Jimmy Walters of Flowery Ranch Georgia did an excellent job on an HO scale version of our Contention City Depot. As well as doing fine work Jimmy always completes the scene with well conveived details.
Oso Blanco means White Bear
Oso Blanco Trading Co.
Oso Blanco Trading Co.
Jimmy Walters of Flowery Ranch, Georgia, built this nicely done HO scale version of our Caballo Blanco Trading Co. which he renamed.
New Pictures: 3/17/2013: Vidgdis & Svein's HOn3 Layout
Vigdis & Svein are a couple in Loken, Norway building an HOn3 layout modeling the D&RGW 3' gauge. They will be building a 4 stall 70' Wolf Creek Roundhouse & Machine Ship equipped with machine tools & detail castings from Scale Structures Ltd. provided by us. Go to Customer's Models Photos page for a series of pictures & descriptions of their fine work.
Here are a number of pictures of the fine modeling detail work being done in Norway, enjoy!
Blackstone C-19 & Jordan Model A Ford
Shack & Boat: Pond under construction
Nicely weathered outhouse
Finished scene: Nice Water!
View through Bay Window
The Completed Diorama
Here is their layout track plan. The above pictures were of a small diorama to tune up their modeling skills before building the layout.
Plan to Include Wolf Creek Roundhouse & Machine Shop
Rich Pellerin's HO Dual Gauge Wolf Creek Roundhouse & Machine Shop
Rich Pellerin gave us a personal tour of his HO scale dual-gauge layout in the loft in his seaplane hangar in Puyallup, Washington. Rich did an excellent job of building our Wolf Creek Roundhouse & Machine Shop, two stalls, HO scale. Rich models both standard & 3' narrow gauge. He already had dual gauge track installed in the RH footprint. We designed the roundhouse to fit his track. Rich meticulously detailed the machine shop and roundhouse with castings from Scale Structures Ltd.
Ed Sauers Age of Steam Custom Roundhouse:
S scale 90' 4 Stall
Ed Sauers of Charles Town, West Virginia took delivery of the first of our new series of roundhouses. Ed did a fine job of integrating the model into his layout. Tom Andersen built the model in the AMK shop in El Granada, California. Ed added the Monster Model & Laser Works roundhouse doors.
Alex Sibbald's Santa Fe Depot
Alex kit-bashed an S scale version of our Santa Fe Depot kit. The model was built for the San Diego S Gauge modular railroad club exhibit in Liberty Station in Point Loma, San Diego, California. The model is the centerpiece of their display. The display has a button to acitvate a train and lights for two minutes. From May to November 2012 the button was pushed over 5000 times.
Alex omitted the curved parapet on the track side bay roof line opting instead to follow the line of the gabled bay roof.
Casa Tres front view
Larry Francell's model of Casa Tres in HO scale. The turquoise, so iconic to southwestern adobes, is New York Central Jade Green by RR Colors, The plants he got from Walthers: Scenic Master Botanicals - Hollyhocks & Sage, both of which are indigenous to here and northern New Mexico. The planters for the sage are square wood beads drilled out to thin the walls to scale. Larry's wife is an expert in adobes.
Caballo Blanco Trading Company
Caballo Blanco Trading Company & Julie's Cantina & Dance Hall
Built by Bud Pickens for our customer, Bud added a number of details beyond the basic kit. He added chile ristras (strings of drying chile peppers) typical of the southwest. He put Indian blankets on the patio in front of the saloon doors, wood vertical blocks in the windows, and a chimney on the roof. He added a thatched roof to the annex next to the trading company building. Our customer plans to include recorded sound of Marty Robbins singing "Rosa's Cantina" to go with the cantina.
The cantina & trading company are free lance designs of ours, and available in HO, S or O scales. Click on the adobe building kits page for details & prices.
Having previously owned a hobby shop, Bud is available to build finished models, contact us to get together with Bud.
Marty Robbin's song sake
6 Stall S Wolf Creek Roundhouse
6 Stall 70’ Wolf Creek Roundhouse-S Scale-Kit Bashed
Luther "Sarge" Stephens of Alexandrian Virginia-Built by Tom O'Connor of Lebanon Pennsylvania
Tom built this version of our Wolf Creek Roundhouse for Sarge in S scale. Tom modified the profile of the side walls and the clerestory, instead installing windows across the front and ventilating smokestacks near the rear. Tom ran the exterior siding horizontally rather than vertically. He also added length to stalls 5 & 6, and opened the rear wall of stall 6 to run the track out the back. Sarge keeps an articulated locomotive in stall 6 necessitating the extra length.
The model is exceptionally well done, and shows what can be done with the kit to accommodate a variety of motive power.
More photos below:
Stall 6 lengthened for articulated loco
top View Roof On
Top View Rafters Exposed
Joe Hedl's O Scale Chapel
Joe Hedl, Marshall, Texas
Joe Hedl chose to locate the Chapel of Our Lady of Talpa on a hillside. He added extra detail like the triple bells in wooden frame, the large cross on the hillside, the tombstones, & the grim reaper on the roof.
The Chapel of Our Lady of Talpa kit comes in HO, S & O scales, details on our Adobe Structures page.
Larry Francell: Fort Davis, Texas
Below are pictured Larry Francell's HO scale models built from our St. Francis of Assisi Church & Julie's Cantina & Dance Hall.
The Pink Adobe was a landmark restaurant in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Larry's wife is an expert on adobe. Especially good is the colorful tile floor on the patio!
Fort Davis elevation is over 5000'. We did not know Texas had any elevations this high.
The Franciscan Friars complement the church perfectly, and led to our decision to offer these Preiser figures as part of our line.
St. Francis of Assisi Church by Larry Francell
The Pink Adobe by Larry Francell
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Wolf Creek Roundhouse & Machine Shop built in Garden scale:
Rich Johnson of San Jose, California, is just finishing the first Wolf Creek Roundhouse and Machine Shop in G scale. Rich teaches wood lathe and sells his artistic wood turnings on his web site, Latheart.com. His mastery of woodworking shows in this finely crafted model.
Bud in Ohio built this O scale 70' 2-Stall Wolf Creek Roundhouse & Machine Shop fro an Andersen Model Kits kit for a friend of his. Bud builds kits as a service for a fee, and asked us to pass this information along.Here are the finished models.
Here is a progress photo. Certainly attests to the quality of Mt. Albert Scale Lumber, as well as Bud's craftsmanship!
The background scenery is 12" equals 1' scale...
Bud did a great job getting a light rust look to the Builder's In Scale Ribbed Metal Roofing & Corrugated Metal Siding.