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Last additions - Modified Candy Palace~Refreshment Corner
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If you've taken note (pun), I've arranged and posed the guest figures to be drawn towards the direction of the piano and the wonderful notes being played at a rate of 32 per second. Who can play that fast, you might ask? Ragtime specialist Rod Miller! Rod's playing and delightful demeanor always got the attention of guests -many of them visiting the Park solely to hear him play!May 02, 2010
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The couple sitting to the side of the piano (green and pink shirts) were inspired by our friends Sandy and Brian. May 02, 2010
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Coke Corner is beginning to look alive with activity.May 02, 2010
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The umbrellas have not been permanently installed yet to aid with the placing of figures and chairs.May 02, 2010
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Close up view of the re-worked roof that joins up with the Plaza Pavilion. I used molded N scale shingle sections taken from an Atlas model RR structure and thinned them to about .020" thick. I then glued these 'veneers' to the original areas of the Olszewski sculpture. The trim -almost an exact match to the Park's- is photo-etched brass from Gold Medal Models. Note the upper 3rd tier (sans trim) that functions only to conceal some unsightly roof-top infrastructure (air conditioners, etc.).May 02, 2010
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The re-worked roof (dark brown areas) of the Coke Corner piece.May 02, 2010
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Because of the relocation of the Plaza Pavilion (set much farther back and elevated about 3/16") I had to re-work the roof of the Coke Corner piece to mate up with that of the Pavilion. It's not perfect but I'm satisfied with the fit. A large tree (growing here at the Park) will help to conceal where these two sculptures join.May 02, 2010
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You can see how the new back stage area's roofline blends into that of the Alladin's Oasis. All I have to do now is thatch the roof.May 02, 2010
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Some curbing and wood will help contain the refuse bins and proect the structure damage.May 02, 2010
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Refuse bins (okay, dumptsters!) are resin cast units from Cal Freight and have been painted.May 02, 2010
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I made a new marquee from a photo I took at the Park. It's more legible than the original.Mar 22, 2010
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The colorful "It's Ragtime!" banner on the piano was made from a photograph I took at the Park.Mar 22, 2010
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This shot reveals the keyboard detailing -there are actually black and white keys! Mar 22, 2010
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Our completed pianist and stage.Mar 22, 2010
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The three brick steps that lead to the Plaza Pavilion's dining terrace.Mar 22, 2010
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The new "cast member only" doors with real brass kick-panels.Mar 22, 2010
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I fabricated the three marquee supports from wire and drilled holes to accomodate them.Mar 22, 2010
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To blend the Refreshment Corner sculpture into The Plaza Pavilion one, I 'll have to close-up the gap between them and make some adjustments to the roofline. Here I've extended the brick wall and constructed a wall extension from styrene and brass photo-etched screen. The landscaping has also been enhanced.Mar 22, 2010
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Here's the new paving for West Plaza Street (Refreshment Corner dining area) made from N-scale brick paper and .005" styrene sheet. Each 'stone' was cut and laid individually!Mar 22, 2010
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Here's our completed (less paint) pianist. I posed him so he'll be gazing towards Main Street. The stage was made from styrene stock and I used a razor saw to create the bunting texture (red) around the perimeter.Mar 22, 2010
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The new stage with piano stool and piano. Mar 22, 2010
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Hey, where's my piano!Mar 22, 2010
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The piano stool is photo-etched brass from Micron-Art and is included with the piano kit.Mar 22, 2010
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The umbrella locations have been determined and holes were drilled to accept the new poles made from .020" piano wire.Mar 22, 2010
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I'm assembling our pianist from three different Preiser N-scale figures.Mar 22, 2010
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The piano is a N-scale modified brass photo-etched model from Micron-Art. The height was cut down about 1/8" and cleaned-up with styrene sheet.Mar 22, 2010
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The roof and walls have been painted.Mar 22, 2010
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This is a shot of the original cast member doors.Mar 22, 2010
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Finally, the last 'stone' (on the tip of my hobby knife) is laid!Mar 22, 2010
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I inlaid a very fine photo-etched brass screen to cover the speaker opening in the roof above "Coke Corner."Mar 22, 2010
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I modeled a pair of new "cast member only" doors with kick panels made from brass.Mar 22, 2010
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Refreshment Corner has been completely cleared for modification. Re-grading of West Plaza Street (white area in lower left) has been completed to transition the sidewalk and street smoothly into Main Street's elevation. Gone are the flower planters and the Refreshment Corner's ornate metal entryway. The planters and metal structure will be repositioned as part of the modifications.Feb 10, 2010
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The back stage area behind Refreshment (Coke) Corner is being constructed. This multi-story building occupies a key location between Main Street and Adventureland, providing facilities for both realms. There is a small loading dock for the Plaza Pavilion/Tahitian Terrace kitchen and facilities for entertainers were built when the Tahitian Terrace show (featuring Polynesian dancers) began in 1962. In 1993, the Tahitian Terrace became Aladdin's Oasis and even more additions and remodelling of this structure took place.Feb 10, 2010
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The new rear wall and roof has been added. These are made from .060" styrene sheet stock.Feb 10, 2010
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Removal of the last remaining material is performed with a belt and disc power sander. Feb 10, 2010
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The roof and entire 'back stage' portion of the piece are carefully removed with a bandsaw. This will make modifications to these areas easier.Feb 10, 2010
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A piece of Ultraboard (white object) has been cut to fill-out the back stage area to the edge of our Main Street stage/module. This is glued to the Refreshment Corner and Carnation Cafe facades.Feb 10, 2010
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The same operations to remove material has been performed on the Carnation Cafe piece (to the left of the photo). The two pieces have been glued together to form a single unit encompassing this block of Main Street.Feb 10, 2010
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This is what's left after the bandsaw operation.Feb 10, 2010
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White styrene stips are used to designate where the new rear walls will go.Feb 10, 2010
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Removing the umbrellas is done by using needle nose pliers to grasp the pole and then leveraging them out. A fulcrum was built up from a couple of scrap pieces of bass wood to provide a good angle of attack and to protect the base area from damage.Aug 29, 2007
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"hmmm, which one of these lucky ones will be Rod Miller? Stay tuned..."Aug 29, 2007
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"Sorry Rod, but you need a make over, and we need to fill Coca-Cola Corner with guests!"Rod and his piano were delicately removed by the following prcedure: 1) Carefully plot and mark the center of the piano on the underside of the base. Carefully measure and draw the outline of the piano base. 2) Use a 1/4" drill to create a hole under the piano. DO NOT DRILL TOO DEEP OR ALL THE WAY THROUGH! 3) Use a Dremel Tool with a round cutter bit to mine-out the area underneath the piano progressing SLOWLY. Eventually you will remove the material to the point when the piano can be broken free with very little effort. 4) fill the hole with a piece of plastic and fill any imperfections with putty. Aug 29, 2007
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The umbrellas, tables, and chairs removed.Aug 25, 2007
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Removing the tables and chairs by snapping them off with a needle-nose pliers. Aug 25, 2007
 
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