Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Racharg, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. Racharg

    Racharg Member

    After tackling the water tower, I figured a sandhouse would complement it nicely. And the makings of an engine service facility begins :) Thanks Mat for the inspiration!

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  2. Racharg

    Racharg Member

    Assembly using some magnets on tin as a jig. Got the magnets on the tin at the dollar store for...well...a dollar fifteen (after the governments cut)

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  3. Racharg

    Racharg Member

    With the roof added...would also make a good utility shed I guess but I've still got the sand "coral" and the "thingy" that holds the sand up top. Can anyone tell me the proper names for the various sand house parts and how they get the sand up there?

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  4. Racharg

    Racharg Member

    The makings of the sand "thingy":oops:

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  5. Racharg

    Racharg Member

    The "sand house" part of the sand house completed

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  6. nalmeida

    nalmeida Member


    Very good workmanship, I love to see these structures develop, keep us informed about developments :)
  7. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    That's a neat project Racharg
    Nice to see it developing.
  9. Racharg

    Racharg Member

    sand coral :)

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  10. pttom

    pttom Member

    Looks great Racharg.
  11. Racharg

    Racharg Member

    Some more progress

    Finally got around to gluing everything and a preliminary attempt at weathering cardboard to look like wood and tin...

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  12. Racharg

    Racharg Member

    With it's buddy the water tower...

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  13. Racharg

    Racharg Member

    hand carved portal & retaining wall

    And the reason it took so long to work on the sand house...The hand carved portal & retaining wall

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  14. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  15. belg

    belg Member

    Racharg, the portal and retaining wall look great how about a little description of how you did it?
  16. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Wow! Some great work there. Thanks for posting how the model was assembled. And thanks for posting how you did the corners. I have been looking for a cheap method.
  17. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Very nice work :thumb:
  18. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Both projects look great. That servicing facility is all set for the locomotives to pull in and tank up.:) :thumb: :thumb:
  19. Racharg

    Racharg Member

    The retaining wall how to

    Belg, I used Casey Feedwater's tutorial "Stonewallin'" in the Academy as the basis for the retaining wall and portal. The only difference is that I made cardboard shapes of the wall & portal, sealed them with masking tape and then applied the plaster of of the layout. Found it pretty easy to carve (especially since they aren't attached to the layout yet) but very tedious. Well worth it in the end though for the look it achieves. How I do love this forum though, so many ideas, so little time!

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  20. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    Great project!

    That wall looks especially great! I sure hope you plan to put some stuff growing on it! :D

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