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Dutchman Posted - 01/13/2008 : 4:39:49 PM
Back in 2003, I started the first thread devoted to "Prototype Structures That Cry Out To Be Modeled". When that thread got near 20 pages long, I locked it and opened a follow-up thread titled "Prototype Structures for Modeling, Part 2". My reasoning was that it was becoming difficult for members to page thru the entire thread to find a particular structure that they remembered seeing.

Well, that second thread grew to over 25 pages, so I unlocked the original. Now both threads a huge, and my concerns about the easy of searching for a structure are compounded.

So, it is time to open a third thread devoted to this topic, and to once again lock the first two.

Here are links to those threads for to make it easier for members to find them in the future.

The original "Prototype Structures That Cry Out To Be Modeled": http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4647&whichpage=1

The follow-up thread "Prototype Structures for Modeling, Part 2": http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5840&whichpage=1

I continue to encourage you to take your camera on your travels. As you find a prototype structure that jumps out at you, post the photos here as inspiration for your fellow members.
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Bill Gill Posted - 01/22/2021 : 3:55:17 PM
This post was inspired by sgtbob's thread on building a shallow relief cottage

The house here looks nothing like the terrific gingerbready prototype Sgt Bob modeled, except that it can be modeled fullsize and still be a
shallow relief structure, something many of us can probably use somewhere. Here are photos of all four sides.

A few other ideas of how to use a shallow structure like this as part of a background scene and be seen here:http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3884&whichpage=24
Pennman Posted - 05/01/2020 : 7:05:02 PM
Here's another structure I have always liked and might build one day. It's located in the same town as the old green house above, in Friendship, New York. It's an old Fire Station. Picture of the front, is first, then proceed around it starting on the left side.

kebmo1 Posted - 05/01/2020 : 6:22:50 PM
what a shame. looks like a real beauty it her day.
Pennman Posted - 05/01/2020 : 3:52:43 PM
Here's a nice house to model. Minus the front awning, of course ! I'll bet it was nice in its day.

Bill Gill Posted - 05/01/2020 : 3:18:50 PM
This place is really rockin' Sort of a prototype building flat against a cliff backdrop. An no, it isn't being torn down...any more than what is here. :)
hon3_rr Posted - 11/22/2019 : 2:59:45 PM
Jim, that first picture could be a bit tricky to model. Do you have any other pics of this structure, particularly from the backside? TIA
quartergauger48 Posted - 11/18/2019 : 10:13:56 PM
Hey Jim, looks like your camera had a few nips before it took the pictures...
BurleyJim Posted - 11/18/2019 : 3:56:44 PM
Frank, I couldn't find them again if I tried, some desolate Indiana gravel roads.

Frank Palmer Posted - 11/18/2019 : 10:26:37 AM
Jim, I think I saw those buildings in an amusement park when I was a kid.
BurleyJim Posted - 11/17/2019 : 9:58:52 PM
Here's a little easier one.


BurleyJim Posted - 11/17/2019 : 9:44:32 PM
Here ya go!


PS That is not lens distortion.

Bernd Posted - 12/14/2018 : 8:36:15 PM
Came across some slides I took in 1980. This is a NYC station in Ionia, New York. It was on a line called the Peanut Line. The
line ran from Canadaguia New York to Niagra Falls, New York. The station was later turned into a private home. It still stands

Bill Gill Posted - 12/07/2018 : 2:40:09 PM
Originally posted by Bill Gill

Here's a prototype that might cry out NOT to be modeled. it's a recently remodeled restaurant in ye olde new England but was never a church :)

deemery Posted - 12/02/2018 : 1:55:48 PM
There's a former trolley barn in Somersworth NH that was an auto repair/sales place, and is now being converted to a state liquor store. Looks like the state is doing an 'historically sensitive' job with their renovations.

Rick Posted - 12/02/2018 : 11:27:36 AM
Found this picture on a Facebook group I belong and thought it might interest some.
Trolley Barn in Trenton, NJ.
It was later converted into a car wash.

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