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O Scale Blacksmith Shop
Posted by darrylhuffman On 02/22/2018 At 03:51:00 AM
I have always enjoyed visiting the blacksmith shop at Knotts Berry Farm so I decided to make my own version in O scale.



This is a night time view from outside the shop.
City Classics "Company Houses"
Posted by deemery On 02/18/2018 At 6:29:11 PM
Jim Sacco said to me at Springfield, "No one seems to do builds of my kits or other styrene kits." TWe see a lot more wood than styrene kits in build threads.

So I'm here to remedy that, with a build of City Classic's great "Company Houses" kit. You can buy one or a package with 3 (identical) houses. The fact these are small houses sold "in bulk" is perfect for constructing company owned housing for mineworkers, lumberjacks or even mill workers. An outhouse is included, it's a rare "big boss" that paid for running water and sewer lines to company housing.

Here's what comes in the kit (for 1 house)

The white sprue has the building walls including an addition that you can add to the side or back. (I'm not using the addition.) There are two 'roof' sprues per house plus a 'porch and steps' sprue.

I carefully cut the pieces from the sprues and then sand off the nubs with one of my favorite tools, self-stick sandpaper pressed onto a paint paddle. Be particularly careful to true up the left & right edges of the side pieces, since these butt against the front and back pieces. I then soak everything in a 10% solution of "Super Clean" (automotive cleaner from Wal-Mart), rinse and let air-dry thoroughly.

As is true for most boxes, I assemble a pair of Ls. On these kits, you want the foundations to align, and the side will be slightly offset from the trim on the front/back. I'm using magnetic corner clamps on the bottom (to get the foundation perfectly aligned.) I then run a bit of styrene cement (I'm using Testors liquid) along the inside edge, and adjust as necessary to make the side plumb against the front/back. Then I add the .060x.060 strip styrene as bracing to each corner. When the two Ls are dry, I glue them together to make the full box.


The next step is to prime and paint the wood. I'll cover that in a later post, I did one house already but I'm not 100% happy with how it came out.

I primed the roof with light grey, then I took a very dark blue-grey, added a bit of beige and a bit of water, and put a heavy wash/thin coat of paint. I let this dry with a bit of a slope "downhill" on the roof, this lets the color collect along the edges.


Here's my first house, it just needs the roof and chimney, and final painting/weathering. I'm going for a "never painted, well-weathered wood" effect.


dave
Western Scale Models 10 stamp mill kit
Posted by darrylhuffman On 02/15/2018 At 7:27:07 PM
Has there been a thread for building the Western Scale Models 10 stamp mill?

How about any links to other sites on building this kit?
I'm looking for a build sheet for a C R M Truss Ro
Posted by BurleyJim On 02/11/2018 At 10:56:10 PM
Hi, I've unsuccessfully searched for an instruction sheet for a CRM Truss Rod Reefer #205, any help in locating one would be appreciated.

Jim
Gigantic Tool Sale
Posted by k9wrangler On 02/02/2018 At 6:19:15 PM
http://itsamanslife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/ToolSale.pdf
Karl "O" & Plastic Windows & Doors
Posted by MSIGMON On 01/30/2018 At 10:22:08 AM
Karl,
Staring to scratch build my version of Carbones Garage on Dexter's Dead End. Like you I will not be using Stucco but using strip wood.
For me & the rest of the RR Forum can you give us a step by step on how you paint & weather a Tichy/Grandt window & door.
I found were you built the structures on Dexter's however have not found to much info on painting & weathering the plastic items
Mike Sigmon
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