Fine Craft Kits and More!
We released our first HO scale limited run kit, Weiry &
Sons, in 1983, and nine more since. And we plan to release many more of these
exciting kits featuring plaster cast brick and stonework, laser-cut wood,
etched brass parts, and of course plenty of our famous white metal details.
We also offer 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.
We are also developing new kits and products. You will find many
addtions to our existing parts and well as completely new branches. A big one is
our LaserWood product line which includes stair stringers of all slopes and sizes,
stair treads, generic wood planking for loading docks, platforms and walkways as
well as siding, roofing, fencing. We are currently working on several new kits
using these materials that will amaze you. See details below.
More Than Just Kits -
For the scratch builder we offer a whole range of detailing
parts, building materials, construction stocks, scale figures, and general
supplies, serving N, HO, S and O scales, with even a couple of pieces for G.
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, both in various
widths and scale.
Our scratch building parts including miniature brass chain, now
in three 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 40 white metal detail parts to choose from
plus two dozen scale figures and animals.
For all modelers we offer our world famous
slow-motion and virtually silent stall-type switch machines and accessories.
You'll find all of these and more within our web site.
BUILDERS IN SCALE has moved to Mukilteo, Washington!
On September 1st, 2002, Jim Haggard retired from Builders
In Scale to pursue other activities. Long time friend and model kit manufacturer,
C. C. Crow, has 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 polished craft kits and accessories. The line has been expaneded in
many areas, adding new sizes and colors, with whole new branches of laser-work and
exciting new kits.
We work out of the basement of our family home
and do not have room for a retail shop. Please 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
WE KNOW THEY ARE GOOD-
BUT PLEASE DON'T PIRATE OUR PARTS
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!
Unfortunately, others in the hobby, some well know names, have taken
the liberty of pirating parts from Builders In Scale, Fine Scale Miniatures, and others.
Plain and simple THAT IS STEALING and so so WRONG. Good pattern builders are few and far
between and should be rewarded for their efforts. Pirates should be shun!
When you buy genuine parts from us you will see the difference.
We took the time to create them. And we take great care to reproduce them. Ours are crisp and clean.
Pirates don't really care about that stuff. All they want is your money and will do as little as
possible to get it. Legitimate pattern builders want your smile and we will do all we can to get it.
Here, we'll even show you how to make your own patterns!
PATTERN BUILDING AND CASTING
this on the C. C. Crow web site
SO - WHAT'S NEW?
COLORADO MINING KITS
ORE BIN and TRESTLE
We've added several new 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.
!NEW LASERWOOD KITS!
NEW LASERWOOD KITS
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 way over the top.
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.
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.
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.
These navagation keys are present at the bottom of each page.
Send us an
Dealer inquiries invited!
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 once or sometimes twice a week.
Give us a call or e-mail if you order has not arrived within a reasonable period.
Usually we 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 shipments 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.