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Building Campbell's Oil Derrick
Posted by Dutchman On 02/17/2020 At 3:47:40 PM
Although I still have some finishing touches to complete on my current project, I've started prep work on the next project to hit the bench - Campbell's Timber Oil Derrick Kit (#354).




HO Sailmaker's Building
Posted by darrylhuffman On 02/15/2020 At 10:29:19 PM
Last year I made a sailmaker's business using a plastic kit and a wooden kit.

I will post some photos here.

Here is an overall photo to begin with.

Need advice on plaster building!
Posted by elminero67 On 02/14/2020 At 11:13:14 AM
Morning everyone! I am scratchbuilding a circa 1854, brick mining camp store out of plaster of Paris In O scale. I’m getting close to being ready to paint the bricks-but since this is my first attempt at a brick building made out of this material, I am not sure how to proceed...should I paint the mortar first with a thin gray wash, then paint the bricks, or should I paint the bricks then wash in the mortar color, wiping of the excess?

Thanks for your insight and experience!
Duane

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HO Barrel House - Version 2 - step by step
Posted by darrylhuffman On 02/12/2020 At 10:39:54 PM
Last month I posted photos of my build of an HO scale Barrel House based on the one that existed in Tonopah, Nevada.

The model was a fun one to build but after it was done I found it to be "out of scale" to my eye.

As a first effort it was fine, but I wanted to build an improved version.

Below is the photo of the original in Tonopah and the front of my model.




Things I did not like about my model were the roof was too steep, the caulking between the barrels was too crude, the scraps of wood used on the front were too large and the barrels themselves were too large.

The barrels were fine barrels made by Model Shipways but they were too large for this particular model.

I began a search for barrels that were the size I wanted. I found those offered by DOCTOR BEN'S SCALE CONSORTIUM were perfect for my new model.

I ordered a batch along with some assorted boxes and crates, all from Doctor Ben's. I picked up some of his highly recommended corrugated roofing material as well.



Richard Bendever (Dr. Ben) and I have had tables next to each other a few times at conventions over the years and have become friends. I have always had excellent service from them while buying online and find they have a wide variety of useful products that fit my modeling style.

The barrels, the boxes and crates are some type of hard casting material like dental plaster or Durham's Wood Putty.

To color them I simply put them into a paper cup, covered them with a mixture of alcohol and Lincoln Brand Brown Leather Dye.

I let them sit for a minute or two and then poured the stain back into the bottle I use for storing the stain.




The finished barrels and crates now have the brown color of wood which has been in the desert for a long time.



I like the natural variations caused by the stain flowing off the castings while they dry.

I keep a small amount of the stain and a very small paint brush handy to touch up any areas that need more stain.



I then stacked some of them and glued them together with Canopy Glue.

Now I just have to wait until all the glue and stain is completely dry before beginning the actual build.
Paige Enterprises Sawmill kit
Posted by Al Delp On 02/08/2020 At 4:30:48 PM
Has anyone here ever built the Paige Enterprises sawmill kit# ho-1002? I picked one up on the cheap and seems to have a great many castings that may well be worth the price of the kit. Any information will be appreciated.
A Very-Very "WICKED WANDA'S"
Posted by Frank Palmer On 02/08/2020 At 3:58:08 PM

[B]A VERY-VERY “WICKED WANDA’S”[B]



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 Posted By: george courage 
NEW TO MODEL RAILROADING AND WAS TRYING TO MODEL THE B&M Eastern line in Everett,MA.during the 1940s&50s,I use to live up the street from the rail road station just in back of paris st.!I was wondering if anyone had old photos of the area during that time as the city of Everett,ma. has few?thank you! George
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Looks like you have an interesting and enjoyable forum, tried to sign up, something got goobered up somewhere.
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Hi All, I have registered on the website but have forgotten my Username. If I try to re-register it says my email address is in uses. I need help so I can post to the website some questions I have. I need a forgot username link. What should I do because this the only way I can find to contact some one on the site. Thank You, Jeff
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 Posted By: sam tarallo 
i like railroads,my grandfather was either a fireman or brakeman on the raritan fiver railroad in 1960s to 1979,i am trying to get past imformation on him and about his work experiencs with this company.my only memory wnen i was a little boy the raritan river railroad would come by stevens ave i8n south amboy,when it came by the overpass by feltus street,my grand father blew the train horn and my older brother joe use to get pickit up there and be bought back to the train yard on stevens ave,up on top of hill was the raritan diner.i still have vivid memories which i think were good memorys i will never forget.
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 Posted By: Ed Cox 
Hi Where can I buy a turntable kit On30 ?
Ed
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 Posted By: Peter Wehrhahn 
Hallo from Germany,

I invite you all to visit my Modellcom-Blog. Many different things to look at: logging, mining, cardmodeling for the model railroader, regular card modeling, many hints and links to other interesting sites. A special feature of the site are regular hints to free downloadable card models or free books on trains. Site is only in german, but you can use the prominently placed Google translation tool.See it here:

http://modellcom.blogspot.com/

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 Posted By: N scaler 
If you are interested in n scale model railroading in Germany, here are some informations:
[url=http://www.model-train.org]www.model-train.org[/url]
I just launched this site newly, but updates and more info will follow.
Best Regards!
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 Posted By: Stevie Talbert 
Interesting website. Would like to join in........when I have time from scratch building.
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Just found this site and like all the info that you are generating. I registered and am waiting to hear from the moderator to see if I can get onto this site. Thank you
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