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BobbyDing
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Posted - 01/24/2008 :  4:24:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Are there any companies that sell JUST drawings of buildings for kitbashing? I cannot afford some of the pre populated kits, so I thought I'd try and roll my own.

Thanks for any tips,

Bobby

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JohnJ
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Posted - 01/24/2008 :  4:56:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bobby: Take a look at the Library of Congress Historical Buildings collection. It contains many photos and dimensioned drawings. You might find what you are looking for.

John Johnson
"I'm right 98% of the time. Who cares about the other 3%."

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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/24/2008 :  4:57:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bobby,

I have seen a company advertising in the magazines that offers plans for strucures. I can't seem to find it right now, but I will keep looking.

Also, old copies of both Railroad Model Craftsman and Model Railroader have such plans. If you have an older hobby shop around, they sometimes have boxes of old magazines. You can also find them on line or at train shows.

Scale Rails, the official magazine of the NMRA contains at least one structure drawing a month from Pat Harriman. This month's is a large warehouse that is pretty neat. If you don't belong to the NMRA, perhaps a modeling friend does. Also, Pat Harrimon offers a book of 40+ building plans called "Early Wood Frame and Stone Structures". I haven't seen it, but his drawings in Scale Rails are pretty good, if that is a measure of hiw work. That book is available directly from him for $29.95 + $5 S/H. His address is Pat Harriman, 9331 Farley Lane, Overland Park, KS, 66212.

Perhaps someone of the forum has seen the book first-hand.


Finally, Wayne Wesolowski had a book out on scratchbuilding structures that I was able to get from my library thru the inter-library loan system. I will look up the name of the book and the ISBN # and post it here.

I hope that this helps.


Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

Edited by - Dutchman on 01/24/2008 5:08:03 PM

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UKGuy
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Builders In Scale are one that sell plans and instructions alone, I think the prices were $4-$5 each when I bought several sets last year. I'll check to find their weblink.

Regards,
Karl.A



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UKGuy
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This is why the forum is so great, ask a question and 30 mins later you have several answers with great resources to choose from, gotta love this place.

Library of congress link as posted by JohnJ - plans/drawings
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/habs_haer/

Builders In Scale link.
www.Builders-In-Scale.com

Karl.A



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George D
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Posted - 01/24/2008 :  5:04:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bobby, here's a link to the Underground Railway Press http://www.greatdecals.com/URP.html I've never used them, maybe someone can comment on their plans.

George



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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/24/2008 :  5:22:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bobby,

The link that George provided is for the company that I've seen advertising in the magazines.

Here is the info on Wayne Wesolowski's book that you might be able to get thru your public library:

Model Railroad Scratchbuilding; by Wayne E. Wesolowski and Mary Cay Wesolowski; published by TAB Books. The ISBN # for the hard cover version is 0830696571, and the soft cover is 0830612173. That should be enough info for them to see if any participating libraries have the book to loan out.


Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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railmus
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Posted - 01/24/2008 :  6:39:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit railmus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bobby:

Further to Bruce "Dutchman"'s comments about older mags. You can use an internet search engine to find such drawings. Link is http://www.index.mrmag.com/

BTW, E.L. Moore was my favourite, so you may want to search for him.

There was a thread on this but I can't seem to locate it at the moment.
Can't find the link that Bigdon had started.


John Kanakos
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railmus
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Found my list!!

Along the Line looks back: E.L. Moore
Model Railroader, November 1999 page 186
( "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, MR )

E. L. Moore's legacy
Model Railroader, February 1980 page 102
( "KELLY, JIM", "MOORE, E.L.", MR )

A firecracker factory
Railroad Model Craftsman, July 1980 page 85
( FACTORY, INDUSTRY, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

The Button Works
Model Railroader, September 1979 page 108
( INDUSTRY, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, MR )

Kelley's Folly: an abandoned mill
Railroad Model Craftsman, January 1979 page 90
( MILL, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

E.L. Moore's Village store
Model Railroader, January 1978 page 58
( "MOORE, E.L.", STORE, STRUCTURE, TOWN, MR )

Butz Milling and Feed Co.
Model Railroader, March 1978 page 76
( INDUSTRY, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, MR )

Bott's cotton-pickin' cotton gin
Model Railroader, September 1978 page 54
( "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, MR )

The Cannonball and Safety Powder Works
Model Railroader, April 1977 page 68
( FACTORY, INDUSTRY, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, MR )

Stuckum Glue Works
Model Railroader, October 1977 page 76
( INDUSTRY, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, MR )

