Various structures

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

  1. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Last picture with the borrowed camera...

    This is a loading dock for my team track, built from popsicle sticks and matches. Finished with dollar store paints.

    The cabin and backhouse are built from cedar shingles (doll house scale) with pin-head door knobs.

    Andrew

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  2. Jim T

    Jim T Member

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    That loading dock looks great Andrew, as do the other two structures. I'm always amazed how good these wooden structures look.

    Cheers, Jim
  3. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

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    Never underestimate matches!

    Here's another loading platform (N scale) I built out of matches of various sizes and one piece of scribed wood sheet. It's definitely fun to build a unique structure out of 'household junk'! :D

    Ron

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    Thank's Andrew and Ron, A loading ramp is the next thing I need to build for my team track. I can get the general ratio of dimensions from your pics.

    Jim, you are right, there is a special feeling associated with timber built structures! They have a charm all of their own!

    Andrew, do you slice the 1:12 shingles thinner? That's a source of material that hadn't ocurred to me. Good thinking sir.

    Errol
  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Thanks for the kind words...! My loading ramp deck is 12 scale feet wide by about 45 scale feet long. I have not yet attached the ramp.

    I just pick the shingles out of the bag mostly as they come. I try to get flat, thin ones for the roof, but for the walls it really doesn't matter.

    If I was to do it again, I might try these:

    http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.asp?SID=&ccurrency=1&page=32820&category=1,250,43217

    or these:

    http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.asp?SID=&ccurrency=1&page=32713&category=1,250,43217

    Andrew
  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Very nice Andrew, also like how your goose is coming along.
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    Drew1125 Active Member

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    That's some very nice scratch-building there, guys!
    :cool: :cool: :cool:
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That's great work guys! I love seeing models made out of readily available materials, especially when they look so convincing!
    Ralph
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Maple business cards

    Andrew: I saw those the last time I was at Lee Valley, and nearly bought some.