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FOS Scale January HO Kit of the Month Build
Posted by darrylhuffman On 01/15/2019 At 12:19:03 AM
FOS Scale has started a subscriber service which provides the builder a new kit each month.

The first kit in the series is DelRito's Meat Products. This is a small false front building which makes into a nice meat market such as would be found in any old town. In fact, you can still find specialty shops like this in many towns today. So this will fit into any HO layout.

Doug Foscale's kits feature excellent laser cut walls and detail parts. Doug's methods of painting and weathering are easy and give good results.



This nice little kit should take about a week of one or two hour evenings to build. Most of the time will be spent letting the glue bonds set.


Mini Drill press question
Posted by johneye On 01/12/2019 At 2:13:58 PM
Been thinking about investing in a mini drill press for some time, and I noticed that Micro Mark has a pretty good power tool sale going on now. Anyone familiar with their drill presses? Thoughts or recommendations requested. Thanks! PS if this is the wrong spot for this post feel free to move/delete.
2019 Tribute Challenge
Posted by Dutchman On 01/11/2019 At 11:38:57 AM
This is our prime modeling time in the northern hemisphere, and as usual, we will have a group challenge. This year we will make it a tribute to two of our recently lost friends: Frederic Testard and Chester Fesmire.

Chester was a woodworker by trade and lived in Maine. Frederic was a math professor and lived in France. Chester enjoyed the hobby by focusing on vehicle modeling, and Frederic loved scratch building and scenery work. Both produced unbelievably realistic models. Both were masters at weathering.

As is my usual approach on these challenges, I will try to keep the focus broad enough to attract a good number of participants. I we make the focus too restrictive, experience shows that participation is lower.

So, feel free to (1) scratch build a model as Frederic so often did. If you build a model from a kit (2), do what both Frederic and Chester did, and make it your own by modifying it, adding to it, weathering it, and placing it in a detailed scene. A third (3) option would be to build a vehicle model. Once again, feel free to make modifications, weather the model, and include it in a scene. Both Chester and Frederic often did. One thing that I didn't mention about Chester's modeling is that he made a few 'photo sets' in which to photograph his vehicle models. These 'sets' included wonderfully detailed interiors.

So please join the challenge. I have given you three options, but there are many more that can be inspired by the modeling of these to departed friends.

The challenge will begin now and will run thru Monday, April 15, 2019

In the next post I will include an array of photos from both Frederic and Chester to give you some more inspiration.
O Scale Bay Windows and Roof Trim
Posted by Keeper On 01/06/2019 At 4:36:33 PM
Any recommendations on where I can find prefabricated bay windows in O Scale? I searched the Grandt Line site (understanding they've been sold to the San Juan Model Company), but I didn't find a full bay window, just individual windows than can be combined in a constructed bay window frame (3723 + 3729).

Also, I'm looking for cured dental trim to go on the inside of an arched gable that will be the face of a storefront. I can find a couple triangular trim details, but nothing that is curved.
Bar Mills Gas Station at Shady Grove
Posted by Glen Haasdyk On 01/05/2019 At 7:44:34 PM
Starting another new structure for the addition:



The Gas Station at shady grove. it's pretty small, only about 2 X 3" including the canopy. I was originally going to change the station's name but then I found that Texaco was in Canada so I guess I can keep it.

Work on South River Modelworks Layout
Posted by southriv On 12/28/2018 At 2:10:09 PM
Hi Everyone, Just a quick post to let everyone know that as I have REALLY settled into retirement I've finally (within the last year +) have been working on my layout on a regular basis. As I take in the net effect of retirement on my daily schedule (and I have other hobbies) I wonder how I ever had time to run a business!

I have links to my Flickr slide shows you can access on my website, but the important one is here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/103194951@N02/sets/72157683576799481

...If you are already familiar with this slide show and haven't seen it in a while I would recommend scrolling to the end and working back as I am now trying to post updates at least once a month. I am really done commercially, so with what little spare time I have left (again, how did that happen?) I'll be exploring more ways to participate by sharing. I'm not to the FSM level (how George models so well that fast is beyond me) but hope to provide some entertainment.

