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: Here's something different -- a paper model of a boat that carried railcars across Lake Michigan -- sixty-plus miles.
Bob May has created a spectacular kit for the carferry "City of Milwaukee" of the Grand Trunk Western RR. The original sailed ... moreHere's something different -- a paper model of a boat that carried railcars across Lake Michigan -- sixty-plus miles.
Bob May has created a spectacular kit for the carferry "City of Milwaukee" of the Grand Trunk Western RR. The original sailed from 1931 to 1979 and is preserved at Manistee, Michigan.
The model when completed is about 16 inches long, so it is smaller than N scale. You can see a photo and list of dealers at
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
Hey guys. I have a huge lust of HO stuff for sale. 100+ locomotives 100+freight cars 20+ cabeese 40+ passenger cars plus containers and trucks and the like. Send me a message with your email and I will send the list to you. Locos include Athearn genesis Atlas, proto 100 and 2000. BACHMANN Spectrum and Kato Plus blue boxes and some older atlas/Kato built locos. Intermountain and Stewart and Rivarossi and Broadway limited. All very reasonably priced.
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.
The wife and daughter have returned home from a three week visit to their family. I did get my layout moved to the family room, however, have not yet done any part of the small expansion I want to do. So for now, I have running sessions until maybe the snows come and I no longer have garden/home upgrades to do. Just so you understand, I am happy they are home, I was getting tired of hot dogs and chips. (wink)
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