Ceresota flour mill
Model Railroader, November 1976 page 80
( MILL, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, MR )

Waldo Hoople: Father of Railroading
Railroad Model Craftsman, July 1976 page 86
( "MOORE, E.L.", RMC )

Figet's Cheese Foundry
Railroad Model Craftsman, August 1976 page 58
( INDUSTRY, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

A Mighty Relaxin' Job
NMRA Bulletin, November 1975 page 7
( "MOORE, E.L.", PRIVY, BL )

Mr. Pottle's potworks
Model Railroader, September 1975 page 62
( "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, MR )

Uncle Sim's Snuffery
Railroad Modeler, December 1975 page 14
( DRAWING, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RRM )

Jones Chemical Co.
Model Railroader, March 1974 page 42
( INDUSTRY, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, MR )

A three-towered station
Model Railroader, November 1974 page 68
( DRAWING, "MOORE, E.L.", STATION, STRUCTURE, MR )

The RMC Paper Company
Railroad Model Craftsman, April 1974 page 40
( INDUSTRY, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Rhube's Rhubarb Plant
Railroad Model Craftsman, July 1974 page 26
( INDUSTRY, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Clarabel Hotel
Railroad Modeler, February 1974 page 12
( DRAWING, HOTEL, "MOORE, E.L.", SCRATCHBUILD, CONSTRUCTION, RRM )

Cal's Lumberyard
Model Railroader, April 1973 page 62
( LUMBER, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, MR )

Bunn's Feed and Seed plant
Model Railroader, August 1973 page 34
( FEEDMILL, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, MR )

Home for Small Locos
Railroad Modeler, March 1973 page 12
An easy to build single stall engine house
( ENGINEHOUSE, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RRM )

Carolina foundry
Model Railroader, January 1972 page 44
( INDUSTRY, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, MR )

The chair and desk factory
Model Railroader, December 1972 page 65
( FACTORY, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, MR )

Moore's Modern Mill
Railroad Model Craftsman, June 1972 page 42
( MILL, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Crosby's Bandstand
Railroad Model Craftsman, November 1972 page 32
( BANDSTAND, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Uncle Peabody's machine shop
Railroad Modeler, June 1972 page 20
( DRAWING, MACHINESHOP, "MOORE, E.L.", SCRATCHBUILD,
STRUCTURE, CONSTRUCTION, RRM )

Cousin Caleb's Cabbage Plant
Railroad Modeler, December 1971 page 16
( DRAWING, "MOORE, E.L.", SCRATCHBUILD, STRUCTURE,
CONSTRUCTION, RRM )

Wood and brick factory construction
Model Railroader, August 1970 page 35
( BRICK, FACTORY, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, MR )

Chittendon County Mill
Railroad Model Craftsman, January 1970 page 40
( MILL, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Double-bay junction depot
Railroad Model Craftsman, February 1970 page 19
( "MOORE, E.L.", STATION, STRUCTURE, RMC )

Novelty Factory
Railroad Model Craftsman, July 1970 page 36
( FACTORY, INDUSTRY, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

A brewery in stone
Railroad Model Craftsman, October 1970 page 21
( BREWERY, "MOORE, E.L.", STONE, STRUCTURE, RMC )

Tuscaloosa Depot
Model Railroader, March 1969 page 57
( DRAWING, "MOORE, E.L.", STATION, STRUCTURE, MR )

Molasses Mine and Factory
Railroad Model Craftsman, February 1969 page 29
( "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Dinwoody's Button & Bead Factory
Railroad Model Craftsman, March 1969 page 28
( "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

An easy narrow gauge coach
Railroad Model Craftsman, March 1969 page 48
( HON30, "MOORE, E.L.", NARROWGAUGE, PASSENGER, RMC )

E.L. Moore's recreation of the Golden Spike in Utah
Railroad Model Craftsman, May 1969 page 35
( GOLDENSPIKE, "MOORE, E.L.", RMC )

Putty Knife Factory
Railroad Model Craftsman, June 1969 page 20
( INDUSTRY, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

The Mudville Flats Extra, garbage loading dock
Railroad Model Craftsman, July 1969 page 31
( "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Nova Scotian lighthouse
Railroad Model Craftsman, October 1969 page 34
( HARBOR, LIGHTHOUSE, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Car repair shed
Railroad Model Craftsman, November 1969 page 34
( "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, YARD, RMC )

Three store fronts and a shop
Railroad Model Craftsman, December 1969 page 37
( "MOORE, E.L.", STORE, STRUCTURE, RMC )

