S. Rose & M. Lenore Wrecking Co. (N Scale)

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Drew1125, May 21, 2002.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Here's another one of my bashes of a plastic structure kit...
    Anyone who has been in the hobby for any amount of time will recognize this kit. The tooling has been around for probably 50 years, in both HO, & N scales, under several mfgs, sold as such things as Two-Stall Engine House, Superior Bakery, Star Printing, & probably some more.
    Mine was the N scale printing co. sold by Heljan.
    It was molded in this ugly yellow color, so the 1st thing I did was to spray paint the structure flat white, & then dry brush on Polly Scale PRR Tuscan, to give it more of a brick & mortar look.
    I then raised the structure 5 scale feet, by making a foundation out of styrene, laminated with Holgate & Reynolds Stone Sheet.
    I cut out one of the archways to provide entry for rail cars.
    I didn't like the way the kit roof fit, so I made a new one out of Evrgreen styrene siding. I also made the rear loading dock & its roof out of styrene.
    I finished by adding scrap box details...electric boxes, chimneys, fuel oil tank, stairs, etc...

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  2. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Here's a head-on view, showing the over-the tracs "annex" that I made from a Walthers roundhouse kit...
    This is a 'function-over-form" after thought, in that I built it to hide where the tracks to the right run into the backdrop. The concrete pilasters are Plastruct tubing.

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  3. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    ...& heres some of the loading dock detail...

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  4. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Loading sock ??? LOL couldn't resist.
  5. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Sorry,
    Thanks for pointing that out...I went back, & fixed it.
    I guess I'll just take my "loading sock", & "bug brush", & go home...there's not much sense in hangin' around to see if I get that "Spell-Checker-Of-The-Year-Award"! :D
  6. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Charlie

    Don't be embarassed.....I don spill two gud ether:D

    Seriously that's a great kitbash!!! I wonder how many millions of those Revell kits are still out there. They were great to cobble up things out of. My favorite was the "Summer Stock Theater" which was actually the "Mail Pouch Tobacco Barn" Lord! I used to get them at Woolworth's for 99 cents!!!:eek: Ooooops!!! I'm telling my age!!!!:p
  7. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks Vic!
    Y'know if I ever get around to building that extension, with some rural scenery...(it's still in the "daydream" phase at this point) I am going to make a point of having a Mail Pouch barn! And while we're at it, what about "See Rock City"?
    Oh, & btw, Vic...I don't consider myself that old, & I've bought train stuff at Woolworth's too! :)
  8. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Just out of curiousity, where'd the name come from ?
  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I guess most of us have one or two like this.
    Charlie, I really like what you have done with it.
    Good work.
  10. Soo Much Talent

    Mighty fine bashing Charlie, I only hope I can become halfass good, OPPS half as good...planeshavings :D
  11. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Charlie,
    That's some really fine looking N scale work ! One of these days I'll have to see if my fumble-fingers can work that small.
    Pete

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