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World's Easiest HO Craftsman Kit
Posted by darrylhuffman On 06/05/2020 At 2:30:30 PM
I enjoyed building in O scale for decades as it allowed me to easily build a model board by board. Now that I model in HO, I am always looking for kits that give the impression of a board by board build.

I recently found a great kit from a new manufacturer. This is the easiest wood kit I have every built. Here is a photo of the finished model.



This great kit is can be found online at:

www.traintimemodels.com

The best part is this kit sells for only $16.95. A great bargain. I ordered 6 more right away.

This photo shows what comes in the kit.



This closeup view shows one of the excellent laser cut pieces. Great detail giving the look of individual boards.



I began my model by using some scraps of stripwood to reinforce the floor to make sure it remains level and to elevate it slightly to allow for scenery.

I then marked the floor with a sharp pencil to show the sheets of plywood the prototype probably used. If you prefer, you can apply individual strips of stripwood to shown a board by board floor.



I then glued one of the end walls directly to the floor, taking care to make sure it is vertical and at the edge of the floor.



I then let this piece dry completely. Actually, the majority of the time spent in building this model was simply waiting for glue to dry.

I use Canopy Glue for all my wood to wood bonds. It has a slight "grab" when it is first applied which helps me keep things in alignment.
Model Putty or Light Hydrocal Plaster to Fill Gap?
Posted by Bruce Scott On 05/28/2020 At 05:16:30 AM
I am expanding a diorama and need to fill in along a 20" long space between the main base and the new extension's base. There is a linear, though irregular, gap between the two pieces that range from 1/8" to 1/4" wide in places that I must fill in. (The base heights are 1/2" tall.) The two bases are Locktite glued on top of Foamboard. Am considering filling the gap with either Modeling Putty or Light Hydrocal Plaster.
Would one product be better than the other for filling this gap? Why?
Looking for pipe fittings?
Posted by David J Buchholz On 05/26/2020 At 12:30:45 PM
I stumbled upon this link entry for HO scale pipe fittings. I plan On a vinegar pickling plant with out door tanks, and will need a bunch of them.

"Williams Brothers pipes and fittings"

http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/wbr/wbr62000.htm?source=froogle&gclid=CjwKCAjw2a32BRBXEiwAUcugiGfoUeX1cXY6ImqnWsZ8zEM0ix2U3q7f4Yp1vkbEQoY1pX8yCCY0ERoCxM0QAvD_BwE
Another small shed in HO
Posted by darrylhuffman On 05/19/2020 At 4:44:46 PM
Another small diorama on a business card size base.










HO Shed Under Construction
Posted by darrylhuffman On 05/19/2020 At 12:37:29 PM
A group of friends are having a little contest to see who can build an interesting diorama on a block the size of a business card.

Something like this is easy to put into a larger diorama or a layout later.








Woodland Scenics HO "Tucker Bros.Machine shop"
Posted by Ensign On 05/13/2020 At 4:31:58 PM
Hi everyone, I have been lately focusing on building smaller kits, while at home trying to stay away from COVID-19.
This one comes from Woodland Scenics from their Scenic Details series, it's called "Tucker Brothers Machine Shop"





The entire kit is made up of metal castings, with details cast right into the walls of this little structure.
I don't think that WS makes these anymore, I've had my kit for years now, so it's about time that I built it!
They are really wonderful little kits if you ever come across one at a train show.
This kit also included some dry transfers which I decided not to use.
I added an extra wall casting in the interior, to create a little bathroom.
It had a sink but no toilet, so I added one of those as well.
You can't really see the bathroom because of the wall that I added, however you can see the bathroom from the backwall open door.
Here's how my Tucker Brothers came out looking after painting and assembling.













I also added some LED's to light up this little machine shop.
One red LED in the glowing red forge, and a couple of incandescent LED's to light the rest of this structure.









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 Posted By: vora59 
can any body help
Im trying to locate the narrow gauge
convention LOGOs
from the earlist till about 2010
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 Posted By: Piotr Bein 
I tried to post this after registering yesterday, trying again to be sure as I believe the topic is important...

If someone is still looking for a link to some of Tom Beaton's work:
http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_tom_beaton.html

I talked to him last weekend at a show in Chilliwack, BC. He has a folio with his published articles (technical details and drawings) and lots of pics of his work (mostly in other people's hands). I asked if he would like to have it scanned and placed on the net by volunteers. Am not sure if he got the intention but refused, stressing his dislike for computers.

This would be w worthwhile project for the modelling community. If you need me, contact form is on my blog:
https://piotrbein.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/kolejka-ogrodowa/
right-hand menu just above the internal search button.
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 Posted By: Fred Cotterell 
I am having trouble logging in. I love the forum and would love to get involved again
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 Posted By: mduke 
I'm looking for a company that can fabricate very small furniture. Specifically, I'm looking for tiny rocking chairs and benches for a model building I'm working on. Can anyone suggest a company? Chairs need to be about 3/4 in tall and 1/4 in wide. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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 Posted By: Shana Silvestri 
This message is for Arizona Dave who posted this last Nov regarding the passing of a Verne Niner:http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=46361
I have inadvertently stumbled across an item of Verne's family (I suspect) that I would like some help confirming if they intentionally donated it (I found it at a goodwill store).If possible get it returned...however right now it is still at the store. It is quite personal so I am not going to mention what it is, however I would greatly appreciate help in the ASAP. I may be contacted ssilvestri@live.com. Shana
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 Posted By: Gary Cosby 
I am searching for Ron Hatchs track plan for hisFulton County narrow gauge layout hon3 A pencil skech will do . Thank you . Gary



Gecosby@gmail.com
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 Posted By: tommytrains 
Trying to get involved on the RR Line Forum and I am unable to post photos. Did fine some info about how to do it, but keep getting error messages....HELP ! Is there a file size limit, ?, etc. but mine are all small...
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I model in HO steam era. MA & PA RR. Delta, PA
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