Add a harbor, part 1 - tug boats
Railroad Model Craftsman, January 1968 page 21
( HARBOR, "MOORE, E.L.", TUGBOAT, RMC )

Add a harbor, part 2 - barges, wharfs, motif #1
Railroad Model Craftsman, February 1968 page 23
( HARBOR, "MOORE, E.L.", RMC )

Hojpoj Mfg. Co.
Railroad Model Craftsman, April 1968 page 23
( INDUSTRY, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Victorian Firehouse
Railroad Model Craftsman, June 1968 page 25
( FIREHOUSE, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Backwoods log cabins
Railroad Model Craftsman, September 1968 page 44
( LOGCABIN, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

The Enskale & Hoentee, part 1 - 30"x30" twisted loop
Railroad Model Craftsman, October 1968 page 26
( LAYOUT, "MOORE, E.L.", TRACKPLAN, HO, RMC )

Crummy from an HOn2 1/2 coal car
Railroad Model Craftsman, October 1968 page 34
( CABOOSE, HON30, KITBASH, "MOORE, E.L.", NARROWGAUGE,
CONSTRUCTION, RMC )

The Enskale & Hoentee, part 2
Railroad Model Craftsman, November 1968 page 28
( BRIDGE, LAYOUT, "MOORE, E.L.", TRESTLE, RMC )

The Enskale & Hoentee, part 3
Railroad Model Craftsman, December 1968 page 45
( LAYOUT, "MOORE, E.L.", RMC )

Turn backward, O time - 1900 era terminal yard
Model Railroader, January 1967 page 56
( DRAWING, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, YARD, MR )

Brick enginehouse - for 2 parallel tracks
Model Railroader, March 1967 page 54
( BRICK, DRAWING, ENGINEHOUSE, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, YARD, MR )

Six-ton jimmy
Model Railroader, May 1967 page 42
( DRAWING, JIMMY, "MOORE, E.L.", ORECAR, PROTOTYPE, MR )

Build Ma's Place
Railroad Model Craftsman, January 1967 page 27
( "MOORE, E.L.", STORE, RMC )

F&M Schaefer Brewery
Railroad Model Craftsman, March 1967 page 18
( BREWERY, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Village Grist Mill
Railroad Model Craftsman, April 1967 page 23
( GRISTMILL, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Cotton Waste plant
Railroad Model Craftsman, June 1967 page 33
( "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Grusom Casket Co.
Railroad Model Craftsman, July 1967 page 28
( "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Junk Yard Dynasty
Railroad Model Craftsman, August 1967 page 18
( JUNKYARD, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

The village smithy stand
Railroad Model Craftsman, September 1967 page 22
( "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

W.E. Snatchem Undertaker
Railroad Model Craftsman, November 1967 page 37
( "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, UNDERTAKER, RMC )

Ramsey Journal Building
Railroad Model Craftsman, December 1967 page 27
( "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, TOWN, RMC )

The old red barn
Model Railroader, January 1966 page 54
( BARN, DRAWING, FARM, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, MR )

Norfolk & Southern yard office
Railroad Model Craftsman, February 1966 page 36
( "MOORE, E.L.", NS, STRUCTURE, YARD, RMC )

Moe Lass' Old Sorghum Mill
Railroad Model Craftsman, April 1966 page 36
( MILL, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Stock Auction Day
Railroad Model Craftsman, May 1966 page 34
( AUCTION, "MOORE, E.L.", STOCKCAR, STRUCTURE, FREIGHTCAR, RMC )

Fertilizer Plant
Railroad Model Craftsman, July 1966 page 24
( FACTORY, FERTILIZER, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Spratt & Kean - Meat Packers
Railroad Model Craftsman, August 1966 page 16
( INDUSTRY, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Apple Cider mill
Railroad Model Craftsman, September 1966 page 36
( MILL, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Morton's Stone Cutting plant
Railroad Model Craftsman, November 1966 page 19
( INDUSTRY, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

C. Reid for Feed & Seed
Railroad Model Craftsman, December 1966 page 36
( "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Timber Trestles
Bridges and Buildings for Model Railroads page 23
( DRAWING, "MOORE, E.L.", SCRATCHBUILD, TRESTLE, WOOD,
CONSTRUCTION )

Ye Olde Corner Drugstore
Railroad Model Craftsman, January 1965 page 43
( DRUGSTORE, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, TOWN, RMC )

Tonsorial Parlor (barber shop)
Railroad Model Craftsman, April 1965 page 36
( BARBER, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, TOWN, RMC )

