My scratchbuilt Yard Tower

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by conraildude1, May 29, 2003.

  1. conraildude1

    conraildude1 New Member

    Here are some pics of my new project. Its a non specific kind of Tower not based on any prototype. As you see the project still needs work on it, I still need windows, AC units, A cooling tower, etc. Im thinking about superdetailing the interior of the Tower with people, desks, stairs maybe and some other stuff.

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  2. jkristia

    jkristia Member

    Interesting project, but I have one question, wouldn't a yard tower like that have windows on 3 sides instead of only on 2?

    A super detailed tower with people, desks, maybe a trackplan would be a really nice detail on the layout, just remeber to place it close to the front so visitors can appreciate your details :)

  3. conraildude1

    conraildude1 New Member


    There are three open windows to view from, you cant see the third window from the angle that this pic was taken at. You can see more of the Tower if you go to I'll post more pics as the project matures more.
  4. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Hey there Conraildude1. Good start. Keep us up to date on your progress!
  5. conraildude1

    conraildude1 New Member

    Update on Yard Tower

    Heres a update on my project, Ive added cell towers to the structure. Ive added several other elements which I'll post soon. Im working on a solution for windows. Im thinking of using clear styrene or a something else to represent angled glass.
  6. conraildude1

    conraildude1 New Member

    heres an updated pic of my scratchbuilt yard

  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    The tower is sure coming along nicely conraildude1

    Nice work
  8. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Here is a possible solution for your windows that I use on my HO layout. I scratchbuilt the cab for this backhoe from clear styrene and then carefully scribed the frame directly onto the clear "box". The angled front was created by lightly scribing where the bend is, then CAREFULLY folding the styrene without breaking it til the desired angle was acheived. I then painted the portion representing the cab frame black, leaving the windows clear. This made it possible to have the flush mount look common on equipment and buildings these daze. Finally, a light coat of Dulcote frosted the windows enough to hide the fact that there is no interior detailing but not so much that the see thru effect is lost.

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