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Built From Scrap
Posted by KEN MASON on Monday, March 30, 2015 9:24 PM

I decided to build a hay drying shed for next to the stock yard on the layout. I saw a picture of one on the Walther’s website for N scale and decided I could scratch build one similar to it from wood stock I have laying around.  Below is a picture of what I tried to recreate in HO scale.

Then I dug up some old leftover materials and started measuring and cutting.

I cut up some old fine grit sand paper to use for roofing material over the wood roof.

Then I started assembling the pieces.

I did not get any pictures of the pieces of wood being stained, but you can see how they turned out.

Below it is assembled with the original reference picture.

And finally you can see it is installed on the layout. It is a little hard to get a really good picture of it because of it's location and this shot behind the tree is the best I can do.

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Posted by cowman on Monday, March 30, 2015 10:17 PM

Looks good!  I have a similar one designed after a shed on the farm I used to work at.  Didn't have windows in mine and used corrigated roofing, as my prototype had it.  Have used sandpaper as rolled roofing on another project, does look quite realistic.

Keep up the good work,

Richard

 

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Posted by UPinCT on Monday, March 30, 2015 10:23 PM

Looks great Ken

Thanks for the inspiration on the rolled roofing.   I am always looking for more budget friendly options 

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Posted by doctorwayne on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 12:44 AM

Good-looking shed, Ken, and the hay bales are especially nice. Thumbs UpThumbs Up

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Posted by OT Dean on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 1:44 AM

Good job; nice to see people actually building things. Back in my HO days I had good luck depicting roll roofing with masking tape, cut to width on a piece of glass. I mostly used Grimy Black paint, but no reason why you couldn't use red or green. Oh, and it doesn't mar the scissors.

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Posted by hon30critter on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 3:19 AM

Ken:

That is a very attractive little shed! As Wayne said, the hay bales are terrific too. I can almost smell them!

Dave

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Posted by dknelson on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 9:57 AM

What a neat little structure and project.  I especially liked that it was mostly built from leftover stuff that was already on hand.  One thought: for those who like to build the laser-cut wood structure kits, save the leftover bits and pieces.  There are any number of uses that they can be put to. 

Dave Nelson

 

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Posted by last mountain & eastern hogger on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 1:05 PM

Whistling

Hi Ken,

Sure like your scrap build. Thumbs UpThumbs Up

How about giving us a little tutorial on how you made those fine looking hay bales ??

Johnboy out..............

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Posted by BATMAN on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 1:35 PM

Great job Ken. I would also like to know more about the hay bales. Also what and how did you stain your wood. I have a bunch of that wood siding left over and you have inspired me.Thumbs UpThumbs Up

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Posted by E-L man tom on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:57 PM

hon30critter

Ken:

That is a very attractive little shed! As Wayne said, the hay bales are terrific too. I can almost smell them!

Dave

 

That was my reaction to the finished product too. Great job, Ken. the project probably cost you little to nothing as well! Those are fun projects, aren't they!

Tom Modeling the free-lanced Toledo Erie Central switching layout.
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Posted by tomikawaTT on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 6:09 PM

Ken, you have just made my day!

I'm a firm believer in scratch building, so I cringe when I see the vast preponderance of pre-built, utterly unmodified kits and such.  Thanks to my choice of prototype, I have little choice but scratchbuilding.  If I buy a kit, I usually have a kitbash in mind.

Your title got my attention.  The little people in Tomikawa are inventorying the junkpile behind the TTT engine house, trying to scrounge up parts for a home-build Golwe.  If they succeed, it'll be the only Golwe in Japan.

Chuck (Modeling Central Japan in September, 1964 - with deviations)

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Posted by Renato Silva on Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:51 AM

Incredible. Looks the part.

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Posted by KEN MASON on Sunday, April 12, 2015 12:32 PM

Thanks Renato

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Posted by dstarr on Sunday, April 12, 2015 2:38 PM

Very nice indeed.

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Posted by KEN MASON on Thursday, April 23, 2015 9:32 PM

Thanks everyone. My wife and I make the hay bales. She also made the tree and painted the backdrop. I made the bump stop from old pieces of rail and some stock brass rod and a small piece of styrene.

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Posted by mlehman on Friday, April 24, 2015 3:16 AM

Ken,

Nice workYes

I'm a big fan of stuff built from the scrap box. One I've made severeal times and it is built from the parts of the loafing shed that comes with the HO Walthers Stockyard. I turn it inside out and use some left over gates to make coal bins like a small dealer might have. I make  foam blocks of coal to fill the bins.

The trackside of the bins

Turned around to show the customers side with a bin's worth of coal tp the side

More leftoverish is my Camp 10 shelter. I built the shelter itself some montsh ago, but was only useful for the passengers. It needed a platform. So I returned to my scrap box, added a few pieces of strip wood and pretty soon I was ready to start handling freight and express.

I really enjoy these sorts of builds, too, as it's a way of creating your own kit for next to nothing.

 

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Posted by NP2626 on Friday, April 24, 2015 5:31 AM

This is one of the best uses of this FORUM!  Great work and how you buit it is very easily understood.   I love the look of real wood for buildings like this.  Now the big question, are those hay bales two; or, three knotter bales?

NP 2626 "Northern Pacific, really terrific"

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Posted by KEN MASON on Friday, April 24, 2015 6:16 PM

Great work Mike. I love to see how creative some modelers can be.

And BTW, The hay bales are two knotters.

 

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Posted by mlehman on Saturday, April 25, 2015 12:31 PM

Thanks, Ken. Nice looking bales you and the wife make. My own efforts in that regard are pretty crude. BTW, what did you use for baling wire/string?

Mike Lehman

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Posted by B and S Railroad on Saturday, April 25, 2015 12:39 PM

We enjoy scratch built items, and this one is awesome!  Great job!

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Posted by KEN MASON on Saturday, April 25, 2015 1:49 PM

I used some of my wife's brown cross-stitch thread and seperated the strands so they would be thinner.

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