Introduction: Uncle Henry's Barn -Hand Carved Balsa Wood 1:160th N-Scale

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This is my Uncle Henry's Barn she has had some damage, some repairs and some demolition since I

used to visit the farm when I just a kid.

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On Left - I used Sketch-up to draw up 3-D pictures and 2-D to print and use for patterns.

On Right - the yellow is the pattern, middle is styrene and front is Balsa wood.

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Balsa wood cut out from pattern , the pattern for the doors all the pieces for the doors I hand cut and glued together, the styrene that I gluethe balsa wood to for strength .

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The gluing process- the balsa wood is glued to the styrene using super glue and clamps as shown as you can see in the pictures the main barn is being glued up.

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Here the parts are laid out for the back barn, this is the barn that was shown collapsed in one of the first pictures.

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Here the back barn is all together and attached to the main barn, all the rafters were cut from balsa with

an exacta knife for gluing the wood to wood I used tacky white glue. There is a lot of carved detail shown is

this picture and the rest of the pictures coming

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The styrene roof was made to be removable. I made my own sections of metal roofing with a jig (Shown) black plastic and aluminum sticky back tape. I included the trap door before adding the rest of the rafters.Some roofing was painted rusty.

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Here are the final page of pictures showing detail in the balsa wood . I hope you

liked the instructable. I think the pictures give you an idea of how you can build similar buildings .

I plan to edit the instructable again to add some more information . thanks for looking Marty

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Comments

MarkF30 (author)2015-09-01

Nice work and a tribute to your Uncle Henry, and a reminder of your childhood visits.

seamster (author)2014-09-26

This is some excellent, impressive work!

Thanks for taking the time to put this together to share. It looks great.

mrmartyman7 (author)seamster2014-09-27

thank you, I still have some editing to do and text to add.
I will do better with my next submission.

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