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1980 Tom Yorke HO Pool Hall / Bordello Build
Posted by darrylhuffman On 07/08/2019 At 06:41:18 AM
Almost 40 years ago, Tom Yorke produced a classic structure in HO and O scale. There have been different versions of this kit over the years but I wanted to work with the original.

I have had both HO and O scale kits on my shelf for all that time.

I have been building a lot of HO kits lately and decided it was time to build the HO Pool Hall / Bordello kit.

I began by spraying the hydrocal castings with flat white primer to seal the hydrocal.

I followed this with a variety of earth tone acrylic stains which are simply watered down craft paints available at Michaels and Hobby Lobby for about $1 each.

My choice of colors are heavy on the reddish browns as I intend this structure to be situated in Colorado.

Other areas of the country have more black and grey colors so the choice of colors is up to the builder.

There is no special technique to doing this. There have been lots of articles on painting stonework over the years. So unless people want more specific information, I will just proceed with the build.

After the stone walls were all dry, I dry brushed a light earth color over the small stones to tone them down. It is really easy to make it look like the stonework has the measles or polka dots and I wanted to avoid that look.
I wanted a more uniform look for the small stones.



After the stone walls were painted and dry, I used epoxy to glue them together and to the foundation.







As I go along, I will try to answer any questions you may have.

I figure this build will take about 10 days to complete. I don't sleep a regular schedule so I tend to wake up in the middle of the night, work on the model for 30 minutes or so and then go back to sleep while the paint and glue dry.

A couple of hours later I wake up and do another 30 minutes. I have been this way all my life and this erratic schedule is normal to me.

Having been in business for myself almost all my life has allowed me to do bookwork at 3 am when necessary.

I am 75 now so the bookwork is pretty much in the past. But the model building urge is just as strong today as it was 70 years ago.
Wall Murals in HO
Posted by darrylhuffman On 07/07/2019 At 6:00:48 PM
I came across an old DPM model wall and painted a mural on it. The model is of a hotel named Pines Hotel.




I figured the hotel had a cafe as part of the building so I painted the opposite wall showing a rising sun mural.


Need help with brick structure
Posted by Martin Fischer On 07/07/2019 At 05:11:35 AM
Hi group,

starting with a Classic Miniatures kit I built this structure:



The original kit mainly uses cardboard for the walls and the windows. I used these preprinted pieces as template and made them from styrene sheet and brick sheet. Also some details were added.

But one thing is still missing:



How would the brick walls be capped? The kit instructions recommend cutting strips from the supplies brick material. To me that doesn't really look right. So what would have been done on the prototype?

Ideas would be:

  • just the plain bricks (similar to what the instructions say)

  • tin

  • special bricks, maybe a rounded shape. I think this is what DPM does with their kits.



Prototype or model photos, instructions, whatever. Every answer is highly welcome.

Regards
Martin
Dealing with Sellios' cast metal walls
Posted by RichBeau On 07/05/2019 At 7:20:27 PM
Recently realized that I've never built a structure using any of George's metal walls (Swackhammer's, Seawall's, Chippy Hollow, etc). I purchased RailroadKits.com Harbor Fish Market walls and thought I'd reproduce this simple structure.



My first question is how did George glue these together?
My second, how did you do it?

I've got some ideas but I figure it's good to tap into a know resource.
TIA
--Rich
Anyone ever build Suydam Cardboard kit?
Posted by jaynjay On 07/01/2019 At 1:15:34 PM
I found a California Models (pre-Suydam) kit 70 the "1879 Combination Town Depot" hidden with my kit collection. The kit looks very challenging, and the finished product is questionable due to the lack of detail. I put away FOS' Degraw's Poultry due to lack of interest in it, plus the main roof was pissing me off. Just curious about the early Suydam cardboard kits and the problems that go with them


Adding More Real Estate to the F&SM
Posted by halrey On 06/24/2019 At 11:14:07 AM
So Saturday George graciously hosted and open house for 26 of the Expoís fateful, Dave Kruiswyk coordinated the event, they came from as far as Seattle, it was great seeing everyone.

Well the speed that George builds is amazing he has added about 12 or 13 feet of new layout, an ďLĒ that starts behind the turntable at Fillmore and swings around in front of the windows, it will be the town of Gorre.
The Brothel is actually Yehudah Heating without brick! Nice.

Anyway, always a great treat, thanks to George.

Hal









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This message is for Arizona Dave who posted this last Nov regarding the passing of a Verne Niner:http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=46361
I have inadvertently stumbled across an item of Verne's family (I suspect) that I would like some help confirming if they intentionally donated it (I found it at a goodwill store).If possible get it returned...however right now it is still at the store. It is quite personal so I am not going to mention what it is, however I would greatly appreciate help in the ASAP. I may be contacted ssilvestri@live.com. Shana
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I am searching for Ron Hatchs track plan for hisFulton County narrow gauge layout hon3 A pencil skech will do . Thank you . Gary



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Trying to get involved on the RR Line Forum and I am unable to post photos. Did fine some info about how to do it, but keep getting error messages....HELP ! Is there a file size limit, ?, etc. but mine are all small...
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I model in HO steam era. MA & PA RR. Delta, PA
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what is missing?
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Looking forward to getting involved.....
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Interest in 'Dead Rail' (Batt Power)
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Can anyone help me to find a source for battery powered control units for HO engines company web site or how to contact them please???
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 Posted By: Russell 
Just became a member of this Forum. Thought I'd encourage others viewing the Guestbook to join in on the great conversations going on here. With that I'll leave you with a link to a video of my Garden Railroad Layout in action.

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