Readers Photos: Builder Kim’s Scratch Builds

I had some photos e-mailed in this week from Kim, who has made some brilliant scratch build scenery for his HO layout.

“Hi Dan,

I’m a model train scenery builder. I build stuff from junk.

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Balsawood home. I make up the plans as I go for them.

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Working green yellow and red street lights, made from old credit card black twist tie, and coffee stir stick .The poles are old telescoping antenna with cctv camera.

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Plants made from used instant glue tips.

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Telephone poles made from radio parts.

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Ho scale trailer made from plastic food containers.

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Bikes made from discarded led posts.

Just a few things I’ve made. I have many more builds.I like building the small scenery stuff that adds a lot to a layout. If your interested in more builds let me know.

Kim”

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Dan Morgan

Dan Morgan fell in love with model trains at the age of six when he visited an NMRA Convention in Seattle with his father. Forty two years later, his passion remains just as strong. After achieving a successful career in architecture, Dan’s particular interest is within layouts and buildings. With a wealth of knowledge on the subject, Dan loves nothing more than sharing this with others and is delighted in the forum of members who are brought together over the hobby they have in common. Dan lives with his wife Helen in Washington. As a professional painter, Helen has learnt through Dan about Model Trains and they now enjoy working on projects together. The only member of the family who isn’t allowed to join in is their over-enthusiastic Labrador called William who has been strictly banned from the workshop! You can find Dan on Google here!
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Dan Morgan

Dan Morgan fell in love with model trains at the age of six when he visited an NMRA Convention in Seattle with his father. Forty two years later, his passion remains just as strong. After achieving a successful career in architecture, Dan’s particular interest is within layouts and buildings. With a wealth of knowledge on the subject, Dan loves nothing more than sharing this with others and is delighted in the forum of members who are brought together over the hobby they have in common.
Dan lives with his wife Helen in Washington. As a professional painter, Helen has learnt through Dan about Model Trains and they now enjoy working on projects together. The only member of the family who isn’t allowed to join in is their over-enthusiastic Labrador called William who has been strictly banned from the workshop! You can find Dan on Google here!