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Does this look enough like a brewery to you?
« on: April 02, 2010, 11:50:22 AM »
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I'm working out what do with all the spare parts leftover from the roundhouse project.  I have the first three stories of the grain tower built.
The concrete bins in the second and third views would feed the coal fired boilers... probably anachronistic for my time frame, but I've got over 100 hoppers, and I need somewhere to send them.

I haven't really established a foot print for this yet, but I think there's a track coming in from each end, one to load out grain cars, coming in from the warehouse end, and the other being the coal track, coming in from the front.  If I have room, I will likely add a larger section between the main mass of the brewery and the warehouse to represent a proper bottlery.

Whaddya think?  I think I need to get back to work on the paying work... :-\

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Re: Does this look enough like a brewery to you?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2010, 11:54:32 AM »
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It looks the part.

I think some butler building style additions would be a nice addition too, to give it even more character and more of a "modern" flavor, and to make it seem large enough to warrant rail service.

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Re: Does this look enough like a brewery to you?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2010, 12:04:17 PM »
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That's what I was thinking for the bottlery annex.  Might make the warehouse steel, too.
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Re: Does this look enough like a brewery to you?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2010, 12:09:25 PM »
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It'd be a pretty small brewery, but it looks the part. 


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Re: Does this look enough like a brewery to you?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2010, 12:19:31 PM »
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Now all we need to do is name it . . . and brew some beer for it to ship . . . with appropriate taste control from TRW staff . . . .
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Re: Does this look enough like a brewery to you?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2010, 12:22:30 PM »
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There are two things that come to mind when I think of a brewery. The large arched brick/mortar gate and large bay windows in the brewing/holding vats and I think if you add them it'll really add to the building looking the part.

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Re: Does this look enough like a brewery to you?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2010, 12:23:44 PM »
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There are two things that come to mind when I think of a brewery. The large arched brick/mortar gate and large bay windows in the brewing/holding vats and I think if you add them it'll really add to the building looking the part.

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And I forgot to add you'll need a brewmaster:



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Re: Does this look enough like a brewery to you?
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2010, 12:33:14 PM »
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I'll start interviewing brewmasters immediately.  But I ask, is the clipboard completely necessary?

This will be the Queen City Brewing Company, located just up Wills Creek from the WM station.  It was torn down in the early 1980's.  Other than a few trackside shots where it's in the background, there isn't much to work with.  So I'm working with available bits and pieces and the assumption that it will fit in the prescribed location.



Obviously, the track plan will need to be tweaked a bit to get it all to fit.  Also, yesterday during Bryan's visit, I had a Eureka moment, and decided that the area noted blankly as "Industries" will be the Kelly Springfield tire plant.  Bring on the carbon black!  I'm thinking of moving the main paper mill building over to be the tire plant, then getting the Walther's paper mill kit to bash into the space available over there.  I loves me some big industries!

Anyway, here's the revised look at the Brewery, following Edward's suggestions...




Soon there will be cases and cases of Old German flowing forth from the shores of Wills Creek into the hinterlands!

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Re: Does this look enough like a brewery to you?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2010, 12:33:34 PM »
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The building could be expanded with the use of a wall image or profile building against the wall with a tree view block to hide the sides that are not there .

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Re: Does this look enough like a brewery to you?
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2010, 12:37:49 PM »
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Richie, this will live under the sloped ceiling, and there will be tracks running along a ridge behind it.  I'll be able to minimize the detail on the far side of it, but it's going to have to be a free standing 3-D. building.

Here's about where it was located:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Cumberland,+Maryland&sll=39.641763,-77.719993&sspn=0.119233,0.220757&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Cumberland,+Allegany,+Maryland&ll=39.653276,-78.764709&spn=0.003725,0.006899&t=h&z=17

It looks like it will scale out to about 20" long and around 6 or 7 deep.  Probably will need to truncate it a bit, likely at the warehouse end.  Then I have to decide which way to orient it.

Lee
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Re: Does this look enough like a brewery to you?
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2010, 12:38:40 PM »
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Don't forget to get some Haye Brothers cut/broken glass cullet for outgoing hopper loads.  They make 3 different colors.

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Re: Does this look enough like a brewery to you?
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2010, 12:38:49 PM »
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The building could be expanded with the use of a wall image or profile building against the wall with a tree view block to hide the sides that are not there .

Yes!

Like I said, it need needs to look "large" to really seem to justify having rail service.

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Re: Does this look enough like a brewery to you?
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2010, 01:07:44 PM »
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I like the basic design. It overcomes the monotony of a dull box but yet avoids the questionable complexity of a "Winchester Mystery House."   ;D ;D ( how is my review style coming along?)  :o
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Re: Does this look enough like a brewery to you?
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2010, 01:22:27 PM »
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I would add some silos for a Malt House.  That would allow delivery from Airslides or PS-4000 covered hoppers.  Lots of Barley, Grains and even Rice used. 
Hops today are pelletized mush like pellet stove pellets.
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