Jestine's Wholesale Lumber

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Rusty Spike, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. Rusty Spike

    Rusty Spike Member

    A big thanks to everyone here on the Gauge for inspiring and helping make progress as an HO modeler. I'm on my third re-build in the basement in 5 years and here are some pics of the first corner that is nearing completion.

    The buildings are Walthers but I used several techniques/ideas I picked up here. I took input on the track design and how it would line up for operations. The covered lumber loads are printed on paper and folded to the shapes you see as suggested by a fellow Gauger. The Coke machine was a project suggested here as well. I took someone else's advice on the concrete weathering, on the colored ends of the lumber, etc. and so on.

    I want to add more and more detail to the scene but am very interested in your opinions as what things you might add and where. The next detail I hope to add is a fork lift handling some lumber and I'm guessing the workers probably drove their vehicles to get to work. ????

    If you're new to the hobby like I am, I suggest you tune in here, keep up with current posts that interest you and then spend some time searching all the old ones. It really is a great community of modelers. :p

    Attached Files:

  2. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    That's pretty dang great for a first, or even 7th try bud. You are doing fine and the cars and forklift would be cool. Trash and culled lumber piles only other things I could think of. Fred :thumb: .
  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Looking good to me also!
  4. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Looking good! I really like that coke machine.. :thumb:
    Suggestions for added details:
    1.A forklift like you said
    2.Cars/pickup trucks for the workers.
    3.Maybe a 18 wheeler with a load of lumber?
    4. A street or road getting to the lumber company-unless its out of view in the picture..Apologies..I am a sticker for such details.
  5. Rusty Spike

    Rusty Spike Member

    Thanks for the insight. I was able to find an F50 pickup at the LHS along with a couple of yard lights. Otherwise details were very slim.

    I'm adding tie straps for the straight truck and I hope to find a dumpster for the trash you mentioned. I would imagine there would be black metal banding sitting about too.

    The yard does have an empty flatbed trailer - I hope to have the forklift unloading it once I get it. And there is a road connecting the business to the rest of the world. It is supposed to be gravel but it came out looking wet and more like concrete. I sifted local gravel through very, very fine mesh to get powder - it didn't glue up like I hoped.

    Attached Files:

  6. rcline

    rcline Member

    Rusty - That is really good, maybe in 5 years I can make mine look as good as yours !!!
    With only about 4 hours a week that I can work on mine, I now have about 6 months in.
    New beginner here, Randy C. - Little Choo Choo
  7. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Looking Good :thumb: :thumb:
  8. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    That's a real nice looking scene! I like the thick stand of trees behind it as well. Well done!
  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Great modelling Rusty. Very well done.
  10. CharlesH.

    CharlesH. Member

    That's a swell scene.The coke machine looks like you photoshopped a real one into the picture.
  11. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Hey Rusty that does look really great !!!!

    What did you use for the lumber inside the shed ??? Did you just cut down some scale lumber and paint the ends ??? Inquiring minds want to know (as I have a lumber complex on my layout too (OF COURSE) ).
  12. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    :wave: Very well done Rusty, I really like the whole scene. I think you will find you never get enough "trash" on any scene. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Jim
  13. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    What a great little scene, nice job, Rusty. -:thumb::thumb::thumb:
  14. Rusty Spike

    Rusty Spike Member

    Rock Island Mike - the lumber is basswood from the LHS. I cut it and glued it into the piles then used my kids crayola markers to color the ends.

Share This Page