CVR gets an Engine House from RSlaserKits

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Will_annand, May 21, 2006.

  1. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Well, earlier in the week, Rich of RSlaserkits sent me a pre-production N Scale Engine house. I finally had time to work on it tonight.

    I must say Rich does excellent work. The kit, so far has been a dream to put together. The instructions appear to be concise and complete. They are 6 pages total, five for construction and a page telling about the other kits that are available.

    Here are a three photos of my progress so far:

    First an overall shot of the work bench.


    Next a closeup showing the insdie and the outside of the walls. The windows and doors come on an adhesive backed panel (in rear). They are easy to assemble and the "glass" sticks right on.


    I have to agree with Paladin (from, the digital camera picks up things your eye misses. For example, the left most windows on the right hand wall. I have had to realign them...

    Lastly a shot of the page in the instructions giving you the "Part Numbers & Descriptions".

    Also in the rear of the photos is my "Diorama For Photographing Completed Kits". It is still a work in progress.

    Anyway, so far I love the kits from RSlaserKits, the ease of construction and quality are excellent. I will let you all know how it progresses.
  2. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Worked a bit more this morning on the old engine house.


    Now it is startting to look like a structure.


    I am really pleased with this kit. If you remember, I did recieve a single stall engine house from The "Robin Matthysen Collection". I however passed that engine house on to Mikey (N Gauger) as he and Robin both built one to the same plans.
  3. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Finished the shingles on the roof. So I put it on the new Photo Diorama to see how it looked.

    Note: neither the engine house nor the diorama are finished, they are a work in progress.


    There is still the roof vent and rooftop water tank to assemble for the engine house.
  4. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    :wave: :wave: :wave: Looking good :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  5. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Thanks Dick, I was at the Midland Show over the weekend and been busy this week with clients orders, so I have not been able to back at it and finish it.
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery


    Missed this before - but shaping up to be a great addition to the CVR! Is this to represent the Orangeville facility?

    I am going to have to try one of these "new" laser cut kits with the stick on parts. Mike Hamer has built a beautiful tower with a kit that employs "stick-on technology", and it has to be easier than the old laser kit I built...

    Thanks for the review and the pics!

  7. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Andrew, yes, I will be putting this on the Orangeville module. I have also modified the track on the Orangeville module.

    1. Witch's Hat Station
    2. Crew House
    3. Freight Station
    4. Enclosed Water Tower
    5. Coaling Station
    6. Engine House
    7. Stock Pens
    8. Grain Elevator

    Attached Files:

  8. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Finally, CVR Will has finished the Engine House. I can't get over what a great kit it is. Those guys at RSlaserkits did a fine job.

    Here is the finished product:


    And it didn't take long for the workers to get busy.

  9. spyder62

    spyder62 New Member

    Thanks for the kind words Will. But my kits are only as good as the builder and you did a fine job on it.
  10. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member



    announce1 Looks Good!

  11. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Thanks Rich and Mark.

    A compliment like that Rich is muchly appreciated.

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