Ambitious for a first scratch, I think.

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Chaparral, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Chaparral

    Chaparral Member

    I’ve been thinking on this method long enough. Here’s the ‘blueprint’ conjured up from various bits gleaned from web searches. I have Adobe Photoshop Elements 2 so I can resize and print to N scale. The cost of importing 1/32 bass wood is prohibitively costly so I’m covering the pattern with strip wood, actually 1/16 balsa.I'll be working around the window and door openings and glueing the printed cutouts in.
    I hope to have some progress photos shortly.

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  2. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Ambitious or not...but it's going t be a real beaut...!!! :thumb:
    Looking forward to your progress pics...
  3. Sawdust

    Sawdust Member

    Looks very nice & well designed. Once you get your project walls up make sure you concentrate on areas for bracing to prevent warpage. Looks like it's going to be an interesting project. Keep us posted. :thumb:
  4. Chaparral

    Chaparral Member

    Forgive me, but here's last winter's N scale practice effort after I noticed how uniform pasta was.
    It's 27 N feet wide x 21 high.
    Yeah, I laughed too!

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  5. ytter_man

    ytter_man Member

    Well, pasta is a new one to me sign1

    Cant imagine what paint or thinner would do to it.

    Do tell us what happens with your new scratch. :thumb:
  6. Dave Harris

    Dave Harris Member

    OR a creepy crawley critter !!
  7. Chaparral

    Chaparral Member

    Well, it's gonna be HO!
    No one in this area serving almost 1.7 million carries N specialty, like doors & windows. Oh they can get it, in a month, special order.

    So, I'm goin' HOme!
    Same building but 1/87 !
  8. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Actually, in MR many years ago, there was a blurb on a bridge built in HO scale using spaghetti, it was surprisingly sturdy.

    Looking forward to your progress.
  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    Seal it, airbrush it and it works just fine. Nobody laughs at building, painting and weathering structures out of cardboard,which sounds even more illogical.

    I'm planning on using some of those spiral pastas for a special project. It will work just fine.
  10. Chaparral

    Chaparral Member

    I feel like a first grader with another 'art' project to hang on the fridge.
    Everyone knows this but, get a Chopper, the best you can afford.
    I wasted a lot of energy with repetitive measuring,using balsa, too soft, not uniform, and with pastie windows on label paper, they look yukky.
    This is effort number three, in basswood, with Grandt windows and doors with some bits cut from an N scale built up.

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