N Scale coal shed

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by MasonJar, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    After I completed the Hamilton Model Works coal shed, I built this version in N scale, partly just to see if I could do it.

    I reduced the plans on the photocopier, and then built it out of scrap scribed- and strip-wood I had lying around.

    The weathering is the standard India inka and alcohol, and the red doors are drybrushed craft paint.

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  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Part 2

    This is the "business" side. The high doors apparently face the tracks.

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  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Part 3

    I wanted to give this one a bit more of a run-down look, so there is a hole in the roof where time or vandals have taken a small toll.

    The roof is tinfoil, pressed between computer ribbon cable. See this thread for details.

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  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Part 4

    Here is a comparison between the original HO scale, and the N scale sheds.


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  5. Blake

    Blake Member

    Nice work, looks great!
  6. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    The small shed looks very good beside its big brother. Again, the roof is awesome - the computer cable method obviously leads to excellent results!

    Perhaps you could gather a few scientists entering that shed, looking for a meteorite which has crashed trough the roof of that structure. :D

  7. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    It is funny (i.e. strange), but the N scale shed doesn't really look out of place on the HO layout. I guess there aren't really any clues to how big the thing should be, and most of us do not have any first hand experience with them.

    Thanks for the kind words!


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