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    Question About Scratch Built Structures--->

    Good Morning. I'm not new to the hobby of model railroading, but only recently have I had the real drive to get into the actual modeling aspect. I just successfully built an Atlas kit (Specifically Item # 702 - Trackside Shanty Kit) and ordered a couple other kits from Atlas. They were simple...
  2. Scratch building a code 70 switch

    Scratch building a code 70 switch

  3. D&RGW - Std Guage Scratch built Cattle Car

    D&RGW - Std Guage Scratch built Cattle Car

    Scratch built D&RGW cattle car in HO scale, authentic type door hangers and a safety rod and chain at the bottom of the door plus a working inspection door that slides on the end. Full under body details and the Trussrods are actually carried through each end sill and break rigging...
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    Scratch Building

    I'm sure you guys all know them but I'm looking around and having trouble finding some solid resources that help beginners with scratch building really learn the ropes. Whether it be books, websites, whatever, please any places you guys have would be really helpful :) (Ive been trying to wing it...
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    Scratch Built Newsstand in N Scale

    Here is a newsstand I built for my 1940s N scale city -- scratch built from strip and sheet styrene with printed details and awning added. The newspapers on the bench are individually folded papers. If your interested in the specific construction steps, you can read more on my site as...
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    Scaleing of Scratch Built Building

    Hey Guys im new to this site and new to this hobby but I was wondering if someone could explain how it is that you properly scale a building when scratch building, I have a feeling that my first building is going to look like something a drunk four year old made so I might as well try to get the...
  7. Shay - unfinished

    Shay - unfinished

    Shay in front of a buddy's attempt to scratch build a Track Side Repair Shed similiar to the Fine Scale Minatures kit. Needless to say it's a work in progress.
  8. Scratch built early tank car.

    Scratch built early tank car.

    The flat car was scratch built and the tank supports were added, it has under body detail and the straps holsing the tank in place actually are individual straps and extend through the floor securing the tank in place. The tank is from an MDC kit.
  9. Horse Medow Station area.

    Horse Medow Station area.

    Scratch built D&RGW cattle car in HO scale, authentic door hangers and safety rod at the bottom of the door plus a working inspection door slide on the end. Full under body details and Trussrods are actually carried through to each end sill and break rigging carried through to Break Wheel...
  10. Scratch built house and bridge

    Scratch built house and bridge

    This night image features a scratch built house and bridge. All lumber was cut/planed from ceder 2x6 lumber.



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