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everything pictured is included except vehicles, track, and scenery
the O Scale BlueSky Company Warehouse
O Scale BlueSky Company kit 402
Exquisite detailing and craftsmanship SierraWest is famous for.
Sit back, relax, and see just what the new standard is...
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The main barn is constructed board on board over laser cut wall framing speeding the construction along making it more fun and accurate. This allows you to concentrate on the visible portion of the wall, the siding. Laser cut door and window components accent the finished appearance of the buildings and are designed thoughtfully so they don't look laser cut and spoil the structure. The laser is used only as a construction aide not a substitute for quality modeling and sound techniques. You will not find the telltale signature of the laser while ogling these photographs fellow enthusiasts.
Why all those incredible Castings? (Yes they are all included...)
I utilize resin and metal to create my castings with unrivaled clarity and sharpness. I take their quality VERY seriously and make the finest detail parts available. A new approach to detailing is unveiled in O Scale - this changes everything! Study the scene... notice how realistic the clutter appears. These details are created using individual components like cans, wrenches, gears, bottles, etc... Weathered and painted separately then glued in place. This allows you to concentrate on more realistic appearing details with natural variety. Just look at the wonderful character and coloration. This has not been possible before. A true evolution in casting design and production...
The beautifully aged red clapboard general store is modeled board on board the easy way. A laser cut clapboard wall base is supplied then you simply glue the stripwood to the base. It aligns and spaces the boards perfectly for you with no effort. The results are incredible.
The brick cookhouse is a single piece resin casting mastered by Karl Allison. The prototypical corners and door/window openings are outstanding. Simple weathering techniques exploit all that cast in beauty and character. Just soak it all in...
Love that wrought iron gate as much as I do? It came to life the weekend Karl and Kevin were here working on the pilot model. I wanted a gate like Brian Nolan modeled on his machine shop diorama but knew I could never cast it well. Too thin and fragile. So Karl said to just laser cut it... so I did. Handed the pieces to Kevin and thirty minutes later there you go. Now that is some awesome collaboration and look at the gate you get in the kit!
The original 1995 HO Scale release includes this story - thought you might like it.
Years ago the old barn was once home to Shelby's Boats and Baits; remnants of the sign still linger to this day. But when lumber and ore were discovered in the area, the BlueSky Company quickly moved in, bought up land, laid down tracks, and converted the old barn into their storage warehouse. Old Tom Shelby moved down the road and opened his famous Shelby's Marine. The county grew rapidly with all of the money and people flowing in. With business prosperity came the need for additional space so BlueSky Co. officials added some offices and a general dry goods store. They'll gladly trade your hard earned wages for some bread or snuff! There are crates of supplies and fruit, sacks of flour and grain, barrels of oil and tar that need to be received from the local freight and shipped out over Company lines to the field. BlueSky workers are kept busy, as will your operations!
Many an award winning modeler including Brian Nolan, Dave Revelia, Carl Laskey, and Mike Chambers constructed that HO Scale kit and I am proud of the achievements and awards it earned.
Customers ask me all the time if these kits are difficult to build. The answer is NO!
O Scale BlueSky Company kit 402