Small MFG plant
Railroad Model Craftsman, June 1965 page 30
( INDUSTRY, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Major Hoople's Brick Warehouse
Railroad Model Craftsman, September 1965 page 36
( BRICK, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Yard blacksmith shop
Railroad Model Craftsman, October 1965 page 44
( "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, YARD, RMC )

Uncle Charley's Bookery
Railroad Model Craftsman, December 1965 page 23
( "MOORE, E.L.", STORE, STRUCTURE, RMC )

Handcar and its shed
Model Railroader, February 1964 page 40
( DRAWING, HANDCAR, "MOORE, E.L.", SCRATCHBUILD, SHED,
CONSTRUCTION, MR )

Under the spreading chestnut tree - log cabin smithy shop
Model Railroader, June 1964 page 44
( "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, MR )

Down by the depot...
Model Railroader, December 1964 page 70
( "MOORE, E.L.", STATION, STRUCTURE, MR )

Branch line station
Railroad Model Craftsman, April 1964 page 32
( "MOORE, E.L.", STATION, STRUCTURE, RMC )

A shaggy mountain mill - small broken-down country mill
Railroad Model Craftsman, June 1964 page 22
( MILL, "MOORE, E.L.", SHED, STRUCTURE, RMC )

A hot time at the old firehouse
Railroad Model Craftsman, November 1964 page 26
( DRAWING, FIREHOUSE, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Civic center for boomtown - Red Eye Saloon
Model Railroader, March 1963 page 46
( "MOORE, E.L.", OLDWEST, SALOON, STRUCTURE, MR )

Let's build a mountain
HO Monthly/Model Trains, 1963 page 54
( "MOORE, E.L.", MOUNTAIN, SCENERY, HOMT )

3-in-1 engine house
Railroad Model Craftsman, February 1963 page 26
( "MOORE, E.L.", SCRATCHBUILD, STRUCTURE, TERMINAL,
CONSTRUCTION, ENGINE, RMC )

Octagonal water tower
Railroad Model Craftsman, August 1963 page 22
( "MOORE, E.L.", OCTAGONAL, SERVICE, STEAM, WATER, WATERTANK,
ENGINE, LOCOMOTIVE, RMC )

Easy to build cottage or cabin
Railroad Model Craftsman, December 1963 page 66
( CABIN, COTTAGE, "MOORE, E.L.", STRUCTURE, RMC )

Modeling with a burning tool
Model Railroader, July 1962 page 42
( "MOORE, E.L.", WOODBURNING, MR )

Union Pacific windmill
Model Railroader, September 1962 page 58
( "MOORE, E.L.", UP, WINDMILL, MR )

Let's build a mountain
HO Monthly/Model Trains, January 1962 page 16
( "MOORE, E.L.", MOUNTAIN, SCENERY, HOMT )

Central Pacific snowplow
HO Monthly/Model Trains, January 1962 page 48
( CP, DRAWING, "MOORE, E.L.", SCRATCHBUILD, SNOWPLOW,
CONSTRUCTION, HOMT )

A new look for the Old General
HO Monthly/Model Trains, March 1962 page 16
( 4-4-0, GENERAL, "MOORE, E.L.", STEAM, SUPERDETAIL, ENGINE,
LOCOMOTIVE, HOMT )

The Station at Grizzly Flats
HO Monthly/Model Trains, March 1962 page 40
( DRAWING, "KIMBALL, WARD", "MOORE, E.L.", STATION, STRUCTURE, HOMT )

Vermont Covered Bridge
Railroad Model Craftsman, June 1962 page 15
( BRIDGE, COVERED, "MOORE, E.L.", SCRATCHBUILD, CONSTRUCTION, RMC )

Halliday Standard Windmill
Railroad Model Craftsman, September 1962 page 29
( "MOORE, E.L.", WINDMILL, RMC )

Snowplow in an Evening
HO Monthly/Model Trains, January 1961 page 26
( "MOORE, E.L.", SCRATCHBUILD, SNOWPLOW, CONSTRUCTION, HOMT )

Coaling Up!
HO Monthly/Model Trains, March 1961 page 22
For a branch or short line
( COAL, "MOORE, E.L.", SERVICE, STEAM, ENGINE, LOCOMOTIVE, HOMT )

Mountain Water Wheel Mill
HO Monthly/Model Trains, Spring 1961 page 28
( MILL, "MOORE, E.L.", WATERWHEEL, HOMT )

Open-air excursion coach by E. L. Moore
HO Monthly/Model Trains, Fall 1961 page 22
( COACH, DRAWING, EXCURSION, "MOORE, E.L.", PASSENGER,
SCRATCHBUILD, CONSTRUCTION, HOMT )

