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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.









Greg Shinnie
Dyna-Models Small Barn Build
Posted by Dutchman On 05/02/2020 At 12:05:06 PM
While I work on the finishing touches of the Campbell Oil Derrick build, I have chosen the next project and am getting the walls ready.

Next up is a small barn from Dyna-Models. The copyright date on the plans is 1972.




As was typical of similar kits (e.g. Campbell) of the era, the directions and plans were all on one large sheet of paper.





This shows most of the parts for the barn.



Since I will simply stain the barn siding with A&I, it is un-likely that I will use the window castings. I have little luck making metal castings look like aged wood, so I might just frame out the windows with stripwood.
What do I plant now?
Posted by David J Buchholz On 04/30/2020 At 1:18:15 PM
Later this year , No doubt I will need to be making trees for my HOn3 empire.

Thinking ahead, rather than everyone in the future needing to search through seven pages of tree topics,I was hoping you guys would use this thread as a depository or compendium of information of the collective minds here as to what needs to be gardened in the spring to produce a harvest of plants useful for making trees in the fall.

Nothing beats nature to reproduce nature in miniature.

So have at it. Names of plants, pictures of Seed packages, pics of the growing /grow/, harvested etc.

This isn't so much intended as a "how to" make trees, as much as it is what to plant in the spring so they can be harvested in the fall.

Many thanks for what I hope is a good response.
How to model deadfall?
Posted by jeyjey On 04/21/2020 At 4:41:55 PM
Recent deadfall is easy enough (twigs, etc.), but what about the more ubiquitous "seasoned" deadfall?

Something like in the foreground of this photo:


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 Posted By: Bob Taylor 
Great site!!!
Im modeling a freelance Sp layout
28x33 thats just about ready to landscape, so it's a long way from the standard shown on your site. But getting there is half the fun.
Cheers Bob t.
Signed: 4/23/2011 5:58:46 AM
 Posted By: LUCIANO MASOTTO 
Great, great, great. Great help for a U.S. model RR overseas.
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 Posted By: Dennis 
Great site!
Thanks for the willingness to share.
I am tracing my family tree and am searching for NAR employee list/staff.
I have a great uncle who was a chef with a railroad gang and in 1940 was somewhere between Rycroft,Arras, and Edmonton.
George McInnis. Don't know if his work took him to the Alaska Highway build, Canol road, or where.
Anyone have any clues for me to search for staff or employee lists?
Thanks again
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I have discovered this site/forum some days ago and now I'm not able to exit from it!!! It is absolutely amazing! Thanks to all the great model makers that shows fantastic pictures and suggestions.

Mario Scuderi
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 Posted By: Dawn Carol Goshorn 
I came across the site by accident and was THRILLED to see the RR models for the Shirleysburg area. My Dad grew up in the Shirleysburd/ My Union area as did his dad and his dad befor that. My great-grandfather worked for EBT and the only picture I ever saw of him was of that of him standing by an engine. I love the work (though I've always loved model trains). Thanks you guys for bringing this all back to life!
Dawn Goshorn
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 Posted By: Frank DeBonis 
Stumbled on this site and saw my January 1989 RMC cover shot of Phil Chiavetta's layout. Haven't thought about that for a long time. Thanks for the memories!
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COOL !!
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 Posted By: paul zeigler 
I look forward to making a contribution hopefully and learning a great deal in the process. A question: is there any information as to the steps to the installation of manual switch mechanisms? As a novice, I seem to be at aloss as to how to set them up. Paul
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 Posted By: Joe Giacchino 
i saw Dr. patti's layout and it is highly detailed and accurate. must have taken years to complete .
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 Posted By: Pennman 
Hi ya'all...
I have been reading the forums for quite some time, and am very impressed with everyone's entries here! So, I decided to join as a member. I will show you all what I am about, once I progress a little more on my current scratchbuild project.
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