The next project is the structure for my largest industry, Sweetener Products.  I’m doing a bit of a prototype stretch here as the Sweetener Products facility is actually located on the UP a few miles away and in a different type of structure.  Call it plausible proto-freelancing.  Throughout the LAJ a distinctive feature of many structures is curved walls that match the bends in surrounding tracks.  I wanted to emulate that.

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I’ve found that when using .060″ styrene for larger scratch built structures, the plastic gets a little “wiggly” over time.  The cure lies in providing a hefty, stable core.  In this instance, I used half thick high-quality plywood cut to shape and sealed with shellac. After the core was done I cut the .060″ styrene veneer to shape and adhered it with Liquid Nails construction adhesive and ultra tiny brads.

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In the photo above, the styrene veneer has been attached.  The roof and wall cap strips have been mounted, painted, and weathered.  Next up is the photo wallpaper.  It’s a lot easier to get the roof painting out of the way before adding the photo wallpaper.