Copper Ridge Mine...sorta

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by roryglasgow, May 22, 2002.

  1. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

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    For the 3-D scene I posted in the N-scale forum, I stuck a couple of pieces from a Walthers service facility together and leaned them against a hillside to create a makeshift mining complex.

    Does this qualify as a kitbash? :)

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  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    The mine qualifies as a kit bash in progress. On the other hand those ore cars qualify as "kit trash"! :D
  3. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

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    Nah, those little ore cars are one of the highlights of the layout as far as I'm concerned! The combine has become my favorite piece of rolling stock--partly 'cause it's got my wife's name on it!

    Thanks again, Tyson! :)
  4. Tyson Rayles

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    My pleasure friend! :)
  5. WVRR

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    Rory,
    Looks like your copper ridge is coming along nicely. I love those ore jimmy's. They look cool, and you can have tons of them behind a loco at a time. I'd say that your mine would classify as kitbashing. Well done
  6. Drew1125

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    Hi Rory!
    Kitbash, kit-trash, or whatever you want to call it, all I can say for sure is ...that'a going to be one FANTASTIC looking layout when you get that scenery going...that rugged terrain (rugged train, too :D sorry, very bad, I know) is too cool !
  7. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    On a related note, I think I figured out why we first start scratchbuilding.

    I've been looking for a more modern coal mine for my layout, and just haven't been happy with anything I've found in a kit. Closest has been Alpine/Suyban's Wyoming, but it's made of metal, and seemingly to me not worth the trouble.

    So, what's left ??? Yep, kitbashing and scratchbuilding.