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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:10 pm 
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Another fun paper/card building project, the "Yardmaster's Office" from the April, 1954, issue of Toy Trains magazine:
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Penned by Hal Carstens for the magazine's "Cutouts" section, this small building has many uses on the layout, possibly even as a small station. Made a few mods from a digital scan for the windows and doors. A few pennies worth of supplies and an hour or two of work, this was a lot of fun.

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Added a stove-pipe to the yardmaster's office, figuring the guy deserved a bit of heat during winter. Made the roofline a bit less mundane as well.

Scouring the Toy Trains pile, found a "cut-out" for a telephone shed. After a bit of editing via MS Paint, a quick assemply:
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I stuck a utility pole (dowel with a touch of Minwax) at the back for dropping a line, but I might remove that and just use one of my orphan tinplate telephone poles.

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The last of the yardmaster triumvirate, the tool shed:
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I made a couple of minor modifications in construction. First, I moved the door from inside to an exterior sliding version hanging on a matchstick "track". I then added a "cement" threshold to mask the fact that the door was now rather short. A few signs and it's done. It will get a shot of clear lacquer to brighten it up as well as protect the ink-print. Eventually I'll need to figure out what to do with the masonite base. I was thinking I'd apply some ballast or just paint it a color that would match the indoor/outdoor carpet that covers the top of the layout.


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