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    My layout started with a simple barn structure that I scratchbuilt. I wanted a rustic European type barn to use for a small scene in my layout. After my research, I decided I would start with foam sheets to build the understructure support. Hope you enjoy. After cutting the base...
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    I had a couple of challenges in doing our latest Garden Scale Plan package, a one engine firehouse. I used Coroplast for the walls, and Krylon "Make-it-Stone" finish. I was planning on using my old stand-by of sill-plate sealer as a tar-paper roof, but I'm getting tired of that, so I decided...
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    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 -...
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    So one of my blessings has been a wife that appreciates the fulfillment I get from this recently discovered hobby of modeling. Being a family of "crafters", she's been supportive of my late nights and curious infatuation with seeing everything in HO scale. That being said, I have helped my...
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