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Re: Cool structure
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 08:18:30 PM »
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Very nice!  That thing screams 60's/70's midwest US.   I might have to own that.
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Re: Cool structure
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 08:30:19 PM »
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It looks like it would be a good choice for a school.
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Re: Cool structure
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2013, 08:32:14 PM »
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They say the prototype is in Edmonton, Alberta.  It is a pretty cool structure- I have seen a lot of buildings like that over the years.

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Re: Cool structure
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 08:49:26 PM »
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Had a few minutes between jobs and the result is I have the front of this structure about halfway drawn. If any manufacturer got to it before me I will happily continue with my backlog. I am assuming this building is about 25 scale feet tall with the bay door being 15x15. Sound about right?

@Catt, I need exact measurements for your request.

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Re: Cool structure
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 09:06:02 PM »
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Very nice kit. I'd like to see what Stonebridge can do with it as well.
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Re: Cool structure
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 09:10:25 PM »
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Wait a sec... Karin, are you drawing it in Z?
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Re: Cool structure
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2013, 09:20:37 PM »
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Wait a sec... Karin, are you drawing it in Z?

Wait a sec... David, do you doubt my N scale drawing ability?  :facepalm:

Seriously, N scale. I see how I can improve on the front, the windows bow inward on the left and outward on the right. I can improve it based on what I see.....
Z scale.....  :?

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Re: Cool structure
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2013, 09:23:24 PM »
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No, Karin, you should know I have no doubt at all about your abilities. I had to ask, however, because re-drawing this very same building for N scale, even if it's "improved," is IP theft, since it already exists as a kit available for purchase from Inter-Action Enterprises.
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Re: Cool structure
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2013, 09:31:24 PM »
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Oh wow, I never heard of the company, guess its obvious I'm new to N scale... And just in case they happen to read this, I'm sorry for criticizing your workmanship.  :o  Can it be similar but different? I think the rule of thumb it has to be about 25% different in design. How one measures such things is beyond me.

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Re: Cool structure
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2013, 09:33:50 PM »
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Oh wow, I never heard of the company, guess its obvious I'm new to N scale... And just in case they happen to read this, I'm sorry for criticizing your workmanship.  :o  Can it be similar but different? I think the rule of thumb it has to be about 25% different in design. How one measures such things is beyond me.

There are a bazillion variations on this architectural theme. There should be no diffiiculty finding something in a similar vein but different enough so as to avoid infringement.
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Re: Cool structure
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2013, 09:56:13 PM »
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We now have a school/industry. Its got a very different look yet looks like it was built by the same architect, whew! 

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Re: Cool structure
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2013, 10:55:34 PM »
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It's called curtain wall construction.  It is very common out here on the West Coast. 
Surely Karin, there is some within a short distance of you in Medford.
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Re: Cool structure
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2013, 11:07:36 PM »
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@Catt, I need exact measurements for your request.

Karin,I don't have any of those windows any more.The only thing I have left is one wall panelwith openings and those are 9'tall by 15' wide.  I think a down size to 8'x 12'would work fine.
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Re: Cool structure
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2013, 12:13:56 AM »
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It's called curtain wall construction.  It is very common out here on the West Coast. 
Surely Karin, there is some within a short distance of you in Medford.

I could be wrong, but that doesn't look like curtain to me. Curtain wall architecture is usually characterized by a clearly visible superstructure with wall and/or window panels in each opening, as in the example below. Developed at the turn of the 20th century, the design is common throughout the world. The Inter-Action Enterprises kit structure looks like just a plain-vanilla box.



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