A backwoods depot

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by kettlestack, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

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    Heres another cardboard structure (N scale).
    Built from a trusty Cornflakes packet and clad with handscribed 1/32" veneer.
    Nothing fancy about it but interesting as a simple project.
    I will attempt to insert here the link to the actual size drawings of the components. The drawing has a scale rule marked in feet so the drawing can be enlarged to suit HO.

    Each corner of the structure has scale 8" x 4" basswood strips.
    The chimney is a toothpick.
    The steps were made by cutting scale 10" x 8" strips across diagonally opposite corners to form a triangular 'cheese' shape.

    Errol


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    The finished article turned out like this:-
  2. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

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    The finished article

    I forgot the picture!
    Errol:confused:

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  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Glad you remembered that pic! It looks great! Man, making those stair railings in N scale would take some steady hands! Nice work.
    Ralph
  4. Russ Bellinis

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    BEAUTIFUL!!! Nice job!
  5. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

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    OUTSTANDING! :D
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    interurban Active Member

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    wwwwooooooo

    I take my hat of to you Errol and me gloves socks and shoes:D :D :D
    I super job my friend........
  7. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

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    Even internal lights. WOW! Great job.
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    Errol that is impressive!!!!!!!!!!! :cool:
  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Fantastic modeling Errol. I love it, especially because you used my favourite material to build it. Thanks too for providing the detailed drawings friend.
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    I have to give it three thumbs up Errol! Wow! :D :D :D
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    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    I Like It!

    If you don't mind, Errol, I'm going to do that one in O scale. I just hope I can do as beautiful a job as you have, sir.

    Thanks for the inspiration...and the plans! :)
  12. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Wow, what an impressive project. We could expect no less from you, and you didn't disappoint us.:) :)

    Don
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    Errol, I think your project looks .great I was hoping you could elaborate on how to make those stairs a little more?
  14. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

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    Thank you for your wonderful comments my friends, I just wish I had more patience so as to produce a better model but in N scale, seen from 2 to 3 feet, it looks good enough for me :) .

    Robin, I'm way too impatient to reach the quality of your card models. This took 15 hrs to make including the drawing.

    Steve, You will make a much better job of it in O Scale, just don't forget to put in nail heads in the planking :) :) .

    Belg, I saw your post in chat last night but it needed your query here to prompt me to show how the steps were made.
    12" x 10" lumber is closer to real life steps.
    Here's how:--

    Errol

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  15. jawatkins

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    Fantastic!

    I love what you've done! I am so amazed at what you guys can do with cardboard and cereal boxes! The lighting inside is a great touch.

    It was good talking to you and the others in the chat room last night!

    See ya.
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    Sir_Prize Member

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    OHH! Errol's yanking our legs.
    That's a picture of his Great Grand Daddy at work.
    That's a REAL building.
    He did a photoshop on the picture to make it look new.
    ;) :D


    Great work dude!
  17. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

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    My type of modeling !!!! I am certainly going to include one of the same (with your permision) on my layout
    Great model and thanks for the plans I think Robin should start a "Society Of Cereal box Modelers" we all seem to have followed in his masterful foot steps
  18. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

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    Dang Ken, you saw through it right away! ... Now I'll never live it down :) (but you sure know how to cheer a guy up :D )

    Jimmy (and anyone), feel free, that's why I posted the plans.
    Hmmmm, "Robin's Cereal Box Mutators Group" .... might work! how about it Robin? :D

    Errol
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    Yep, Errol, we've found the original!:D ;) :D
    Seriously, friend...it is one fine piece of workmanship!
    Beautifully done!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

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    Aha, missed this thread, wow, thats one hell of a nice structure.

    Now I just have to make me one of those for my 0n30 layout.

    Shamus
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