Show us your scratch buildings

phantom Oct 2, 2006

  1. phantom

    phantom TrainBoard Member

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    Well I wanted to start a new thread. I was wondering how many of you out there scratch build your buildings and rolling stock. I model in G scale and 2 things have well forced me into scratch building. 1). PRICE 2). Availability. Its sad to say that in my case in G scale if its available its BLEEPING expensive!

    So show us you scratch built / kit bashed projects. I’ll started it off with a few of my favorites.


    Here is a link to my web page, the section on my scratch bulit roundhouse, it took me 6 months to bulid in G scale :

    http://www.eclipseauctions.us/davp/round_house/

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    Ok this will have to be in a few posts. Sorry....
     
  2. phantom

    phantom TrainBoard Member

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    Part 2

    Here is the most recent project:

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  3. phantom

    phantom TrainBoard Member

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    Here is a scratch built store, I made in memory of a dear friend, “ Less Olver “ who was a station agent here in Dunkirk on the NYC – CR for many years.

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  4. phantom

    phantom TrainBoard Member

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    Last part

    Here is a false front hotel near the round house:

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    Here are 2 buildings in remembrance of my mother and father:

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    Ok now I have shown some of mine, lets see yours !!!

    Thanks guys…..
     
  5. Eric L

    Eric L TrainBoard Member

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    Those are great phantom. I also model in large scale (1:20.3), and here are some of mine:

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    Currently working on a roundhouse, which should be ready in a few months.
     
  6. EricB

    EricB TrainBoard Member

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    I like this thread

    Here is an Nscale passenger depot that I built about 4 years ago. It was my first scratchbuilt structure. It will soon be replaced with one of the new Atlas stations. I may turn it into a freight depot or something.

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  7. EricB

    EricB TrainBoard Member

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    Umm, Sean, did you have to get a building permit for that round house? I went to your sight and saw that it has a footprint of 6X8 feet and that doesn't include the 3 foot turntable. My entire layout isn't that large! Excuse me while I go finish turning green with envy.

    Eric
     
  8. Grey One

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    Eric - I'll bet his boxcars are bigger than some people's layouts.

    Then again, you should see his outdoor layout. :)
     
  9. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wow! You will need a real hammer and saw to build those large scale buildings! In N scale, I just think "glue" construction.

    But, funny you should ask about scratchbuilding buildings. I may have 2-3 on my layout, but I usually just kitbash. Here is Friedrich Air Conditioning. Unique in size and shape; construction in styrene and taken from photos.
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  10. randgust

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    I've been replacing kit builts with scratchbuilts in a lethargic pattern, but making progress. All N scale

    First major scratchbuild of an enduring nature was back about 1977 with the Flagstaff, AZ depot. This has been in the magazines.

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    About a year later I did the Winslow, AZ depot - this also now on its second layout - now with the yardmaster office, the water treatment building, and the water tower:

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    About two years ago I finished the toughest one yet - the La Posada Harvey House at Winslow, AZ:

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    Also have done a lot of the downtown Flagstaff structures of note like this low-relief version of the Hotel Monte Vista, along with the entire block in front of it, building for building:

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    I have a SMALL layout, so I can take the time to do this. I'd never get to it if it were an entire basement empire. Love those G scale buildings though, particularly the shot with the smoke. That's choice!

     
  11. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    My last scratchbuilding project were two trestles:
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    trestle construction

    Some time ago I've build the KWIK-E-MART following an article in MR. The name idea came from my son.

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    Decades ago I've scratchuild my station "Naumburg", following prototype drawings. That's me with model in front of prototype, in 1993.

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    More at my Naumburg site.

    Wolfgang
     
  12. Pete Nolan

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    With the exception of the lighthouse, my Coast Guard base is scratchbuilt, including the cutter.

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  13. Stourbridge Lion

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    WOW - Great looking layout!!!!!!!

    Maybe you can start a G Scale forum topic and share more about this layout.
     
  14. mdrzycimski

    mdrzycimski TrainBoard Supporter

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    Here are a couple of buildings that I built from scratch in N scale.

    Grain Elevator

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    Intermodal Check-In Gate & Office

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  15. Pete Nolan

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    Two scratch-builts in the foreground.

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  16. Anthony

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    Wolfgang, I noticed your "trestle constuction" is in another language and I was wondering if there was a translated version that I missed? Or could you tell me how you got the rippling effect in your water? Awesome work by the way! Thanks.

    -Anthony.
     
  17. Anthony

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    Wolfgang, I noticed your "trestle constuction" is in another language and I was wondering if there was a translated version that I missed? Or could you tell me how you got the rippling effect in your water? Awesome work by the way! Thanks.

    -Anthony.
     
  18. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wolfgang, that station is beautiful, esp. with the rather complicated looking roof.

    Mike, wasn't that check-in gate featured in an article or something a bit back?
     
  19. mosslake

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    Excellent structures, guys. Some real talent and craftsmanship on display here!!

    I've been working on my HO machine & blacksmith shop on and off now for about a year. Lots of Rio Grande Models and SS Ltd machine and hand tools. This is it so far,
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  20. mosslake

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    Some of my scratchbuilt cars.
    first, a log car, one of about 20 I've built.

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    My pile driver.
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    Parts car.
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    My A frame ballast car
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