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dmikulec
New Hire



Posted - 02/10/2009 :  11:36:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was thinking of doing them both together as it looks like the garage may have taken over the former storefront space for "storage" perhaps. At any rate, the two structures just seem like they belong together. :)

The challenge of course would be modeling the cement block walls. To look right they would have to be cast in plaster. A challenge indeed.



quote:
Originally posted by Frederic Testard

Nice structure. I guess you're speaking of the wooden one. The forefront garage would be a great model too.




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Frederic Testard
Engineer

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Posted - 02/10/2009 :  11:40:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm looking forward to follow this project, Dave. It should be very interesting.


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mabloodhound
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Posted - 02/11/2009 :  09:29:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dmikulec

Well...

one of my first scratchbuilding projects. Taken in Cleveland, Ohio sometime in the early 30s. A good portion of it will have to be freelanced but it has some nice lines, and real character. IMO.

-=Dave





An excellent choice to scratch build.
Do you have any other photos of the other sides?
Some research in the local Cleveland Historical records might reveal other photos.
The research is worth the time and then the size scaling can be done fairly accurate.
I used Google sketchup to get dimensions for my first one.
Do start a build post when you do it.


Dave Mason
D&G RR (Dunstead & Granford) in On30
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”~Benjamin Franklin
The 2nd Amendment, America’s 1st Homeland Security

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Ken Hamilton
Crew Chief



Posted - 02/24/2009 :  07:27:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ken Hamilton's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Is this a neat facility or what?
(Images from the "Shorpy" website.

There's a lot happening in this little space.
Note the cribbing at the edge of the piles and the brick pavement:





Ken Hamilton
www.wildharemodels.com
http://public.fotki.com/khamilton/models/

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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/24/2009 :  09:22:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is indeed a neat setup, Ken.

I ran across this Quonset addition to an old barn recently. The back side of the Quonset is identical to what you see, and the hut is centered on the side of the barn.








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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/25/2009 :  09:52:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So you say you need a long, narrow structure for your layout or diorama? How is this one. It is about 12' wide, two storeys tall, and near 30' in length.












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Peterpools
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Posted - 02/28/2009 :  06:04:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ken & Bruce
Thanks guys for two very interesting structures. Lots of details and plenty of potential.
Peter
BCT



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RDG-LNE
Engine Wiper



Posted - 03/09/2009 :  2:47:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit RDG-LNE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here is a truck weigh scale and scale house I found on my travels in South Jersey. I have no idea what industry this might have served as it is surrounded by brownfields.









Drew



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adrian_batey
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Posted - 03/10/2009 :  5:17:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit adrian_batey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow some very nice structures over the past few weeks.
Ill be keeping the coal facility in mind for when i get round to building my layout. very nice although that pavement may be a challange in n scale....


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https://yacoltbranch.blogspot.com.au/

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UKGuy
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Posted - 03/25/2009 :  8:41:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote


Mother Nature just lets us 'borrow' the land, eventually she takes it back.

Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 03/25/2009 8:44:29 PM

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 03/26/2009 :  04:12:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice structure, Karl, and you're right, it's like a love story between the grass or trees and the boards...


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George D
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Posted - 03/26/2009 :  08:05:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl, it looks like you got that picture just in time. That building isn’t going to be standing much longer.

That’s a great example of how the vegetation is taking over.

George



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Danny Head
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Posted - 03/26/2009 :  08:20:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great structure Karl. I would love to model it and place it next to the E.B. Hunt store I just finished. I wish I could see the other two sides..... looks like a great place to find a nest of Copperheads. Danny


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UKGuy
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Posted - 03/26/2009 :  12:16:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys,

quote:
Originally posted by Danny Head

I wish I could see the other two sides.....



This is all I got Danny, I'll see if its still there next time I am out that way.



Karl.A



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clif
Engine Wiper



Posted - 03/26/2009 :  10:36:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is an image I saw on line, which would make an interesting street scene



The caption with it is;

Walker Evans

Fridays at the mall March 1936

Negroes and shop front. Vicksburg, Mississippi



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