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darrylhuffman
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Posted - 03/12/2021 :  11:50:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
After watching Jason Jensen Trains build the large building in FOS Scale's Limited Run kit for this year, I decided to build my own version as I missed out on the kit.

This is a fairly large building in HO.

I researched Emerson Electrical ads from the 1920s and 1930s. I found most of their ads featured their fans. The ad slogan was, "Built to last" so I added a fan sign to the roof of the building.














I will add some more detail photos shortly.

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darrylhuffman
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Posted - 03/13/2021 :  12:00:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Focusing on the rooftop.

I tried to pose people on their lunch break.

One guy is away from the rest feeding the birds.







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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 03/13/2021 :  01:48:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darryl very nice build. Neat idea with the people at lunch.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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darrylhuffman
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Posted - 03/13/2021 :  03:27:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike,

I try to think of logical activities that people would do.

100 years ago, manufacturing had more people doing jobs that where labor intensive.

When I was a child, my family and I picked cotton.

When it was lunch time, we did not drive to McDonalds.

There used to be a series in the NMRA Bulletin featuring mini-scenes. Lots of ideas on using figures.



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 03/13/2021 :  08:20:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Neat building and nice scenes on the roof.


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Ensign
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Posted - 03/13/2021 :  08:55:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darryl, your Emerson electric looks wonderful!

Greg



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George D
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Posted - 03/13/2021 :  09:34:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good looking building, Darryl. I like the area under construction. the new addition shows it's a thriving business.

George


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mecrr
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Posted - 03/14/2021 :  1:03:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darryl-
Beautiful Build. People! Fantastic, so many builds ignore the fact that people exist. So glad to see the inclusion of folks.
David


A Maine Expatriate living in the valley of Northern California - Modeling in HO.
David Stickney

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 03/14/2021 :  3:24:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darryl,

An excellent job of creating the model, and a complete scene to bring it to life. Well done!

Jim


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/14/2021 :  4:01:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very nice, indeed. The people on the roof is a clever idea.

Mike



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darrylhuffman
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Posted - 03/14/2021 :  5:14:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you for all the compliments. I do appreciate it.

Focusing on the building under construction, I used this laser cut kit:




These kits are available on EBay for $25. I bought several as they look great, go together so easy and are such a good value.

I tried to make a mini-scene using this kit.








On the opposite side of the structure I wanted some people just talking.

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That finishes my photos for this build.

I will slowly add some more details and foliage as time goes on. This scene was 1 square foot. I will build another 1 foot square scene that will connect with this one at some point.

Our bookshelves in our living room are 12 inches deep and 24 inches wide. Great for dioramas.



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postalkarl
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Posted - 03/15/2021 :  07:42:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Darryl:

You did a just beautiful job with this. You can be proud of this build.

Karl S.



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darrylhuffman
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Posted - 03/15/2021 :  08:19:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you Karl.

I hope my wife likes it too.



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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/15/2021 :  09:15:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice job on the build and detailing, Darryl.



Bruce

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Guff
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Posted - 03/15/2021 :  3:25:42 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Wonderful build!!

David Guffey

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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 03/15/2021 :  5:41:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The building under construction looks really neat lots of activity. Neat little kit.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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