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  • #31
    Got em all now. I like #2 (first choice) & #4 (second choice).



    • #32
      Tough decision'. but I have to go with two'...



      • #33
        I'm attaching two photos so that you all have a an overview of the harbor area. The foreground area to the left, is missing the Toadsuck Cannery as it is still in the box. I tossed a few paper buildings on, as place keepers only, to help fill the scene..

        Along the wall you can see where pieces of advice, public and private, from several of you, are shaping the area. I broke down the four story gray building from earlier in this thread to use as a low mid foreground building on the cannery row siding. I also added another panel to the red building against the backdrop to make it wider.., and now has a loading door. Likely to be cold storage or ice facility.

        You'll also note the four story mill (plastic ) was also lengthened by one section, giving it a different feel to its character as well.

        I think I'm close now.
        Your impressions , observations, ideas and criticisms are always welcome.

        Option #2 got the most votes.

        You'll see that below, this is essentially option #2 with extended length to both buildings, and repurposing the gray building that is now out of the background role determined by your opinions and votes.


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        Last edited by David_J_Buchholz; 11-16-2021, 09:20 AM.
        Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.


        • #34

          I really like where you're going on this area, especially the larger buildings; they look more real and fill the area nicely. Better than a lot of small buildings.

          It looks like you realigned the short spur that I questioned. Looks better and seems to make more sense. Could you lengthen it to hold more equipment and still have a small building? Doesn't really need a building; it would serve as an overflow track. I'm not sure an interlocking tower is needed in a switching district.



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


          • #35
            Mike, that short spur at the interlocking tower could be lengthened a few inches more. Hopefully room for two reefers or box cars.

            I wasn't sure if the tower is put to best purpose being there. More likely the spur will have coal and water, rather than send locos back to the main yard facilities. Some thing small would work.

            That's for your ideas. I do listen. (But don't tell my wife)
            Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.


            • #36
              I like option two. The varying heights flow nicely from the existing buildings on the right to the woods on the left.


              • #37
                Initially I liked #1, now I like the more finished photo you posted most recently. #33 in upper corner.

                Able to see all 4 photos on Safari on my iPhone 8’s whose spellcheck thinks it’s smarter than I am. It’s probably right.
                Last edited by k9wrangler; 11-09-2021, 10:36 AM. Reason: Fill in some blanks in my blather
                Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

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                • #38
                  Thanks to all who participated. Case closed.
                  Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.