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Building a Block for Oakland Part 3

You may remember in the first two segments (part one and part two) of the construction of the Oakland Block for my friend’s Chicago, Denver and Pacific, I built the Department store and the Metropolitan Building from Bachmann. In this the final segment, you will learn about building the Trade Tower. Although, be aware that…

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Building a Block for Oakland Part 1

My friend Dave Houseman asked me to build a block of buildings for his new Oakland scene on his Chicago, Denver and Pacific Railroad. We started with three Bachmann buildings. As is my custom, I never like to create a structure as the designers intended. I always try to make some differences, otherwise Dave’s buildings…

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Creative Ideas for Model Railroad Structures

Photo by Doug Hodgdon Model railroad structures are important in many ways, and by “structures” I’m including bridges and other man-made, primarily fixed elements that we include in our layouts. Structures can be assembled from combinations of wood, stone, concrete, or steel. They can be loading docks, a wooden pony truss bridge, a stone retaining…

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