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Andersen Model Kits
PO Box 201
El Granada California 94018 United States of America, Planet Earth
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Brick or Random Stone
Now available:Brick or Random Stone Walls on our Age of Steam Custom Roundhouses & Machine Shop. These are laser cut 1/8" basswood from Monster Model & laser Works in San Diego, California. We have the side, rear, clerestory & machine shop walls cut to specification for your model kit.
HO S or O scales
Stall lengths from 56' to 130'
Specify stall angle & lead track length
Arched top or rectangular windows
Age of Steam Custom Roundhouse Brick Walls
How to Color Brick or Stone wWalls by Monster Model & Laser Works
Jimmy Simmons of MM&LW who makes our laser cut 1/8" basswood roundhouse walls to our designs has a terrific method for coloring the parts. Jimmy uses 99% isoprophyl alcohol (readily available online) and Bragdon Enterprises Weathering Powders to color the brick or stone. View Jimmy demonstrating his technique by using the link below.
The nominal percentage on isoprophyl alcohol is the per cebnt of actual alcohol. The rest is water. Using 70% or 91% alcohol with basswood sheeting will guarantee warping. The 99% is more money, but is well worth it, & a quart will do a lot of coloring.
Monster Model & Laser Works Roundhouse Doors & Hinges
We now proudly include MMW&LW Roundhouse Doors & Hinges with our Age of Steam Custom & Wolf Creek series of roundhouses in HO, S & O scales.
Now Offering Choices in Stall Angle, Length & Lead Track
You may now specify your choice of angle between stalls, stall length, & lead track length. The more narrow the stall angle, the smaller the building footprint, but the longer the lead track. I can work up a footprint to your specifications in minutes. This is based on turntable bridge length & your wishes & available space.
Age of Steam Custom Roundhouse Kit
We are now offering a more traditional style of roundhouse.
You may specify:
Number of Stalls
Stall Length & Angle
Lead Track Length
Wood Plank Siding or
Laser Cut Brick Siding by Monster Model & laser Works
Metal, Shingle (by Builders In Scale) or Tar Paper Roof
Location & Number of Inspection Pits
Optional Custom Machine Shop
Optional LED Lighting Kit by: Ngineering
Window & NBW Castings by Grandt Line
Laser Cut Doors by Monster Model & Laser Works
Mt. Alber Scale Lumber
Roof Jacks by Crow River Products
Custom 1/2" birch plywood foundation: track dados cut to specification
Removable roundhouse & machine shop structures
Age of Steam Custom Roundhouse
Wolf Creek Roundhouse: 2-35 stalls
Rear View Wolf Creek Roundhouse
The Wolf Creek Roundhouse can be ordered with 2-35 stalls in HO, S or O scales. It accomodates standard & narrow gauge track. Each roundhouse kit is designed to specification. The included foundation has trackways cut to width & depth to exactly accomodate each customer's track width & height. Kit Both the roundhouse & machine shop may be built free-standing, or with pass-through portals if built side-by-side as in the photos. Inspection pits are located to your specification, normally in the stall or stalls adjacent to the machine shop.
Now Available: HO, S, or O Scale Wolf Creek Roundhouse
The foundation provided has trackways machined to fit your track height & width into 1/2" birch plywood. Other options are available if this won't work with your installation.
Optional Add-Ons: Wolf Creek Machine Shop Footprint: 36'x36' Scale HO: 5"x5" S: 7"x7" O: 9"x9" Price Per Stall:
70' Wolf Creek Roundhouse Kit: HO: $35 S: $50 O: $75 114' Wolf Creek Roundhouse Kit: HO: $50 S: $65 O: $100 Machine Shop Kit: HO: $30 S: $40 O: $50
Castings work for HO & S Scales Roundhouse Interior Casting Kit: $100:
Detailed instructions include CAD drawn actual sized templates for assembly Freelance design Inspection Pits
Now Shipping Free shipping on orders over $300 inside United States
International orders billed actual USPS costs
Roundhouse Detail Kit Castings
Hammond Lumber Co. 6-stall Roundhouse:
Now available is our 6-Stall Hammond Lumber Co. Samoa Wooden Roundhouse Kit depicting the prototype as it appeared in 1933. Working with Michael Kellogg & Marcus Brown from the Timber Heritage Association (www.timberheritage.org) we have faithfully reproduced this classic California lumber company roundhouse. Presently the roundhouse accomodates the steam engines & speeder of the developing excursion railroad in Eureka, California. Samoa is where the HLC Lumber Co. operated, it is on the sand spit west of Eureka situated west of Humbolt Bay. Stall depth is 77'.
HO Scale:Footprint 11.25" Deep x 12.5" Wide (Front) x 23" Wide (Rear)$200 S Scale:Footprint: 17" Deep x 18" Wide (Front) x 33" Wide (Rear)$250 O Scale:Footprint: 22" Deep x 24" Wide (Front) x 48" Wide (Rear)$300
Models feature Mt. Albert Scale Lumber and castings by Scale Structures Ltd., Tichy Train Group, & Grandt Line.
In railroading nothing is more iconic, more to the heart of railroading than the steam locomotive.Among structures pertaining to railroading, that spirit is exemplifide by the roundhouse. The radial archetecture is like no other, and few other railroad structures approach their size. That said, nothing on your model railroad will be more of a focal point than your roundhouse and turntable. Here is where your crafsmanship and detail should be at its finest. This Andersen Model Kit provides the means to do just that. The rustic structure with its wood siding, 20 truss assemblies, and ribbed metal roofing captures that spirit of the time, when form was determined by function. The open front and interior lighting shows off your stable of locomotives, and the complete interior detail kit draws the viewer in, noticing the heavy beam supports & NBWs throughout. The adjacent machine shop is also open on the front to view the marvelous The optional Scale Structures Ltd. Lathe, Mill, Drill Press, Wheel Grinder & Overhead Belt Drive System as well as the two truss support assemblies overhead. The corrugated metal siding and roofing is spot on. The 150 HP Stationary Steam Engine, Boiler, Pump, Piping & Wheel Hoist complete the outside scene.
Machine Shop interior by day on the left, and at night, with the hanging LEDs illuminated (extra cost).
Roof inside view showing the 20 truss assemblies.
Top view showing half the roof installed and the other half on deck.
Here is the view from above of the roof beam, truss & rafter assembly.
Here are the wall sub-assemblies ready to erect the roundhouse.