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SirTainly

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Re: Santa Fe in China Basin
« Reply #240 on: August 04, 2017, 05:46:28 AM »
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It's a brilliant job you're doing on that pier, so many pilings, and beams, I really admire the patience.

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American Can Company
« Reply #241 on: August 16, 2017, 03:55:50 PM »
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With work stress reaching new local maximums, it was time to switch gears back to the shelf layout. One of the big industries for the layout is the American Can Company, which featured a large operation on Illinois Street. (Picture available here, as I couldn't embed it https://webbie1.sfpl.org/multimedia/sfphotos/AAC-6318.jpg)

The building literally looks like it came out of the Walther's catalog, so after a trip to the "personal hobby shop," I dug out some older kits— and by older, I mean at least two 20+ year old kits still in boxes:


I spent some time mulling over options and decided that combining the "Brach's Candy Factory" along with the newer "American Hardware Supply" would do the trick:



After some a bunch of cutting splicing, resorting to Sharpie markers for the mullions, and swearing, I ended up with this mock up:


Still needs touching up, weathering, and the companion kit to be added.
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Re: Santa Fe in China Basin
« Reply #242 on: August 17, 2017, 11:28:29 PM »
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  8) :drool:
I'm really digging that kitbash!

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Re: Santa Fe in China Basin
« Reply #243 on: August 19, 2017, 12:16:52 PM »
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Oh, YES, nice!
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CanCo Continued
« Reply #244 on: August 21, 2017, 05:51:39 PM »
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Had some time over the weekend to continue working on the American Can Company.

The South end of the complex has been glued up (excluding the floors and roof which need paint):






For the North end, I picked yet another arrangement of walls and started painting the wall sections:






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Re: Santa Fe in China Basin
« Reply #245 on: August 22, 2017, 03:27:09 PM »
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Whoa. It's funny, when I saw the post I was like, did he suddenly start modeling Baltimore?
http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/Images/Boxcar-in-tow-8263-heads-back-toward-Bayview

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Re: Santa Fe in China Basin
« Reply #246 on: August 22, 2017, 07:04:29 PM »
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Whoa. It's funny, when I saw the post I was like, did he suddenly start modeling Baltimore?
http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/Images/Boxcar-in-tow-8263-heads-back-toward-Bayview

Yeah, this whole part of San Francisco looks like it came out of the Walther's Catalog. (at least the historical buildings that haven't been torn down)

Also I'm pretty sure that both kits were inspired by various CanCo buildings across the nation ;-)

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Re: Santa Fe in China Basin
« Reply #247 on: September 27, 2017, 11:02:07 PM »
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Going to jump into modeling rail barges (car floats) apron and surroundings in Alaska. What kit is your car float from?
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Re: Santa Fe in China Basin
« Reply #248 on: September 28, 2017, 07:28:55 PM »
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Going to jump into modeling rail barges (car floats) apron and surroundings in Alaska. What kit is your car float from?

https://nscaleships.com/n-z-scale-ship-index/260-atsf-car-ferry-dock/

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Re: Santa Fe in China Basin
« Reply #249 on: December 05, 2017, 02:36:56 PM »
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Railnerd

In Morning Sun Books Santa Fe's Valley Division - The Last Two Decades. There is a photo of China Basin in 1984. 

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Re: Santa Fe in China Basin
« Reply #250 on: February 02, 2019, 12:28:01 AM »
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Dave

Saw this: http://northbaylines.blogspot.com/2017/11/1948-san-francisco-industries-map.html

Morning Sun just released Northwestern Pacific Railroad In Color.  There are photos of SF facilities in Tiburon and Sausalito. 

All basic information. Just wanted to keep the thread alive
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Re: Santa Fe in China Basin
« Reply #251 on: February 05, 2019, 07:57:44 PM »
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Dave

Saw this: http://northbaylines.blogspot.com/2017/11/1948-san-francisco-industries-map.html

Morning Sun just released Northwestern Pacific Railroad In Color.  There are photos of SF facilities in Tiburon and Sausalito. 

All basic information. Just wanted to keep the thread alive

neato!

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Re: Santa Fe in China Basin
« Reply #252 on: February 07, 2019, 11:30:14 AM »
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Updates?
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Re: Santa Fe in China Basin
« Reply #253 on: February 08, 2019, 01:52:03 PM »
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Updates?

unfortunately, have been hammered at work, and have been spending lots of time working with my son's FIRST robotics team.

I have been weathering boxcars for stress relief, but have not made appreciable progress on the dock or shelf layout build in several months.



-Dave