by Thomas Beutel

Category: Kitbashing

Kitbashed Beet Gondola

A long time ago I won a Details Associates beet car at a PCR door raffle and it was only last year that I decided to put it together. It’s a wonderful kit, but it did take me several evenings to put it together. Now that I had one, I wanted a whole train of […]

Kitbashed Seafood Wholesale

I enjoy taking HO building kits and repurposing them. Here is one that I built for my seaside district. It’s a seafood wholesale building sitting on a pier over the water. I got the idea for this kitbash from Art Curren’s Kitbashing HO Model Structures book. It uses two Tyco Freight #7785 stations. As you […]


It is one of my favorite modeling techniques. Basically, I get a kit and throw out the instructions. The kit parts become raw materials to make something new and different, or to make a model of something from the real world that is not available in kit form. Sometimes I’ll combine two or more kits […]