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    • March 21, 2019 1:21 PM EDT
    • Forrest Scott Wood said:

      One probability which comes to mind now with that clue is the side posts for an end bulkhead on a bulkhead flat.

      You got it Forrest!  Well, close enough.  4 of these make up the "bulk" of the structure.  It's a General Steel Castings GSC/GSI Bulkhead.  Here's a test model I've made to simulate a steel plated end.  I plan on making the wood version as well.

    • March 21, 2019 9:20 AM EDT
    • One probability which comes to mind now with that clue is the side posts for an end bulkhead on a bulkhead flat.

    • March 21, 2019 1:17 AM EDT
    • Too modern for me.

    • March 20, 2019 11:54 PM EDT
    •  I will use 4 of the same part standing vertical, equal distance apart to make something not commercially available in g scale but easily found in O, HO and N

      Previous hints:

      Rarely seen today

      Most prevelent on the Burlington Northern in the 60's

      the real word part is a casting

    • March 20, 2019 11:14 PM EDT
    • There are so many things a diagonal truss looking thing of ambiguous dimensions can be part of, and I'll bet there is a similar looking model kit part on at least one of the 1977 Star Wars movie studio models.

    • March 20, 2019 10:33 PM EDT
    • Odd, I figured someone would get it straight away.  Maybe a full look at the other side helps?

    • March 20, 2019 8:06 PM EDT
    • Q: "OK Guys, Guess what I'm working on now"
      A: Your current project.

      That was too easy. Need tougher questions.

    • March 20, 2019 7:09 PM EDT
    • Hmmm....

    • March 20, 2019 6:53 PM EDT
    • Jason V. said:

      Bridge Girder?

      Nope.  Rare to see one of these Destictive castings today.

    • March 20, 2019 6:37 PM EDT
    • Bridge Girder?

    • March 20, 2019 5:21 PM EDT
    • No guesses?  Pretty rare today but back in the 60's there were many.  Especially BN

    • March 20, 2019 11:13 PM EDT
    • Really nice Dennis!  A bit more "tidy" than some of your cliffhangers (for example). One of the things I like about your builds are the realistic colors. Here, all the different forms of brick or "stucco" or rock trim look like they should: not too red or too white or too dark. Just right. Did you have a baby bear helping you? :-)


      Will you be adding tons of little details to this (another thing you are great at)? What did you decide this building will be (from a signage point of view)?

    • March 20, 2019 10:12 PM EDT
    • Building No. 2

      The building with the completed shake roof

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]Untitled[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr


      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]Untitled[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr


      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]Untitled[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

    • March 20, 2019 10:07 PM EDT
    • Cliff yes they have many nice kits. 

    • March 20, 2019 4:52 PM EDT
    • Thanks for the tip, Tai. Never heard of these guys before. This building kit list is quite inspirational:


      Rainbow Ridge Kits

    • March 20, 2019 1:41 PM EDT
    • Dennis Rayon said:

      BUILDING No 2

      I have started another Precision Board Structure, this one is going to look like brick. The brick is for sure much easier to build be cause it requires 

      no hand carving of each stone.

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]Untitled[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr


      This picture is the 4 walls after they have been lasered out


      Hey there!  Your Precision Board HDU projects look amazing.  We would love to do a blog or two on these with photos of the creation process and then final product.  Are you interested?  If so, please send an email to Tai at to get the ball rolling.  We haven't done a lot with garden railroad projects recently.  We do have some blogs on Rainbow Ridge, who makes and sells Precision Board HDU model railroad house kits.  Thanks!


    • March 20, 2019 10:27 AM EDT
    • you will make a silk purse.

    • March 20, 2019 5:31 AM EDT
    • I love it. I can see my husband shaking his head and thinking "Not another one?"


      Sophie B

      Dismal Creek Railroad

    • March 20, 2019 2:16 AM EDT
    • Fun!  Kid-zilla just asked for it...

    • March 19, 2019 5:58 PM EDT
    • I knew we shouldn't have left you alone by your self!, looks like fun