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FINE HYDROCAL CASTINGS BY C. C. CROW

FOR CRAFTSMAN AND BEGINNERS         HIGH QUALITY and GREAT FUN

IC 100 ft. Stone Engine House. Curiosity has captured three passersby 
who are peaking in the windows to see what is going on with Old Huffer, a 
retired Mike.




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MY APOLOGIES

I need to step back for the time being as I am care taking my 97 yo father solo. Though we made it through the pandemic and are both vaccinated I need to focus on his needs.

NO NEW ORDERS

Sorry, I just can't do them. I have plenty of kits back-ordered long ago. I'll see if I can get some of those out as well as completing other unfinished projects.
But my Dad is the priority for the time being, as of April 2021.

Thank-you for your kind understanding. Please stay safe and sane by modeling!

NOTE - Meanwhile, yes, I need to update the website, like the items below.
That may take a while...


    I have been producing my Fine Hydrocal Casting and Kits for model railroaders since 1983. Hydrocal is a dense castable gypsum cement (similar to Plaster of Paris) in which I have artistically carved, scribed and cast masonry detail to very precise scale. From simple brick and stone scratch-building panels to complex multi-stall roundhouse, with much in between. Inside this site you'll find information on my castings and kits, and much much more.

    See  PRICE & AVAILABILITY   for current details.


    Besides just selling castings and kits I'll give you an inside look at how I do it. My way of giving back to the hobby, not just taking.

        On-Line Clinic Intro and List    



    NOW IN PRODUCTION


    CURRENTLY IN STOCK - SORT OF . . .


    I wish I could keep everything in stock like the good old days. But I'm getting old as are my molds. I can cast about half of what I could ten years ago. And that's half of what I could do ten years earlier. Some of the original molds are now unserviceable and need replacement, as well as some original patterns are damaged. I'd renew them all but what for just a few more castings. Or to compete with myself on eBay?

    Even the house creeks and groans, asking for my attention which has consumed the last two summers. I'd post a How 2 on it but I'm too busy living it, my American gothic.

    Then my dad's health has been catching up with us. He's 95 and needs lots of maintenance, with low steam pressure and lots of leaks. He's been in the shop a few times- and under house arrest, currently doing well. As I am his sole primary caregiver (more How 2 articles!) I've not kept up with my modeling intentions. I do what I can when I can. Keep in mind I've got Builders In Scale to take care of too.

    I won't say the shop is closed- if I have the kit or castings I'll send them, if they need to be cast be prepared to wait a while. I'm years behind on production of the HO Ridgway kits and I still have some O-scale Durango and then Gunnison kits to get out. I'm glad to add names to the list (or refresh them) but yes, there's a long long wait- with my apologies! And yes, I am working on new projects creatively in the background. Some are very exciting but I must hold off on production, else those long promised will never be fulfilled.

    Meanwhile, there have been tech issues with forced computer upgrades, lost email accounts (see below), and too many webpage updates that I have not been able to keep up with. It's not that I don't want to. Just updating this has taken several days.


- Kevin Shanahan and Phil Gazzano RGS layout.

    I am doing a much updated 2nd RUN of the RIDGWAY ROUNDHOUSE and BRICK OFFICE BUILDING in HOn3.

   RIDGWAY ROUNDHOUSE INFO    

    I've also done a lot of work on the Durango Roundhouse in HOn3. It too must wait, but yeah, someday...


    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



  BUILDERS IN SCALE  

Check out the many builders supplies and kits at my other web site.





BEST TO USE E-MAIL TO CONTACT ME

E-MAIL:   C. C. Crow     biscrow@outlook.com


    Please don't call to ask if I can do just one, for, because, etc.
E-mail for replacement parts, back-orders, and current pending.
E-mail to reserve is okay, but no guarantee when...



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NP HOTEL, EASTON, in HO scale!

- click on photofor more information.

        NP HOTEL, EASTON - click on photo for details

    My Northern Pacific Hotel at Easton will make a great resting place for your busy crews. Laser kits don't get any better than this!


