Engine House "mock-up" picture

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by MasonJar, Mar 5, 2003.

  1. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Borrowed a digital camera last night and took a few shots. Here's my engine house made from a Cheerios box with a photocopy of elevation drawings pasted on the side.

    Andrew

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  2. RailRon

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    That's a very good way to check if the scene will turn out as you anticipated it, when you were planning the layout.

    A good idea to stick a photocopy to the cardboard mockup! It never occured to me to do that - but I'll pinch the idea from you. ;)

    It surely will be interesting to compare that pic with another one from the same angle, once when your tracklaying and scenery will be done.

    Ron
  3. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    That looks fantastic! I'll be borrowing that idea as well. Heck, that could stand in for the real thing for quite awhile.
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Thanks!

    Thanks for the feedback guys...

    I got the drawings from HO Trackside Structures You Can Build (Kalmbach). Many of the older Model Railroader magazines have scale elevation drawings, and permission to photocopy is even granted to the owner of the magazine, so it's all legal!

    In this case, I hope to build this engine house eventually. In other cases, I have just put up a mock-up to fill in the space and give me an idea of what it'll look like when done (whenever that will be...).

    Gary - just be aware that if you do too good a job on the "mock-up", it might become permanent...! ;)

    Andrew
  5. kettlestack

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    Andrew, you made a great job of that, why would you want to make another one with that one looking so good? A splash of brick colour and it would look just perfect!

    Errol
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    Andrew,
    Cool idea!!!:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
    Like Errol said Why make another?
    Marty
  7. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Neat idea, looks great!