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Topic: Whistle Stop Cafe in O-scale
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posted on Apr 5, 2014 06:33 PM:
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We were watching the movie - Fried Green Tomatoes - and my wife said "you need that Whistle Stop Cafe on your railroad".

Here is a photo from the movie of the cafe.

This is a photo of how the building looks today.
About the only difference is it no longer has the white siding around the base of the brick porch pillars.

Starting with the base cut from 1/4 inch OSB.
The side walls are cut from 1/8 inch paneling and glued to the base.

Strip wood is glued to the sides of the roof to hide the rough edge of the paneling.
The front porch is cut from OSB and strip wood is also glued to the sides to give it a smooth finish.

The porch top of the porch is covered with a piece of 1/16 thick balsa wood that is scribed to make it look like boards.
The porch roof is built and mounted on the building.
The porch support columns are carved out of a piece of wood and one of them is shown mounted in place here.

Here is the finished model of the building.



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posted on Apr 6, 2014 09:12 AM:
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Wow that is a remarkable replica. You really captured the charm of the original, colors look spot-on.

How'd you do the window and door frames?


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posted on Apr 6, 2014 11:23 AM:
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Thanks John

The windows and doors are from Grandtline.


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