Best to all, Bob
http://www.southrivermodelworks.com/


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 Posted By: Bob Hunt 
Plummeted into the forum for the first time this evening looking for some info on Campbell Scale Model kits. I am joining immediately. I am semi-retired, teach guitar and bass, love HO and have practiced proto-87 for three years now, having only a "test bed" in the garage. I hope ot learn and participate in the forum as much as possible. Thanks for being here. Bob
Signed: 6/22/2008 12:21:05 AM
 Posted By: Kenneth Duwa 
New builder, trying to make a river, need to know how, step by step
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 Posted By: Kenneth Haan 
Most interesting site, I shall, when my web site comes back on line to place a link to here.

Since 1983 I have sold many kits to many satified cusomters, however due to the tough economic times and the deluge of modeling equipment dumped onto the modeling market, most customers cannot make up their mind as what to buy and purchase nothing.

Remember when, Mr. Athearn and his company would announce a new car type about once each year. The new car would be manufactured in ten road names and priced within the means of common modelers.

Now everybody in the marketplace is scrambling to put out as much and more than the buying public can swallow. Note as well the great number of model railroad stores simply throwing in the towel and exiting the business as too highly competitive and or too much to keep in their modest inventory.

Worse, is the way companies do business, buying a lump trailer full of trains and once sold or out of parts to maintain them, they say to the customer, "That's Tough!"

My business too feels the crunch, and mattering on this year's sales figures will make our mind as to remaining in business or slipping from sight.
Signed: 4/15/2008 7:13:20 AM
 Posted By: Douglas K. Lee 
Hello, I was introduced to this forum by a friend. I have recently come across many interesting items, that I am hoping someone out there can help me with. original plans and scale drawings for a stream line scale type elect. train submitted to Lewis marx in 1950, I also have #1 produced still in the box. #32250 I am looking for some direction. any comments or suggestions would be helpful.
Thanks, Douglas K. Lee
Signed: 3/21/2008 10:26:10 AM
 Posted By: RAYMOND 
I am new member, I was wondering if there is anyone out their that knows the section station alone the railway during the years of 1942 thru 1960 Flagstaff, Williams, Ash Fork, Seligmen, For I lived on some of those section station but have forgotten the distences from the small towns where these station were located. If anyone knows where these station where at and the distences, please write to me at ray_acosta@q.com or jraycost@gmail.com, thanks.
Signed: 2/9/2008 7:17:56 PM
 Posted By: Tom Ebert 
This is the second or third time I've visited the site. Its very good and I've enjoyed reading through many of the posts. Unfortunately I do NOT have high speed internet at home, so don't spend alot of time (1/2 of the week) on the net. When I am down near work I do.
I am building the Cascade Div GN prototype in HO scale between Skykomish and Appleyard (Wenatchee) Wa. Time stopped in the fall of 1953.
Thanks again for the site.
Tom Ebert
Signed: 2/4/2008 9:35:16 AM
 Posted By: Tom Russell 
I need information on a Tortoise switch machine. The switch runs on DC current. Can I also attach AC current for the frog?
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 Posted By: Stan Rosskamp 
Just interested in viewing.
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 Posted By: Michael 
Greetings from Germany to the N-Gauge fans in U.S.:

Administrative Edit: the attached photo had to be deleted because of file size restrictions and complications with home page/Guestbook spacing.

Photo shows "modified" Arnold BR 95 in 1:160 which is surely 20 years old.
Signed: 12/9/2007 11:29:33 PM
 Posted By: Richard Neil 
This is so cool I'm amazed!! My Grandpa loves anything to do with trains could u just see me making something for him..That would be cool maybe I can I love to build I make balsa stick planes and jets alot of work and patience this site is awesome!!!!!!!My mom's friend turned us on to it thanks Kevin.
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