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Durango Roundhouse in On3!

Sidewall of my pilot model.

Sidewall of my D&RGW Brick Roundhouse in Sn3
- CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO JUMP TO THAT PAGE -

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BEGINNING PRODUCTION - APRIL 2011

    The Durango roundhouse (and Gunnison) in O-scale. Brick detail inside and out. Laser-cut engine doors, windows, roof panels with rafter locating marks, and so on. Barely fits on a 4 x 4 foot space. A masterpiece that will be the highlight of your model building experience. Check it out:

   On3 ROUNDHOUSE KIT INFORMATION   

   PILOT MODEL CONSTRUCTION   

   2006 CONVENTION ALBUM   

    Sorry, new orders are likely years away.

    If you reserved a kit and have not heard from me recently please contact me.

   ROUNDHOUSE KIT INFORMATION   

    You guys are going to freak-out when you see Glenn Farley's Gunnison roundhouse construction article in the Narrow Gauge Gazette. It is truely an amazing model. Glenn pushed me to produce not just one masterpiece but four, Gunnison, Durango in original, "classic" and late versions.

interior shot of Glenn Farley's Gunnison roundhouse.

   MORE ON THE GUNNISON MODEL   


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APPLES, ORANGES and other FRUIT

    I'm just completing the rejuvenation of the Apple Storage House kits, same in Orange, and The Fruit Row series. These have been unavailable for several years but we are expecting a bumper crop this year after all that rain!

    Fruit Industry Kits    


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HERRINGBONE BRICK PLATFORMS

    I've had my Herringbone Brick castings available for some time, but always knew I needed to do them in a diagonal pattern as commonly seen of the Northern Pacific and other railroads. So, here they are in HO. The set includes four 8" long castings (60 scale feet), one each 6, 8, 12 and 16 scale feet wide. The casting are curbed (treat as stone or concrete) and one scale foot thick. Easily cut them to fit your favorite depot today.

    HO SCRATCH BUILDING PANELS    


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GN Depot, Bellingham, Washington GN Depot kit

Standard common brick, close-up model detail.

Scratch-building stock panels include brick, stone, concrete...

    SCRATCH-BUILDING STOCK PANELS    


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    Just click on the title bar link and it will take you to those items.
  Links are different colors like this.  

    Press   Crow's Home   to take you to the top of my commercial home page from most of my navigation bars.

    Use the buttons below to jump to the various sections.

    Have fun and please come back often. I'll be adding new stuff all the time so mark this site as one of your favorites!


SHOPPING CART INFORMATION

If you would like to order direct, please feel free to do so via phone, e-mail, letter or use our shopping cart.

See  PRICE & AVAILABILITY   for full details.

C. C. CROW / BUILDERS IN SCALE
P. O. Box 1427
Mukilteo, WA   98275

Phone - (425) 355-5622 ask for "Clint"
(Please do not call early in the morning as this is also rings in our family residence.)
WEEKDAYS, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific, (GMT minus 8 hours)


COPYRIGHT C. C. CROW

    As an artist I must protect my creations and respect those of others. All my castings, kits, parts, illustrations, plans, and instructions are copyright C. C. Crow (or other legal terms for three-dimensional objects, but the same applies, I made them, please don't reproduce them without my permission). Because of bad expericences in the past I will not lisence or sell my patterns to others for commercial use.



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C C C 's REFERENCES

    Prototype Reference Photos    
    Crow Model Reference Photos    
    On-Line Clinic Intro and List    
    CCC's Published Works    
    Motorcycle Stories    
    Notes from the Code Den    
    Link Rot - My Favorite Web Sites    

HO SCALE KITS

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    Northern Pacific Kits    
    Other Railroad Kits    
    On-Line Structure Kits    
    Off-Line Structure Kits    
    Fruit Industry Kits    
    Concrete Series    
    Fractured Stone Series    
    Scratch-Building Stock Panels    
    Latest Updates    


    E-mail: biscrow@outlook.com  


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