Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Lube Structure

This was a quick rehab taking me about 30 minutes from start to finish and a great improvement from the original look.
Not sure of the heritage of this model. I purchased a box full of odds and ends to practice some weathering on. I think it turned out pretty good. It sold pretty fast at the last train show I worked...George Dutka

I forgot to take a photo before I began this project. I sprayed a group of small structures with a light coat of Camo Coat brown. Note it all did not get covered but it all will work out well. There was a sticker sign that I forgot to remove before painting that shows the original colouring.
PanPastel green is added to walls, doors and window. Some new signs are applied. rust to lube pumps and PanPastel gray to the wooden deck.
The roof was coated with some Bragdon soot, and some acrylic paints on seams and patches.


  1. This structure was sold as part of the Tyco Trackside Maintenance Accessories kit no 7775. I have this kit and built it as a kid. I've still got most of the pieces in my stash. The thing I loved so much about it was how dilapidated all of the pieces were and the really neat details. I loved the backwoods feel of the parts. Whoever designed it really had fun with it, and it is a neat addition to the layout back then. I love the way you detailed your model - I may have to dig mine up and re-do it!! Here is a link to an eBay auction for one. If it doesn't work, just search up the kit name listed above. https://www.ebay.com/p/TYCO-Trackside-Maintenance-Accessories-HO-Scale-Kit-7775/668193977

  2. Thanks Ben for the information...thought it dated way back...will check out e-bay...George