Altering A Kit To Fit A Space

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Drew1125, Jun 29, 2002.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    This might be a rerun for some of you, but I thought I'd show how this kitbash was dictated by the shape, & size of the available space.
    I started with a 2-track spur, a main line going to the rear, & an exit hole in the backdrop that needed to be hidden.
    I used pieces of cardboard for a base.

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  2. Drew1125

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    I decided to pve over the tracks, with spackling, & started test fitting pieces I cut to fit from a Walthers Superior Paper kit.

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    Drew1125 Active Member's some walls I temp. set up...

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    ...and some more...

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  5. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I needed something to bring the two seperate buildings together...the answer came in the form of some pieces from a Walthers coal mine kit...
    With some roof details, here's what I ended up with...
    I named it Leigh Foods after one of my daughters, who's in culinary school.

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  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    It"s well worth posting again cause it's a neat use of a tight space as well as hiding the exitway. :cool:
  7. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Charlie,would you mind if I put this into the How To section on the NARA site?
  8. CarlFidy

    CarlFidy Member


    Great looking solution to the problem!!!:cool: :D I'm going to have to do the same thing - hiding an exit - several times on the layout I'm planning.

    It's nice to see the work in progress photos.
  9. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Charlie, That's wonderful. it works great! What an imagination.

  10. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks for all the kind words!
    If you ever see something of mine you'd like for the NARA site, you don't need to're more than welcome to it!
  11. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Thanks Charlie.I'll get you uploaded to NARA this next week.:D :D Any other NARA members if you have a neat idea write it up photo it up and let me know about it. We have a How I did it section on the site.
  12. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    I just noticed this thread today. Thanks for the multi-pic "how to" series above. I like the look of the building; very industrial, gritty, and interesting with the connecting piece that differs from the other sections. It looks like many I've seen in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
  13. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks Ralph!
  14. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Great piece of ingenuity that Charlie, very nice work indeed.


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