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    Default Carolina Craftsman Kits in N scale?

    Hey all,

    Iíve seen A round barn kit from Carolina Craftsman Kits in N scale but in researching the company I can find no evidence that they produce any N scale kits at all? Iím wondering what Iím missing.
    Did they at one point and no longer do?

    Chad

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    Here's a link to a previous N Scale.net post about this topic:

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...Craftsman-Kits

    The post says they did make the kit farther down.
    maybe @Janbouli can share more. Or @spyder62

    Of course, Gary also did a round barn:

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/downlo...?do=file&id=46
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    Thanks! The post from 2013 leads me to believe that this kit no longer exists. Oh well, I like the look of it and may attempt a scratch build I guess.

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    One of my daydreams is to buy a laser cutter just so I can go through all of @gary60s patterns and build his houses and stuff. Like the craftsman houses and what not. Of course I realize you could do it all from scratch but it seems like the laser cutter could make it easier. Hmmm, typing this out gives me an idea. We could do a forum wide "garys60s" challenge where we can pick from any one of his patterns, spend 24 hours only on it and compare results with a community vote for the winner. No prizes or anything, just for fun. Or instead of 24 hours, maybe 7 days tops. Kind of a speed challenge. Hmm, maybe I need to start a new thread on this.
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    I think Rich from RSlaser aka @spyder62 can make this for you , I don't see it on his site but I think he and Jeff from Carolina kits made this together. If you really want it , I have a second one unbuilt , I would have to see what it cost and what it costs to send it to you.
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    I did a build thread on this kit you can find it here https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...e-build-thread


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobile One View Post
    One of my daydreams is to buy a laser cutter just so I can go through all of @gary60s patterns and build his houses and stuff. Like the craftsman houses and what not. Of course I realize you could do it all from scratch but it seems like the laser cutter could make it easier. Hmmm, typing this out gives me an idea. We could do a forum wide "garys60s" challenge where we can pick from any one of his patterns, spend 24 hours only on it and compare results with a community vote for the winner. No prizes or anything, just for fun. Or instead of 24 hours, maybe 7 days tops. Kind of a speed challenge. Hmm, maybe I need to start a new thread on this.
    That would be a neat idea. I know I've built a couple of his in the past and it would be nice to get the kick in the butt to give another one a try

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    @Janbouli website is the encyclopedia of N scale building techniques. Like the saying goes that you call the gas company before you dig, you consult Jan's website before you build. A treasure trove of ideas to prevent missteps in your build as well as fill in areas where directions might be lacking.

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    An amazing site! I’ve been there before but not extensively. @Janbouli do you make videos ever of these great builds?

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    Yes, Jan does a great job on his builds and website, plus on all the forums he posts the build on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by New View Post
    An amazing site! I’ve been there before but not extensively. @Janbouli do you make videos ever of these great builds?
    No , I'm afraid I haven't made a video of a build , have to try it some time , but I think it will take lot's of time to edit and that would be less building time ( which I don't have much as it is now ). Plus I wonder if photo's aren't easier to follow then video's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janbouli View Post
    No , I'm afraid I haven't made a video of a build , have to try it some time , but I think it will take lot's of time to edit and that would be less building time ( which I don't have much as it is now ). Plus I wonder if photo's aren't easier to follow then video's.
    For my part, I love the pictures and descriptions - I can follow along at my own pace but YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotian_Huntress View Post
    For my part, I love the pictures and descriptions - I can follow along at my own pace but YMMV
    Agreed! I just find that Pausing or replaying a video works just as well. I like to see the missteps along the way played out. Thereís a guy on YT called ďStephen BennetĒ (probably misspelled), who does amazing work in HO scale but heís always showing me what he did, not how he did it. Iíd rather see the struggle. @Janbouli your stuff is amazing!

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