Kit Assembly

I enjoy building models for the layout projects I'm working. Many options are available to make Plastic, Laser Cut, Hydrocal, Plaster, Craftsman Kits even better.

I can build them to the likeness shown on the box cover or custom paint, add additional detailing, lighting, weathering, or whatever your vision may be.

HO LaserKit wood craftsman model kit during assembly.

A nice HO Scale Woodard Station craftsman kit from LaserKit in the process of fabrication. These kits are nicely produced and fun to build.

Finished and installed Modellbau Atelier HO model of the RhB Albula Tunnel south portal.

This RhB Albula tunnel portal model is from Modellbau Atelier in Switzerland. The portals and walls are molded from dental plaster and the doors and details are uncut wood and metals parts.

A pair of assembled Atlas HO Code 83 Warren Truss bridges, one with scratch built handrails.

A pair of Atlas bridge kits assembled, painted and weathered, with Micro Engineering code 83 Bridge track and an etched metal walkway added to one for some extra detailing.

 Modified, assembled, painted and weathered Durango Press HOn3 water tower.

Featured above is a Durango Press Hon3 water tower in the process of being fabricated for the Douglas Creek Hon3 layout. Additional details were added prior to being installed permanently.

Completed Evergreen Hills Designs HO 1930's Gas Station wood craftsman kit.

Evergreen Hills Designs 1930’s Gas Station craftsman kit shown here assembled, painted, weathered, and installed on the Douglas Creek Hon3 layout.

Custom built Campbell’s Scale Models HO concrete wall warehouse.

A Campbell’s HO craftsman kit of a tilt-up wall warehouse. Nice kit with a tank. Some additional loading dock details that did not come with the kit were added around the track and truck loading dock doors such as the awnings, bumper and ladders.

Walthers HO Northern Light and Power Substation assembled and painted model.

Shown above is the Walther’s Northern Light & Power Substation HO kit fabrication in progress. A nice kit that’s enjoyable to build. The base has had rock added and the chain link fencing will be added once it is placed.

JV Models Burnt River Mining Co HO scale craftsman kit being assembled and test fit on the layout.

This is a JV Models Burnt River Mining Co HO scale craftsman kit that was modified to kit the scene. The small shed was a separate scratch build that housed the winch for the head frame.

Monroe Models N scale Stone Arch Bridge kit shown during the assembly and test fitting stage.

This is a Monroe Models N scale Stone Arch Bridge kit. The pieces are nicely detailed and made from high-density gypsum castings. Show here with the wing walls attached and testing the placement.

Train Cat N Scale etched brass Oil Loading Platform model kit shown assembled before painting.

This is an N Scale etched brass Oil Loading Platform kit from Train Cat. These are well done kits that produce some super nice results. This kit is shown as a work in progress and the awning is just visible in the bottom of the photo. The completed model is installed on the Poco Grande N scale layout.

N Scale Central Valley Models Works 150 foot Pratt truss bridge kits assembled and placed on the layout.

A pair of Central Valley Models Works plastic N scale 150’ Pratt truss bridge kits assembled and placed on the Iron Hill Junction N scale layout. These are well detailed kits with everything you need to produce a very realistic model. They come with bridge ties and railings. All you supply is the rail of your choice. The bridges were fitted with Atlas code 55 rails.

Completed and painted N scale oil refinery facility using Walthers, Train Cat and Model Power assembled models.

A completed and painted oil refinery facility on the Poco Grande N scale layout. The structures on this scene were built on a small section of base material so it could be taken to the workbench for final weathering and detailing. This scene featured the Walther’s United Petroleum Refining kit, Train Cat tank and Oil Loading Platform kits, and a Model Power Office built-up building.

Modellbau Atilier HO Spinas Station Restroom model kit fully assembled and placed on the layout.

This model of the Spinas Station HO scale restrooms and is from Modellbau Atelier in Switzerland. It is a laser cut kit wood kit with dental plaster tile roof parts and foundation. It’s a super nice kit that produced an exact replica of the prototype.

Modellbau Atilier plaster HO RhB Railway Power Substation Model kit assembled and painted.

Another fine kit from Modellbau Atelier in Switzerland. This HO scale model is of a power substation building for the RhB Railway. It is made from poured dental plaster mold and featured wood and copper roofing materials.

Woodland Scenic’s HO scale Tie & Plank Mill shown during assembly and layout placement testing.

This is the Woodland Scenic’s HO scale Tie & Plank Mill which is a soft metal kit of a steam powered saw mill. This is a progress photo as it was being built and test fit for the scene.