Custom buildings are based on
provided by you (blueprints are always acceptable). When
your project, take pictures of all sides and shots of
certain details such as
doors or ornate windows as well as a long shot
showing roof detail and chimney
You can never provide too many pictures!
Measurements need to be drawn out as they would be on
blueprint, showing width and depth of the building.
Each building is priced on an individual basis with a
(.10) per scale square foot for the first floor and all additional floors
(.08) per scale square foot. For example, a 30' x 40' two story house
be 1200 square feet. 1200 x .10 = $120.00 and 1200 x .08 = 96.00.
total base cost for
your home on your layout
is $216.00. There is a minimum charge of $60.00 plus shipping for
buildings. There is no cost for initial drawings nor estimate for custom work
You provide the photographs and the measurements
The Railroad Crossing sends you a scale drawing based on the photographs
well as a contract (the model will be built from the drawings)
You approve the drawings by your initials, answer any questions about
building, sign the contract, enclose a check or money order for 50%
building cost and return it to The Railroad Crossing in the
The Railroad Crossing will return the completed building to you within
(30) days of our receiving the contract
deposit. (Some larger projects may take longer than thirty (30) days)
Here's Richard putting the finishing touches on Bevell's Store in Blackstone, VA. Every year during the Christmas season, Bevell's owner, Bobby Daniels, puts up a great train layout reflecting the local history. Throughout the years, The Railroad Crossing has built many of the model buildings on the layout. In 2011, the City of Blackstone contracted with The Railroad Crossing to construct a model of Bobby's hardware store and presented it to him at the annual tree lighting ceremony, in recognition for all Bobby does for his city.