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LaRueD
Crew Chief



Posted - 12/04/2009 :  1:23:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dragoon, Arizona ...





"Lead, follow, or get out of the way.”

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Dave S
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/04/2009 :  3:05:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
LaRueD,

Another great structure found on the desert landscape to add to the group of structures that "beg to be built". Apparently, this water storage tank is connected to a well-head of some sort and has some type of pump to get the water into the overhead tank. The spout with a gate valve on it dangling down seems to indicate that it might be or have been used to fill water tank trucks.

Later, Dave S. Tucson, AZ



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Chuck Doan
Fireman

Posted - 12/04/2009 :  3:40:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree, and some luverly weathering too!


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mabloodhound
Fireman



Posted - 12/06/2009 :  09:37:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This isn't so much about the structure, but the scene itself. http://www.shorpy.com/node/7227?size=_original
Rick posted this Shorpy image in the Crew's thread and I didn't want it to get lost so added it here.



The year was 1924 and just look at the tie that guy is wearing.
I remember the skinny ties coming back again in style in the '60s and then going out.
And the variety of detail pieces in this scene means we can find a use for all those extra castings.
I was surprised to see the MAZDA name on the glass window; wonder what that was a reference to?
And that building looks like one of the backdrop types, not very deep.
Or is it just the photo compression?




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
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Edited by - mabloodhound on 12/06/2009 09:41:41 AM

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Peterpools
Engineer



Posted - 12/06/2009 :  09:42:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave
A Gold Mine of ideas and and scene in the making. Thanks for posting.
Peter



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deemery
Fireman

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Posted - 12/06/2009 :  09:48:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Mazda" was a line of lightbulbs, either owned by or eventually taken over by GE.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Peterpools
Engineer



Posted - 12/06/2009 :  10:25:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Guys
Where is the Name Mazda? I can't find it in the photograph.
Peter



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Rick
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Posted - 12/06/2009 :  10:32:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Peterpools

Guys
Where is the Name Mazda? I can't find it in the photograph.
Peter




Click on the link that Dave posted. It will open up the full size version of the picture. Look above the guys head and a little to the left. On the store window is where you'll see Edison Mazda.


As you think, so will you be.

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Thorn Creek and Western
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Posted - 12/06/2009 :  1:02:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit Thorn Creek and Western's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The popular illustrator Maxfield Parrish did a series of ads for Mazda around that time. This poster from 1922 could very well have been in that hardware store--


-Dave


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wesleybeks
Fireman



Posted - 12/07/2009 :  05:34:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking scene.

Thanks for the link dave



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akimmons
Fireman

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Posted - 12/22/2009 :  1:56:31 PM  Show Profile  Send akimmons an AOL message  Reply with Quote
On a recent business trip (and side trip to visit Cliff Powers' wonderful MA&G RR) I came across this fantastic building just south of downtown Jackson MS. The rusty wrought iron sign identifies it as the Mississippi Foundry and Machine Company. As you can see, at least part of the building is being used for another business. This would be a great layout addition built as pictured for a modern RR or in the original unpainted brick for a 1950s or earlier setting.











Lots of details and textures to model








Here's the track side. The Foundry is no longer served by rail but you can see where the tracks used to be.




Arnold Kimmons
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Royal and Edisto Railroad

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Chuck Doan
Fireman

Posted - 12/22/2009 :  3:59:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice! That sign would be a natural for etching or laser cutting.


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dmikulec
New Hire



Posted - 12/23/2009 :  11:23:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a great old industrial building. Wonder how old it is.




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deemery
Fireman

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Posted - 12/23/2009 :  5:03:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dmikulec

What a great old industrial building. Wonder how old it is.


The main building is definitely 19th century, I'd guess 1890s. It has the arched windows and the fancy Corinthian columns on that great entrance area, but not a lot of fancywork on the brick. The window panes (if we assume they're original) would tend to argue for a later date (the larger the glass, the more modern the building.) The annex in the back with the larger windows (that have smaller panes) is probably 1920s, that's a typical '20s industrial look.

It would help to see inside, and look at the columns (e.g. ironwork on the columns) and the floor joists.

It's a great looking industrial building!!!

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Neil M
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Posted - 12/23/2009 :  5:05:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a lovely old factory. Full or character. Great sign too.


Built a waterfront HO layout in Ireland http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22161 but now making a start in On30 in Australia

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