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  • #46
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    Originally posted by Mic Greenberg


    Hi Chuck.

    Good to hear your 'voice.' Stambaugh is still around safe and secure in a plastic case. I am very excited about this particular forum – Scratching. I finally mastered posting photos only to have sub-freezing weather thwart my photographic goals. Spring has almost sprung so it won't be long before I can get some real sun to light the subjects. I shall be watching closely for your stuff as well.

    Mic


    Mic, Chuck,

    I am looking forward to seeing more of your great models here in the forum. I sure am happy that many excellent modelers are now here. Joe Crea recently joined the Yorke_Kits Yahoo group. I would love to see some new pics of the Stambaugh garage, Pillar Point and Chuck's machine shop and other terrific models. Isn't this hobby just great!!!!!

    Frank Bernard

    PS - Mic, have you been working with Roger M. on his version of the Stambaugh garage that he is bringing out as a kit?

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    • #47
      A lot of the scratchbuilding I've been doing in the last few years is not whole structures. Rather, it's just little things that I've made to change kits that I've worked on. Faulks' Oil is a prime example.

      Faulks' is actually part of Sierra West's Railroad Camp kit. However, assembled according to the manual, it lacked doors or any real identity beyond the generic title "truck repair shed." So I built two sets of simple freight-type doors (for the front and back of the building) and made a sign to give the structure some actual identity. Not a big deal as scratchbuilding goes, but those small items made a big difference, I feel, in the final appearance of the structure.

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      • #48
        I couldn't agree more with you Mike, what you've done with all of the railroad camp structures was really amazing.

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        • #49
          Mike,

          Thanks for posting Faulks Oil. I saw several pics over on the Finescale Railroader site and meant to say how much I liked it. I'm kinda partial to these types of buldings! The detailing out back is great, tire stacks and all. Those doors and overall coloring are super!

          Good stuff.

          Chuck D.

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          • #50

            Here's a rubbish shot of my O Scale version of Sierra West's Tractor and Repair Shed I did a few years ago . I can't remember if I've posted this photo before , but as it is the only structure of any substance that I've scratch built , I have to keep repeating myself .

            One day I'll get around to finishing it .



            NickO

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            • #51
              Lot of nice stuff guys. keep em comming.

              Karl S

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              • #52
                That sratchbuilt version of the Tractor and Loco reapair shed looks great NickO, do you have other pictures of it you could post?

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                • #53

                  Here you are , Nelson , a few more shots .

                  I'm afraid everyone else has seen them loads of times before , so they will be yawning with boredom , but I hope you like them . I must get around to taking a complete set of decent photos .

                  You will see that the interior is a bit sparse,and I am slowly collecting some detail parts to finish it off .But not having a deadline like Dave Revelia did when he built his even larger version , I have been rather slow at getting back to it .







                  NickO

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                  • #54
                    Mr. Nick,

                    Stop being so modest, I enjoyed the pictures just as much the second time around. :up: :up:

                    I also look forward to the completion of this structure someday.
                    <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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                    • #55
                      I want to thank all who have posted in this thread as there are some great examples of scratch built structures and rolling stock that can be seen here.

                      Just so others who may not feel that their work is good enough to be posted here, I am going to post a picture of my first scratch build.

                      This is a warehouse loosely based on a structure from Mystic Seaport in Connecticut.

                      It is done with scribed siding and you can see I was doing nail holes right from the beginning.

                      The windows and doors are Campbells as when I started modeling I did not know anything about Grandt Line and Tichy details.

                      The roofing is also Campbells.

                      The structure was never finished but with some work I think I can make this into a decent model.

                      So if anyone thinks that only perfect models must be posted here that is not the case.

                      So please feel free to post pictures of anything that you have scratch built.




                      <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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                      • #56

                        John ,

                        "Modesty" is my middle name , just ask Uncle Bri !

                        That first scratch built building of yours , would it have been based on the bright red boat repair building in the shipyard ,by any chance ? You certainly had to do some "selective compressing" to get the size of your building .

                        There are some very interesting buildings at Mystic which are crying out to be modelled. I would love to go back for a second look sometime,this time with a tape measure and pencil and paper .

                        NickO

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                        • #57
                          I have heard the name Mystic mentioned more then once where is it? And are there some prototype photo floating around?

                          I guess since things don't have to be perfect or finished I'll add a shot or two,Pat




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                          • #58
                            Pat,

                            Mystic, Connecticut. A coastal town close to the Rhode Island border.

                            Chuck

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                            • #59
                              Here is another scratch build that I did. Its named the WJM Wholesale Machinery Co. named for my late father William John McCabe who was a machinest for 30 years. The structure is HO scale. Diorama measures 24 " x 24"

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                              The LL&M

                              Lawrence, Lowell & Manchester Railroad Circa 1935

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                              • #60
                                quote:


                                Originally posted by NickO



                                John ,

                                "Modesty" is my middle name , just ask Uncle Bri !

                                That first scratch built building of yours , would it have been based on the bright red boat repair building in the shipyard ,by any chance ? You certainly had to do some "selective compressing" to get the size of your building .

                                There are some very interesting buildings at Mystic which are crying out to be modelled. I would love to go back for a second look sometime,this time with a tape measure and pencil and paper .

                                NickO


                                Yes Mr. Nick that would be the one.

                                When I was a youngun we did not receive birthday presents but were allowed to pick a place to visit for the day.

                                I think I picked Mystic Seaport for like 6 or 7 straight years.

                                Pat,

                                Here is a link to the Seaport.

                                http://www.mysticseaport.org/

                                The Seaport is a whaling village that has been created and they also do restorations.

                                It is large and has many different buildings on it which would make great models.

                                It also has the Charles W. Morgan a former whaling ship that is there to visit and walk through.

                                When I first started modeling the first thing I chose to model was the Morgan.

                                It would make a great day trip as there is much to see and much to do in the area.

                                If you Google for images you will find about 4000 pictures of the Seaport.

                                I plan to visit it again when I am back in Connecticut this April.
                                <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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