"A downsized kitbash"
was supposed to be named "Scaling the Walls"... but, alas, that's not what Railroad Model Craftsman liked. This article appeared in the August 2008 issue, and won the "RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award" for the month! This is the opening page of a 6-page article..
Here are some of the photos I included with the article that weren't used.
|This is the portion of the layout where the building was supposed to go -- it would (hopefully) cover the hole in the curved backdrop where the mainline pokes through and continues on to Colfax yard (off to the left in this photo).|
|As the article states, I made a mockup of the structure using computer scans of the actual walls and editing them in Photoshop Elements. Here's the mockup in place, showing me both that it would substantially cover the backdrop hole and wouldn't be too large for the area.|
|Here's a far shot of the actual building in place. You can see how the opening in the side of the building is hidden by a grove of trees and by the smaller shed in front.|
|This is obviously a closer shot of the above scene.|
|Here's a nice graphic overhead shot (which I'm surprised RMC didn't use) of the arrangement of the building. You can see how it fits into the curve of the backdrop, yet lets the mainline (with the engine on it) pass through the building. The track at the bottom of the photo is the yard lead.|
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