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1:87 scratch made Pooh’s Tree House miniature

So we have discussed how our massive Disney themed train table project was abandoned and we decided to shift all the builds to easily displayed mini dioramas.  These builds were done in the 1:87 HO scale meaning most of these buildings were 3-4" in height. All of them were scratch built by us using polystyrene… Continue reading 1:87 scratch made Pooh’s Tree House miniature

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HO scale 1/87 miniature Lilo & Stitch house on custom base

Years ago we planned on making a massive 4'x8' train table with a fictional town made up of various Disney buildings from the parks and films.   We began to scratch build all of them by designing them and constructing them out of polystyrene.  We recently decided to abandon the idea of a train table as… Continue reading HO scale 1/87 miniature Lilo & Stitch house on custom base

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HO Scale Miniature Haunted Mansion

When my daughter first expressed an interest in making a train table the first thing I thought of was building a Haunted Mansion.  It has been on the top of my list since the beginning.  I knew I needed to wait as the building would take some definite skill and precision.  The only other building… Continue reading HO Scale Miniature Haunted Mansion

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Creating a HO scale model train table miniature of Al’s Toy Barn from Pixar’s Toy Story 2

Imagine a towering toy story with an elaborate theme that is full of aisles bursting with toys.  It may sound like fantasy or something made for an animated film but not too long ago it was a common occurrence.  When I was a child there was a chain of toy stores called Children's Palace. It… Continue reading Creating a HO scale model train table miniature of Al’s Toy Barn from Pixar’s Toy Story 2