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The NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, front left.                 NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, side coal.                 NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, rear porch.

HERE IS WHAT'S IN THE BOX

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, kit box.
NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, kit box contents.
NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, kit instructions.

COMPLETE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS
AND FOUR LARGE PAGES OF DRAWINGS

The NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, walls.

THE MAIN WALLS AND ROOF

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, main roof.
NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, 1st floor particians.

FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR PARTICIANS

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, 2nd floor particians.
NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, coal bin.

COAL BIN and FRONT PORCH

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, front porch and roof.
NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, kitchen.

KITCHEN PARTS

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, Grandt Line Products.

GRANDT LINE PRODUCTS BAG

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, white metal details.

WHITE METAL DETAILS

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, lace curtains and Venetian blinds.

LACE CURTAINS and VENETIAN BLINDS

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, white metal detail parts.

WHITE METAL DETAIL PARTS from BUILDERS IN SCALE

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, shake shingles. NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, shake shingles.

LASER CUT SELF-ADHESIVE SHAKE SHINGLES

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, stripwood.

ADDITIONAL STRIPWOOD

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, interior floors.

CARDSTOCK INTERIOR FLOOR PANELS, LASER-CUT WINDOW GLAZING

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, cast Hydrocal foundation.

CAST HYDROCAL STONE FOUNDATION and CHIMNEYS


CONSTRUCTION OVERVIEW


The NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, front left.                 NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, side coal.                 NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, rear porch.

HERE'S A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE CONSTRUCTION

The NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, front left.                

FRONT WALL                

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, side coal.
NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, side wall.
                NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, rear porch.

        REAR WALL


NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, the shell.

FOUR WALLS PUT TOGETHER FORM THE SHELL

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, 1st floor. The NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, 2nd floor.
FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR INTERIORS ARE BUILT NEXT, INCLUDING STAIRS EASILY BUILD WITH OUR ASSEMBLY JIG

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, 2ND FLOOR.

FLOORS ARE INSERTED INTO THE SHELL


NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, front porch.
The NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, 2nd floor.
NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, front porch.
NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, front porch.
NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, front porch.

FRONT PORCH IS ASSEMBLED
AND ATTACHED TO THE FRONT WALL

THE KITCHEN WALLS ARE ATTACHED, CORNER TRIM IS FIT

The NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, kitchen. The NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, kitchen.


CEDAR SHAKE ROOF

The NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, self-adhesive laser-cut shingles.

BEFORE WE APPLY THE SELF-ADHESIVE SHINGLES PRISMACOLOR ART MARKERS WERE USED TO ADD SOME COLOR-
LIGHT GREYS AND BROWNS ARE USED, AND JUST RANDOMLY STREAKED ON FOR HIGHLIGHTS

The NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, Prismacolor markers.
NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, shingles.
The NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, shingles. The NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, shingles.

SIMPLE PEAL AND STICK

The NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, shingles. The NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, shingles.

PLAIN STARTER STRIPS ARE APPLIED BELOW THE FIRST ROW
AND VALLEYS

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, shingles.


ADDITIONAL DETAILS

The NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, front porch railings.

FRONT PORCH RAILINGS ARE INSTALLED, PAINT IS SELLECTED AND APPLIED

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, front view.


DIORAMA CONSTRUCTION

THOUGH THE FOAM BASE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE KIT HERE'S AN OVERVIEW OF ITS CONSTRUCTION.

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, foam base.

A FOAM BASE IS CUT

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington, foam base.

MARKING THE LOCATION OF THE STONE FOUNDATION

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington.

THE TERRAIN IS BUILT UP AROUND THE FOUNDATION
WITH STRIPS OF FOAM CUT TO SHAPE

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington.

THIS IS EASILY ACCOMPLISHED WITH AN ADJUSTABLE UTILITY KNIFE

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington.

ATTACH THE PIECES WITH HOT GLUE

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington.

WE WANT A NICE TIGHT FIT

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington.

THE TERRAIN IS SHAPED WITH A RASP

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington.

WALL BOARD JOINT COMPOUND IS USED TO FILL-IN AND SMOOTH

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington.

WE'LL SMOOTH OFF THE EDGES WHILE WE ARE AT IT

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington.

