This un's for Catt

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Matthyro, Feb 8, 2002.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I have just finished building the CATT'S CANNERY. The home of the famous 5F brand of cat food that is in demand all over North America. What does the 5F stand for?
    Fine Food For Furry Felines
    This picture shows the rail side of the factory.
    The next one is with a CP boxcar ready for loading.
    The next 2 pictures shows the street side of the factory.
    This structure is 99%cardboard with a few odds and ends added. It cost about 25cents to build.
    It is 13inches wide and 3 1/2 inches deep and of course is N scale.
    It is based on one of those ads in MR for HO limited production kits that sell anywher from $175 to $200.
  2. nmtexman

    nmtexman Member

    It looks pretty good. With color ink-jet printers and heavier card stock, anyone should be able to put together some kind of building for minimal cost.

  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Bob, most of the cardboard is from cereal boxes. The rest is from a corrugated cardboard carton. Easy to make and as you say, with an inkjet printer it makes it even easier. Now I just need a decent digital camera.
  4. nmtexman

    nmtexman Member

    I've got a nice Kodak DC-620 that works pretty well. I have some pictures up on the web at webshots.

  5. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Very impressive! I guess every time you eat a bowl of cereal you're thinking, "I'm one bowl closer to that new station..." hehehehe

  6. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Very nice looking structure there my friend, I also use card for all my structures, then cover it with stripwood.
  7. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    VERY impressive Robin!
    I love the hodge-podge look of it, & all the different roof angles!
    That's an excellent piece of scratchbuilding, my friend!
    Even my cats are interested! :D
    Between your cannery, & Shamus's seafood, things are starting to smell pretty "fishy" around here! :D
  8. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    An amazing piece of work! Best looking cereal boxes I've ever seen, really nice design work Robin. :cool:
  9. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Simply Fabulous:D :D :D

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