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  • My Version of J. Baum Tobacco Co. (FSM) 2 years and 2 layouts

    I started this back in 2019. I have always liked the look of of J. Baum Tobacco Co. with it's brick lower section with a overhanging wooden upper floor. I needed A lot of back ground buildings along the back of the upper level. I figured I could make it into one of those buildings. This is what I came up with.

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    I used a DPM wall section for the lower floors and Scratch built the upper floor. Here it is in place on the layout I didn't know at the time I had built in a problem. It turned out that it was top heavy. I came in one morning and it was laying across the tracks. In the fall a few details got knock off. I repaired the details and put it back in place with some lead weight added to the bottom and more double sided tape for a second try.
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    But alas this didn't work either. Living in an apartment I didn't want to glue it to the wall. I had enough room on the other side of the tracks for a small add on to the main building that would be accessed by a covered walkway from the third floor of the main building to the new building plus it would add a little character to the scene.
    Mike Mace

    Northern Division of the Santa Fe

  • #2
    Nice job on that "J. Baum" Mike.
    Which DPM kit does that wall come from?
    Carl

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    • #3
      The next thing was to build the covered walkway. It had to cross two tracks and a dirt road. I used wood for the walkway and Evergreen Scale Models I and H strips for the steel parts. Here are some photo of the construction of the walkway.

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      Here I'm testing where the walkway will go.

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      Next I installed the siding to the walkway.

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      Here are a couple of photos with the walkway installed to the main building.

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      So this is how I solved the case of the falling down building. Next time I will show the third addition to J. Baum's.
      Thanks for looking.
      Mike Mace

      Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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      • #4
        Carl thanks for the kind comment. I can't find which kit it came from I do know that it is from one of their very early runs before Walther took cover. I still have a bunch of their early stuff that I use for kitbashing.
        Mike Mace

        Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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        • #5
          Mike, that's a great looking rendition of George's J.Baum Tobacco.
          Also a nifty solution with that added walkway to keep it from falling over.
          Look forward to seeing this third addition you speak of.

          Greg

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          • #6
            I'm with Greg. Good solution.

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

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            • #7
              Greg thanks for the nice comments. My history of J. Baum's figures that the two story brick building is where the original business was located. After a time they needed more space and only way was up. That would make the wooden third floor the first addition. When they needed even more space a small plot of land across the railroad tracks was the only option. The walkway also had to clear a small dirt road along the railroad for RR access making the area even smaller.
              Mike Mace

              Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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              • #8
                George thanks for the kind comments.
                Mike Mace

                Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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                • #9
                  Great looking structure Mike and well done. Fantastic ideas and well executed craftsmanship.


                  Louis
                  Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                  • #10
                    Mike M,

                    Excellent modeling. J. Baum sure has lots of character!

                    Mike H
                    _________________________________________________

                    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                    • #11
                      Looks great Mike!
                      Philip

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                      • #12
                        Very nice.
                        Paint and subtle weathering are particularly good.

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                        • #13
                          Louis Thanks for the nice comments.
                          Mike Mace

                          Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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                          • #14
                            Mike thanks. I had hoped to give it some more character.
                            Mike Mace

                            Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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                            • #15
                              Philip Thanks for the nice comment.
                              Mike Mace

                              Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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