IT'S DRY IN NO TIME

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington.

THE BASE IS COVERED WITH A NEAUTRAL DIRT COLORED LATEX WALL PAINT

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington.

PRETTY UGLY COLOR BUT WE PICKED UP THIS WHOLE CAN FOR $5.00
IN THE RETURN/MISS-MIX/DENT SHELF AT THE LOCAL HARDWARE

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington.

WOODLAND SCENICS SCENERY MATERIAL WAS THEN APPLIED

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington.

A WHOLE BUNCH OF WHITE METAL DETAILS FROM BUILDERS IN SCALE ARE INCLUDED

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HO SCALE
KIT No. NPHE
PRICE $165.00
WT. 2 lb.
DATE 2006

STATUS: IN
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The
Northern
Pacific
Hotel
at Easton

is the perfect resting spot for busy crews



KIT No. NPHE
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THE NP HOTEL


NP Hotel, Easton, Washington.

NORTHERN PACIFIC
HOTEL at EASTON

Another busy day on the hill. The NP Hotel at Easton is the perfect resting place for your tired engine crews. The Northern Pacific built this hotel just across from the roundhouse at Easton, at the base of Stampede Pass, on their mainline route over the Cascade Mountains of Washington.

I had always admired this structure, thinking I should build a model of it someday-
Well, someday is here!

I was inspired by the photo in Charles Wood's NP Pictorial (page 84). Actually, I looked at it for years. The task of cutting out all those windows was just too daunting. Then I bought Builders In Scale and inherited a laser-cutter. Perfect for the job. NP historian Jim Fredrickson shared a floor plan from his collection. And I went to work- I knew I wanted more in my model than just your regular generic cut-and-paste laser kit. So I kept pushing it. Starting with a bunch of Grandt Line Products I added some of our own white metal detail parts (from Builders In Scale), as well as some laser-cut Venitian blinds and lace curtains. Interior wall partitions, floors, and even the stairs are included. The porches and roof are covered with laser-cut self-adhesive shake shingles and it all rests on a cast Hydrocal CCC stone foundation.

Actually, it's still standing. A lot worse for wear with boarded-over broken windows, in a different location. But we can bring it back to life. I finished my model off with an NP two-tone cream over brown paint job though I suspect the original was simply painted white (as it roughly is today). I then placed my model on a small diorama adding standard scenery (from Woodland Scenics)- though not included.

The kit includes step-by-step instructions with full-size drawings and templates.
There's no reason to sit around for years like I did thinking someday I should build a model of this great structure- Order yours today!

40' x 68' ( 5-1/4" x 9" ) in HO Scale


Now in production!



NPHE - NP Hotel, Easton $165.00   BUY ME  


C. C. CROW   P. O. BOX 1427   MUKILTEO, WA 98275


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    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - for this model


ON-LINE HOW TO CLINICS

  HOW TO CLINICS  
Here are a bunch of my on-line how to work with Hydrocal mini-clinics. Each kit includes specific instructions of course- and there are lots of ways to do things, but here are my thoughts, tips and techniques.

  Coloring BRICK  
My traditional techniques for coloring and mortaring brick.

  Coloring STONE  
With a little practice you can color realistic stone walls. Here's how I do it.
What are we going to do now that Testors/Floquil has dropped their Flo-Stains?

  Coloring CONCRETE  
A little gray ink wash and some colorants. It's not that difficult.


SCRATCH-BUILDING STOCK

  Standard Common Brick- fine  
If you like to scratch-build or just want to practice before you do, check out my stock castings. These are the same building blocks I use to create my kits.

  Hand-Carved Stone-  
I have three different grades available. Use as retaining walls, cut them up for foundations, or make whole new buildings.

  Cinder Block Wall  
Mix it up a bit and you'll have an even more interesting building.

  Concrete Retaining Wall  
Whole 4" x 8" panels of the stuff. Use them for retaining walls, foundations, even make complete buildings like I have.


COMPLEMENTARY KITS

  NP 90 ft. Round House  
A Northern Pacific Standard Plan, the ultimate "railroad" model.

  NP Signal Tower  
Another Northern Pacific prototype structure.

  NP Freight House  
Actually, a railroad storage house often found near the roundhouse.








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