Welcome to my web site!
I have been producing my Fine Hydrocal Casting and Kits for
model railroaders for nearly three decades. Hydrocal is a dense castable gypsum cement
(similar to Plaster of Paris) in which I have artistically carved, scribed and
cast masonry detail to very precise scale. Inside this site you'll find information
on the resulting castings and kits, and much much more.
Besides just selling my castings and kits I'll give you an inside look
at how I do it. My way of giving back to the hobby, not just taking.
On-Line Clinic Intro and List
NOTICE - SHOP CLOSURE - NOTICE
My shop will be CLOSED
Friday, June 23rd through Wednesday July 16th
to celebrate my father's 90th birthday. Please feel free to order online
and I will process them upon my return.
NOW IN PRODUCTION
CURRENTLY IN STOCK - BUT VERY LIMITED
I wish I could keep everything in production! But unfortunately I cannot.
Currently I still have many On3 Durango roundhouse kits on order, each
taking a week or two to produce, so they are in constant production and my top priority. Then there are a dozen Gunnison versions to complete.
During this time I will be limited on MOST other casting orders.
Time has caught up with many of my old production molds and I must replace them before resuming their production. See list on top of AVAILABILITY PAGE to see what I currently have IN STOCK (or cast and almost) ready to ship. Note that I may only have one or two so if you want it, mash the BUY button NOW!
See PRICE & AVAILABILITY
for full details.
I know I should not have, but I am doing a SPECIAL 2nd RUN of the RIDGWAY ROUNDHOUSE and BRICK OFFICE BUILDING in HOn3 for it's 20th anniversary in 2014. There are some technical issues to work out so it it taking longer that I had planned. Please be patient.
RIDGWAY ROUNDHOUSE INFO
And I am making progress on the DURANGO ROUNDHOUSE in HO scale with the door and window patterns for white metal complete. But lots of work left to do there...
Guess I had better get busy!
BUILDERS IN SCALE
is now owned and operated by C. C. Crow.
IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT ME, I RESPOND WELL TO E-MAILS.
C. C. Crow firstname.lastname@example.org
Snail-MAIL: C. C. Crow at P. O. Box 1427 Mukilteo, WA 98275 USA
PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE NEW E-MAIL ADDRESSES
email@example.com - for C C Crow stuff
firstname.lastname@example.org - for Builders In Scale
email@example.com is currently my poor-service provider
and subject to change.
ITEMS OF INTEREST
NP HOTEL, EASTON, in HO scale!
NP HOTEL, EASTON - click on photo for details
My Northern Pacific Hotel at Easton will make a great
resting place for your busy crews. Laser kits don't get any better than this!
Durango Roundhouse in On3!
Sidewall of my D&RGW Brick Roundhouse in Sn3
- CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO JUMP TO THAT PAGE -
BEGINNING PRODUCTION - APRIL 2011
The Durango roundhouse (and Gunnison) in O-scale. Brick detail
inside and out. Laser-cut engine doors, windows, roof panels with rafter locating
marks, and so on. Barely fits on a 4 x 4 foot space if you do all the stalls. A
masterpiece that will be the highlight of your model building experience. Check it out:
On3 ROUNDHOUSE KIT INFORMATION
PILOT MODEL CONSTRUCTION
2006 CONVENTION ALBUM
My apologizes that this has taken so long but we are finally
in production. With over 60 of them reserved I'm hoping to produce about
one per week (as hard as I try they take twice that!). So new orders are a year or two away.
I'm beginning production with the full 10-stall orders for
Durango. Less than orders and Gunnison will follow. If you have reserved a kit you
might want to reconfirm with changing e-mails and such. I've sent announcements out
to the first dozen (full-stall orders). Check on the kit info page to review the
drawings that are now posted.
If you reserved a kit and have not heard from me recently please
contact me as several reservation notices have not been responded to.
ROUNDHOUSE KIT INFORMATION
You guys are going to freak-out when you see Glenn Farley's
Gunnison roundhouse construction article in the Narrow Gauge Gazette. It is truely
an amazing model. Glenn pushed me to produce not just one masterpiece but four,
Gunnison, Durango in original, "classic" and late versions. No wonder it's taken
so long but worth the wait.
MORE ON THE GUNNISON MODEL
Listed below are my many offerings.
Just click on the title bar link and it will take you
to those items.
Links are different colors like this.
Crow's Home to take you to the top of my commercial home
page from most of my navigation bars.
Use the buttons below to jump to the various sections.
Have fun and please come back often. I'll be adding new stuff
all the time so mark this site as one of your favorites!
BEST VIEWED? WITH MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLODER!
Well, it was a few versions ago. Not that Internet Explorer is
the greatest web browser- but this site was carefully built to best be viewed
there. Unfortunately, not all web browsers are built the same and it looks pretty
awkward with Netscape Navigator and Apple's Safari. "Not my fault." Well, that's
what happens when you don't follow the simple rules of HTML. What You See- Isn't
Necessarily What You Get! But we sure tried... Guess we could cut and paste it
onto a template and look like every other web site, but that's the point, this is not
like all the others, IT's SCRATCH-BUILT, so please enjoy even with the technical e-flaws.
SHOPPING CART INFORMATION
If you would like to order direct, please feel free to do so via phone, e-mail,
letter or use our shopping cart.
See PRICE & AVAILABILITY
for full details.
C. C. CROW / BUILDERS IN SCALE
P. O. Box 1427
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone - (425) 355-5622 ask for "Clint"
(Please do not call early in the morning as this is
also rings in our family residence.)
WEEKDAYS, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific, (GMT minus 8 hours)
COPYRIGHT C. C. CROW
As an artist I must protect my creations and respect those of
others. All my castings, kits, parts, illustrations, instructions are copyright
C. C. Crow (there's some other legal term for three-dimensional objects, but the
same law applies, I made them, don't reproduce them without my permission).
Because of some bad expericences in the past I will not lisence or
sell my patterns to others for commercial use.