looking for building plans

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by scoobyloven, Jul 28, 2002.

  1. scoobyloven

    scoobyloven Member

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    i'm looking for building plans to scrach build in n scale don't matter on what they are just need to model don't have layout started yet just finished plan.. have and old wood doll house my dad gave up on that he lost thing to it over the years.. any plans would be helpful
  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    scooby MR has lots of n-scale plans in it. If there is something in particular you want and if I have that issue I can e-mail a copy to you.
  3. scoobyloven

    scoobyloven Member

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    tyson i'm looking for a lumber yard logging a mine. train station and small freight stations and a cattle pen and buildings and a water tower i have some plans for single bridges and a single tower i would also need to convert them to n scale.. but any build ing plan would be great the ones i named will go on my new layout and i would be making others for my dads ho layout ...
  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Give me a few days to see what i can come up with.
  5. scoobyloven

    scoobyloven Member

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    ok tyson i'll do that
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    Hi scoobyloven!
    Do you have a scale ruler?
    These are a must-have for doing any "scratchin'", or "bashin'".
    If you have one of these, then any scale drawings, regardless of what scale they're published in, can be converted to your scale of choice.
    Photos can also be a good source...if you can scale the size of something in the photo...a door, a window, a person, or vehicle, in relation to the structure, then you can kind of "ballpark" the rest of the structure.
    If you don't have the scale ruler though, get one...I can't imagine life without mine! :)
  7. scoobyloven

    scoobyloven Member

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    why yes charile i have one and i use it but i need to get a new one
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    hello,

    i also want some plan about scratching building for N scale...
  9. Tyson Rayles

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    Luis as soon as I can dig some out I will post them in the n-scale forum.
  10. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    scooby and Luis I got bad news. My plan was to make copies of the various structures from the many model magazines I have then post them here or e-mail them to you. I was informed this is highly illegal. Oh well, sorry! :(
  11. t. alexander

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    Those pesky copyright laws.
    If your near a RR hobby shop you can see if they carry a collection of older Mags for sale. My local shop has them for a dollar magazine.

    t.
  12. scoobyloven

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    THAT SUCKS WITH ALL OF THE LAWS WE HAVE IN THE U.S COPYRIGHT SUCKS IF IT WAS A LAW THAT THEY WOULD STICK TO THEN HOW CAN SOME ONE GET ON LINE AND DOWNLOAD MUSIC OR GET A TATTOO OF SOMETHING LIKE MICKEY MOUSE WELL THEN IN MY BOOK WHEN I KIT BASH A LOCO AND RE PAINT IT AND USE LETS SAY CSX I'M AM COPYRIGHTING IT THEN WELL THINKS FOR THE HELP YOU GUYS THE HOBBY SHOP BYE MY HOUSE HAVE OLD COPIES BUT MY WIFE TELLS ME THAT IF I GET ANOTHER BOOK I WOULD SLEEP OUT SIDE
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    scoobyloven, on my website is an article with drawings on making an HO structure, if it's for N-scale, then just divide it by 2 and you will have a reasonable facimile.

    Shamus
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  14. Catt

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    Tyson,I think you'll find out it is ok to scan and post the pics/plans as long as it isn't for commercial use.In other words if you ain't making a profit from it it's leagal.
  15. BillD53A

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    Finescale Railroader magazine has a website at http://www.finescalerr.com/ This is the only magazine I know of that publishes the whole thing on line. Search their site to see if they have any building plans. Most of their articles are for large scale, but you can change the scales.
    The NMRA's website has one of the best web directories going: http://www.cwrr.com/nmra/ You dont have to be a member to use it. The Mid-Continent (I think ) Region has a newsletter called the Hotbox that has plans for buildings of a Michigan nature. Do a web search for "The Hotbox Model Trains"
    Federal copyright law says the original magazine purchaser has the right to make copies for their OWN use, but does not have the right to distribute copies to others. So who's to know?
    We cant build models of CSX equipment and copyright them...they already are copyrighted by CSX. If anything, CSX can stop us from building the models. I've heard , for years, how railroads require a license to manufacture models of their stuff...(part of the idea of a copyright is to tell the users that its yours, and you retain the right to decide who uses it and what for). I have never heard of a railroad charging a fee to model manufacturers to model their stuff, nor have I heard of a railroad prohibiting modelers from modeling their stuff. Its a matter of controlling who uses it, and what for, so your copyrighted material doesn't get connected with shoddy materials or some rip-off scam. Seeya, Bill
  16. Gary Pfeil

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    don't remember the details, but for many years UPS wouldn't allow models of their trucks to be produced. I think a model of the truch was made, but there were no decals. Think how many layouts could use one of these! And when the UPS truck shows up in published photos of layouts it would be free advertising. Can't figure what their thinking is/was. Are they available now?

    Gary
  17. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Gary,
    Walthers # 933-1591, delivery van, assembled, with decals.
    The decal set is for United Postal Service, or Reliable Parcel Delivery. The van is a very familiar shape, and color, and what you do with a pair of scissors to the decal set is your business.
    Pete