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.
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...
Anyone in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area?
I want to start a modular rail group.
Harry M Haythorn UPHS #4043
Well my one thing done Tuesday involved turning an old club paintted athearn T9 into a powered loco using a newer chassis and putting a decoder in it and getting my UP GP9 decoder swapped out for a Tsunami sound decoder so now I have 2 great runners. Plus I sold the NYC GP9 that I had for sale yesterday already. One thing done Tuesday turned out pretty good.
" ST. LOUIS • A long-misplaced mural that once graced
Union Station during railroad days has been found and is headed for
another place of distinction.
"The mural, known as 'Commerce on the
Landing,' was painted by Chicago muralist Louis Grell and was mounted
over the station’s ticket counter in 1942. The counter was on the main
floor next to the wide and long passenger midway that thronged with
passengers in the heyday of train travel.
"Then, at some point, it was stashed away and hidden behind a false wall."
More at the link, plus video.
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