Bob Hayden built this Mt. Blue HO General Store kit. He substituted the Campbell shingles for the metal roofing provided. It'll fit right in on the new layout he's building.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Check out the funky signal on the front of the station. I wonder how this worked?
There doesn't seem to be anyway to change the color or location - there are no ropes or wires attached to the signal.
One of life's little mysteries...
Friday, July 4, 2014
Here's an O scale scene on a customer's High-Rail layout. All the structures are kit-built, and the people and details are off the hobby shop shelf. What I did to make this scene come alive was to add signs in the White Tower windows, a few posters, a weathered sidewalk, and the trash barrels.
Now it's a place for your eye to stop and take-in all the details.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Here's an O scale church I scratchbuilt for a customer in Massachusetts. I wanted the WOW factor and the only thing besides church bells ringing I could think of were illuminated stained glass windows.
After a Google search I found the windows on-line in connection with the building plans for a protestant church yet to be built in the mid-west. I copied the file, resized it and then printed several copies on clear acetate. These were cut to fit and glued inside each window opening.
Next, I built a lighting grid so an LED would illuminate each window. I added a voltage regulator so I could power the lights with 16VAC.
The photos shows the illuminated windows as they would look at about dusk.