my first try at it scratch building......

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  1. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

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    here is a 1:48 (o-scale) two car garage, its suppose to be a modal of a 24' X 30' but i had to cheat a little to make it fit on the layout where i want. it really comes out smaller then 24 x 30. in 1:48 scale. its not done, im going to put clear plastic in the windows when i get some, need to paint it, and need to put the garage doors in. and im still trying to find the best way to make shingles. tell me what you think, give me idea's how to make the next one better,

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  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Ah...Come on...Thats not your first scratchbuild!
    Looks good.
    Campbell Models does make some nice "sticky" shingles that you can use. I think that the even have(someone correct me if I'm wrong) peel and stick clapboard siding. Or you might try some milled basswood in the shape of clapboard for your next one.
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    CJTK1701 Banned

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    Looks great! A little stain and some weathering and it will look like a pro job! Kudos on your first!:thumb:
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Looks good! A very nice entry into scratchbuilding. Warning! It's addictive! :)
    Ralph
  5. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

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    i would like to find a way to make gutters for it to. and down pipe.
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    In Oscale you might try narrow drinking straws for eavestrough and downspouts?

    Nice job. I always like those stand alone garages. Are you going to put old style "double" doors on for each bay, or more modern overheads?

    Andrew
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    CJTK1701 Banned

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    That was my first thought as well.:mrgreen:
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    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    I use cereal board for shingles i am sure you could do that for o scale too.
  9. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

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    i was thinking over head doors, trying to decide if i want one door open or not.