The beginnings of a roundhouse

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by hiscopilot, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. hiscopilot

    hiscopilot Member

    Well, I gave up waiting to find the perfect items and tried to use the instructions someone gave me...

    I jus grabbed everything I could find in the house that could be considered construction materials and off I went. Pretty much "freestyle" - I just measured the trains I needed in it and started cutting, glueing, and painting.

    Here's my progress so far:
  2. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Looks darn good to me. Did I understand correctlr that you are using the roundhouse for Thomas and friends?
  3. hiscopilot

    hiscopilot Member


    Yes for Thomas and Friends... :)
  4. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    *looks*:eek: *looks again*jawdrop sign1 good job! better than I could have done!
  5. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Looks great:thumb: . Are the black supports cardstock also?

  6. hiscopilot

    hiscopilot Member

    the outside is cardboard (sometimes referred to as chipboard) but the thin black things are wooden hobby craft sticks from walmart
  7. hiscopilot

    hiscopilot Member

    Thanks for the complements! I am glad it is turning out usable. I am not sure Gordon and Henry will even go all the way in but its no big deal, it will serve my sons purpose.

    Back to work on the roof structure part. Want to make it removable so I can run lights later and perform track Maintenance.
  8. hiscopilot

    hiscopilot Member

    ok, tonights work and this insomniac is gonna TRY to get some sleep:
  9. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Your first scratch build? Excellent job :thumb: :thumb: . Thamos and his friends will feel surely at home in it.
  10. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

    very good job.
  11. hiscopilot

    hiscopilot Member

    thanks!!!!!!!!! I cant wait to actually have a layout to put it on. I am going to hang some lights in it also just for fun.

    I know its not whats used for anything, but has anyone made lights using christmas lights? obviously the smaller ones. I just dont have anything else and if I could pull out an old strand, that would be easy, but they doget pretty hot and may be too big for this, huh?
  12. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

  13. hiscopilot

    hiscopilot Member

    Oh yeah! I like those. I wonder if they have them at Hobby Lobby (or somethng like them) then I can use the 40% off coupons!


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