still feel sorry for the birds.
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I am trying something different. You can say I am just "winging" it
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Old 05-21-2016, 08:23 AM   #9
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Nice T, you say it started as a G scale project? Do you have G scale outside or inside?

I like how the railings came out, is it the picture making this side (red arrow) look like they are spaced closer together than the other railings? Or did you make that side first and decided different spacing for the other 2?

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Old 05-21-2016, 05:31 PM   #10
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Ed, here is another side view

This is for an inside G scale table. A friend, Rick who is a travelling buddy for train shows. The spacing is not exact but have 12 to 13 posts on a side. These are round tooth picks that I used the man to adjust the height. It's rough all right but it still has charm. I am playing with the door and the stairs are giving me a rise in frustration.




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