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  • Banning Brothers Boiler -and- Machine Works

    Here's an HO scale building I made a few months back. It was built primarily from a DPM Designer Bulk Pack of wall sections and windows. As it sits against the backdrop, the rear wall is just Plastruct 0.100" ABS solid sheeting.

    It was named for a buddy of mine in Vegas - Jesse Banning - who owns a shop dedicated to building 7-1/2" gauge ride-on locomotives, and who built the welded steel boiler for my 1/8th scale coal fired 4-4-0.







    Each door has a 1.5" deep styrene shadowbox behind it with a printed photo on the back wall. Each window has a similar shadowbox, but only about 0.75" deep. Photos were culled from the Internet of actual machine shop interiors, so there are milling machines, lathes, drill presses, raw material racks, etc.

















  • #2
    Nicely done, Dwight! Love the night shots too!

    Pete

    in Michigan

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    • #3
      Hi Dwight, and welcome too the forums!

      Wow! That factory complex is beautiful!

      And your lighting of it looks equally so!

      Greg Shinnie

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      • #4
        Wow! Well done Dwight! Beautiful, realistic coloring.

        Superb use of DPM sections. :up:

        And the shadowbox idea is very effective.
        Carl

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        • #5
          Nicely done.
          -- KP --

          Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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          • #6
            Nice, very nice. I like the loading dock views. Realistic work.

            Mike M

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            • #7
              Wow, really nice work, and beautiful pics!

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              • #8
                Thanks for the replies. First time I tried the shadow boxes. I really like how they turned out. There will be more of them in future buildings.

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                • #9
                  That is really nice. Great lighting and photos.
                  Jerry



                  "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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                  • #10
                    Very nice. I love your ideas of adding photos. Nice depth of field on the platform pics.

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                    • #11
                      I want to add my WOW!!

                      Very nice model and photos :up: :up:

                      Bob
                      http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102

                      http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837

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                      • #12
                        I'm joining the "WOW" chorus. Great lighting and I like the shadow boxes for interior details.

                        George
                        The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                        • #13
                          Very nice! That last photo gives a good sense of the locations too.

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                          • #14
                            Excellent.

                            One question....with the shadowboxes, how did you do the lighting? Is there an LED for each window/door or is the shadowbox open at the top?
                            Dave Mason
                            On30Kits.com

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                            • #15
                              That is a fine looking building.
                              Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                              Cedar Swamp
                              SW of Manistique, MI

                              AVATAR Image stolen from Model Train Stuff advertisement in my e-mail

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