Scratch Built Projects

Scratch building is the process of building a scale model "from scratch", i.e. from raw materials. Scratch builders usually start a project using scale drawings, photographs and other prototype information. They may use commercial detail parts, such as commercial windows that match the prototype structure or commercial detail parts if building a freight car, but the main part of the project is built from sheets/strips of plastic, styrene, wood or other materials. 

Below are scratch built models on my layout and photographs of the actual structure that was modeled.

Northumberland Station




Sunbury Station



Northumberland Coaling Tower




Northumberland Yard Office








Northumberland Water Tower





Kase Tower



Crowl General Store





Weigh Scales Yard Office (2 photos)



Shamokin Freight House (2 photos)


Coal and Ash Hoists in Shamokin

G36C

G31D

G32A

Northumberland Station (photo by D. Wood)


Sunbury Station (photo by John Dziobko, Jr.)





Northumberland Coaling Tower (photo by D. Walker)

Northumberland Yard Office (photo by P. Noble)

Northumberland Water Tower (photo by P. Noble)



Kase Tower



Crowl General Store (photo by M. Usenia)

Weigh Scales Yard Office
(2 photos)(1st photo by D. Ball, 2nd photo by P. Noble)





Shamokin Freight House














Coal and Ash Hoists in Shamokin