Fine Craft Kits and More!
In 1983, our founder Jim Haggard released Builders In Scale's
first limited run HO scale structure kit, Weiry & Sons, and nine others since.
Featuring plaster cast brick and stonework, laser-cut wood, etched brass parts, and
plenty of our fantastic white metal details, we plan to release many more.
Our new LaserWood kits fall into the "craftsman" range of modeling,
featuring incredible details in laser-scribed planking with thousands of nailheads
matching the board-by-board framing. Unique subjects combined with our white metal
details and our other fine materials insure enjoyment.
We also continue to expand on a full line of Evening Express Series kits which,
while smaller in scope than our limited run kits, feature many of the same great
components. All at reasonable prices.
Our Evening Express Kit No. 606 - 630 Elm Street
Our ever expanding LaserWood product line includes a full matrix of
stair stringers of all slopes and sizes, stair treads, generic wood planking for
loading docks, platforms and walkways as well as siding, roofing, fencing... And yes, we
do many of these in N-scale.
See details below.
More Than Just Kits -
For the scratch builder we offer a wide range of detailing
parts, building materials, construction stocks, scale figures, and general
modeling supplies, serving N, HO, S and O scales, even a few for G-scale.
Among our stocks of roofing and siding materials are tar paper,
slate shingles and shakes, TrueWood laser-cut strip shingles, and our Victorian
shingles, with real metal Ribbed Seam and Corrgation Strips, in various
widths and scale.
Our scratch building parts including miniature brass chain, now
in five standard sizes plus one ornate, our incredible laser-cut Lace Curtains,
Venitian Blinds, stair stringers in three slopes, and for scenery we have Snow!,
perfect for modeling the high-country, and Kelp/Seaweed, just right for modeling
shorelines, and much much more.
Our HO scale detailing kits and sets include Chain Link Fence,
Snow Fence and other small models, ectched brass details, and an assortment of
white metal details grouped in useful sets.
For O scale we have many great white metal detail parts to choose from
plus two dozen scale figures and animals.
For all modelers we offer
slow-motion and virtually silent stall-type switch machines and accessories.
Our finishing products include weathering chalks, brick mortar mix,
and our famous often copied SilverWood stain, now with several additional colors.
You'll find all of these and more within our web site.
BUILDERS IN SCALE has moved to Mukilteo, Washington!
In 2002, Jim Haggard retired. Long time friend and Hydrocal kit manufacturer,
C. C. Crow, stepped in and moved the business to Washington state, just north
of Seattle, where he continues Builders In Scale's tradition of producing
high-quality craft kits, parts, materials and supplies. The line has been expaneded in
many areas, adding new sizes and new colors, nwe detail patterns, whole new branches of
laser-work and exciting new kits. Always with more in the works.
AT A RETAIL SHOP - NEAR YOU
We work out of our family home and do not have room or the staff for
a retail shop. Please visit and order on line, or visit your local retailer.
If they do not carry our line urge them to do so. We would be happy to hear from them.
GENUINE BUILDERS IN SCALE DETAIL PARTS!
YOU CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE
Our line includes over 500 original white metal detail parts that
were created in our shop. Most were done by our founder, Jim Haggard, our figures by
Ray Lantz, and now others are being created by C. C. Crow and friends.
This is what makes our kits special. We actually made the original patterns.
We didn't magically find them in a scrap box.
We put them there!
SO - WHAT'S NEW?
C. C. Crow got this crazy idea about doing some narrow gauge roundhouses.
Like Durango in O-scale. It's four feet by four feet! Takes a month to do just one kit.
And now he's doing Ridgway in HO, and plans to do Durango in HO too.
So while we are helping doing those, BIS seemingly has nothing much new.
But there are many new items scattered here and there. And new kits in the works,
but the focus is on roundhouses and yes they are taking forever.
Meanwhile, here's the sort of new stuff.
COLORADO MINING KITS
ORE BIN and TRESTLE
We've added several kits to the Evening Express line featuring
Colorado mining. The Ore Bin and The Mine Headframe as seen at the top of this page.
These go along with our existing Mine Hoist and Ore Skip kit and Double Boiler kit.
We've also added a light-duty Ore Trestle.
EVENING EXPRESS MINE KITS for more information.
We have several new LaserWood kits under development. These kits
feature incredible detail seldom found in laser kits. Not only have we cut the
outlines of the walls but we've laser-scribed the planks and added nailhead detail,
the likes you'd only find on award-winning contest models, you know the kind, where
the guy spent all winter using a sewing needle to emboss the tiny nail holes just so.
