“Dear Mr. Lee…
Here is my freight shed with its roof…
I am considering adding a ramp and a little office to it also..
More Kit-Scratching if you will…
I promised a tutorial on my little shed build…
I build for American O scale most of the time now.
American O scale is 1/4 inch to the foot…
When using print out kits however, I print to what I call “Eye Scale”
“Eye Scale” is “What looks right to my eyes”.
The way I build my models began with a need for an engine shed…
The first version of that shed was “less than successful”
A better phrasing might be “A learning experience”.
One of John’s videos (not me) gave me some hints where I could improve.
Since then…. Every build has been an improvement on a previous one…
Here are some of my builds based on Al’s wonderful print outs.
Here are my first two 1/4 inch O scale builds together…
Mind you I built these several years ago… Maybe 6 or 7…
Using Al’s Blue house, I built a blue one of my own!
This is a small house of a style found throughout rural America
anytime from the late 1800’s to the 1950’s
I used this and a little shed kit as part of a micro layout that I built
O scale narrow gauge in a space 8 inches wide and 29 inches long..
A book case layout!
After the blue house, I built a little shed to show what could be done while
on holiday — With a very small box of tools and supplies…
Last part of build up to the current project..
While my first build from Al Lee’s kits was an HO scale engine shed.
I wanted a shed for my Bachmann On30 Porter locomotives…
When Al came out with the covered bridge, I knew I had my engine house.
With winders from Al’s blue house (one of my favorite kits to work from)
And some other creative additions….
I had “The Porterhouse”…
I shall send the freight shed how-to next.
A big thanks to John.
He’s also sent in a step by step for the freight house which I’ll put together this week.
I think there’s only two other entrants for the scratch build competition, so voting should be easy enough.
That’s all for this time folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if you want to take that first step on your model railway journey, the Beginner’s Guide is here.
Oh, and stay safe. Stay sane. Keep busy.