New (old) Mine entrance

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  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Here's a pic of a mine portal & Mine shack. I wanted it to look like it was made by hand around 1930 - 40.

    I bought the mine entrance (Bachmann) and the 3 car expansion pack. I didn't think the plastic (steel) roof of the shack went well with the entrance I built, so I shingled it. :)

    The Portal is about 18" Tall, and about 22 Wide. It was made with paint sticks cut into strips, simulating 1 X 12 X 8 and 1 X 12 X 10 lumber. The wood "stilts and frame" is made from square balsa wood stock. See Ya!!! -- Mikey

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  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Here is the way it looks along the mountain on the platform :) :)


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  3. Tyson Rayles

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    WOW! That shingled roof is really neat!:cool:
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Roof

    Thanks!!! -- It's amazing what you can do in G Scale with 1:12 Doll House supplies. :) :)
  5. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

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    That's looking awesome, N Gauger! (Or should I call you G Gauger? :))

    In a perfect world we'd all have huge areas in which to build our favorite railroads in large scales. Well, that's my opinion, anyway!

    Here's a dumb question: Is that brass track?
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Yeah, My life-long wish is to get out of this rowhome (18' wide X 32' Deep) and get a house with a fenced in, back yard. So I can build an outdoor layout. Right now, I only have an 12 X 9 area to build in. :(

    The track is Aristo craft G Scale - Yes it's brass, It averages $3.50 per Ft.. :) Thanks!!! -- N Gauger ( or Mikey is fine too :D )
  7. shamus

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    Hiya -- Mikey,
    Having some fun with structure bashing eh, love the roof. Track colour looks good.

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  8. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Hey Shamus, I thought you would take notice! :) :) I keep sayin' you're a baaaaad influence on idle hands! :D

    How does that saying go??: If you want anything done right - ya gotta do it yourself!!

    I couldnt find a "Store Bought" wooden shack, nor a portal that was large enough, so I had to kitbash & Manufacture in House. :)

    Another member of our club is a Munsters fan. he's building the Munsters house 1:12 th scale, (for 3 years now on & off) - He gave me the idea for the shingles and the foam board & wood for the portal... Thanks Again!!!!! -- Mikey
  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    G scale hmmmm. Makes me think I should never have gone N scale. The structural effects are great with those shingles and mine entrances and all. Do you plan to ballast the track?
    I can see why you need more space.
  10. kettlestack

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    The wood makes all the difference Mikey and those cedarwood shingles will last forever even if you eventually get an outdoor pike.
    Normally I show my wife what gets posted in here, but this is one post she's not getting to see! She's a 1:12 scale doll house freak! She invents and builds her own structures so 1:14 would be no problem for her. (I never should have shown her that doll house kit in Denver! She's costing me a fortune with her newfound hobby! (sigh). Last October she took a daft turn in Caboose Hobbies and had me paying for the HLW doodlebug! for twice the price I could have had an HO brass Galloping Goose! (even bigger sigh) If she sees this she will have me putting up my G scale stuff in the garden so she can build structures for it :) . In our climate it would last less than a year what with cats etc prowling the area.

    Your tunnel portal is first rate too, just like the real thing.

    Errol
  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Thanks Guys!! :)

    Matthyro, I used to have a 9 X 10 "U" shaped N gauge layout (Hence the Handle) -- I find that not only does G stay on the track more, :) But it's easier to see as my eyes grow old :D

    Unfortunatly, I have 2 cats that would LOVE to play with ballast, and since "Kitty Litter" makes Excellant G scale ballast, I think not ROFL..... But I am satisfied the way the track looks now, so it doesn't matter :)

    Errol:, So, what is exactly wrong with you & your wife sharing in a hobby? :) My wife & kids have only a passing interest.... I think it would be neat if you built the pike, and she built the structures. Imagine the conversations you would have with your friends & family... A garden railway... Hmmmmmmm :) :D

    I'm just starting something, 'cause I don't have one... LOL But my buddy says he May want to start a garden railway soon.. :)

    --- N gauger