The Railwire January 2018 Modeling Challenge:
Kitbashing Parts

Even though I've documented this project thoroughly, I highly doubt anyone else would be inclined—or, more particularly, financially prepared—to do a bash like this for themselves, because the statistics for this project are somewhat staggering. Consider what went into it:

Qty

Kit Name

Purpose

12

Walthers Vulcan Manufacturing

the bulk of the structure

4

Walthers State Line Farm Supply

rear addition, filled-in windows, wooden walls

3

Walthers Allied Rail Rebuilders

chimneys and brick trim strips

~6

DPM various kits

roof parts

1

DPM Modulars

office

3

DPM Bruce's Bakery

office cornices

2

Pola Stone Enginehouse

foundation

Plus, it required 32 Grandt Line windows and 5 doors, various bits of Evergreen styrene shapes and sheet stock, and some etched brass railings. How was I able to afford such a project? Over the last 20-odd years, I've been accumulating vast numbers of kits in preparation of building my final layout. Presently, however, I'm in no way able to rebuild the stockpile; when it's gone, it's gone. Nevertheless, it's been a very enjoyable project. And if my modeling efforts inspire others to take up similar projects, then my participation in the Challenge was worth it.

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