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Sometimes you get lucky, and the most dramatic effect can actually take less effort than a simpler, more basic look. In my opinion, this is the case with corner boards as opposed to mitered corners on horizontal siding.
Horizontal siding from Northeastern Scale Lumber Co. looks very realistic when mitered corners are used, but cutting 45 deg. angles on small pieces can be tricky. A "corner board" trim look is easy to do, and really adds to the appearance, particularly if you are going for a Victorian look.
1/16" x 1/16" wood strips scale to approximately 5 1/2" in H.O. For N scale use 0.040" material, also available at Northeastern Scale Lumber. The face side would represent nominal 6" corner boards, which was quite common trim for horizontal siding.
* Use this tutorial in conjunction with the Construction Guide included with your plan set.
If you don't have 1/16" x 1/16" wood strips you can make your own from sheet material. Try to cut into perfectly square dimensions, (ie. 1/16" x 1/16"), as two adjacent sides will be showing after assembly.
Use the following procedure to get uniform width pieces:
The first coat of finish on a wood surface will cause the tiny fiber ends left over from sanding to stick out when the paint dries, but this is what you want to happen.
A very light sanding will cut off these stray fibers, providing a much smoother surface for the finish coat. You may not even need a second coat, depending on the appearance you're looking for.
Don't worry if you forget! The worst case scenario is that you may have to increase the size of the roof to get the required roof overhang.
Refer to ScaleModelPlans.com Construction Guide included with your plans for more details.
That's it! Assemble the rest of the structure as usual.
This is Plan 2008, a CN Train Station, typically seen across Canada and into Minnesota. The corner boards not only ease construction of the corner joints, but create a realist look to the lap siding. Click Here to see details of this plan.
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