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.
Clever Models Paper Models for the 21st Century - Blog - The small layout show in Findlay, OH
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...
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Harry M Haythorn UPHS #4043
Been busy lately but I finally got my UP Harriman Horse Express cars finished and started working on my 8500 HP turbine
I finally broke down and let my wife buy me a tablet. I had seen how Art Houston used either tablet or phone through a wireless router, connected to computer, then using JMRI connected to the NCE command station to control trains. He's going to help me rig that up here at home once I get trains running... so I'll have wireless walk-around as well as three "hammerheads". OK, others have had to drag me into the 21st century, but I survived.
Entering into my second week of "Home Alone" no invaders (yet) but the process to move my layout from the back bedroom to the family room is in process. I am selling off some used furniture to really open things up. I hope the wife is not too upset when she returns home and a couple items are missing. I am in the process of building a very small turntable for my Glaskasten locomotive. In scale it would be about a 30 foot diameter turntable. At the moment it will be manually operated, but I do have a super slow 6 RPM motor that I could attach by friction drive. I will see how the manual version works before trying to motorize it. The table is simply to turn the locomotive 180 degrees. Maybe someday I will add a engine house. Once the layout is moved I will also start to work on the 12" x 34" additional branch yard. This will pretty much end the expansion of a layout that started at 34" x 48". The final size will be 37" x 92". When photos can be posted again, I will upload the addition plans.
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