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Bar Mills "Billings Bakery" build
Posted by danielb On 08/15/2017 At 02:24:31 AM
Howdy all,

I have recently started building the only N scale limited run collectors kit offered by Bar Mills - "Billing's Bakery".

Though intended to be a bakery, I've decided to build this as a sail makers factory to go on my harbour layout.

So far I've braced all the parts going from the guide that comes in the instructions, stained all the parts with a mix of alcohol and india ink, and have layer up paint by drybrushing.

There's a sign included with the instructions that's designed to go on the front wall above the loading dock, but as I wanted to go in a different direction, I went online and found a suitable sign, which was printed out, trimmed to size and applied to the front wall as per the instructions in the kit.

Here's the progress so far:




Looking at these pictures, I appear to have missed notice that one of the windows has come out of the frame slightly. I'll fix that later!

Here's where I left the build progress last night:



I'll post more progress as I make it. :)
Challenge: Build This Shed
Posted by Railrunner130 On 08/13/2017 At 6:01:16 PM
If the internet gods worked in my favor, you should see a nice little building.





I often see this little building next to a restaurant my family and I frequent. It caught my eye. I was looking for a project that could be finished very quickly. Sometimes you just need that instant satisfaction of completion. First thing Saturday morning, I decided to draw it out and see what happened.





This was the result. I spent approximately one day working on this, using materials I had on hand. As I built, I realized that this could go in so many directions.






My challenge to you is to make your own version of the building. I put everything into scale feet, so no matter what size, it should work out for you. Make it yours. Make it cool. Make it quickly. Use what you have on hand, unless your going to your LHS, in which case please support them. Post your pictures here when done! Have fun!

Modeler's Annuals, Logging and Mining Annuals
Posted by darrylhuffman On 08/13/2017 At 2:56:41 PM
On a different thread, a member was looking for a particular issue of one of the Annuals and was not able to find one.

I realized we have many people who are completely unaware that all of the Modeler's Annuals, Narrow Gauge Annuals, and Logging and Mining Annuals are now available for digital download for $15 each.

While I once had all of them in paper form, I much prefer them in digital form as I can print out flat sheets with plans.

I can also blow up the photos for closer examination.

Plus they take up zero space on my book shelves.

If you are not aware of this valuable resource or are missing any issues, here is the link:

https://www.finescalerr.com/subscribe.htm

If you have never seen one of these, you are missing out. EXCELLENT quality modeling.

I have no financial interest in the publications, but really think they are valuable sources for modeling information.
SierraWest Twin Mills With a Little Twist
Posted by NejcRoskar On 08/07/2017 At 5:18:54 PM
Hello from Slovenia! :)

I'm building a logging layout, Logging at the turn of the 20th century. It's based somewhere in Slovenia, but logging machinery from USA will be used too. I'll present whole layout construction in a separate topic (in the Layout construction forum) soon, but let's start with one of the biggest buildings and the only kit (all other structures will be scratch built) that will be on my layout, SW Twin Mills.

I made quite a few changes in comparison with the original:

- adjusting the machinery to smaller logs
- fully detailed interior of the old sawmill
- lighting installed in both mills
- scratchbuilding or modifying new mill machinery
- adjusting everything, because of the small space available

Here's the first module of the layout, where Twin Mills will be located:


...note the electric railroad, which was modelled after one of the very few electric logging railroads in the world, which was located in Mislinja (Slovenia). I'll present it in more detail shortly (as mentioned in a separate topic).

Let's go to the pictures of the mill.

Old mill front wall:


Old mill front dock:


Slightly changed pond dock:


One of the walls for the boat house:


Boiler house front wall:


Log haul:


Let's have a look at the sawmill machinery. Everything here is scratchbuilt except new mill sorting platform and carriage, which are heavily modified.

New mill carriage:


...a detailed look at the mechanism:




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Some New Construction on the F&SM RR
Posted by halrey On 08/01/2017 At 8:12:01 PM
I stopped by the F&SM RR this morning to pickup a kit and took a few photos.

George has been busy adding some really neat small structures and details to the layout, here are a few shots.

Oh, the little tower over the tracks is based on a prototype that was between the Salem tunnel and the station on the North side back in the early 1900s... funny I started to make an O scale model of the tower back in 2007, I will dig out some old photos.

Hal











Playing with Photshop
Posted by engineerkyle On 07/26/2017 At 08:28:02 AM

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 Posted By: nicktisch 
Thanks for the great notes about the Divco Milk Truck. The Woodward Cruise was the first time it was shown since restoration.
Signed: 8/26/2008 9:20:20 PM
 Posted By: John Cecil Gray 
Just Browsing for ideas and hints for the Linwood & Federal RR
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 Posted By: Richard M. Reid 
WOW!!!

Inspiring work gentlemen!!!!!!
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 Posted By: simenon 
Looking for model rocks
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 Posted By: Bob Hunt 
Plummeted into the forum for the first time this evening looking for some info on Campbell Scale Model kits. I am joining immediately. I am semi-retired, teach guitar and bass, love HO and have practiced proto-87 for three years now, having only a "test bed" in the garage. I hope ot learn and participate in the forum as much as possible. Thanks for being here. Bob
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 Posted By: Kenneth Duwa 
New builder, trying to make a river, need to know how, step by step
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 Posted By: Kenneth Haan 
Most interesting site, I shall, when my web site comes back on line to place a link to here.

Since 1983 I have sold many kits to many satified cusomters, however due to the tough economic times and the deluge of modeling equipment dumped onto the modeling market, most customers cannot make up their mind as what to buy and purchase nothing.

Remember when, Mr. Athearn and his company would announce a new car type about once each year. The new car would be manufactured in ten road names and priced within the means of common modelers.

Now everybody in the marketplace is scrambling to put out as much and more than the buying public can swallow. Note as well the great number of model railroad stores simply throwing in the towel and exiting the business as too highly competitive and or too much to keep in their modest inventory.

Worse, is the way companies do business, buying a lump trailer full of trains and once sold or out of parts to maintain them, they say to the customer, "That's Tough!"

My business too feels the crunch, and mattering on this year's sales figures will make our mind as to remaining in business or slipping from sight.
Signed: 4/15/2008 7:13:20 AM
 Posted By: Douglas K. Lee 
Hello, I was introduced to this forum by a friend. I have recently come across many interesting items, that I am hoping someone out there can help me with. original plans and scale drawings for a stream line scale type elect. train submitted to Lewis marx in 1950, I also have #1 produced still in the box. #32250 I am looking for some direction. any comments or suggestions would be helpful.
Thanks, Douglas K. Lee
Signed: 3/21/2008 10:26:10 AM
 Posted By: RAYMOND 
I am new member, I was wondering if there is anyone out their that knows the section station alone the railway during the years of 1942 thru 1960 Flagstaff, Williams, Ash Fork, Seligmen, For I lived on some of those section station but have forgotten the distences from the small towns where these station were located. If anyone knows where these station where at and the distences, please write to me at ray_acosta@q.com or jraycost@gmail.com, thanks.
Signed: 2/9/2008 7:17:56 PM
 Posted By: Tom Ebert 
This is the second or third time I've visited the site. Its very good and I've enjoyed reading through many of the posts. Unfortunately I do NOT have high speed internet at home, so don't spend alot of time (1/2 of the week) on the net. When I am down near work I do.
I am building the Cascade Div GN prototype in HO scale between Skykomish and Appleyard (Wenatchee) Wa. Time stopped in the fall of 1953.
Thanks again for the site.
Tom Ebert
Signed: 2/4/2008 9:35:16 AM
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