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NOTICE

THE PRODUCTION OF MY CONCRETE SERIES CASTINGS
IS VERY LIMITED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Due to the production of The Durango Roundhouse in O scale
we must pull back on many of the offerings.
Please feel free to call or e-mail and I will see if I can come up with what you need GIVEN LOTS OF TIME. (sometimes months!)
Some items I cannot due to my schedule and/or the condition of the molds (old).

NO LARGE ORDERS PLEASE!

Check for current   AVAILABILITY  






I have created a full line of Concrete retaining walls, bridge abutments, piers, tunnel portals and castings sets based on constructions techniques that mimic real-life construction. I figured the best way to get those subtle board impressions was to build the scale forms up just like the real thing. It worked! We have some very realistic scale models to offer you. If you are serious about your modeling this is the place for you.

Some of my rubber molds and master patterns.

Here's one of my tall concrete bridge piers.
Looks pretty good, hun? The best thing about this I colored it in about two minutes without even trying! You can too. It's simple. We'll just brush on a simple ink wash. That's a few drops of black India ink in some tap water slapped on with a cheap 1" brush vertically. Then lightly dry brush on some earth tone Artist's dry pigments, and we're done.






   CONCRETE SERIES
   RETAINING WALL STOCK

Concrete Retaining Wall stock panel.

CONCRETE RETAINING WALLS

We start off the concrete series with the basic building blocks- my cast concrete retaining wall stocks. Shown above is my CRW-M. It is about 4" tall by 8" wide and about 3/32" thick. It is just perfect for building all sorts of stuff. I used 3/32" stripwood to build up my original form from which the castings have picked up their texture. This mimics about an eight inch board in HO scale.

I also offer a vertical version of the concrete stock , my CRW-fV, but please note that it is constructed with a smaller 1/16" stripwood plank impression. For taller projects you can stack and glue the CRW-M panels together. I do it all the time.



CONCRETE RETAINING WALL

CRW-M - CONCRETE RETAINING WALL - medium
    3 @ 29' x 56' x 18" in HO scale
$12.95   BUY ME  


NEW! LARGE PANEL

I've made a larger version of the concrete retaining wall for those really BIG projects, about 12 inches by 5-1/2.

CRW-L - CONCRETE RETAINING WALL - large
    2 @ 39' x 86' x 24" in HO scale
$16.50   BUY ME  








   CONCRETE SERIES
   RAILROAD TUNNEL PORTALS

A postcard of the Original Cascade Tunnel Portal on Stevens Pass in Washington state served the GN Ry.


CAST CONCRETE TUNNEL PORTALS

I've had lots of fun with these. Starting off with the Milwaukee Railroad I created a narrow 16 ft. wide opening for their crossing of the Bitterroots over St. Paul Pass.

I went one step further than the other guys and created 3 inch long interior castings, yes, complete with the forming board textures, so you can model the interior. Extra liners sets are availiable so you can go in as far as you like!

Noting that these narrow portals can only be used for straight track I then made a larger version with an 18 ft. wide opening for curved track.

Then I turned my attention to the Great Northern's Original Cascade Tunnel. I actually drove up one day (not like a motocycle ride up Stevens Pass on a warm July afternoon is any both!) and I measured the real thing. I did modify it a bit by using the 18 ft. opening but I took all efforts to recreate this famous original to exacting scale.



My model of the Original Cascade Tunnel Portal on Stevens Pass in Washington state served the GN Ry.

Here is a photo of my master showing the many fine details.

I have also been working on GN's downtown Seattle double-track tunnel. And there are generic versions, wide and narrow of both width openings available.

Why fool around? Use the best! Use C. C. Crow's.


16 ft. WIDE OPENING PORTALS
MINIMUM CLEARENCE - USE WITH STRAIGHT TRACK


Concrete Tunnel Portal, 16 ft. wide opening, plain wide face.

PLAIN FACE, generic portal, face only, pair

CP16-N - CONCRETE PORTAL, NARROW (24' x 30') $15.00   SORRY  
CP16-W - CONCRETE PORTAL, WIDE (34' x 35') $15.00   SORRY  



PORTAL SET, generic, NARROW (24' x 30') or WIDE (34' x 35')

Two portals with textured liner ( 23' HO scale deep )
plus concrete retaining wall CRW-M stock for wing walls.

