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Finer Iron & Metal Co. New Structure. Almost ready!
« on: December 15, 2015, 08:11:22 PM »
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Sorry for being gone so long! Due to personal reasons, I've not made any progress on my new project for several months. But recently I've made progress on Finer Iron & Metal! N scale only so far. Here are the results of my first attempt at this trackside industry. It was located in St. Louis, torn down in the 70s.













I want to make a few minor adjustments to the measurements, and clean up those lines a bit on the stenciled lettering. But otherwise this one is close to being done!

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2015, 08:58:51 PM »
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 :drool:

'nuf said.

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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2015, 09:39:04 PM »
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:drool:

'nuf said.

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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2015, 09:45:46 PM »
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Nice to hear from you again David!  That is one wicked cool looking building!  You sure have the eye for picking up some winners. :)
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2015, 11:25:53 PM »
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If I didn't know it was a US prototype I would swear it was European.  You should definitely market this to the other side of the Atlantic crowd too.
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2015, 11:37:53 PM »
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Wow... I'm scared to think how long that takes on the laser bed. Great work... really great work.

If only that talent was used for triple deckers!
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2015, 12:43:23 AM »
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Very cool building!  8)

What was the "carport" for?

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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2015, 02:09:19 AM »
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Covered loading dock, but the prototype photo isn't clear on whether it's railroad or a large wagon.
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2015, 04:01:33 AM »
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I suspect it is for wagons/trucks. It doesn't seem tall enough for railroad cars.

What puzzles me is what is supporting the brick walls over the dock opening. That is a fairly long span and I don't see any concrete or iron girder (just brick, right to the bottom edge of the wall over the dock). The opening isn't even arch-shaped.  I would have expected some visible means of supporting that long stretch of brick wall over the dock opening.
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2015, 05:16:52 AM »
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My guess would be a 1/4" steel L-girder or something like it under the bottom course of brick with the web up. That's what's holding up the brick over my 16' garage door, and that opening looks to be about the same width. It would be invisible in the photo.
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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2015, 11:22:16 AM »
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Wow!  Very nice
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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2015, 12:06:13 PM »
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Really like the way you have portrayed the double hung windows.  In the modern day, a lot of folks don't realize that the windows open from the top down as well as the bottom up.  Went to school in southern Illinois in the days when small down schools were not air conditioned- on hot days the teacher would open the upper sash of the windows to let the heat out.  Air temp might be 90, but at least there was some ventilation.  Years later, working in an old factory building in Chicago, discovered that, apparently, no one there knew that you could operate the windows that way- they were amazed by how quickly a concrete floored room would cool off with the upper windows dropped a few inches.

Great building.  Will be starting on a new layout over the summer.  Do I understand correctly?  Will you be making this available as a kit?

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Re: Finer Iron & Metal Co. New Structure. Almost ready!
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2015, 10:16:47 PM »
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If I didn't know it was a US prototype I would swear it was European.  You should definitely market this to the other side of the Atlantic crowd too.

I thought so too! It took me a while to figure out which city it was in, and even then I was expecting something further east. The fees for exporting seem prohibitive, at least to the UK.

Wow... I'm scared to think how long that takes on the laser bed. Great work... really great work.

If only that talent was used for triple deckers!

The laser time is not too bad! It's a mid-size building and a fairly simple roof. The shingles are scalloped, by the way.

Sorry about the triple deckers! I really have been completely out of action for a while. Are you going to be at Amherst next month again? If so, lets talk.

Covered loading dock, but the prototype photo isn't clear on whether it's railroad or a large wagon.

Definitely not a covered railroad dock. The satellite photos don't show tracks going that direction.

Great building.  Will be starting on a new layout over the summer.  Do I understand correctly?  Will you be making this available as a kit?

Yes, N scale first. HO should be ready for the Amherst show.

Nice to hear from you again David! 

Hey Peteski! Going to see you in MA next month?
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« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2015, 10:19:46 PM »
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Hey Peteski! Going to see you in MA next month?

You can count on it!   And if you have kit of this building ready, consider one sold.  :D
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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2015, 11:26:34 PM »
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Wow. Way too cool!
And yes, there is some European heritage in that building, but so was the case with much of 19th century industrial architecture in the midwest and back east, dating back to the industrial revolution...
Nice job... :o
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