Using a Motormax toy diorama for parts, the author built a nice-looking model of a gas/service station.
Mel's Diner by Motormax was supplemented by a pair of American Flyer New Haven coaches kitbashed into a dining facility.
The author added walls and a roof to a flat front to kitbash a 3D building.
The author tried to duplicate the band shell he remembered from Hershey Park, PA some 50 years ago.
Modeling large buildings in S-scale using some HO-scale components that are suitable.
Using the FinestKind Models #102 False-Front Store, the author describes how he built a roadside fruit stand. Includes drawings.
The author took a River Dam Model Works Rural Post Office and kitbashed it into a used car dealer ship office. He added to that a Miller Engineering animated billboard sign. Includes a number of photos of the diorama scene he built.
The author describes how he kitbashed the HO-scale Heljan/ConCor courthouse kit into an S-scale version. Includes photos of the completed model.
Step-by-step instructions, a final-model photo, and drawings are included in this article about how to make the S-scale version.
Accompanied by a few photos, this article asks readers how one might build a reasonable facsimile of a prototype trainshed.
The author describes scratchbuilding a road-side produce stand. Includes drawings and a photo of the completed model.
History and information about roadside diners, and how to model them in S-scale. Includes one prototype photo, two model photos, and a thorough listing of diners in the Worchester, MA area.
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