Train Station Kitbash (N Scale)

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Drew1125, May 26, 2003.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    A couple of my daughters got me these two Model Power kits this past X-mas, & since I don't have a layout that they would fit on, I've decided to build a diorama of a small city train station...

    Here's the kits still in the box...

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  2. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    When I opened the box for the "hospital" kit, I found these neat little archways that were supposed to form the lower story of the kit...I thought these would work nicely as a kind od open-air pavilion that passengers would pss through on their way to the boarding platforms...

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  3. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Here's the beginings of the main structure & the pavilion...

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  4. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I found some factory windows from an HO kit, & used them, & some angle & strip top make a large skylight for the pavilion...

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  5. Drew1125

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    Since only 2 sides of the structure will be visible on the diorama, I was able to use some of the extra walls to build an annex on the side of the main building...

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  6. Drew1125

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    I added the trim from the kit, & painted everything the same color, then gave everything a wash of India Ink & alcohol...I also sabotaged the inside wall of the pavilion to make an arched door fior the annex...I'll have to figure out a way to hide that later.

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  7. Drew1125

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    here's where I'm at at this point...

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  8. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Lookin' good :D
  9. Matt Probst

    Matt Probst Member

    Excellent "bash" Charlie..I enjoyed seeing it as it all came together.

    Matt--Hershey, Pa.
  10. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks guys!
    There's still lots to do on this one!
  11. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    It's amazing how you can turn some cheap kits into a neat "craftsman" type building! :cool:
  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Great kitbash Charlie. Interesting to see how you put this all together.
  13. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    neat bash, charlie
  14. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member


    ...Not finished yet, and already a superb structure. Nice work, Charlie! I can't wait for more of this project!:)
  15. jkristia

    jkristia Member

    Great loking building. What color did you use for the walls?

  16. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way


    All I can say is that this takes imagination and talent. Great piece of work.

  17. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks everyone! :)
    I've got plenty of imagination, but the talent...? I don't know...I'd like to think we havwe a pool of talent here at The Gauge, & we all share in that...I've seen some of your work, Don, & there are skills & talents there that I could learn quite a bit from! :)
    The walls of the structure were spray painted with gray primer, then brushed with thinned Polly Scale Aged White The black wash of India Ink & acohol then darkened it to a nice terra-cotta type color. The sloped roof on the main structure was primed with the gray, painterd Polly Scale Rust, & also received the black wash.

    I'm making a shadowbox that will hold the diorama...I cut this from a piece of 1x16 pine board. Inside dimentions are 28x14x7 3/4 inches. I'll finish it with some stain & varnish, & the piece of masonite shown will be cut & painted as a backdrop.

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  18. philip

    philip Guest

    Charlie, Lookin real nice!

    philip :)
  19. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Well, I got the razor saw out, & cut some fans & grills off an old diesel shell...

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  20. Drew1125

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    ...& along with some bits of styrene, I used them to make this rooftop A/C unit...

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