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2021 Choices Challenge "Kate's Kitchen"
Posted by Dutchman On 01/21/2021 At 6:43:58 PM
There's often a story. This story starts in the fall of 2014. That fall, the Northeastern Region of the NMRA would have their annual convention in Palmer, Mass. Also in that fall we were having a discussion on the Forum about the Roundhouse 3-in-1 kits. I expressed my desire to get some more of them. Forum member Espen Marsh (trainmarsh) contacted me via PM to let me know that he had several - actually more than several. If I was going to Palmer, he lived not to far away. Plans were made, and I now have 11 of those kits on my shelf - some from Espen, some from shows, etc.

While there, Espen threw in a kit that he was making, I beleive, that consisted of laser cut clapboard walls, a laser cut roof of some terrific material, a package of Tichy door and window openings, and some stripwood. He apologetically mentioned that the instructions were not available, but optimistically said that I should have no trouble putting it together with my experience. We will see.

Looking at the wall pieces, I could see this becoming a small store - like a feed store. However, I need one more structure in my 'grandchild series' and it is for Kate. Hence Kate's Kitchen - a cafe.

This roof material is terrific. It is some type of thin cardstock with a hard-shell finish.



It shows the basic shape of the structure. One would guess a peaked roof structure with an addition off one side.
bar mills springfield depot
Posted by kebmo1 On 01/09/2021 At 5:08:28 PM
i need a depot for the train to bring fishermen to norton's, and the one i had was awesome but took up too much room, so i opted for a smaller depot.
here's the cover of the box:




and the contents of the box:



to eliminate the need for interior bracing art has decided to cut the walls out of thicker plywood. it's pretty thick. 1/8". there are a few castings that came with the kit. a chimney, some barrels and some pretty lame fake gooseneck lamps. a smokejack, a fuse panel/electric meter and a chimney round out the castings. the roofing is "slate". 've never done slate so that should be interesting.

here's the walls painted. i decided to go with traditional burnt umber for the windows, doors and trim, and cableknit gray for the walls.




and here are the walls all trimmed out.
i still have to weather them, add window treatments and back the windows and doors with black paper



the station comes with a prescribed self adhesive platform and base. i think i'm just going to hit it with silverwood, maybe two coats. i don't know.



Steam Era Structures Build (Organ Works)
Posted by Carl B On 01/06/2021 At 08:59:33 AM
Onto the next post....
Choices challenge. Interaction Portable Station
Posted by Glen Haasdyk On 01/02/2021 At 5:40:48 PM
Joining the Choices and challenge and taking a break from layout building, I've decided to build the new station for my small town of Blackwater. I got this small Portable station kit from Darryl at Interaction hobbies.



It's a very nice little kit. At the same time I also got the optional detailing kit:




The detail kit comes with the interior parts like the furniture, wainscoting, benches, and a basic lighting kit.

I'll start the build in the next post.
"Choices" Challenge: B&O Tower Kit
Posted by Michael Hohn On 01/01/2021 At 12:19:24 PM
A friend asked if I were willing to built an old kit he bought off the Internet. It's an old Alexander kit of a B&O tower that sat in Indiana.

Here is the box:



The instructions:



The contents:



This will be a challenge to build, as I will explain in future posts.

Mike




Mountaineer Precision Products Barn
Posted by Dutchman On 01/01/2021 At 09:48:54 AM
I chose this simple kit as the first project for the 2021 Challenge here on the Forum.

I picked this kit up at a swap meet some time in the past. The company is now long gone. I saw one of these kits sold on e-Bay last month by a modeler from Holland, MI. He got $18 plus shipping for the kit. It looks like I got a bargain.





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 Posted By: Tom Russell 
I need information on a Tortoise switch machine. The switch runs on DC current. Can I also attach AC current for the frog?
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 Posted By: Stan Rosskamp 
Just interested in viewing.
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 Posted By: Michael 
Greetings from Germany to the N-Gauge fans in U.S.:

Administrative Edit: the attached photo had to be deleted because of file size restrictions and complications with home page/Guestbook spacing.

Photo shows "modified" Arnold BR 95 in 1:160 which is surely 20 years old.
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 Posted By: Richard Neil 
This is so cool I'm amazed!! My Grandpa loves anything to do with trains could u just see me making something for him..That would be cool maybe I can I love to build I make balsa stick planes and jets alot of work and patience this site is awesome!!!!!!!My mom's friend turned us on to it thanks Kevin.
Signed: 11/7/2007 4:43:34 PM
 Posted By: Francesca Neil 
Hello all , Well my Friend Kevin O'neil turned me on to this site and I am simply amazed...Iv'e been checking things out for hours now and I wonder if this is something to get my son 18yrs into? he loves building balsa jets etc.....each jet is about 3' and alot of work and he is so paitent but this is all so awesome.He has always payed attn to detail and is very Art talented... I would love to see him with a great passion he has seen the work and is intrested so any input is great. To have such a passion and love for something is a true gift and I think you are all wonderful talented people to have a dream and follow with it I give you all alot of respect..Once again I'm enjoying this site so much your all awesome people. Fran
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 Posted By: Chris Hollingshead 
This was my grandfather's business. I worked there with him as a child. Thanks for posting the pictures.
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 Posted By: imkookoo4choochoo 
Hi, I hope someone can provide me with some information on an HO model kit I recently found. It is made by S&E Suzuki & Edwards out of Tokyo. It is a metal die cast stock car. I am told this kit came out right after WWII, which would make it 50 to 60 years old or more. Does anyone out there have any info on this maker or familiar with them? This kit has all its parts and I am just curious if there is a small marker out there that might be interested in such an item, and how much it might be worth to those select few. Thank you
Signed: 5/18/2007 4:09:02 PM
 Posted By: Richard Baker 
I have known about the L&W since I was a kid in Thomson. The EMD loco is an ex Ga & Fl RR unit #70. It was one of thier originals. There is a blue L&W boxcar parked in the wye with the loco. It has been there about a year. I was in Folkston a few days ago and spotted an L&W box in the consist of a passing CSX train. I drove to Wadley and nothing had changed in the wye. Upon leaving and heading north to Thomson, I caught sight of some boxcars sitting on the L&W main. I followed the tracks to an abandoned junk yard and there sat 4-5 Pickens RR box cars. There were trees growing up around the trucks. They all had roller bearings mounted in the old friction bearing journal boxes. I don't think thats legal now.
Rick
Signed: 3/3/2007 4:31:23 PM
 Posted By: Reg 
Great site, just trying to get some ideas
for HO.
Thanks
Signed: 2/17/2007 6:34:45 PM
 Posted By: clinchvalley 
Great forum site, my favorite. Thanks to Mike K for turning me on to it.

Larry
Signed: 2/2/2007 1:44:10 PM
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