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The Unofficial entry

Perhaps one of the most respected builders and writers in contemporary model railroading, Dave Frary sent this in. there has been a lot of forum chatter about his new waterfront module. we are happy to play a part in it. Dave writes:

My unofficial entry in your contest is the little building next to the shingled shack. All made from Clever paper with wood strip trim. From 24” you can’t tell what’s it’s made from.

Now is a great time to get into the custom building and kit-making business. It seems like everyone has a laser but only a few are doing really quality work - the more people who know about you and your work, the more customers you’ll get. I wish you well and will be happy to provide referrals.


Continuing with entry #4


Another “Flat” this if from Marc Whitten. Also with several modified kits in the scene. Lots of modified kits on this traction module. It’s hard just showing this one view. I do have a work in progress pic he sent us some time ago and I’m showing it too.

I hope Marc doesent mind my sharing this very early shot but I think it shows the thought that went into the development of this scratch build.



Contest entry#3

Lynn Zelmer send this flat that is a part of his Sugar cane dio. I love how well this intigrates into both the photographic backdrop and the forground display. a great example of selective dimension.


Contest entry #2 Wes Morlands " Miller Welding"


Wes’s notes

The model, Miller Welding, (it is built in 1/4” scale and the foot print is 4 1/2” x 5”.)

was already an idea because of the two car stone garage by John Kosma. I resized the structure and wanted some doors and windows to create a shop (a very small shop that fits on my 1940’s Chicago traction layout. I used windows from other buildings I already had of yours and made all the extras such as table, box, barrel, trash cans, trash out of the sheets such as the roofing, original doors of the garage and the picket fence printout. I paid a lot of attention to detail and found paper works in reproducing almost anything and perhaps quicker. I still want to do a 1936 Chevy pickup for the shop(a challenge for sure). The chains that hold the sign up are a work in progress and the Miller Welding lettering almost did me in. I got smart and typed up the other two signs. I used Z56 glue and gulp, some elmers (my grand daughters). Tools were a steel ruler, exacto knife, razor blade, set of fine point markers and some chalks.

Besides the glue, the entire model is your paper, even though I copied several sheets for extras. Note the gutters on the roof along with the smoke stack and stand pipe. The sky light is from your industrial window sheet.

Thom adds, Wes created a great sense of story with this model. I especially like the interior shop.

More tomorrow.