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FOS Rust Rock Falls Kit Build
Posted by Kurt Bainum On 10/29/2019 At 8:54:31 PM
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India ink wash was not dark enough to show through the small cracks in the paint so I used wood stain then hairspray before the acrylic white topcoat was airbrushed on. Lots of washing with a small brush and water to soften the hairspray to get the paint to crack and peel. Rust and moss stains are being added with artists' oil paint and then washed with thinner.
Kurt
scratch building the idaho hotel in o scale
Posted by kebmo On 10/27/2019 At 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".



DPM KITS poly....resin problems
Posted by hairball On 10/16/2019 At 8:31:11 PM
was reading somewhere that the DPM kits made of polyurethane/resin walls have a tendency for warpage.

Never having worked with it before was wondering what is best glue to use.

If there is warpage whats the method of straightening it out, heat plus weight ?

What about 3/16" wood or aluminum glued to the wall as a stiffener if a lot of warpage.

thanks for any insight

mike lynch.......HAIRBALL
Loading dock height?
Posted by deemery On 09/30/2019 At 12:40:50 PM
Is there a standard height for a rail loading dock? Looks to me like it's about 4' above rail height.

dave
Split station house.
Posted by Graffen On 09/18/2019 At 12:54:48 PM
Hi all!

I'm building my layout again after the summer months.
The town of Holy cross on my HOn3 layout is slowly taking shape.
But, I realised that the station took up too much real estate.
I therefore decided to move it to the Isle side of the rails.


The space was a bit narrow though. So, I decided to cut the building in half lengthwise.


That makes it possible to see the interior of it and make it a bit of a show point.


The starting point was an Atlas station.
I cut it in half and used the remaining pieces to make the interior walls.
The cut was painted red to highlight it.
What do you think?
Another Stone in the Wall
Posted by mellow-mike On 09/01/2019 At 5:59:53 PM



Handmade stacked stone retaining wall in HO scale. This was a couple evening's tedious work, using tweezers and super glue gel. I had a sandwich baggie full of suitable pieces - but the time was spent fitting them together like a jigsaw puzzle. They should to be flat on the bottom and top, for the most part. Some were close enough.

I'm building a large (i.e. tall) scenic diorama, and the more I looked at the Chooch wall(s) I have, the less random they seemed. I want that Furlow and Olson look, as if the wall was built from the rock in the area. Not nice blocks brought in by rail. I think I'm quite pleased with the results.
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Signed: 2/5/2009 11:40:44 PM
 Posted By: BoxcarNY 
Hello to all down in S. Jersey. Thanks for the referral to join this group. I thought I already belonged to enough internet railgroups but there is always one better and this one looks like it's got the most to offer. I guess I'll be up late again tonite perusing the postings.
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 Posted By: Jonathan Bayer 
Found this last night, referred here by a friend. Have registered, waiting for confirmation. I do HO, but currently only have a 1x6 timesaver layout. Belong to the Jersey Valley Model Railroad Club in Hamilton, NJ
Signed: 1/19/2009 8:21:25 AM
 Posted By: IAN MAYNARD 
I live in Etobicoke (Toronto ) .

I model in N-Scale , the Pere Marquette Railway as it appeared in the fall of 1949 . The locale is South-Western Ontario . I have started at the fishing village/coal port of Erieau on the North Shore of Lake Erie .

Research is of prime importance and EVERYTHING is and will be scratch built !

DCC Digitrax will be used and my Consolidations will hopefully soon be sound equipped .

Ian
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 Posted By: Mikel Parker 
fantastic sight ,I have enjoyed looking through the forums and love the sharing of ideas!Cheers.
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 Posted By: Ian Hodgkiss 
I found this site through a link from RMWeb the UK site. Incredibly high standards of modelling - I would like to know if I have permission to use some of the photography on my inspirations page - for inspiration of course!!!

Ian Hodgkiss
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Signed: 12/24/2008 1:34:19 AM
 Posted By: Robert 
WOW, so much to learn, so little time. I hope to contribute something.
Signed: 12/9/2008 3:36:42 PM
 Posted By: Todd Roberts 

Hello;
First time viewer; hope to see something I can use on my railroad. Time to browse. Be cool.
Todd
Signed: 12/1/2008 10:48:50 AM
 Posted By: Ron Haviland 
Just found this site I have looked at several threads. WOW! Karl O. is quite the modeler. I have found several tips that I will gladly use.
Just starting on my railroad after waiting for years for the spare time, spare $ & spare room. LOL (Honest Honey; I'll only spend about an hour a week in there.
Once I get something really going I'm sure I'll register and make some posts.
Signed: 11/26/2008 3:22:11 PM
 Posted By: Martin K. Van Horn 
On30 modeler off-and-on since 1954. Came to this site to view friend Les Davis' locomotives.
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