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    Default A small engine shop

    As "Liberty Bluff", the town on my layout, isn't a major point on the line, it doesn't qualify for a full roundhouse and services. But it does have a small yard and I'd like to have an engine servicing facility something like the classic Atlas Machine Shop. However, that one doesn't seem to have a high enough opening to be realistic. What else would work?

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    What part of the country is Liberty Bluff in? In the south a simple engine servicing facility could just be something to provide fuel, water, and sand with a pit to allow access under the engine, without even a shed.
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    Central Wisconsin. Gotta have a roof... and heat.

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    Does it have to be brick? Go for wood and you'll find lots of small engine houses are available.

    American Model Builders #608 looks nice: http://www.blwnscale.com/blwphotos/AMB-608.GIF

    JV Models has one, the Haliburton enginehouse: http://nscalesupply.com/images/JVM/JVM-1024JVMX300.jpg

    Rail Scale has a really cool enginehouse: https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/rail...ine-house-kit/

    RS Laserkit has a more old-timey one: https://www.factorydirecttrains.com/...splay/3003.PNG

    Branchline's kit is a classic: https://cdn7.bigcommerce.com/s-upyoi...on&imbypass=on

    Just a thought.

    If you're set on brick tho, an enginehouse is a pretty easy scratchbuild with some cardboard and brick paper...
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    Thanks everyone! The Soo seemed to be fond of brick, I'll have to do a little research on their smaller enginehouses.

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    I think the Kibri or Heljan could be modified to look American.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranulf View Post
    Does it have to be brick? Go for wood and you'll find lots of small engine houses are available.

    American Model Builders #608 looks nice: http://www.blwnscale.com/blwphotos/AMB-608.GIF

    JV Models has one, the Haliburton enginehouse: http://nscalesupply.com/images/JVM/JVM-1024JVMX300.jpg

    Rail Scale has a really cool enginehouse: https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/rail...ine-house-kit/

    RS Laserkit has a more old-timey one: https://www.factorydirecttrains.com/...splay/3003.PNG

    Branchline's kit is a classic: https://cdn7.bigcommerce.com/s-upyoi...on&imbypass=on

    Just a thought.

    If you're set on brick tho, an enginehouse is a pretty easy scratchbuild with some cardboard and brick paper...
    Haliburton from JV Models or Branchline's kit would be about right.

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    Vollmer has that nice 2 stall engine shed if brick is the way you need to go.
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    Vollmer or Fuller, as I recall they both have some nice two bay engine sheds.
    Cheers Tony

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    Will you be detailing the interior?
    Republic Loco Works have 3D printed machines, lathes, drill press, etc.
    They are the HO scale Rio Grande models machines. Seems they struck some sort of deal to do them in N scale...

    https://www.republiclocomotiveworks....at.php?catid=9
    https://www.republiclocomotiveworks....em.php?ID=1243
    https://www.republiclocomotiveworks....em.php?ID=1242
    https://www.republiclocomotiveworks....em.php?ID=1238
    https://www.republiclocomotiveworks....em.php?ID=1284

    Just some examples of what he has....
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    Vollmer or Fuller, as I recall they both have some nice two bay engine sheds.
    I believe you mean Faller. And I'm pretty happy with both Vollmer and Faller, though when I built them my skill level for weathering and naturalizing was rudimentary.
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    Crap, yep Faller was what I meant.
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    Don't you just love autocorrect?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mosslake View Post
    Will you be detailing the interior?
    Republic Loco Works have 3D printed machines, lathes, drill press, etc.
    They are the HO scale Rio Grande models machines. Seems they struck some sort of deal to do them in N scale...

    https://www.republiclocomotiveworks....at.php?catid=9
    https://www.republiclocomotiveworks....em.php?ID=1243
    https://www.republiclocomotiveworks....em.php?ID=1242
    https://www.republiclocomotiveworks....em.php?ID=1238
    https://www.republiclocomotiveworks....em.php?ID=1284

    Just some examples of what he has....
    Probably not, but thanks, these may prove useful elsewhere. This shop will have an engine's butt sticking out of it. LOL

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    Make sure to check Shapeways (3D printing service) for some interior details. For some reason, I couldn't find an overview of my machine shop..... Here is the best that I could find. All 3D printed.

    16939667_606884669497119_1052654898731120830_n.jpg16807298_606884749497111_1597610614185492295_n.jpg


    The shelving unit to the left was 3D printed as well. (of my own design). I have since edited the shelves to have items (clutter) on it.
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