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  1. N Scale
    Finally there is a tool for making N scale corrugated metal siding from aluminum foil. See how it works and where to get one here.
  2. General Model Train Discussion
    Alright all, good evening. I need a little help and I am curious. I apologize if this is a discussion that has been repeated over and over again, as I am sure it has... :) I don't have a workbench yet, much less a track or train, but I'd like to at least start creating my buildings. I want to do...
  3. Structures Forum
    I haven't posted or even checked in in a long time. I have an excuse, though. I've been re-doing all of our original cardstock versions. When they first came out they were meant only as 'mock-up' or placeholders, and we didn't put a lot of time into them because our commitment was to provide...
  4. Structures Forum
    They say that "Necessity is the mother of invention". I was all gung-ho on finishing a project that was way behind my schedule, and discovered that I didn't have all the materials that I wanted, so I decided to try to make my own ship-decking material for the platform of my Craigellachie (The...
  5. HO Scale
    Hi fellow trainfans! lately I've taken on a few projects building trains from scratch or from different parts. I'm pretty good at getting the realism for the rest of the model, but when it comes to paint, I have no idea what I'm doing. How do I get the right colors when building your own...
  6. HO Scale
    If anyone has any instructions to build things for my train set post them here! :)
  7. Product Promotion
    I'm still way behind on my "to-do" list, but we've managed to add several plans to our Garden Scale site. Here are a few of the recent additions: St. Mary's Church near Savona, BC. The Great Stone Viaduct in Bellaire Ohio The Orbisonia Firehall www.ScaleModelPlans.com
  8. HO Scale
    So over Christmas, I was cleaning my room, and I found my September 1950 "HO Monthly", and in it is the blueprint for a P&W Brill Bullet car. There were also some template jigs, and I put together this paper mock up of a Brill Bullet. Here are the pictures: Would Shallacked Card Stock...
  9. Structures Forum
    Starting on a backdrop building for an expansion I'm hoping to make progress on this winter. Our youngest has no namesake building on the layout, so this will be Hope's Pickles Factory. Clapboard clerestory with corrugated metal lower walls. My two main goals of scratch building apply: 1 -...
  10. Structures Forum
    I was browsing the craft store the other day looking for a scoring tool and I ended up in the Martha Stewart section. I noticed an interesting looking pair of scissors, and my mind got to thinking... We're adding a range of cardstock kits to the lineup, so I thought I'd do some experimenting...
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