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