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Re: New Walthers N scale structures
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2014, 07:47:37 PM »
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Except for the ones at Starbucks.

Real cops don't do foo foo coffee ;)

Navy coffee .. the only kind ..

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Re: New Walthers N scale structures
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2014, 10:11:55 PM »
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Real cops don't do foo foo coffee ;)

Navy coffee .. the only kind

Yep. Besides, never heard of a donut shop being successful robbed. Somebody tried to rob the Dunk 'n Dine in Atlanta once. The suprising part was the perp actually got the money and got to the door before the cops came in and grabbed him. But Starbucks on the other hand..........

Seriously though. As much as we need new industries, we need the kind of structure's you find around town too. As far as industries goes. just looking at it objectively and not from a standpoint of what I personally want. It would be nice to see some other modern industries like a Corn Syrup Distribution facility, which gives modelers some place to send the corn syrup cars. Or maybe a bakery that will give an industry to send tank cars of vegetable oil and Airslides loaded with Sugar and Flour, or even a Rail car repair facility, where you can send any car you want to.


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Re: New Walthers N scale structures
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2014, 10:15:12 PM »
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i really wish they'd do the 53ft well car in N scale.

The one that NARC apparently announced at Roanoke?
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Re: New Walthers N scale structures
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2014, 10:20:53 PM »
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Doesn't Walthers already do a rail repair facility?

And John, your right about that coffee.

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Re: New Walthers N scale structures
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2014, 11:11:36 PM »
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The one that NARC apparently announced at Roanoke?

James,

I think so.  I have it in my notes from the manufacturer's breakfast as the NSC 53-ft well car.

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Re: New Walthers N scale structures
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2014, 12:06:28 AM »
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... It would be nice to see some other modern industries like a Corn Syrup Distribution facility, which gives modelers some place to send the corn syrup cars. Or maybe a bakery that will give an industry to send tank cars of vegetable oil and Airslides loaded with Sugar and Flour, or even a Rail car repair facility, where you can send any car you want to.

The Duncan Hines cake mix factory down the street from us gets 8-12 cars of flour a week, standard 4-bay centerflows setup for pneumatic unloading. You can see four cars on the setout track waiting their turn inside, which has capacity for six. The Monday-thru-Friday local does their switching, taking the empties with them. Sugar comes via truck; finished product leaves by truck as well. This site was formerly the Hollywood Candy Company HQ and production facility, famous for PayDay and Zero candy bars, among others.

They are served by the BNSF (former CB&Q), and I think the Missouri-Illinois RR (abd. mid-1980s) also had a spur into the plant but I would have to verify that. I would presume during the heyday that much raw material and finished confections came and went by rail.

Corn syrup cars can go most anywhere in a medium-scale manufacturing setting, even just a plain-Jane tilt-up building in an office park. A local generic-brand soft drink bottler - "Vess" - typically has three tank cars of HFCS on a small spur feeding the production line, as seen here.
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Re: New Walthers N scale structures
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2014, 05:42:26 AM »
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Aww. I've been waiting for that donut shop. Finally, an industry that can use all those sugar and flour hoppers I've been collecting. :ashat:

BTW, I think Randy's Donuts is the prototype for the Walthers model. A local icon, it has been seen in several movies and TV shows. A couple of disaster-in-L.A. movies used it with a CGI bite taken out of it.

If it's good enough for Iron Man and Nick Fury, then it's good enough for N scalers.






(And Black Widow)

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Re: New Walthers N scale structures
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2014, 01:17:36 PM »
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I'd totally turn the Donut Shop into a Stan Mikita's.

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Re: New Walthers N scale structures
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2014, 01:52:07 PM »
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If it's good enough for Iron Man and Nick Fury, then it's good enough for N scalers.






(And Black Widow)

Wouldn't we at least need models of Acuras to make that scene. Or, you know, BLACK figures...
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Re: New Walthers N scale structures
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2014, 02:10:39 PM »
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Damnit.... MBTA F40PH's :facepalm:
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Re: New Walthers N scale structures
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2014, 03:06:28 PM »
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Dang, they need a Stan Mikita's Doughnuts like they had in Wayne's World...complete with rotating Stan...

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Re: New Walthers N scale structures
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2014, 08:12:56 PM »
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Re: New Walthers N scale structures
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2014, 08:51:16 PM »
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Wouldn't we at least need models of Acuras to make that scene. Or, you know, BLACK figures...

You mean in N scale everyone is a WASP???  :scared:
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Re: New Walthers N scale structures
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2014, 02:05:57 PM »
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Seriously, you don't want me to get started on this. I can only recall a few sets with black figures:
That Baptist set  :trollface:
And the Pullman porters  :facepalm:
Oh and lets not forget the WS prisoners set   :RUEffinKiddingMe:

I'm a bit surprised WS hasn't done a "thug" set yet.

Seriously, no black people in sweaters or suits. No black cops or firemen. No black engineers or doctors. It's like looking at a 1950's TV show.

Think of it this way... If you model the 1960's there are hippies and suits and police and army figures and no blacks. You couldn't even model a protest about racial N scale inequality because they're no figures to model it with.
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Re: New Walthers N scale structures
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2014, 02:13:40 PM »
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And here I was thinking that an N scale Iron Man figure would have been the hard part to making that scene.  8)

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