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Bbags
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Posted - 03/04/2005 :  09:17:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all.
This thread is for photos of anything that you have scratch built and would care to share with the group.

For this thread the definition of scratch built is anything that did not start as a kit.
So if you have built something from your own plans or from plans that you found somewhere else this is the place to show your work.
As this is not a construction thread the scratch build should be almost completed before you post pictures here.
So let us see some pictures of your structures, rolling stock, locomotives or anything else that you have scratch built here.

I will leave this as a sticky and hopefully we will see many pictures posted here as I know a lot of you do scratch build.

John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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Bbags
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Posted - 03/04/2005 :  09:26:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
To start this off.
Here is the Bait House from the F&SM by George Sellios that was built from plans that were posted at one time at the fsm Yahoo group by Jim Mooney.








John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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Scott McCabe
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Posted - 03/04/2005 :  09:39:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are two pictures of a structure that was built from photos of John Crane's house, Boston MA. found this in a book titled old boston photos and scratch built this in HO scale. I have added another structure to this diorama of another old building from boston will take more photos and post.

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The LL&M
Lawrence, Lowell & Manchester Railroad Circa 1935

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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/04/2005 :  3:17:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John,
This is a great idea. I think I will try to find pictures of them in chronological order (the few that I have).

This was my first effort. It was from plans I found in the February 1973 issue of Model Railroader.



Bruce

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Bbags
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Posted - 03/04/2005 :  5:48:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Scott,
Very nice scratch build you have there.
I would most definitely like to see the additions to the diorama.
Also have lived the first 63 years of my life in Connecticut and having made many a trip to Boston, I can say that there are many great structures in that city that cry out to be modeled.

Bruce,
Very nice for your first scratch build.
I may post my first one which is not too exciting.
However we all have to have started somewhere.



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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Bbags
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Posted - 03/04/2005 :  5:51:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Scott,
I meant to ask since not only is your model impressive but the collection of yellow boxes in the background caught my eye.
Are those full waiting to be modeled or are they empty meaning that you have constructed them and maybe could post some pictures.



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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nalmeida
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Posted - 03/04/2005 :  7:13:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit nalmeida's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well these aren't new but they are scratchbuilt, it's a small repair shed I made last year:






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davidray
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Posted - 03/04/2005 :  8:23:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That work shed looks great. And the first effort also looks great.

In the vein of "we all have to start somewhere", here's the stack of lumber I assembled last week from coffee stirrers and some basswood.



Figured I could set a low standard so nobody else would be hesitant to post their stuff.


David Ray
Cumming, Georgia, USA

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nalmeida
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Posted - 03/04/2005 :  8:31:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit nalmeida's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That is a good looking stack of lumber.


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Bbags
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Posted - 03/04/2005 :  9:34:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by davidray


In the vein of "we all have to start somewhere", here's the stack of lumber I assembled last week from coffee stirrers and some basswood.



Figured I could set a low standard so nobody else would be hesitant to post their stuff.



David,
Looks good and could find many uses on any layout.
I bet it was also inexpensive to build.

Nelson,
The shed looks really good.
Do you have more scratch builds that you could post for us to see.



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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Shamus
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Posted - 03/05/2005 :  04:13:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit Shamus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Some very nice work here to be proud of.

Here's a few of my old H0 total scratchbuilds.
Shamus


















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JBL
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Posted - 03/05/2005 :  05:08:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great topic. I love to see scratchbuilt items. Here is my contribution:

ATSF Depot Lamy,NM. Built from Drawings in MR.
Front:


Back:



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belg
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Posted - 03/05/2005 :  06:41:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Guys, here is a scene in N scale that is completely scratchbuild.



Just changed to a much better picture.



Edited by - belg on 03/05/2005 5:32:20 PM

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Will_Annand
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Posted - 03/05/2005 :  07:30:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit Will_Annand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice work guys.

Shamus, only little red "X" for your pics, are the links broken?

If and when I finish wiring my layout, I will turn my hand to structures.


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Will Annand
Modeling the CVR in N Scale.
www.muskokacomputes.com/CVR-Home.html

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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/05/2005 :  07:31:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Boy, after those latest great entries, I am almost hesitant to add this one. I build it to add to my sand drying house about the same time that I built the unloading ramp.


Bruce

Edited by - Dutchman on 03/05/2005 07:33:22 AM

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MikeC
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Posted - 03/05/2005 :  10:25:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is some truly excellent work displayed in this thread already.

I never took any photos of my first scratchbuilt models, and I no longer have the models to do it now. However, one of my first projects was about 30 years ago. It was a balsa knockoff of Atlas's ubiquitous "Water Tower" kit. Another early one was a balsa trestle, based on a scratchbuilding article in MR from about 10 years earlier. It was a monster at 12" tall and 14" long! I also had some small structures that I built from milled sheetwood and stripwood.

One of my few remaining early scratchbuilds to survive both the years and several layout constructions is currently a background structure on my CM&S layout. Johnson's Cider Mill (seen in the background of the first photo) was based on an E.L. Moore article, "Rube's Rhubarb Plant," in RMC. Everything except the windows was scratchbuilt. I don't remember exactly what year I built it - I think it might have been around 1978, though. Because I'm using it as a background building now, it's difficult to get to and photograph. So these are the best photos I have of it.










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