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  • April 18, 2012 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,665 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Figure - Detail of Sweetwater sage brush branch with grafted branches. Micro Engineering tire is suspended with synthetic human hair rope.   1959 WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR TREEHOUSES. It seemed like every ravine across North America had...
  • September 22, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,631 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Bob Turner Photos by the author unless otherwise indicated Model MM-2 in 17/64" scale was the authors first attempt at scratchbuilding. It has a steel boiler, brass and bronze cab, tender and frames. It has power by NWSL. There are t...
  • September 20, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,842 views - 2 comments - 0 likes
    by Miles & Fran Hale Photos by the author We have all been to a contest and watched the modelers bring in the apple of their eye model to enter in the contest. These models have carrying or shipping cases that are often as elaborat...
  • September 8, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 6,168 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Tom Houle Photos and drawings by the author When I launch a scratchbuilding project, I typically search all the prototype books, magazines and Internet references I can access for drawings and photos. I spotted this project in an ex...
  • May 19, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,600 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Ken Edmier Model photos by the author Prototype photos by Tim Frederick Gondola cars are very common, and it is hard to find a manifest freight train without one. Since many gondola designs were railroad specific, finding models tha...
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 16,583 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    This container terminal is an N scale model, but the container crane must be built from styrene strips and shapes for either N or HO scale. In HO scale, the Resin Unlimited (P.O. Box 1 056, Menomanee Falls, WI 53052) replica of an ore boat could be mo...