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Bruce Scott
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Posted - 12/31/2013 :  12:58:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rural Iowa Structures:

These are various structures I found interesting on a trip across Northwest Iowa in August 2005, anyone of which might make a good model candidate.

Church, Esterville Iowa:


Freight Station on the Milwaukee Road Rembrandt IA branch:


Abandoned factory near Goldfield IA:


The Charles Theater at Charles City IA:


The Diner at Spirit Lake IA, on the Milwaukee Road:


The Beebeetown IA one room school house:


Outbuildings at Dows, near the Rock Island. Be sure to visit the RI RR Museum, if you go there.


The classic bucolic Iowa farmscape:



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mabloodhound
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Posted - 12/31/2013 :  10:15:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And not a single mountain in the background of those Iowa photos. Nice stuff.


Dave Mason
D&G RR (Dunstead & Granford) in On30
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Bruce Scott
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Posted - 01/18/2014 :  4:03:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
An old mill, somewhere in New England; wish I had taken more pictures of it:



Hog Island Oyster Conmpany, north of San Francisco, along the former North Pacific Coast Railroad right of way.



South View Oyster Co.:



Back of Oyster Co.:




Edited by - Bruce Scott on 02/09/2014 5:52:23 PM

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mabloodhound
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Posted - 01/19/2014 :  08:56:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You know Bruce, if we knew what state that old mill was in I bet we could find more pictures of it. Many of the old mills were documented in the Library of Congress HABS collection.
Nice photos.


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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Bruce Scott
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Posted - 01/20/2014 :  8:23:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


It most likely was in New Hampshire or Vermont.



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patchall
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Posted - 01/26/2014 :  12:51:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is anybody else building bar mills Tylick tool?


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deemery
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Posted - 02/24/2014 :  12:03:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today's (24 Feb 14) Shorpy reminded me that we see a lot of ocean modeling, but not much riverfront modeling. This is a large panorama of Vicksburg, MS around 1909.
http://www.shorpy.com/node/17034?size=_original#caption

dave


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

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Chester
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Posted - 03/02/2014 :  11:08:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A typical New England farmhouse with el to attached barn. Just so happens this is MY house in 1928.



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desilets
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Posted - 03/29/2014 :  11:26:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A couple of things:
For you Facebook users, there is a site(?) called Building in the Past. The owner posts any number of interesting structure photos from the West.
On the Library of Congress HABS/HAER site you can find plans and photos of the Gruber Wagon Works. The works went through several modifications, from a simple barn-like structure to a complex structure as it exists today. It was restored (my architect brother was in charge) and was moved to a park near Reading, PA, the Berks County Heritage Center. Awfully large even in HO, but you could selectively compress it.


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Ensign
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Posted - 05/22/2014 :  2:48:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been driving past this old farm house for years,on the way up too our cottage.
It was covered in vines for years,but recently someone cut most of them away.
I thought I'd better take some photo's of it,just in case it's not there next time I go past it.
I just love the rusting stamped metal siding panels on this old house.
I think this old house would make a fantastic model!






















Greg Shinnie



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Chuck Doan
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Posted - 05/22/2014 :  6:09:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a great one Greg! Never saw a house that large covered in that kind of siding.


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Ensign
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Posted - 05/22/2014 :  6:13:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Chuck Doan

That's a great one Greg! Never saw a house that large covered in that kind of siding.



Thanks Chuck! You know it's funny whenever I take a photo of a structure like this,I'm thinking to myself,Chuck Doan would like this building.

Greg Shinnie



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mabloodhound
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Posted - 05/23/2014 :  08:59:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wonder if someone is going to re-hab the house. They have plastic sheeting inside those broken windows.
And look at those window casings....nice craftsmanship. Metal siding is a novel idea, usually used on interior ceilings.
The roof line looks pretty straight so I bet the building is pretty good overall.


Dave Mason
D&G RR (Dunstead & Granford) in On30
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Ensign
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Posted - 07/18/2014 :  9:46:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found this interesting looking brick structure today in Alliston,Ontario.
It kind of reminded me of one of Randy Peprock's designs, at "Downtown Deco".
I have no idea what this building was originally built for and used as.
I thought it looked fairly generic, that it could be used for many things.

















And some close-ups photos on this building interesting bits.









Greg Shinnie



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 07/21/2014 :  8:54:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Greg, Where is this house located? I have seen this type of siding, but never on a house of this type. Must be at least a century old, I would guess.


quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

I've been driving past this old farm house for years,on the way up too our cottage.
It was covered in vines for years,but recently someone cut most of them away.
I thought I'd better take some photo's of it,just in case it's not there next time I go past it.
I just love the rusting stamped metal siding panels on this old house.
I think this old house would make a fantastic model!






















Greg Shinnie




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