Need Help Finding

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Play-Doh, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. Play-Doh

    Play-Doh Member

    Hey Folks

    Ive searched high and low and im having the hardest time finding something.

    Im working on creating a scratchbuilt market, sort of a farmers market style, with fruit and veggies out front. The only problem is, I cant find the bins or tables that would hold the fruit and veggies. Ive seen them in kits, but I would hate to kitbash something just for the tables.

    Does anyone know if someone makes these?

  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I don't know of anyone making those bins, but they would be an easy scratch build from wood or styrene. Use scale 4 x 4 lumber in styrene styrene for the legs. You could use wood, but every fruit stand I've been to paints the bins, so wood grain won't show anyway, and gluing is simplified with styrene. Use styrene for the base of the bins just thick enough to keep it from warping. The bottom of most bins I've seen are plywood. The dividers to separate the different types of fruit are 1 x 6 lumber as is the sides and ends of the bins. The bins should slope a bit, I think about 15 degrees, but that is an estimate. I would build the bins first and then set my leg length to make it look right to my eye.
  3. Play-Doh

    Play-Doh Member

    Thanks so much for the advice Russ, that is probably my best bet!

    Now for the real question: what should I use for fruit and veggies?
  4. Knighthawk

    Knighthawk Member

  5. C&O Steve

    C&O Steve New Member

    Try it with balsa wood. Can't be two hard
  6. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member

    1mm-dia. ball bearings painted red and orange might do for representing HO-scale apples and oranges... (1mm would translate to approximately 3.5 inches in HO scale, which is a good size for those fruits). Not sure what to do for other fruits or vegetables though.

    Hope this helps a little!
  7. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    Playdoh...take a look at the pasta selection available in your local grocery store. Acini de pepe (sp?) or potentially couscous could be painted and used as fruits.
  8. Collyn

    Collyn Member

  9. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member

    The funniest thing about those Woodland Scenics is the size of the bag. That's enough scale apple and oranges to populate 5000 HO-scale market stalls. sign1
  10. Play-Doh

    Play-Doh Member

    I very gracious gauge member has some fruit in the mail on its way to me. Ill let you all know the results!

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