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Mount Blue 1850 farm house
Posted by mecrr On 01/17/2019 At 6:51:51 PM
I share my latest build, a Mount Blue 1850 New England Farm House. Interior light and detailed front room with bay window not evident here as I have not finalized placement on the layout. Photos always show me my mistakes. Now how to push the upstairs front window into position when there is a floor in the house as well as a ceiling between first and second floor?


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David


FOS Scale January HO Kit of the Month Build
Posted by darrylhuffman On 01/15/2019 At 12:19:03 AM
FOS Scale has started a subscriber service which provides the builder a new kit each month.

The first kit in the series is DelRito's Meat Products. This is a small false front building which makes into a nice meat market such as would be found in any old town. In fact, you can still find specialty shops like this in many towns today. So this will fit into any HO layout.

Doug Foscale's kits feature excellent laser cut walls and detail parts. Doug's methods of painting and weathering are easy and give good results.



This nice little kit should take about a week of one or two hour evenings to build. Most of the time will be spent letting the glue bonds set.


Mini Drill press question
Posted by johneye On 01/12/2019 At 2:13:58 PM
Been thinking about investing in a mini drill press for some time, and I noticed that Micro Mark has a pretty good power tool sale going on now. Anyone familiar with their drill presses? Thoughts or recommendations requested. Thanks! PS if this is the wrong spot for this post feel free to move/delete.
2019 Tribute Challenge
Posted by Dutchman On 01/11/2019 At 11:38:57 AM
This is our prime modeling time in the northern hemisphere, and as usual, we will have a group challenge. This year we will make it a tribute to two of our recently lost friends: Frederic Testard and Chester Fesmire.

Chester was a woodworker by trade and lived in Maine. Frederic was a math professor and lived in France. Chester enjoyed the hobby by focusing on vehicle modeling, and Frederic loved scratch building and scenery work. Both produced unbelievably realistic models. Both were masters at weathering.

As is my usual approach on these challenges, I will try to keep the focus broad enough to attract a good number of participants. I we make the focus too restrictive, experience shows that participation is lower.

So, feel free to (1) scratch build a model as Frederic so often did. If you build a model from a kit (2), do what both Frederic and Chester did, and make it your own by modifying it, adding to it, weathering it, and placing it in a detailed scene. A third (3) option would be to build a vehicle model. Once again, feel free to make modifications, weather the model, and include it in a scene. Both Chester and Frederic often did. One thing that I didn't mention about Chester's modeling is that he made a few 'photo sets' in which to photograph his vehicle models. These 'sets' included wonderfully detailed interiors.

So please join the challenge. I have given you three options, but there are many more that can be inspired by the modeling of these to departed friends.

The challenge will begin now and will run thru Monday, April 15, 2019

In the next post I will include an array of photos from both Frederic and Chester to give you some more inspiration.
O Scale Bay Windows and Roof Trim
Posted by Keeper On 01/06/2019 At 4:36:33 PM
Any recommendations on where I can find prefabricated bay windows in O Scale? I searched the Grandt Line site (understanding they've been sold to the San Juan Model Company), but I didn't find a full bay window, just individual windows than can be combined in a constructed bay window frame (3723 + 3729).

Also, I'm looking for cured dental trim to go on the inside of an arched gable that will be the face of a storefront. I can find a couple triangular trim details, but nothing that is curved.
Bar Mills Gas Station at Shady Grove
Posted by Glen Haasdyk On 01/05/2019 At 7:44:34 PM
Starting another new structure for the addition:



The Gas Station at shady grove. it's pretty small, only about 2 X 3" including the canopy. I was originally going to change the station's name but then I found that Texaco was in Canada so I guess I can keep it.

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Just became a member of this Forum. Thought I'd encourage others viewing the Guestbook to join in on the great conversations going on here. With that I'll leave you with a link to a video of my Garden Railroad Layout in action.

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Although I model in HO, to this day I often refer to your book
HO Narrow Gauge Railroad you can build. It was published in Model Railroader magazine. One question I do have is quite a few of the figures you use in the book appear to be hand made. For years I have been searching for them with negative luck. Are they formed by hand and if so, how did you accomplish it ? Is there a book on the marked explaining the procedure ? Thank you for any information you can offer.
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