Moving right along with my O-scale building projects, this one is going to be a hotel with a parking lot on one side and a drug store on the other side.
The main base is a top shelf off a litter and feeding box I had built several years ago for our cats.
The box that I had built for the cats was 2x3 foot and had three levels.
The kitty litter tray went in the bottom.
The seconded shelf had another rubber tray and the cat food and water dishes sat on this shelf.
This part that I'm using for the main base was the top shelf where we kept the cat litter and the cat food boxes.
I had a ladder made up that the cats could use to get up to the food dishes but as they got older it became to difficult for them to get up there.
I ended up cutting the top shelf off and we just use the bottom part of the box for the litter box.
I'm using this old shelf for the main base because I want to have a basement bar under the hotel and this piece already has the thickness that I need for the basement.
I turned it over and will use the bottom as the top of the base.
As you can see it is kind of rough and I had used it to set things on for painting.
A piece of 1/8 inch plywood is glued to the top of this base to give me a smother surface.
A hole is cut into the base for the stairs to the basement and two dowels are glued in place to locate the hotel base.
This main base is 11 inch by 36 inch.
The base for the hotel and drug store is cut out and located on the main base.
Building the stairwell down into the basement.
There is a piece of wood that angles out from the bottom of the stairwell so I can put a photo of a bar interior behind the wall with the door and window.
This is the photo that is going in the space.
Here is the finished stairwell.
And how it looks when mounted in the main base.
Edited by jdcrawler, March 06, 2013 - 08:37 AM.