A very good friend of mine asked for advice on building an Engine House like the one that I built for my layout previously (see bottom photo), to put in the logging area of his layout.
It will be quicker for me to build one for him rather than explain and demonstrate it to him.
Photos below show the start of the scratch built one in HO scale without using plans or instructions, just measurements from his track already placed on his layout. (I have built so many of these in the past that I could almost do it with my eyes closed).
Time from starting it using a scribed siding sheet until the third photo was about two and a half hours.
The magnetic clamps if anyone wants to know are called right clamps (2 per set) available from Micro Mark in the USA and extremely useful in squaring up a building before and during the gluing process.
I will send more photos of the construction as I forge ahead on it.
All the best
Cape Town South Africa”
Can’t wait to see more of this ‘how to’ – Brian’s layout is draw dropping. He knows his onions!
If you’d just like to potter with a bit of scratch building – here’s the perfect way to start. And it’s great fun too.
Ebay cheat sheet seems to have gone mad at the mo, too.
Keep ’em coming.
And if you’d like a peek at what folk are doing when they are not playing with trains, have a look at myotherhobby.com