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Monday
Aug172015

The Modern Steel Siding from our last building is available.

Now that we have released our first modern building, it only made sense that we would make matching siding available as a texture.  It is available on the GET TEXTURES page in O, S, HO and N scales.  Sorry the price went up slightly.  Still a heck of a deal.  I’m hoping that the next building released will be a matching single stall enginehouse.  Eventually, we will release versions in Green, Brown and White,  maybe other colors.  We’ll see how they sell.

Monday
Aug172015

Dog days 2fer

I’m going to run a very informal sale for the next two weeks only to the folks who read this forum. Buy any kit thru the usual way and email me to tell me what your second kit (of a similar price) will be. I will email the kit to you. (The enginehouse is exempt, its just too damn big to send) Buy a DVD download and we will discuss the extras. send your second kit choice to this email (tanimate@aol.com)

You have the remainder of August.

 

Sunday
Aug092015

Our 1st. Modern building is available.

You folks have been asking for modern diesel era buildings, well this is the first of what we hope will be a new series of modern buildings.  You have already seen some teasers.  This is just a simple blue steel building, but don’t let the simple looks fool you.  There are many optional doors and windows that can be added to this kit so you can make it uniquely your model.  We thought we would start off with the most basic of structures.

Monday
Aug032015

The bridge

I’ve got a side job building a bridge for another professional builder out of Tennessee. It’s plastic and I’m told its one of the best out there. I’m learning a lot. Mostly how not to design a bridge kit. This thing is a mess. There is no logic behind how it’s built, at least from the stand point of how to make something go together straight and strong.

Also all the flash and cleanup of parts as you remove them from the sprue. Some of the parts are so thin that I’ve snapped a couple during the clean up. Most of the box beams still need to be cut at specific angles. Why not mold them correctly in the first place. I was told 20 hrs to build this. More like a hundred.

I can’t wait to get back to cardstock.