Kitbasher's Diary: Bachman Rural Freight Statoion (N Scale)

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Drew1125, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

    I think...

    ...the concrete platform should wrap around the building and the back platform needs wood steps down to the ground.

    Kinda like- the front tracks deliver people and the ratty back tracks dumped the LCL packages and newspapers or hasn't been used in years and "you could get hurt back there".

    I wouldn't mind meeting a date on the platform just to sweep her around the corner of the building- still on the concrete platform- to kiss her longingly and perhaps stroll along and look at the mess "out back". And the concrete portion would have steel railings at the ends to contrast with the open wood supports. On account of- it falling down totally and we did what we "had to".

  2. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Well, Don got me thinking, & I've made a few changes...
    First I chucked the kit roof, supports, & "knee walls"...
    I found some Evergreen siding that was a pretty close match, & made peaks for a gabled roof...
    I also shortened the concrete dock, added some steps, & cut up bits of a usedcoffee filter to represent window shades...

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  3. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I also made a little chadow box out of styrene, painted the inside black, & added a figure, & some barrels...

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  4. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I glued this inside the open door...

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  5. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I've still got a bit more to do on this...after I make a roof, I'll add that idea I got from Don! :D
  6. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Looking good my friend....

  7. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Got some roofing added, & a few more details...

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  8. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    Looking better and better each day!

    One thing, if I may: Looks like the railing on that second set of steps is on top of the door - I think you need to move it a smidge to the right.

    The weathering on the roof looks awesome! Is that a little hand cart holding one of the barrels??? Great details! :)

    Edit: I've been wondering what those lolli-pop shaped engravings were that appear over the doorways - just figured it out - DUH! Aren't those lights? Do you plan to put little bulbs through there?
  9. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks Arl!
    I still have some more plans for this one...& yeah, I'll try to get some type of lights on it...not sure if I'll be able to use working lights or not...
  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    It's turning out great Charlie. Quite different than it started out that's what makes it really unique. Neat details.
  11. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    That's turning out really nice Charlie! :cool:
  12. rguyett

    rguyett Member

    looking good I deffinately like this better then those posts and pony walls you were trying to do each pic shows you are on the right track for sure
    looking forward to the finished project pic
  13. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks for all the nice words, and the constructive criticisms...I think I came up with something better with your help, than I would've an my own!
    Well, I've done a little more today...Don gave me the idea for having an overhang on one side, so I cobbled together a sort of open shed on one end, with a "tarpaper" roof...Also Arl pointed out that the handrails were a little "off" on the front entrance, so I trimmed & tweaked those a little...
    Oh, & you'll notice I've given it a name...Without giving away too much, I'll just say that I have plans for this to be one part of something a bit bigger than what you see here! :)

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  14. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Fantastic Charlie. Glad to have woke up your thought process, but you have to take 100% of the credit for imagination.

    I can't wait until I can get back to building structures. You are an inspiration.

  15. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Great work Charlie. Now maybe I will get to see this marvelous structure of yours in person.
  16. philip

    philip Guest

    Charlie: Great kitbash. Really turned out nice. That name is also fitting. Where in the heck is that Spitfire?

  17. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks again, guys!

    I'm in the process of piecing together a bulk oil facility, & I thought this little building would make a good office/supply shed type's what I've got so far...

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  18. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    Wow, that came out great!!!
  19. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Excellent work my friend, luv it! :D
  20. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Çharlie.....That fits together like a hand in a glove.

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