A-frame in N-Scale

by brae  

Next!  :D  Yeah, I need a small (pun intended) project to ease back into a bigger commitment, like Watson Mill.  It's hard to switch gears like that.

I've always wanted to build a mini A-frame since they are one of my favorite house designs in real life.  Unfortunately, 1:12 scale would be impossibly big to get usable space inside.  So, a micro model is a nice compromise.

I found this New Rail Models A-Frame Cabin kit in N-Scale on eBay after searching for some time.  If you can find this kit in N-Scale, it can ratchet up in price quickly.  I was lucky to find a Buy It Now listing for about $30 for a brand-new kit.  It seems easier to find the HO Scale version.

The front piece for the house measures 1 15/16" tall by 1 13/16" wide.  So wee.  It comes with printed shingles, but I will see about a truer material.

An excellent source of inspiration and information can be found in this delightful book appropriately titled A-frame by Chad Randl.  This is also one of those holy grail finds, because the aftermarket prices are unreal.  I was able to snag one back in 2015 for $30, and even then, the prices were $75 and up.

Even if I never made an A-frame, I wanted this book for my library.  :]

I'll get back to the Half Clocked posts, though, while I peruse my book and read the instructions on this tiny kit.  :]


Comment from: Debora L. [Visitor]
Nice! What fun! Looks like it comes with good instructions too.
12/20/18 @ 18:25
Comment from: ann [Visitor]
This will be an interesting build. I'll be tuned in.
12/20/18 @ 22:14
Comment from: Samantha [Visitor]
What a neat little project. :) I'm a fan of model railroads so these kits appeal to me too. That book though! I waaaanttt! If you see another in your ebay travels.. puleese let me know. :D
12/20/18 @ 23:09
Comment from: Kamelia [Visitor]
So tiny! :) I would love to have that book. :)
12/26/18 @ 05:33

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