This group will be dedicated to those who like to produce their own buildings, bridges, retaining walls, and any other items for your layout from cardstock. Hopefully there can be some file sharing to make this art even more economical to everyone in the group.
Mark Charles: Clever Models has a versatile new structure model (S59) they call the car barn. this simulates a corrugated steel building with a large door. It would make a great single-stall engine house, or a freight car repair building.
Like all their buildings, it i... moreClever Models has a versatile new structure model (S59) they call the car barn. this simulates a corrugated steel building with a large door. It would make a great single-stall engine house, or a freight car repair building.
Like all their buildings, it is low-cost, easy to build and very easy to kitbash.
Roger Broederdorf: Just started experimenting with Evans Design software and I must say that once you make a couple buildings, the software becomes rather easy to manipulate. I am still working on trying to get the correct look for European buildings circa 1880, but I am sl... moreJust started experimenting with Evans Design software and I must say that once you make a couple buildings, the software becomes rather easy to manipulate. I am still working on trying to get the correct look for European buildings circa 1880, but I am slowly getting there. If you get a chance to buy this software, I do recommend it.
O Gauge Trains without going broke. Here is a tip to help fill out your Layout by mixing in Card Stock Structures. I mount these on Foam Core so the do not warp and so I can put LED lights inside. These are also good for those who are just starting ou...
(To the tune of Eyes of Texas / I've been working on the Railroad)
"I've been workin' on the bayou... all the live long day...."
I've got a piece of Masonite ("hardboard") on top of two layers of pink foam. I was going to pour it with one of the clear resin type "water", but am instead just going to paint it a murky green-brown color, paint on a few layers of Woodland Scenics Realistic Water, a little Water Effects around the airboat Terry SD45wronghoodforward made for me, paint on a coat or two of high gloss varnish, and be done with it. I've just finished contouring the foam for the banks of the bayou. That will get covered with Cal Coat 127 (a plaster-like product, with fiber for strength, and longer working time), some paint, and ground foam and trees. I'll hide a few alligators in there, as well as one tied up in front of the airboat.
Once I get all that done, I can put in two bridges. One will be for the old not quite abandoned mainline, which goes back by the grain elevator which is still serviced by the railroad. The other will be the new mainline which will continue around the room to the old train station.
Tonight at 7:00 pm I turn in my bachelor keys for a wife and daughter... I have been waiting for this for a long time and even the red tape of immigration could not stop the two of us from getting together ...finally. She doesn't understand model railroading, but thinks what I have created is very good... she is an artist and executive chef. I consider myself a lucky man. :)
Hi everyone,I've been out of the hobby for awhile and I like some input on a good set of trucks for my BN wide vision caboose.Thanks have a good one..
RR Memorablia for sale from N&W, Pittsburgh & West VA, Pittsburgh, Shawmut & Northern and more. I am selling the whole box for $100 + shipping from Tennessee. Message me for details.
Does Anyone know Where I might beable to find a Bachmann Berkshire 2-8-4 Steam Locomotive Nickel Plate number 765 in Ho Scale, Besides Ebay Looked on ebay and didn't find any.
Some people prefer to make models entirely of paper or cardstock. Others build a substructure using foamcore and glue the paper onto it.
Which methods have you tried? What are the plusses and minues of each approach?
As noted elsewhere, I like the ModelBuilder software. But like most things, it has a few quirks.
I'm hoping we can assemble some tips that will help each other use this software.
Tip #1 Save often. (as with any other software.)
Years ago, it was very popular to cover wood structures with asphalt siding. One particular variety was textured and colored to look like brick. (There were other patterns as well.)
It's rare to see this modeled.
For North American prototypes in HO scale, my favorite free source is
Scroll down to storefronts (Hall's Shoes, DeKalb Clothiers, etc.)
My favorite is the Great Western Depot, Springfiel