Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A little background.

I have been building miniatures for about 55 years now, as I've said. Most of my building life has been with model railroads. I manufactured mostly 1/4" scale structure kits for over 30 years. I am slowly exiting that area in favor of dollhouse miniatures. Oh, I am still building my own island railway in the basement here in Atlanta, however, recently I have switched to 1/2" scale. Or rather, my eyes told me to do so! Since this is one of the popular dollhouse scales of half scale, I figured I'd combine the two.

Half scale structures fill up a model railway very quickly, so I almost always selectively compress my buildings somewhat. I will post the progress here of the town area of Caribbean-style architecture. Very colorful with a lot of stucco covered buildings along with roughly framed wooden structures and tin roofs.

I am in the process of starting a line of half scale dollhouse kits and a few parts, such as an upright piano. I am working on developing a new Queen Anne Cottage with four rooms, two up and two down with an open side for access. Most of the detail parts will be my own resin castings to better reflect the multi-level detail.

I am also working on a series of built half scale "flats", wall hangings, and small one to two room commercial structures with interiors ready to detail that are available as new or with a custom weathered finish inside and out. These will be one of a kinds with no two exactly alike. I am now collecting a vocabulary of detail castings of my own for the decorative trim. I love the cast and stamped metal trim of vintage storefronts. Photos soon.


  1. Hi Tom---I look forward to seeing what details and kits you develop.

  2. 55 años haciendo miniaturas! Eres un maestro
    Un abrazo