signs of the 40s'

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by philip, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. philip

    philip Guest

    Figured I'd do something simple for my never ending neglected HO layout. Have a Union Station sign and no Union Station. The structures main frame is 12 x 12s. The horizontals braces are 6x12s. The z & x braces are 2x8s. The post for the railing are toothpicks. The top part of the handrail is some 1/2 round plastic .020. The ladders are from my junk box. the lettering is Walnut Hollow monogram lettering from a craft store. The rivet are a combination of Grandt line. The lamp shades are Campbell brass connected to some plastic rod .030. The figure is an long AWOL LPB looking for trouble. The footprint is quite large for a sign but you have to believe in makebelieve! At least I do!


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  2. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Quite cool Phillip. :thumb: Fred
  3. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

  4. belg

    belg Member

    Philip I believe I think it looks very good ,did you use rottenstone to create the build up texture? Pat
  5. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Looks great to me! Love the look of the wood.
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    That's Neat!!!!
  7. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Nice work Phillip. :thumb:
  8. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    Very Nice!
  9. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    "Something simple" ?!?! Philip, that's impressive work! Nicely done. So, whenya gonna build the station? :)
  10. philip

    philip Guest

    thanks everyone...:thumb:

    Pat, Its primed with model master primer first. then coated with SP lark dark grey from polly and then washed with rust also from polly. Actually I wanted it to look like rusted steel which it did until that little bottle of primer went dry. Enamel will make the wood slick if you apply several coat. It was difficult to paint with all those nooks and crannies.

    Ralph, I"m wanting to scratchbuild Louisville Union Station. It the old L & N monster. There is this guy named Paul Downs that built it in N- scale. Its a masterpiece. Made cover in N-scale magazine. I'll see if I can dig up a picture or a link.


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  11. Locobreath

    Locobreath Member


    I like that a lot. Great job. :thumb: :thumb:
  12. Muddy Creek

    Muddy Creek Member

    Is that sign an ad for Union Station, Grammy Award winner Alison Krauss's band?

  13. philip

    philip Guest

    Thanks Locobreath

    Wayne, Could be.....depends on how ya look at it. :D

  14. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Very nice work Phil
  15. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Great job Phil.

    Ron :thumb: :thumb:
  16. SAL Comet

    SAL Comet Member

    Nice job with the sign Philip

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