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

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

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.

Step 1:

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.

Step 2:

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 .

Step 3:

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.

Step 4:

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

Step 5:

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

Step 6:

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.

Step 7:

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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    7 years ago on Introduction

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


    8 years ago on Introduction

    This is some excellent, impressive work!

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


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

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