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Waterbury VT station
« on: February 15, 2008, 01:53:27 PM »
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Alkem Scale Models is making a model of the Waterbury VT station in HO, and hints an N scale version may be available. Go here and to the bottom of the page for some photos - http://www.geocities.com/bkempins/ASMMain/WHATSNEW.html

We should all email Bernie and give him the thumbs up on that idea. I don't model Waterbury, but would love to have this structure on my layout-to-be.
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Re: Waterbury VT station
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 08:48:06 PM »
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Alkem Scale Models is making a model of the Waterbury VT station in HO, and hints an N scale version may be available. Go here and to the bottom of the page for some photos - http://www.geocities.com/bkempins/ASMMain/WHATSNEW.html

We should all email Bernie and give him the thumbs up on that idea. I don't model Waterbury, but would love to have this structure on my layout-to-be.

Yes, that model is in the works. Now that the HO coal dock is done, I am investigating various options for producing the production model of the station.  I am also working on a large brick mill building, using a prototype structures as a reference.  BTW the N scale version of the coal dock is also done and I have several left in stock.

My objective is to make these kits with scale sized bricks and window mullions. This will be taxing the various technologies to achieve this, but the demonstration models show it can be done.  Now the trick is to make it in a cost effective manner.

Please check my web site as I will post the latest status on it.

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Re: Waterbury VT station
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2008, 11:49:47 PM »
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Point of order:
Window "Mullions" are the strips between window UNITS.  (groups of two or more windows are MULLED together...)  The wood that divides the glass panes is a MUNTIN.

You may proceed.

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Re: Waterbury VT station
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2008, 08:39:08 AM »
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I'm pretty interested in the Waterbury Station in HO.

Bernie, what mill will the mill buildings be based off of. If a NE prototype, then I'm am in for a crap load as 90% of the large structures on my new layout are mill buildings.
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Re: Waterbury VT station
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2008, 01:04:13 PM »
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I'll take one in N-Scale, the prototype is right down the street from my house and I can see it from my office window if I walk a few steps out of my cell, I mean cubicle.

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Re: Waterbury VT station
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2008, 10:18:26 PM »
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I'm pretty interested in the Waterbury Station in HO.

Bernie, what mill will the mill buildings be based off of. If a NE prototype, then I'm am in for a crap load as 90% of the large structures on my new layout are mill buildings.

Ian,

I have been studying old mills and am selecting a prototype that will work in both a NE and southern setting. The mill I am doing looks a lot like a mill in Providence, RI and Charlottesville, VA. It includes a mill race for water power and a central tower with a cupola. The windows are arched, and there are lots of them. It would be very hard to scratchbuild this mill. There is also a fair amount of decorative brick trim.

The first pilot kit in N scale was on display on layout that burned down. Not an auspicious start. However, I have been experimenting lately with a new technique that yields pre-finished scale sized bricks. No need to paint. I am still working on the techniques, so I don't want to promote it too much in an attempt to avoid vaporware. If this new technique proves unworkable, I will use laser cut acrylic for the bricks similar to the brick cabin I did last year.

Anyway, I'll post the latest news to my web site as it develops.





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Re: Waterbury VT station
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2008, 01:31:24 AM »
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Very nice! I love mill buildings, both brick and stone. The arched windows will be a plus. While this mill does not have a lot of detail brick work, it is one of my faves. Dupes showed it to me in January.





But I will be needing to complete mill complexes like this (not my photo)
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Re: Waterbury VT station
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2008, 05:44:56 AM »
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I have been studying old mills and am selecting a prototype that will work in both a NE and southern setting. The mill I am doing looks a lot like a mill in Providence, RI and Charlottesville, VA. It includes a mill race for water power and a central tower with a cupola. The windows are arched, and there are lots of them. It would be very hard to scratchbuild this mill. There is also a fair amount of decorative brick trim.

Sounds like the London Fog factory in Baltimore too so far.
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Re: Waterbury VT station
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2008, 10:10:52 AM »
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Brings back memories of when I worked for Digital Equipment Corp, which was headquarted in an old mill in Maynard, MA...


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Re: Waterbury VT station
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2008, 12:34:37 PM »
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Brings back memories of when I worked for Digital Equipment Corp, which was headquarted in an old mill in Maynard, MA...



The Digital mill is a sweet mill! I remember it from when my uncle worked there back in the 80s-90s. Then he got moved to the Salem, NH office.

http://web.maynard.ma.us/history/mill-history.htm
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Re: Waterbury VT station
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2008, 03:36:17 PM »
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I have been studying old mills and am selecting a prototype that will work in both a NE and southern setting. The mill I am doing looks a lot like a mill in Providence, RI and Charlottesville, VA. It includes a mill race for water power and a central tower with a cupola. The windows are arched, and there are lots of them. It would be very hard to scratchbuild this mill. There is also a fair amount of decorative brick trim.

Sounds like the London Fog factory in Baltimore too so far.

Yes, there are many mills that share these attributes. I think i visited the London Fog building once. Is it on the west side of 81 inside the beltway?

I am trying to pick a prototype that will suit modelers in many regions of the US. 

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Re: Waterbury VT station
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2008, 05:54:47 PM »
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Well Bernie, if you need any shots I can get you tons of High Rez of the very large Amoskeag Mills complex in Manchester, NH.
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Re: Waterbury VT station
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2008, 08:08:49 PM »
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Ian,

Thanks for the offer.  I can always use photos for ideas.  Send them when you can.

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Re: Waterbury VT station
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2008, 12:57:57 AM »
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OK, I can get out in the next week or the next time I'm with NEGS and we take a train to Manchester for interchange. Should be shortly.
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Re: Waterbury VT station
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2008, 10:31:14 AM »
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Was in Dover and got to take some shots of the Washington Mill and Pacific Mill. These are no where near the size of the Amoskeag mills in Manchester, but are still very interesting.

Washington Mill











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