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Dutchman
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Posted - 09/01/2008 :  09:36:44 AM  Show Profile
They might be located in the yard area of a railroad, sit behind a factory or other commercial establishment, or reside in someone's backyard. While not the largest structures on a layout, they well might be the most numerous. They are the little sheds, shacks, and shanties that are the topic of this month's Photo Gallery. (Yes, I really do know how to spell the plural of shanty! It just wouldn't fit on the subject line that way.)

These little structures are fun to make, and are a great subject for your first scratchbuilding venture. Even if most of your structures are well maintained, you can fulfill your 'grungy' urges on these little guys. One thing is for sure. No matter how cramped you are for space, there is always room for a little shed, shack, or shanty.

So let's see some pictures! As usual, both model and prototype photos are welcome.

In consideration for those on dial-up, please keep your photos to 80KB or smaller.

Edited by - Dutchman on 09/01/2008 3:13:51 PM

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desertdrover
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Posted - 09/01/2008 :  10:03:45 AM  Show Profile
I'll show this speeder shed. With a Track Velocipede that Bob (time2play) gave me.




Louis
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bxcarmike
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Posted - 09/01/2008 :  10:20:28 AM  Show Profile
Here's some of my scratch built sheds and shacks. mike h.





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JohnJ
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Posted - 09/01/2008 :  10:29:15 AM  Show Profile
This shed is just round the corner from my home. I love the variations on the weathering. If anyone is interested in building this PM me as I have plenty of views that are not posted here.





John Johnson

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belg
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Posted - 09/01/2008 :  11:09:00 AM  Show Profile
John, maybe you could add this to the model that cry out to be modeled thread with the additional pics, as it does look like it has some interesting details, Pat


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Dutchman
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Posted - 09/01/2008 :  11:48:14 AM  Show Profile
Here's the turntable shack on my layout.




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Terrell
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Posted - 09/01/2008 :  1:01:15 PM  Show Profile
I have a turntable shack, too, that I would have never thought of posting.




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Dutchman
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Posted - 09/01/2008 :  1:33:45 PM  Show Profile
Terrell,

I'm glad I jogged your memory. That is a great photo. I love the lit roundhouse interior in the background.

Louis, Mike, & John, thanks for giving the thread a jump start, too!



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belg
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Posted - 09/01/2008 :  2:59:31 PM  Show Profile
The picture is barren of anything except the shed' it was just something I tried to put together using some different materials for me. Pat



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Dutchman
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Posted - 09/01/2008 :  3:09:36 PM  Show Profile
And a nice little shed it is, Pat.


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Posted - 09/01/2008 :  4:06:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit railphotog's Homepage
This is a model of a prototype shed I made some time ago, based upon a real one that I photographed. It was literally falling down around itself and presented some interesting challenges to duplicate in minature:









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Rick
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Posted - 09/01/2008 :  4:45:58 PM  Show Profile
A shed next to the Hollingshead Crate and Box Factory.




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Dutchman
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Posted - 09/01/2008 :  4:56:20 PM  Show Profile
Rick & Bob, those are nice shots. I hope you both have plenty more for this month-long thread!

Bob, you did a great job replicating the dilapidated look of that structure.



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 09/01/2008 :  5:19:06 PM  Show Profile
A small shed near the mine on my Sn3 layout (inspired by one of Brett's buildings in his twin sawmill kit).





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desertdrover
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Posted - 09/01/2008 :  7:18:21 PM  Show Profile
Here is a little two building speeder/storage shed diorama I've been working on, that I will incorporate in to my layout when finished.








Louis
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Dutchman
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Posted - 09/01/2008 :  7:46:22 PM  Show Profile
Frederic, that is a great little shed, and a neat mini-scene.

Louis, I've got to find me one of those velocipedes. The old boxcar up on cribbing looks good. Oh, and I didn't miss that pin-up girl on the rear wall of your shed, either.



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