Posts Tagged ‘building’

Tunnels Are Boring

Posted on June 17th, 2017, by Michael Rountree

Where my main line enters a helix between Oxmore and Trellisville, I needed to dress up the entry and exit as tunnel portals. In the past I’ve just used a portal casting and nothing else, but it doesn’t look realistic to not see the walls of the bored out tunnel behind the portal. I decided to fabricate some liners for the first few inches of track, and this is how I did it.

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Twigs and Tweezers

Posted on October 15th, 2015, by Michael Rountree

How hard can it be to build a log cabin?

I decided to give it a try.

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One-Evening Retaining Wall

Posted on November 23rd, 2014, by Michael Rountree

It seems tedious, but I did all this assembly while watching a movie, so this represents 2 hours of work

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Modiflying Tenafly

Posted on August 19th, 2012, by Michael Rountree

At the recent N-scale Weekend train show in Columbus, Ohio, I bought a not-so-little station that I just fell in love with. It was a solid resin casting of a famous station in Tenafly, New Jersey, part of a series of such stations that were produced for the Danbury Mint in 1994. Of course, I don’t model New Jersey, so I had in mind doing a little bit of surgery to give the building a unique look.

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Winchester Engine Servicing

Posted on April 6th, 2012, by Michael Rountree

Fully functional diesel engine servicing facilities are now a part of Winchester Yard! Back in October 2011 I began the development of this little wedge of plywood, which previously had been serving as a temporary shelf for tools and whatnot while working elsewhere on the layout.

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