Kitbash Car Shop

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by fifer, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Here is the Walthers Car Shop I am bashing down to 2 stalls with an outside track. I also scratch built the runner rails for the modified Walthers Heavy Crane. It had to have major surgery cutting it down to almost 1/3rd of it's original size. I also used Northeastern Scale Models shingles on the roof panels. I have all the windows built and need to install the cabling on the crane. The roof will be removable and details installed along with an arc welding circuit.

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    Thanks , Mike
  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    This is not what I call crappy work my Freindsign1

    That looks AWAZING and you did a GREAT job on it. Keeo it up and can't wait to see some more pics
  3. Thoroughbreed

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    That is just beautiful work!!!:thumb: :thumb:
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    I like it. I like the colors and the metal of the crane wheels. :)
  5. CAS

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    fifer,
    Real nice job on the whole project. The crane really stands out for me.
    Can't wait to see the completed job.

    fifer, what is the base made out of? can't really tell.
    CAS
  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I believe the base is the one that the kit comes with. There are notches in the base that allow rails to go through the picture as shown. I have not gotten this kit before but I have gotten Walthers Cornerstone kits and the base was just like this one with the notches :thumb:
  7. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Josh is correct , the base comes with the kit.
    Thanks , Mike
  8. woodone

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    That sure looks good, are we talking N scale here? Photos show better than that. Great job!:thumb:
    I sure wish I could get good close ups. Very nice.
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    Great work as usual Mike!
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  10. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Thanks a bunch guys!!
    Todays work and updated pictures.

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    Thanks , Mike
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    That's absolutely beautiful work , Fifer! :thumb: all those great little details come together quite well under your skillful eye. :) This is N scale, correct?
  12. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Yes it is , Thanks. I need to do something with the window frames and the roll-up doors , but that will have to wait for another day.
    Thanks Again , Mike
  13. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Mike, I said it on SRO and Im gonna sat it again,

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    I don't know what else to say Mike, I am pretty much speachless

    I love the idea of having that outdoor track and the 2 indoor one's that looks AWSOME, the crane work is AMAZING and all the little details are FANTASTIC

    WAY TO GO MIKE
  14. Fort Kent Dad

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    Ad my WOW's to the list. Not so Crappy.
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    Very Nice... Love the details!
  16. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Thanks Combat , FKD and Josh . I have been a little distracted this week but will try to go out and fit it in this weekend.
    Thanks , Mike
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    fifer Active Member

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    I kinda have the shop in and some of the other built structures where they will go and here is how Valle Rojo shapes up so far.

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    Mike
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    Wow! Great work on the building and it looks great on your layout! The little details in your building are incredible. It is hard to believe it is N scale. Do you have a gallery or thread of your layout. I want to see more!:thumb:
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    I really like the town! Let's see some more pictures of the Carshop interior and the town! :)
  20. COMBAT

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    I like that building A LOT ! Nice work! :)