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kebmo Posted - 10/27/2019 : 2:02:26 PM
i decided i would attempt to scratchbuild an o scale version of the idaho hotel.
i put together a mockup of it to get a sense of the size. it's big. 17 1/2" by 7 7/16".

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Guff Posted - 02/23/2021 : 11:27:51 PM
Well done Kevin! I admired the original Idaho hotel and was going to build one in 1:29 scale but decided it was too large! Yours is a credit to the original...nice work!
kebmo1 Posted - 02/23/2021 : 5:53:16 PM
thanks bob.
sgtbob Posted - 02/23/2021 : 5:39:46 PM

kebmo1 Posted - 02/23/2021 : 5:23:34 PM
bob, jerry and ken,
thanks fellas.
KKarns Posted - 02/23/2021 : 4:59:03 PM
What a project Kevin!...thought I'd rattle your cage...well done...Ken
TRAINS1941 Posted - 01/04/2021 : 11:58:10 PM
Kevin very well done. Looking forward to the scenery!
robert goslin Posted - 01/04/2021 : 8:02:58 PM
Kevin well done. Great to see this structure finished, and to such a high level of quality. Really impressed.
Looking forward to the diorama.
kebmo1 Posted - 01/04/2021 : 4:02:54 PM
nope. now i'm going to work on the diorama she'll be sitting on. i have to add a few buildings and then i'll start the scenery.
Carl B Posted - 01/04/2021 : 10:44:43 AM
Probably a Sierra West kit, huh Kevin?
Frank Palmer Posted - 01/04/2021 : 09:30:11 AM

Nice job now what's next?
kebmo1 Posted - 01/03/2021 : 09:02:44 AM
thanks bob. yes it does feel good to say it's done, but as you will see in the pic below, i forgot to install the fascia boards on the end gable. i'll get to it this week.

and the back:

sgtbob Posted - 01/03/2021 : 05:12:05 AM
Don't you just love it when you can say "DONE!!".

Looks very nice.

kebmo1 Posted - 01/02/2021 : 6:53:02 PM
it's finished. i took care of the last of the small stuff. it's done.

and here's one with the stairs to the walkway.

i also added a 2 step stair to the rear door and staircase up to the second floor door in the rear.
kebmo1 Posted - 01/01/2021 : 9:01:07 PM
an update:
i finished the stone foundation walls and glued them to the structure. then i redid a part of the framing and 48 planks on the front walkway, and finally, the ridge cap.
this pic only shows the foundation wall in the rear (still needs a shot or two of i/a) and the bar mills hinkle's package store. norton's is sitting on top of a frame i made out of 1/2"x1/2" stock to fill its space when i start covering the base with sculptamold i think the road hinkles is on is gonna be an incline.

kebmo1 Posted - 12/15/2020 : 12:11:59 PM
when the weather breaks hopefully i'll have alot of the base done and can take it outside for natural light shots.

thanks, i hope so.


perserverance or just plain stubbornness. either way... it got me here.


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