A backwoods depot

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by kettlestack, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Heres another cardboard structure (N scale).
    Built from a trusty Cornflakes packet and clad with handscribed 1/32" veneer.
    Nothing fancy about it but interesting as a simple project.
    I will attempt to insert here the link to the actual size drawings of the components. The drawing has a scale rule marked in feet so the drawing can be enlarged to suit HO.

    Each corner of the structure has scale 8" x 4" basswood strips.
    The chimney is a toothpick.
    The steps were made by cutting scale 10" x 8" strips across diagonally opposite corners to form a triangular 'cheese' shape.



    The finished article turned out like this:-
  2. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    The finished article

    I forgot the picture!

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  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Glad you remembered that pic! It looks great! Man, making those stair railings in N scale would take some steady hands! Nice work.
  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    BEAUTIFUL!!! Nice job!
  5. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

  6. interurban

    interurban Active Member


    I take my hat of to you Errol and me gloves socks and shoes:D :D :D
    I super job my friend........
  7. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Even internal lights. WOW! Great job.
  8. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Errol that is impressive!!!!!!!!!!! :cool:
  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Fantastic modeling Errol. I love it, especially because you used my favourite material to build it. Thanks too for providing the detailed drawings friend.
  10. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    I have to give it three thumbs up Errol! Wow! :D :D :D
  11. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    I Like It!

    If you don't mind, Errol, I'm going to do that one in O scale. I just hope I can do as beautiful a job as you have, sir.

    Thanks for the inspiration...and the plans! :)
  12. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Wow, what an impressive project. We could expect no less from you, and you didn't disappoint us.:) :)

  13. belg

    belg Member

    Errol, I think your project looks .great I was hoping you could elaborate on how to make those stairs a little more?
  14. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Thank you for your wonderful comments my friends, I just wish I had more patience so as to produce a better model but in N scale, seen from 2 to 3 feet, it looks good enough for me :) .

    Robin, I'm way too impatient to reach the quality of your card models. This took 15 hrs to make including the drawing.

    Steve, You will make a much better job of it in O Scale, just don't forget to put in nail heads in the planking :) :) .

    Belg, I saw your post in chat last night but it needed your query here to prompt me to show how the steps were made.
    12" x 10" lumber is closer to real life steps.
    Here's how:--


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  15. jawatkins

    jawatkins Member


    I love what you've done! I am so amazed at what you guys can do with cardboard and cereal boxes! The lighting inside is a great touch.

    It was good talking to you and the others in the chat room last night!

    See ya.
  16. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    OHH! Errol's yanking our legs.
    That's a picture of his Great Grand Daddy at work.
    That's a REAL building.
    He did a photoshop on the picture to make it look new.
    ;) :D

    Great work dude!
  17. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    My type of modeling !!!! I am certainly going to include one of the same (with your permision) on my layout
    Great model and thanks for the plans I think Robin should start a "Society Of Cereal box Modelers" we all seem to have followed in his masterful foot steps
  18. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Dang Ken, you saw through it right away! ... Now I'll never live it down :) (but you sure know how to cheer a guy up :D )

    Jimmy (and anyone), feel free, that's why I posted the plans.
    Hmmmm, "Robin's Cereal Box Mutators Group" .... might work! how about it Robin? :D

  19. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Yep, Errol, we've found the original!:D ;) :D
    Seriously, friend...it is one fine piece of workmanship!
    Beautifully done!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

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  20. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Aha, missed this thread, wow, thats one hell of a nice structure.

    Now I just have to make me one of those for my 0n30 layout.


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