Keddie Roundhouse Kit, HO Scale, By Scientific
This HO scale Keddie Roundhouse is a replica of the iconic building on the Western Pacific line near the Keddie Wye in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. This four-stall basswood laser-cut roundhouse kit was designed by Donald Becker of Scientific Models (SMI) and is manufactured at the Berkeley Heights, New Jersey facility. The HO design was created from the original blueprints from the Western Pacific Railroad company.
The roundhouse is named for Arthur Keddie, who purchased the survey rights to, and the right to build a railroad through, the Feather River Canyon. In 1909, the Western Pacific Railroad (now part of the Union Pacific) built the line that completed the route from San Francisco to Salt Lake City, providing an alternate route to the Donner Pass. The roundhouse provided service to 2-6-6-2 locomotives, reflective of the Golden Age of steam engines.
The Keddie roundhouse works well with the Walthers® Cornerstone Motorized 90' Turntable, Item #86768, also available from Micro-Mark. The box cover, shown in the images at left, is a copy of the exclusive print commissioned from renowned railroad artist Peter A Lerro, Jr., exclusively for Micro-Mark. The actual print is also available at Micro-Mark. The four chimneys are 3D printed by Micro-Mark and each kit includes a certificate of authenticity with an individual number. Only 250 kits will be made in this series, making this kit a true collectors' item. SMI used to design and manufacture model kits, including ship kits and structures. On the company's 90th anniversary, in 2018, the company restarted production of "Made in the USA" structure kits. The SMI line includes several structures and new structures are added weekly.
For our second annual Micro-Mark Model Challenge, build any Scientific model kit, either on its own, with other Scientific model kits, in a diorama, on a railroad layout . . . the choice is yours . . . as long as a Scientific kit is featured. You may also modify, kit-bash, combine and alter your model however you wish, as long as the Scientific kit or kits used in the build can still be recognized. The winner will receive a $1,000.00 Gift Certificate redeemable at Micro-Mark and a custom recognition plaque. Also, the contest-winning model will be professionally photographed and featured on a Micro-Mark catalog cover with credit given to the builder. This contest should display modeling skills and attention to detail. No purchase is necessary. Now start building!
Dates: Submissions can begin January 1, 2020, and must be received by June 1, 2020, by 11:59 PM EST.
Who Can Enter: Individuals or groups can enter the contest.
How to Enter: Using the email link provided below, all contestants must submit his/her name, complete mailing address (no P.O. boxes, please), daytime phone number and email address along with photographic images and a short video of the model(s) to be entered in the contest. Entries must include at least four quality images of each model, showing all sides. Entries must also include a ten second video of the model showing all sides.
Judging: Scientific Models expert modelers will be the judges of the contest. Judging criteria includes, but is not limited to, construction techniques, craftsmanship, application of paint and overall attention to detail. Images and video submitted must be well-lit, sharply focused and, when possible, placed on a neutral background to qualify.
Announcement of Winner: The name of the contest winner and the winning model will be announced after the close of the contest.
No Purchase Necessary to Enter this Contest
Purchase does not enhance chance of winning. This contest is void where prohibited. Individuals and groups are eligible to enter the contest. No employee or relative of an employee of Scientific Models, Inc. or Micro-Mark is eligible to win. By entering, the contestant agrees to allow Scientific Models and Micro-Mark to use the name of the winner and the images of the winning model.
The winner might be subject to US taxes and will receive a 1099 tax form. The odds of winning depend on the number and quality of submissions received.
The winner must send the actual model to Micro-Mark for photography for the cover image. The model will be returned to the winner.
A physical address is required for a submission to be valid. No P.O. boxes, please.
Additional rules and conditions may apply.