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Just a howdy & help with my project.

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  • Member since
    November 2019
Just a howdy & help with my project.
Posted by Oldbroad on Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:11 PM

Good afternoon people.  I am from the Pacific southwest of Canada. This the first forum I have joined in many years.  Mostly due to  health buts all is well now. I have been an avid motorcyclist but last year I had to  retire my Virago as I was no longer able to hold her up. Still hoping for a trike to wander my way, but oh well. Wha also in a country/R&R for about 2-3 decades,  from the late 60's til the mid 80's. Enough about this old kitten, I have had a dream for many years now and that is to build a diorama of a R&R/Rockabilly 6 pc band.  About 3years ago I found a fellow who lives at the mouth of the Columbia in Wa.. this gent build drum kits in approx 1/4 scale, so I commissioned Rick to build me a duplicate model of my original/only set of drums.  Took him about months to build but the wait was worth it. While waiting, I proceeded to start acquire the rest of the instruments.  As as today, I have 13 1/4 scale guitars, all the mini amps. The problem  that I hope I can get advice or links to (1) 3 female figures that stand15"-17", & 3 male standing 16"-18" all with regular clothing of the era. (2) stage or theatrical lighting, (3) either triangle braced girders for mounting stage lighting, but my firs choice a large kit of a timber framed country barn (the last quarter of the barn). As far as a barn is concerned, it could be 1/4 - 18 scale. Of course I would prefer 1/4. I think that the stage will be about 36"x 20". That's enough of that, so I will bid you all a great day. Want check  out this site and read some of the forums. Cheers oldbroad Angela 

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, November 22, 2019 4:34 PM

Welcome Angela.

As to the lighting girders, you can build those out of either wood strip or styrene product.  Think either basswood or Evergreen/Plastruct.  Both would be available at a big hobby or model railroad store, or can be ordered online.

For the barn in that size, probably going to have to build it.  Balsa and basswood are your friends there.  If you have a model rail club nearby, contact them, most have someone who is good at building and girder construction techniques as they do buildings and bridges for their layouts.

Others will chime in on figure availability, that is way out of my wheelhouse.


As to a trike, might take a look at the Can-Am lady has a 600 and loves it, she thought the 900 would be a bit much for her. She got hers new for around $8500 US, and some used are somewhat less. 

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, November 22, 2019 5:49 PM

Welcome to the forums - sounds like an original and interesting project. But the scale - 1/4 sounds awfully big, I personally like my models a litte smaller. Good luck ad have a nice day


All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, November 23, 2019 12:12 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

Interesting project.  Hope you'll post photos!






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