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Scratch build a grain elevator – part 3

Cutting stripwood Well that is... well... boring. After sticking al the stripwood on to the cardboard body I use a  little sandingtool to smooth the...

Scratch build a grain elevator – part 2

Here are the first steps of building a scratchbuild grain elevator. First I tried to find a drawing of a grain elevator. That wasn't easy...

Scratch build a grain elevator – part 1

A new project is boiling in my mind; scratch build a grain elevator. First a bit of history of Grain Elevators The need for Grain elevators...

Scratchbuild a watertank

In the august 2013 number of Modelrailroad Magazine there was a description of scratchbuilding a branchline watertank from stripwood. It seemed to be a...

USRA 0-8-0

When I start building the Timesaver I wished (at least) for two locomotives. A GP7 and an USRA 0-8-0. The Geep was the first loco I...

Pavement, Wall & Tile textures

In the download section you can find some of my texture files. I've got more than a gig of files, far to much to...

Streetlight update

The first streetlights are connected and placed on the layout. Here are some pictures in a pretty dark room. The power to the LED's...

Make your own streetlights

There are several professional streetlights on the market. Although some of them are reasonably priced, making it your self gives a lot more satisfaction. To...

Fascia Installation

Probably not the sexiest item about a model railroad but with a long weekend coming I had plenty of time last week and was...

Model Train Mistakes To Avoid

Everyone who has build a model railroad in the past will recognise this; you've build some part of your railroad and it turns out...

Outdoor photoshoot

Today a milestone is reached, all the basic scenery is done. Now it's time to put the 'real' details on the layout. But before the...