I’m making a boiler house from a modified MTH trains water supply building. I removed the pitched roof in favor of a flat version. The smoke stack and roof vents are from Altoona. I still have some weathering to do and add details like a coal chute, water supply, and a smoke vent to the smoke stack. E146BBF3-9D18-47F3-A74D-34122FD152C8

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This photo shows the southwest corner of my 12’-by-8’ layout with an Atlas O USRA 0-6-0 steam engine model of CNJ #107 on the O-72 outer loop. The building at left was built from the “Yard Office” laser kit by American models. The brick building directly behind the locomotive is from an Ameritowne plastic kit. The building at far right is also from a kit but manufacturer unknown. Although I sometimes build from scratch, I prefer to build kits because I don’t enjoy searching for and ordering parts from which to build a model – although I often substitute parts that I have on hand for those supplied in kits – most often roof shingles, chimneys and brick foundations.

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                                                   Inside shop has been quite busy...

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I think this scene is the best of the best of what model railroading is about. Arnold

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

ARC posted:

I’m making a boiler house from a modified MTH trains water supply building. I removed the pitched roof in favor of a flat version. The smoke stack and roof vents are from Altoona. I still have some weathering to do and add details like a coal chute, water supply, and a smoke vent to the smoke stack. E146BBF3-9D18-47F3-A74D-34122FD152C8

Very nice modification of this building, looks completely different!

Alan Graziano posted:

Good Morning Everyone ,

The shop is empty and waiting for the next project. Lift me up and show me what you have been working on.

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Alan, a workshop that clean and organized is a sure sign of a troubled mind.  Does Better Homes and Gardens know about this?

Tom

About 2 weeks ago, I bought at A C Moore an aerosol spray can of Elmer's Craft Bond, not knowing what I would specifically use it for.

Many of you experiened modelers may already know what I'm about to say. This is a great product for making O Scale trees. I had some trees that were becoming a bit threadbare, probably losing some of their flocking from being jostled. Just spray on the glue, which dries clear, on the bare spots, sprinkle on the flocking, and then spray on a final light coat of glue. I believe Elmer's Craft Bond is stronger than typical diluted white glue applied with a spray bottle. It took many hand washings for me to get the excess Elmer's product off that stuck to my fingers. LOL.

Here are some photos of my improved green trees in Spring and Summer seasons:

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The next 2 pictures show are before and after shots of the same homemade trees:

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After, showing the same trees in a different position with new green flocking attached with Elmer's Craft Bond:

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It was great fun and very satisfying bbndoing this scenery work.  Arnold

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

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Pete, I really like the modeling you do.  As for the tanks, where did you find these? I like the size and detail of them (I suppose if you got them a long time ago they might not be available anymore).  I would like to see if I can get a few like them.  As for your boat repair barn, that is a great model. 
Dennis

For Arnold

what the world needs now, are trees sweet trees, it's the only thing that there just too little of.....lol

i don't have any vegetation on my layouts!  Another project lining up the to be done line for winter.

wow those full trees look so good now. Did you use a commercial products? 

Arnold, the trees breath new life around your layout.

thanks for sharing.

leroof

luvindemtrains posted:

Arc,

This is looking fantastic. Can you share how you do your rock work?

Dave

Thank you for your reply. The rocks are Lexmax mountains. I have an OGR forum post back in January of 2013 titled “Lemax Mountains”. It shows how I built the mountains. I’m not sure how to post a link to it. A search should locate the post. 

Leroof posted:

For Arnold

what the world needs now, are trees sweet trees, it's the only thing that there just too little of.....lol

i don't have any vegetation on my layouts!  Another project lining up the to be done line for winter.

wow those full trees look so good now. Did you use a commercial products? 

Arnold, the trees breath new life around your layout.

thanks for sharing.

leroof

Leroof, most of my trees are homemade using the tops of tall grass/weeds and branches from my yard or the State park near my house, spray glue and Woodland Scenics polyfiber, flocking and/or Green Blend. A few of the traditional  trees and most of the pine trees are store bought. Arnold

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

What a busy Showcase! I think Al's shop is super although a little anal… Seeing the kids working was wonderful. My gang is now growing up. The oldest just started engineering at U of IL, and the youngest is 15 and loaded with school work, but they did their share when younger. All the buildings look great too!

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