CTP16-N - CONCRETE PORTAL SET, NARROW $26.00   SORRY  
CPT16-W - CONCRETE PORTAL SET, WIDE $26.00   SORRY  



ADDITIONAL INTERIOR LINER, 23 ft deep

CT16-L - CONCRETE TUNNEL LINER, 16 ft $10.00   SORRY  



MILWAUKEE ROAD - ST. PAUL PASS - TUNNEL No. 34


Milwaukee Tunnel Portal, St. Paul Pass.


NEW and OLD No. 34 TUNNEL PORTAL FACES
with textured liner ( 23' deep )
plus concrete retaining wall (CRW-M)
prototype photo

scenery not included


CTP-MILW - CONCRETE PORTAL SET, MILWAUKEE $28.00   BUY ME  


18 ft. WIDE OPENING PORTALS
MAXIMUM CLEARENCE - FOR USE ON CURVED TRACK


Concrete Tunnel Portal, 18 ft. wide opening, plain wide face.

PLAIN FACE, generic portal, face only, pair

CP18-N - CONCRETE PORTAL, NARROW (28' x 33') $15.00   SORRY  
CP18-W - CONCRETE PORTAL, WIDE (36' x 36') $15.00   SORRY  


PORTAL SET, generic, NARROW (28' x 33') or WIDE (36' x 36')

Two portals with textured liner ( 23' HO scale deep )
plus concrete retaining wall CRW-M stock for wing walls.

CTP18-N - CONCRETE PORTAL SET, NARROW $26.00   SORRY  
CPT18-W - CONCRETE PORTAL SET, WIDE $26.00   SORRY  



ADDITIONAL INTERIOR LINER, 23 ft deep

CT18-L - CONCRETE TUNNEL LINER, 18 ft $10.00   SORRY  



GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY's
ORIGINAL "CASCADE" TUNNEL PORTAL

GN Cascade Tunnel Portal.

PORTAL and WING WALL SET
with textured liner (23' deep)                 one side per set


CTP-CAS - GN CASCADE TUNNEL PORTAL SET $36.00   BUY ME  


30 ft. WIDE DOUBLE-TRACK PORTALS
TIGHT CLEARENCE - USE WITH STRAIGHT TRACK


Concrete Tunnel Portal, 16 ft. wide opening, plain wide face.

GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY's
SEATTLE's DOWNTOWN TUNNEL

as heard in the background of Seattle Mariner's home games!

CTP-SEA - GN SEATTLE TUNNEL PORTAL SET $48.00   SORRY  


DOUBLE-TRACK PORTAL FACE with textured liner ( 40' deep )
for straight track on 2" centers

Also use these for highway underpass/overpass, viaducts, etc.



DOUBLE-TRACK PORTAL FACE, pair

CP-30D - DOUBLE-TRACK TUNNEL PORTAL $26.00   SORRY  



ADDITIONAL LINER- 30 ft. wide (40' deep)

CT30-L - CONCRETE TUNNEL LINER, 30 ft $20.00   SORRY  


Extend the liner as far as the eye can see



RETAINING WALL SET

Concrete Retaining Wall stock panel.

CRW-L - CONCRETE RETAINING WALL - large
    2 @ 39' x 86' x 24" in HO scale
$16.50   BUY ME  

New! A larger 12 by 5-1/2 inch version of my concrete retaining wall is now available. 8" plank forming impression.






NOTICE

THE PRODUCTION OF MY CONCRETE SERIES CASTINGS
IS VERY LIMITED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Due to the production of The Durango Roundhouse in O scale
we must pull back on many of the offerings.
Please feel free to call or e-mail and I will see if I can come up with what you need GIVEN LOTS OF TIME. (sometimes months!)
Some items I cannot due to my schedule and/or the condition of the molds (old).

NO LARGE ORDERS PLEASE!

Check for current   AVAILABILITY  





   CONCRETE SERIES
   BRIDGE ABUTMENTS, FOOTINGS and PIERS


Steve Depolo's Milwaukee Road layout featured this bridge.

Steve Depolo's Milwaukee Road layout featured this bridge built by Rick Xavier.
I helped by constructing the concrete abutments, piers and footings. Steve quit modeling the Milwaukee so the bridge hide in my basement for awhile, then it was displaced by Builders In Scale. Steve took it back and is now using it on his Sn3 layout. Crazy world isn't it?



BRIDGE ABUTMENTS, FOOTINGS and PIERS

I have created a whole line of concrete bidge abutments and piers to fill your needs. The come in various sizes either square or tappered. And there are matching footings for your trestle works.



   CONCRETE SERIES
   BRIDGE ABUTMENTS

Concrete bridge abutments, tapered.

Concrete bridge abutments, tapered. Concrete bridge abutments, tapered.

TAPERED ABUTMENTS

CBA-10T - NARROW - 10 ft. wide, TAPERED, pair
    for DECK GIRDER BRIDGES
$10.00   SORRY  

CBA-19T - WIDE - 19 ft. wide, TAPERED, pair
    for THROUGH GIRDER BRIDGES
$12.00   SORRY  


CBA-TK - TAPERED ABUTMENT KIT $20.00   SORRY  

Make your own abutments with this kit
4 PILASTERS (8 halves), 29 ft. tall with two pieces Concrete Retaining Wall CRW-M stock



Concrete bridge abutments, straight.

Concrete bridge abutments, straight. Concrete bridge abutments, straight.

STRAIGHT ABUTMENTS

CBA-12S - NARROW - 12 ft. wide, STRAIGHT, pair
    for DECK GIRDER BRIDGES
$10.00   SORRY  


CBA-21S - WIDE - 21 ft. wide, STRAIGHT, pair
    for THROUGH GIRDER BRIDGES
$12.00   SORRY  


CBA-SK - STRAIGHT ABUTMENT KIT $20.00   SORRY  

Make your own abutments with this kit
4 PILASTERS, 29 ft. tall with two pieces Concrete Retaining Wall CRW-M stock



   CONCRETE SERIES
   BRIDGE FOOTINGS


Concrete bridge abutments, tapered.

SHORT CONCRETE FOOTINGS

Set of sixteen (16), four sizes, 9 ft. tall, tapered.

CB-ft - CONCRETE BRIDGE FOOTINGS, short $7.50   BUY ME  

Use these below your steel trestle bents on flat terrain.



TALL CONCRETE FOOTINGS

Set of four (8 halves), 29 ft. tall, tapered.

CB-FT - CONCRETE BRIDGE FOOTINGS, tall $10.00   BUY ME  

Use these below your trestle bents on rough terrain


   CONCRETE SERIES
   BRIDGE PIERS


Drawing of concrete bridge piers.

Some of my rubber molds and master patterns. Concrete bridge pier, solid casting.

TALL CONCRETE BRIDGE PIER KITS

Rounded tapered 5 piece set, 50 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide.

CBP-NK - CONCRETE BRIDGE PIER KIT, narrow $16.50   BUY ME  

These tall round bridge piers will do the job across a rocky gorge or a deep river crossing.


Rounded tapered 5 piece set, 50 ft. tall, 28 ft. wide.

CBP-WK - CONCRETE BRIDGE PIER KIT, wide $17.50   SORRY  

Use these for wider bridges or skewed crossings.


Rounded tapered, solid casting, 29 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide. A pair.

CBP - CONCRETE BRIDGE PIER $12.50 pair   BUY ME  

I figured I should make a solid casting so we don't have to mess around with gluing the parts together. Now all I have to do is figure out how to get it out of the mold!






NOTICE

THE PRODUCTION OF MY CONCRETE SERIES CASTINGS
IS VERY LIMITED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Due to the production of The Durango Roundhouse in O scale
we must pull back on many of the offerings.
Please feel free to call or e-mail and I will see if I can come up with what you need GIVEN LOTS OF TIME. (sometimes months!)
Some items I cannot due to my schedule and/or the condition of the molds (old).

NO LARGE ORDERS PLEASE!

Check for current   AVAILABILITY  



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  Coloring CONCRETE  
Really it's pretty simple. A little ink wash and some colorants. Check out how I do it.


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