Saturday, September 25, 2021

Big Changes!

 As many of you know I have bought the Circus Train Miniatures, Carnival Train Miniatures and Freddie Daw kits and figures.

Check out the new website


The new site will change as we get thru all the boxes etc. I are working on cleaning the molds and then producing the kits again. I have made changes to the kits in hopes they will be easier to build.

I am also working on the Carnival wagons that for the most part were never put out to everyone. They will be coming along slowly.

I have a full time job that I still work to support my hobby so new wagons and parts will come out slowly. I am hoping to keep your interest and look forward to making these iconic kits available again.

Thank You


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

A few other projects

Working on a few more projects. These are all projects I have been working on, The Old Woman in the Shoe and the BBH Tab Cage. The Tiger Cage is coming soon.

 Old Woman in the Shoe

 Tiger Cage

 Barnum Baily Hutchinson Tab Cage

Working on Decals for the Railcars

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Steel Arena Update

One coat of paint is on one more to come. This is turning out fantastic I am very happy with the look and will start the inside soon.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Working on the Steel Arena

Working on this wonderful new arena, waiting for more parts and then it will be finished. Some beautiful work from Germany.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Chocks for the train in HO scale

Working on these little numbers, they are a much needed detail for the train. I will be using some stain to gain the color that I want. Lefts, Rights and Naked Ladies.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

New Stands heading out of Winter Quarters

New stands heading to a client. These are HO scale.

Friday, November 25, 2016

More Elephants Coming Soon!

Im working on a few more elephants for the show. With the help of some photos and a drawing from Dom I am working on the "Old King Cole".

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Concession Stands

Working on another group of stands for a customer and also for my own show. Its good to be back in the shop again. The bottom picture is my popcorn almost ready for the midway.

New Project Started

This is my next big project, I have always wanted to build the car shops main building in Baraboo. This will not be an exact replica of the building but close to it. I am using it as the center of my winter quarters diorama. I am building a winter quarters for the C & R Circus the way I want it to look and not as a copy of any other winter quarters. I will try and use some of the building that I have pictures of from other winter quarters that I like and incorporate them in mine.

The picture is the prototype pieces. that I have to make sure the measurements work for my space. the bottom picture is what I am starting with as a guide.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A couple more items I am working on for the C & R Circus. I need a few more however the rest of them will be painted brown and dirty. I also have these for sale as a kit or can be built. Contact me at for information and timelines.

These trunks and wagon are HO Scale.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sitting here tonight working on putting some pictures together for my Grandfathers Celebration of Life tomorrow has been hard. All the model building and Circus in my life is because of him and his encouragement.

The C & R Circus is named after me (Chris) and my grandfather Roy. Many things were learned from Grandpa such as, Take your time, work neat, build to scale, measure twice before you cut and learn from your mistakes.

The best part was enjoying the many hours in the workroom with Grandpa learning many traits, skills and respect I will always have and use.

I truly have something that is unique and was built by me and my grandfather.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Website Going Away!

I will be closing down the website very soon. I have had problems with it and have desided to close it and updating the blog more often.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Two new "Georgia Buggies" fresh from the paint shop. We have also added the bull rings to the ticket wagons. I think we had a good day of model building.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Cracker Jack!

New Ticket wagons for the midway. We had some water damage to the original 3 wagons that are part of the masthead of this blog so we decided to replace them.

Here is another view of a completed cotton candy stand that is on my show and also the beginning of the Cracker Jack stand for the menagerie.