The little red caboose
HO Monthly/Model Trains, December 1961 page 52
( BOBBER, CABOOSE, "MOORE, E.L.", SCRATCHBUILD, CONSTRUCTION, HOMT )

Slim gauge carraige
Railroad Model Craftsman, September 1961 page 40
( FANTRIP, "MOORE, E.L.", NARROWGAUGE, PASSENGER, RMC )

Old-Time Log Buggies
HO Monthly/Model Trains, March 1960 page 42
( BUGGY, LOG, LOGCAR, "MOORE, E.L.", HOMT )

An old-time water tank
HO Monthly/Model Trains, Spring 1959 page 16
( "MOORE, E.L.", SCRATCHBUILD, SERVICE, STEAM, WATER, WATERTANK,
CONSTRUCTION, ENGINE, LOCOMOTIVE, HOMT )

The Light Fantastic - layou lighting for night and day
HO Monthly/Model Trains, Fall 1959 page 12
( LAYOUT, LIGHTING, "MOORE, E.L.", HOMT )

Put your figures to work!
Model Railroader, July 1957 page 50
( "MOORE, E.L.", PEOPLE, MR )

With the Spumoni Family in Merrie Old England
Railroad Model Craftsman, January 1956 page 27
( LAYOUT, "MOORE, E.L.", PHOTO, RMC )

Elizabeth Valley RR; a picture story by E.L. Moore
Railroad Model Craftsman, March 1955 page 18
( LAYOUT, "MOORE, E.L.", RMC )

Spumoni Country Estate
Railroad Model Craftsman, July 1955 page 18
( HOUSE, "MOORE, E.L.", SCRATCHBUILD, STRUCTURE,
CONSTRUCTION, RMC )





John Kanakos
CNJWS II, Custom Models- Design & Build
http://www.junctionwestsub.ca
NMRA #055691 CARM # 212

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Bbags
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Posted - 01/24/2008 :  8:29:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by UKGuy

This is why the forum is so great, ask a question and 30 mins later you have several answers with great resources to choose from, gotta love this place.

Library of congress link as posted by JohnJ - plans/drawings
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/habs_haer/


Karl.A



I really like the Library of Congress site as many of the postings have actual blueprint as well as pictures for the structures.

I figure if they could build a real building from these blueprints I should be able to build a model from them.



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

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BobbyDing
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Posted - 01/25/2008 :  4:26:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW. You folks are fantastic! Thanks for all the great info and links. I'll get to work on them tonight.

I'm a beginner at kit building (though I've been reading the forum with interest for some time) so I appreciate the assistance. I'm hoping to find a couple simple buildings first for myself and my two sons (9&10) to do together as a project.

Thanks to all,

Bobby



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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/25/2008 :  4:43:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bobby,

I also did a few in-depth tutorials on Scratchbuilding here on the forum. They contain drawings and step-by-step instructions.

The first was called "A Great Scratchbuilding Project For Beginners', and the link is: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7007&whichpage=1

The second was aptly named "A Second Scratchbuilding Project For Beginners" and the link is:http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13550&whichpage=1

Finally, George D. and I did a parallel build of a small brick structure that I had photographed. It also contains drawings and the step-by-step instructions. Called the "Welding Shop", the link is: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8143&whichpage=1

One of these might make a nice first project to work on with the kids.


Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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RichBeau
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Posted - 01/25/2008 :  5:17:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit RichBeau's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Another source I don't see mentioned are the two Trackside on the Pennsylvania books by Jeff Scherb which are loaded with structure drawings.

--Rich B.



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kay4pacific
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Posted - 01/25/2008 :  7:21:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I buy some plans from this company and shrink them down to my scale. This may or may not be what you are looking for, but worth a look.

http://www.spjrr.com/



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Gene
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Posted - 01/26/2008 :  12:47:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bobby,

If you find a building or blueprint you like, you can transfer it into a computer program called "Kit-O-Mat". If is a piece of excellent software that you can obtain from one of the sponsers on this forum, www.kingmill.com. After you transfer your dimensions, or design your own building from scratch, you can print it out to make a paper or cardboard mock-up to see how you like it, or put it on your layout or diorama as a temporary until you build it. OR for a reasonable fee, you can submit your plan via the internet to Chris at King Mill Enterprises and he will produce a personalized, one-of-a-kind, LASER cut kit for you.



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Posted - 01/26/2008 :  01:32:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Narrow Gauge Downunder has a set of plans in each of their issues. http://www.narrowgaugedownunder.com/

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