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  • December 2, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,001 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    BY ART FAHIE PHOTOS BY THE AUTHOR Details can be made to "pop" by applying the proper finish and color to your structures and details. The contrasting textures of the roof, brickwork and concrete foundation base help to give this building appeal. Th...
  • November 18, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,522 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by James A. Powell Photos by the author No, the Fine Scale Miniatures building is not a Fine Scale Miniatures structure. This scratchbuilt structure was built with stones made from scraps of styrene, wood, plaster and cardstock from the authors work...
  • September 20, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,716 views - 2 comments - 0 likes
    by Miles & Fran Hale Photos by the author We have all been to a contest and watched the modelers bring in the apple of their eye model to enter in the contest. These models have carrying or shipping cases that are often as elaborat...
  • April 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,052 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Doug Geiger, MMR Photos by the author >The old part of North Star Tent & Awning is an unmodified Design Preservation Models (DPM) Cuttings Scissor Company. The modern office extension is made from pieces of the City Classics Carnegie Str...
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,299 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    The window mullions mark nearly every plastic structure look as "model." You can make them look more like the prototype with replacement windows. Robert Schleicher Model railroaders have an ever-increasing selection of plastic structu...
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 8,125 views - 22 comments - 12 likes
    Detailing an Alley By Christopher Brimley Occasionally, when doing a little city planning on your layout, you find extra space between your buildings. There are a few remedies for this space, such as sizing the block to fit the buildings perfectly, k...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,252 views - 2 comments - 3 likes
    Take it a step at a time, and even the most complex structures can be completed from subassemblies. You're not likely to find a more complex project than Philadelphia's Broad Street Station. Here's how one modeler accomplished the recreation of his drea...
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 5,732 views - 8 comments - 5 likes
    Build a Market in HO Scale By Christopher Brimley Design Preservation Models (DPM) started to finally update their stagnant selection of structures last year. One of the first newly-released kits is the Stone Bakery (243-12300) in HO scale. Fortunatel...
  • Invalid date - posted by John Pestana - 3,413 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    RailModel Journal April 2008 Pages 60-62 By Mike Baker, Pictures by Karen Baker   Styrene sheets and strip can be used to recreate the common Baltimore & Ohio, Signal Tower that was on the Monongah Division, at Clarksburg, West Virginia.&nb...
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 5,313 views - 7 comments - 3 likes
    Scratch building is not as difficult as it looks. Unfortunately, many people have too many misconceptions about scratch building and fear even touching it. On the other side of the coin, are those that are excited to jump in and scratch build and ...