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Craftsman Kits

Aug 19, 2012 by

While working on one of my most recent craftsman kits for my HO scale model railroad I got the idea to look into the idea of a “craftsman kit”.  So far I have only worked on two large kits from Sierra West Scale Models and a couple of small kits from Bar Mills. Many people are intimidated by the idea of a craftsman style...

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JL Innovative Design: Labosky’s Motorcycle Repair, part 2
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I realize that I never got around to showing this kit as completed.  So, without further ado:   I weathered the walls slightly different for each part of the building, to suggest that the rear portion, the garage is slightly newer.  The various classic motorcycle signs were too good to let go to waste so I added them up around all of the walls...

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Logging Work Train: Blacksmith car and Tool car.
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I started to work on the last couple of cars for the HO scale Logging work train from Sierra West Scale Models.  The first car is the blacksmith car, essentially a donkey doctor on rails. Here is the basic flat car with the stripwood on the deck and some of the detail castings. Another view: One side of the roof assembly with the work...

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