Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Tyson Rayles, Nov 25, 2002.

  1. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Charlie the row houses around here all looked exactly alike and I don't think I'm a good enough scratchbuilder to pull that off. I settled on American Model Builders laser wood kits. They list for $25 but I got em' for $20. Each kit makes 3 house which is less than $7 per house and has enough material left over to add a front porch on em', so all in all not a bad deal. The row houses around here were one story and small (about 500 or 600 sq. ft.), they also had front porches (which the kit maker hadn't figured on) so these fit the bill perfectly.

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  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Most of the ones around here were on concrete slabs so I did the same thing using balsa wood. One down ( I know it looks like two but it's the same one ), 5 to go :eek: . Sorry about the pics being a little fuzzy, to tired to re-take em'. :D

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  3. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Those are perfect Tyson!
    :cool: :cool: :cool:
    Once again, you've put together something that is the essence of Appalachia!
    Man, if you could cobble up one of those old wringer wash tubs to go on that porch, you will have the "real McCoy"!
    Nice work!

    p.s. Whatever ya dew, don' fergit t' thrrow in somma dem dawgs! :D
  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Hmmm, I see I forgot to put the stoop by the backdoor! :eek: Charlie thanks and those that the front of the house faces the front of the layout will need some assorted junk on the porches! :D
  5. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    and probably a rusted out car or two on blocks somewhere on the property.:D :D

    That tobacco farm is right out of a picture from the highway. I swear I have driven by that place in my trips from Virginia back to St. Louis. It is a great piece of modeling.:) :) :)

    Love the locos coming out of the tunnel too.

    Keep the pics a'comin'!!!

    :) :) :)
  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Thanks David :)
  7. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Wow, Tyson! The layout is looking great! I just got back from Missouri, where there is a lot of terrain like that.

    The board has been busy while I was away...gotta lot of catchin' up to do!
  8. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Thanks Rory, if you were in Mo. yuou should have stopped in and harrassed, er, visited Casey Feedwater! :D

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