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 Posted: Sun Jun 6th, 2021 07:33 pm
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So, not sure this is really the right place for this,
but wanted to show a few of the scenes I have done,
around some of the building kits I have collected.

In a effort to "get them off the shelf"
I started with the Master Creations Minerva casket Co.

It's the first major kit I bought from my friend Bob Rudge RIP.
I have always loved the John Bell designs they based these on,
even though they have no prototypes.


Here's the first shot.







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So I wanted a viable thriving business unlike most builds of this  sort of thing,so kept a fairly unweathered approach,so far.

Attachment: Minerva other side sm.jpeg (Downloaded 35 times)



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I have added a siding and detailed shop area which will be lit when ever i get it on the layout,should have added more lights but ...down the road

Attachment: Minerva back sm.jpeg (Downloaded 34 times)



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another shot of the loding dock and merchandise

Attachment: Minerva side sm.jpeg (Downloaded 33 times)



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I found a barn kit that I had bought for my Father,
when he was building a HO layout and he never built it,
and it inspired me to look at various barn kits.

Ended up buying a Campbells kit that I thought was cool,
though not really a traditional style, when it comes to barns I've seen,
the big old Gambrell roof 2 or 3 story types.

I also had collected a number of barn animals,
so thought that would work well with this barn.







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heres another shot with little scratch built chicken coop and Revell farmer ,his wife and all those chickens,horses,cattle ,goats and pigs some from other sources

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I hope to get some more detailed shots up for this in a bit.

Thanx for looking.

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So the next in this set is the classic 'Bar Mills' Majestic Hardware,
the second one I bought back when they first put it out,
along with Saulenas (back in the days of the plastic box).

A lot of folks have built this and done great versions, I love the design,
and possible ways it can be customized and adapted to a variety of settings.

This also shows the great little Ford T pickup from 'Artitec' (really nice little kit).
I don't think it's quite as good as the 'Jordan' kit, but nice and available for a decent price.
(unlike many of the remaining 'Jordan' kits, which used to be so inexpensive... Oh well)







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here's another shot with a Wheel Works woody wagon...boy those are badly made took some real work to get a decent model out of that ,because of poor castings mostly.Maybe I just got a bad one but kinda crappy. 

Attachment: Majestic 4 sm.jpg (Downloaded 29 times)



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More to follow.
 
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