This is kind of a quirky kit. It probably won’t appeal to everyone, but it has a bunch of charm. We call it an engine shack rather than an engine house, because of it’s ramshackle nature. It is a fun easy kit with lots of expansion or kitbashing possibilities.
Below is some info, from Paul, about this build. Paul Egri and Dave Rarig have really got something going here. Their colaborations consistently turn out better that the originals. AND THAT IS THE POINT. Use the materials we provide BUT, get creative and build what works FOR YOU. HAPPY NEW YEAR.
“I sent out this model to my paper modeling friends as a Christmas gift Dave Rarig did this model in N scale It is nothing more than the Silver City Tool House doubled in length with a different siding the foundation is from the company house and the loading dock is from the mercantile The windows are something I put together by splicing parts together everything else is from the tool house.”
Here are some pix sent to us from the UK by David Charlesworth. The layout is called SIMPLETON HALT and is in 09 scale, which I believe is using what we would call N gauge track. If I guess right, I think this is our equivalent of HOn30. Please forgive me David, if I’m wrong. I espically like the little green engine, which I think is from our Critters & Cars DVD. In any event, David has done a fantastic job of modeling. Thank you for the pictures.
Hello again everyone. I have some follow-up information. I did not give complete credit for this great display. I was told by David that the layout was built by Mike Godfrey and the photos were taken by Frank Sharp. It’s pretty obvious that these guys have a great time modeling together. I also found out that I was correct in thinking that the track was N (9mm). But the model scale is O, not HO as I guessed. That makes the models On16. WOW! I’m even more impressed than before. Fantastic work guys.