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    Default Model Makeover?

    I keep seeing this kit:



    AHM N scale Sand House.

    I really like the look of it, buuuut I model the 1990's. I'm wondering if anyone has used this kit to model something a lot more modern? Show us pics please!
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    Can you add it to an abandoned track or facility?

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    The Walthers Cornerstone Sandhouse kit includes both the smaller/older style 2-track sanding tower, and a larger/more modern sand tower, along with a similar drying shed and sand bin.

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    It's a nice kit... I put it together with the small/older tower for my loco facility.

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    Think I still have all the parts for the unbuilt "modern" tower, if you want to build your own drying shed and sand bin...

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    I don't necessarily need to use it for sand (I already have sanding towers for my diesels), and likely won't even get one unless it comes in a lot purchase with something else I would get. I just thought if I could kitbash it into something I could use for my "modern" layout, I might seriously attempt to get one.
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    The shed part would probably be the easiest to repurpose. Use it as a storage shed in a yard, industry, a backyard, etc. Add a different roof to change its appearance some. The sand bins could be reused as retaining walls or as storage for mulch and/or gravel at a building supply/garden supply business. The tower apparatus could be used as billboard supports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanex12 View Post
    The shed part would probably be the easiest to repurpose. Use it as a storage shed in a yard, industry, a backyard, etc. Add a different roof to change its appearance some. The sand bins could be reused as retaining walls or as storage for mulch and/or gravel at a building supply/garden supply business. The tower apparatus could be used as billboard supports.
    I've had similar thoughts. I would love to see some photos if anyone has done anything like that.
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