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  • Some More Structures For The Mine Scene

    Here are a couple more kitbashed structures I've added to the coal mine area on my N cale layout...these were both cobbled together from stuff I have in my scrap box...

    The first one serves as both mine office & storage shed...it's made from pieces of a Model Power house, an HO fence, with scratchbuilt loading docks, & roofs...

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    The second structure is a small boiler house...I cut some brick walls to fit this tiny space, made a lean-to addition from some type of scrobed siding...I glued some cinder ballast to the roof on the brick structure to represent an asphalt roof, & made a "metal" roof for the lean-to from Evergreen V-groove siding...

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    -Drew-



    "Life is all the stuff that happened while you were making other plans."

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    These are a couple of outstanding structures that you've "cobbled" together, Drew. As always, I have a hard time believing this is N scale.

    Very nice work! :up: .

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    • #3
      Thanks Mike!

      I didn't realize it until I posted the photo, that apparently the ground under the left side that boiler house is a bit "soft", & she might need to be shored up a little bit!

      [:-ashamed] :erm:
      -Drew-



      "Life is all the stuff that happened while you were making other plans."

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      • #4
        :up: Way to go Drew!

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        • #5
          Very nice Drew.[^]

          I downloaded the photos for future reference.

          Thanks for the look,


          Jim

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          • #6
            Thanks evrtyone!

            Here's a picture of the headhouse & tipple structure...

            I used pieces of three HO kits to put this one together...

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            -Drew-



            "Life is all the stuff that happened while you were making other plans."

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            • #7
              Hey, Drew, you aren't Art Curren's twin are you? What a great job of kitbashing and scale swapping all in one. 8D 8D

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              • #8
                Drew,

                Outstanding structures!!! :up: You must have a nice scrap box. Again, it's hard to believe they are N Scale. Way to go.

                Jim

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                • #9
                  Thanks again!

                  Jim,

                  What you & I would consider a "nice scrap box", my my wife considers a growing night mare, that occupies an increasing amout of square footage in my train room/workshop!

                  Mike,

                  I'll take that as a very nice compliment!

                  I was a great fan of the late great Mr. Curren. His articles in MR & RMC were always among my favorites! He probably was the one that taught me that what's rattling around inside a kit box has a lot less to do with the picture on the box than it does with what's in my own imagination.
                  -Drew-



                  "Life is all the stuff that happened while you were making other plans."

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                  • #10
                    Hi Drew

                    Great structures you have there. :up:

                    I started in the model RR hobby 2 years ago and picked HO because of the availability of everything.

                    However looking at Tyson's and your work in N scale I am thinking that just maybe N scale would not be that bad at all.[:-party]

                    The great part of it is that I replaced all the interior doors in my house about 5 years ago and just happen to have 5 lauan plywood doors in the basement. :up:

                    So all I have to do is buy some locomotives, rolling stock and start building.

                    Oh to dream.

                    Again you have me tempted to start a small layout. :up:

                    I agree on the scrap box. I think all modelers are pack rats since we never know what little scrap will become a jewel on another structure.[:-star]
                    <img src="http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/bbags/20076794158_b3b.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br>John Bagley<br /><br>Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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                    • #11
                      Very nice Drew

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