Well, we thought we should have that kind of detail on our new LaserWood kits.
One could argue it's better than scratch-built! Add a nice handful of our
white metal details- and these are outstanding.
These kits include a couple of lineside wooden warehouses, an
annex for them, one and two-stall wooden enginehouses, a car shop, a small wooden
church, and The J & J Pyrite Mine and several more to come.
Many are now available with the others to follow. We will post more
detailed information as they are released.
LASERWOOD KITS for more information.
NEW LASERWOOD KITS
AND MORE ARE COMING!
OUR NEXT LIMITED RUN HO SCALE KIT
THE NATIONAL BELLE MINE
The National Belle Mine as our
next Limited Edition kit in HO scale.
We wish this wasn't taking so long-
We'll see if we can get it back on track as soon as we are done with helping
C. C. Crow with his 1/4" Durango roundhouse kit!
This complex of structuers will be a prominent feature on your pike.
The upper mine (original concept model shown above) consists of a headframe, boiler
house, compressor house and hoist house which can be placed together, moved around
or even be split apart and spread out in different locations on your layout. We're
not through though, there's the lower section, featuring covered ore bins and an
exposed enterance so you can show off a string of ore cars glimmering with ore said
to be worth $14,000* per ton!
EDITION KITS for more information.
* Value of ore may be slightly exagerated.
C. C. CROW KITS
NP HOTEL, EASTON, in HO scale!
C. C. Crow's NP HOTEL, EASTON - click on photo for details
We are helping C. C. Crow with some of his kits adding laser-work
and white metal details. They don't get any better than this! The Northern Pacific
Hotel at Easton would make a great resting place for your busy crews. You could
almost call it Builders In Scale's kit No. 11.
AND WE ALSO DO O-SCALE!
C. C. Crow's D&RGW DURANGO ROUNDHOUSE in On3 - click on photo for details
We are also helping C. C. Crow with his new On3 kit of
The Denver & Rio Grande Western DURANGO Roundhouse.
Only three and some years in the works this is an incredible model featuring brick
detail inside and out, laser-cut roofs, engine doors and details. Even if you
don't model Colorado narrow gauge, 1/4-inch, or whatever, you'll appreciate the
insight. Do take a look-see. We are also doing Gunnison which will appear as a
construction series by our fellow modeler and friend Glenn Farley.
And if we are lucky we'll see this model in HO scale too.
Not just part of it like some are offering, but all ten stalls with as accurate
details as you can research.
PLUS ALL SORTS OF STUFF
So you can see we are pretty busy! We are also constantly developing, improving and
adding various detail parts, scatch-building components, laser parts and so on.
GO FROM HERE - LINKS
Use the keys below to explore our site. And be sure to
visit C. C. Crow's companion web site. It's a combination that cannot be beat!
Our products are available at hobby shops who care-
your favorite shop contact us, or you may order direct.
PRICE & AVAILABILITY for details.
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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)
We are currently shipping Wednesdays and Fridays. Our post office is too far away
to go daily. And, sorry, we are not staffed for RUSH ORDERS.
Give us a call or e-mail if you order has not arrived within a reasonable period.
We usually ship the same week so it shouldn't take too long.
NOTE THAT THE STAINS BEING FLAMMABLE GO BY GROUND AND
OFTEN TAKE 10 to 15 WORKING DAYS TO ARRIVE! We know that is terrible service but it is what it is...
If it appears your shipment has gone missing-
Send us a
MISSING or LOST: E-MAIL so we can resolve the matter for you ASAP.
Most orders go by Priority or First Class mail and should arrive quickly.
Items may be returned for refund, less shipping & handling, within 30 days.
Subject to a 20 percent restocking fee if item requires repackaging.
We want you to receive the right thing, what you want, what you need.
Please send us a
RETURN: E-MAIL so we can be aware of your actions and understand the reason.
Hopefully you will never need to do this but if you feel
you have good reason please contact us.
LOST / REPLACEMENT POLICY
Sometimes we make mistakes. If an item is lost of missing from your order please
let us know right away and we will replace it. If you buy something on eBay or a
swap meet please don't expect us to put it right. We will try for a fee. And
understand that we cannot always resupply our long retired kits.
THE ARRIVAL TRACK
Read all about it.
THE ARRIVAL TRACK is our good old fashioned black
& white illustrated
PURCHASE THE ARRIVAL TRACK, domestic.
16 page (or so) paper catalog. We usually include one with your order.
Or we would be happy to mail you a copy. Price includes postage.
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