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Walthers Two-Stall 130' Brick Diesel House "Update"
« on: August 20, 2016, 05:13:48 PM »
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Hey,

I was just checking Walthers website, and they had some updated dimensions and images for this kit. 

https://www.walthers.com/products/layout/structures/two-stall-130-brick-diesel-house-kit

I think the front and back images of this building show some promise for this kit.  I think this "could" make an interesting stand in for an industry on my layout. 

Thanks,
Adam

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Re: Walthers Two-Stall 130' Brick Diesel House "Update"
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2016, 05:27:12 PM »
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That's not as bad as I was expecting. Could be useful.
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Re: Walthers Two-Stall 130' Brick Diesel House "Update"
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2016, 06:21:44 PM »
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I would have used that for my Enola diesel shop had it been available when I was building.
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Re: Walthers Two-Stall 130' Brick Diesel House "Update"
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2016, 06:23:27 PM »
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I really like it!  Will have to order one.
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Re: Walthers Two-Stall 130' Brick Diesel House "Update"
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2016, 07:26:32 PM »
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Looks pretty nice but would have to do something with them thar winders... just doesn't look as good as they could.  And a workshop would need to be added to mine, if I were to get one.  Definitely tempting though, especially so with that prototype photo showing MILW boxcabs... right up my alley what with one of my lines being a heavy electric road.

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Re: Walthers Two-Stall 130' Brick Diesel House "Update"
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2016, 12:41:43 AM »
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Hey,

I was just checking Walthers website, and they had some updated dimensions and images for this kit. 

https://www.walthers.com/products/layout/structures/two-stall-130-brick-diesel-house-kit

I think the front and back images of this building show some promise for this kit.  I think this "could" make an interesting stand in for an industry on my layout. 

Thanks,
Adam

Where did you see the front and back inages? Your link has only one.

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Re: Walthers Two-Stall 130' Brick Diesel House "Update"
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2016, 01:29:40 AM »
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Where did you see the front and back inages? Your link has only one.

Congrats! You posted without getting downvoted! Seems someone has it in for you.

To answer your question, look at the little photo under the big one. There are left and right arrows beside it. Click the right arrow.
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Re: Walthers Two-Stall 130' Brick Diesel House "Update"
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2016, 03:22:37 AM »
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No little pics on my display. