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HO Scale Tie Hacker's Cabin
Product ID K4017

HO Scale Tie Hacker's Cabin

NOTE: Photo shown above is by Mike Chambers and of his original scratch build of the Tie Hacker's Cabin. All attempts have been made to make the kit as close a replica of Mike's craftsmanship as we can

This is an original scratch built design created by (the late) Mike Chambers about five years ago in a thread on the Railroad-Line Forums. I purchased the rights to reproduce the Tie Hacker's Cabin as a kit and after months of work with the drawings and photographs provided to me by Mike, the kit is ready for you to enjoy.

The kit is a design departure from our previous offerings. This is almost a totally stick built kit. That is, it's made up of all stripwood except for the roofing panels and the windows and door. The kit comes with castings for the ;stone foundation and chimney ;from masters that Mike also provided. Included are Rusty Stumps manufactured:

  • Hydrocal Castings of Foundation and Chimney.
  • Random Shake Shingles Corrugated Metal Roofing Tarpaper Sheet
  • 10 highly detailed resin castings.
  • All stripwood is manufactured byy Rusty Stumps Scale Modes.
  • There are two buildings that you build plus tie lumber for three piles of freshly hacked ties.
  • Instructions are also given for building of the 12" square diorama base as was originally done, or you can incorporate the scene in your railroad layout.
  • A 100+ page manual with many photos and special 'how to' notes is included with the kit. You will learn far more than just how to built this particular model with our in depth instructions.

Want to learn even more about Mike's work, then follow these to links to his original threads published on Railroad-Line Forums:

When you get done building this kit you will have the needed knowledge to start doing your own scratch building of models for your layout or dioramas.

Build Area: A 12" square base is suggested to build up the Tie Hacker's Cabin as shown in the photo.

NOTE: Kit does not contain any scenery items, figures, trees or diorama base materials shown in photo.

Price: $127.95
3 Product Reviews - Average rating 5 / 5 (Show All)

A true value for the money.

- 9/20/2017

Well organized kit; beautiful looking when completed, relatively easy to build, lends itself to creative detailing, one of the nicest kits that I have assembled.

Fantastic kit!

- 10/30/2014

This is, without a doubt, the best kit I have ever had the pleasure of building. Everything in the kit was top notch.I really hope you consider a re-release of this kit.

Tie Hackers Cabin

- 1/22/2011

Kit looks good. Nice instruction manual. Clean, crisp castings. (One flywheel was more oval than round however)The manual goes beyond basics and gives lots of hints on producing a well detailed model. Amount of stripwood looks very adequate. All in all, a well done kit.


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