I Wanted to show the kit that really got me back into building and set the bar for what I am after in detail and quality,and that is Sierra West's Eureka Springs engine House.it was the third kit of his I had bought and the manual and Brett's techniques were a great intro into fine scale modeling. I had been studying The Gazette and builders like George Selios and Malcom Furlow as well as Harry Brunk ,Hayden & Frary,Olson,Vail etc who all were building on such a high level..and this really got me into it. I wish I could afford more of these type of kits but trying to build what I have collected so far.Maybe I will start a thread on some as I get to them.Thanks
Yeah Lee, its supposed to be that way...those little shays and climax's blasting that rusty old roofing...or maybe C-16's . Love the effect of circuit board etchant but hate using it,I tried doing a similar effect with paint on Hobbs but not sure which looks real...studied a lot of rusty metal trying to get that look.
Howdy Mikel, those are some superb structures, great modeling. Yep, I like the tin missing over where the stacks would "talk". I have seen the same effect on quite a few old engine houses, particularly seen on the old Mich-Cal shop (in photos) and some other backwoods short-line operations. Very nice look.
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Hi all, I will get through these photos eventually..heres a scratch build from leftover siding and weathered veneer that I had laying around.Used my little Dremel saw and cut 2x8's sorta for decking,Tichy windows & doors,some card board for roof etc... The design is based on a freight house from Mainline & Siding I always liked.layed it out proportionally to windows and doors and built it based on conjecture from those measurements... hope to do some more like this as I find buildings that seem to need modeling