My first scratchbuild on my new layout

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by WVRR, May 18, 2004.

  1. WVRR

    WVRR Member

    Now that all the track is layed down, I am building the first of many structures for my Iron Ridge Railroad. It's a grain terminal based on no specific prototype....and I have found a few tricks and tips to pass along while building this. The main building is built ala Robin (made of cardboard and cereal boxes), silos are wrapping paper rolls cut down and covered with cigarette aluminum foil inserts, which in fact are perfect size for N scale. Shingles were made from cut label paper, and layed over a cardstock roof, which keeps the roof straight and accepts paint without warping. The truck loading bins are made from the aluminum chamber inserts from asthma puffers. The small ones from the steroid types work the best. I have pics which will be attached to this thread later will show more of the work and ideas that I have tried. So far the main building, silos, and covered loading area is done and painted, and more will follow
    Ed Burchell
  2. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Ed. Waiting and looking forward toward those pictures. :cool: :cool: :wave: :wave: :thumb: :thumb:
  3. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

  4. WVRR

    WVRR Member

    Here's the first pic with my digital camera...sorry about the quality but I'm still getting used to it

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  5. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    There ya go! Lookin' real good!!
  6. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Cool!!! :D :D :D I like it!
  7. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    That's a nice sized feedmill. FRED
  8. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Looks great!!
    Building crew might want to knock off though, looks like a storm is rolling in from the looks of the sunlight. ;) :thumb:
  9. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    :wave: Yulp, yulp, yulp. Looks great. Keep em comin. :eek: :eek: :rolleyes:
  10. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

    I like it, too. Nice work, Ed!

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