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35n2 layout...the beginning
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 Posted: Wed Mar 15th, 2017 03:06 am
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Good idea for using grout for fine sand.  It will be a lot cheaper than buying those little bags at the local hobby shop.



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 Posted: Wed Mar 15th, 2017 03:26 am
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Please note that are two grades of grout: sanded (coarser) and unsanded. Unsanded goes into thinner cracks, so it would better suited for smaller scales.
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Scrounging around I came up with a cheap little oil/fuel depot for my planned 35n2 layout.  The body of the tank came from a soda can, the ends were from two baby food jars, the frame from some balsa wood, hose made from wire, and the fill line from some brass tube. 

I didn't have to send one penny on building this; everything I had on hand.  Just about anything can be useful when scratchbuilding.







No sense in spending money when you don't have to.

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That's the way to do it! I don't have babies around or drink sodey water, but balsa wood is my preferred material for wooden structures. I use cookie pan aluminum, TP cardboard rolls, cast off pieces of small PVC tubing, and whatever I find that works on that particular day.
Keep it up.

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Ya gotta love 'found objects' modeling. :)



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 Posted: Mon Apr 3rd, 2017 04:29 am
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Okay, let's have a little fun.  First, let's see if you can guess what this is.  Second,  what can be made out of it.  I get them for free, and I keep thinking that I can do something with it, but I haven't come up with any ideas yet.










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That appears to be from a roll of adding machine paper or similar. Glue several together to make a 12" dia.(in 1:35) smokestack. Many were made from sections.
Do I win the big bananna?

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Way to go Woodie!!!  It's the center of a roll of cash register paper.

I can take all I want because they just get thrown away.  A smokestack sounds like a good idea.  Maybe some kind of flatcar load? 



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 Posted: Tue Apr 4th, 2017 12:48 am
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Looks to be about 2' dia. in 1:35

Chopped up to the right length...

...& with styrene on each end...

...could make good barrels/drums.


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Barrels would work too.



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