The NM gets a engine house!

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Tyson Rayles, Oct 1, 2002.

  1. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    There are no single stall engine houses in n-scale that I know of that aren't too Euro, too Denver & Rio Grande or too new. So I bit the bullet and this is my 2nd attempt at scratch building (the first was the tobacco barn). Nothing tricky here ( I'm not smart enough for that :D :rolleyes: :D ). Made the 4 walls from sheet styrene then overlaid them with stripwood and cut the holes for the windows and doors in the stripwood only. The exposed plastic was painted flat black. The addition on the side is part of a Campell kit (don't remember what), windows are Grant Line, doors from scrap box as was chimney. Roof is poster board with computer paper sprayed flat black and cut into strips for tar paper. Evergreen angle for corner molding on building, bass wood for floor and steps. This building would have been built in the late 40's by the Southern so white walls and green windows and doors were the only way to go. As you can see maintinance has been deferred for sometime :eek: :p :D . At first I was really afraid to try scratch building and while I still have a ways to go I have to admit it is alot of fun.

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  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    I still have to add a little bit of a overhead door hanging down and some thing inside by the door to give a hint of interior detail as well as "plant it" on the layout.

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  3. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Hey Tyson, That's neat!!!......No Euro look there...I can almost smell the oil and grease!!! Well Done!!!:)
  4. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    That's sweet! Now you'll have to toss all your kit buildings and scratch everything, so all the buildings will look that nice :D :D :D

    Only one suggestion; how about a kid inside with a model railroad on the floor? You know, a fake model rail roader, no wait, that's another thread. redrum redrum ahhhhhhhhh!:eek: :eek: :eek:
  5. rich maiorano

    rich maiorano Member

    looks great tyson good work :D :D :D (jon go take your meds) :D :D :D rich
  6. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    OK, thanx fer tha reminder. I could use some sleep too.
  7. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Excellent Work!

    [​IMG]Two BIG thumbs up on this job! [​IMG]

    If this is your FIRST scratchbuilding attempt, you have a bright scratchbuilding future. Can't wait to see more.
  8. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Nice looking engine house!, can't wait to see it in place on the layout.
    Scratchbuilders don't come "ready-to-run", they have to be scratchbuilt. You're well on your way!
  9. Great work, Tyson ;)

    Once you get bit by the scratchbuilding bug, you never quite get over it.
  10. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member

    yo Tyson,

    Can you give me some measures? I want to build one engine house... but size is a problem.. i don't know how to...
  11. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Excellent work Tyson my friend!
    Certainly nothin' "Euro" about clapboard & tar paper!
    But just in case, maybe I'll send you a few "dawgs" to sleep out by the back door! :D:p :D
  12. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Thanks folks for all the kind words. Casey I think I know what you mean by getting bit by the bug. :D Charlie a man can never have enough dawgs! :rolleyes: :p :rolleyes: :D Luis send me a white e-mail and later tonight I will sketch out the plans with the measurments and scan em' so I can e-mail it back to you. Pete give me a few days will you???? :eek: :D jon I WANT some of your meds! :D
  13. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    You didn't get them, I e-mailed them as an attachment. Check your sysadmin and see if he's all goofy. Musta got intercepted! Let's see, a real sysadmin, or a fake sysadmin. hmmmmm.
  14. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    Great work. That really has the right "look".

    No I got it. You must have Tysons e-mail address mixed up with mine.:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
    Tyson I will not forward it to ya. Pretty good stuff.

  15. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Hey Tyson, Just echoeing what the others have said, looks great!

  16. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Great looking model Tyson my friend. Worthy of a place on any model railroad. CP and CN used to have ones similar to yours
  17. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Thanks guys, Robin good to see you posting again.
  18. Chessie

    Chessie Member

    Tyson that is a great looking building. My wife tells me I should stop putting down so much track and start on my seenery.

  19. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Mike there is nothing wrong with track of course, can't run trains without it. However IT IS SO MUCH more fun to run em' thru nicely sceniced areas!!!! To me the scenery is more important then the track cause a train running around on a bare base doesn't really interest me. Although I do know some who are quite happy without scenery and that's O.K. for them, just not for me. :) I would suggest if you are interested in doing scenery to allow twice as much room as you think you need for it. For example this engine house only has a footprint of about 6" x 2", but I'll need a space about 10" x 5" to make it look right when it is installed on the layout.

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