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WT. 4 lb.
DATE future

STATUS: TBA



The
Frye
Machining
Company


is my
next
big
kit.



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FRYE MACHINING CO. A three-quarter view line drawing of a large three-story brick factory. The small windowed facades are broken up with brick pilasters. The exposed foundation is concrete and there is a large tall round chimney, boiler house and elevator shaft to one end. 'Frye Machining Co.' is spelled out on the side of the building.

FRYE MACHINING COMPANY


A LARGE TOWN FACTORY

The Frye Machining Company is a very exciting three-story brick industrial building.

It was the designed by noted author and pioneer model railroader, Jim Frye, and appeared in a Model Railroader article way back in April 1958. Jim used cardboard for his model and it looked great. So you can imagine what it will look like rendered in my fine-scale hand-carved Hydrocal brick!

It's sure to be a masterpiece.
It could be the center piece on your layout.

The wall masters are being built with my Hand-Scribe Brick panels with heavy pilasters. An elevator shaft, boiler house and chimney add interest to one end of the building. It is built on a concrete basement which can be adapted to hilly terrain.

The windows will be molded styrene.
Doors are my own white metal originals.
The roof is rib-seamed metal easily constructed with styrene sheet and strips- though we may now use Builders In Scale ribbed seam metal.

Hey, I'm sorry I haven't been able to complete this kit. It got caught up in my purchase of Builders In Scale. The patterns are still sitting here, half complete. Someday I'll finish it, but apparently not too soon, as there are many other projects in front of it. Write to encourage me!

36' x 85' plus 25' ( 5" X 15" ) in HO scale.


The Frye Machining Company TBA


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ON-LINE HOW TO CLINICS

  HOW TO CLINICS  
Here are a bunch of my on-line how to work with Hydrocal mini-clinics. Each kit includes specific instructions of course- and there are lots of ways to do things, but here are my thoughts, tips and techniques.

  Coloring BRICK  
My traditional techniques for coloring and mortaring brick.

  Coloring STONE  
With a little practice you can color realistic stone walls. Here's how I do it.
What are we going to do now that Testors/Floquil has dropped their Flo-Stains?

  Coloring CONCRETE  
A little gray ink wash and some colorants. It's not that difficult.


SCRATCH-BUILDING STOCK

  Standard Common Brick- fine  
If you like to scratch-build or just want to practice before you do, check out my stock castings. These are the same building blocks I use to create my kits.

  Hand-Carved Stone-  
I have three different grades available. Use as retaining walls, cut them up for foundations, or make whole new buildings.

  Cinder Block Wall  
Mix it up a bit and you'll have an even more interesting building.

  Concrete Retaining Wall  
Whole 4" x 8" panels of the stuff. Use them for retaining walls, foundations, even make complete buildings like I have.


COMPLEMENTARY KITS

  The Safety Hook & Ladder Co.  
  Brick Firehouse  

How about this little two-story firehouse? It's the prefect introduction to Hydrocal brick structures. If you are afraid to tackle the larger kits why not start here? You will find that Hydrocal modeling is lots of fun and not that difficult to master.

  The Stone Shingle Mill  
is a great introduction to modeling stone in Hydrocal. This is one of my personal favorites, and indeed, one of my most popular kits.








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  C. C. CROW     P. O. BOX 1427      MUKILTEO, WA   98275   USA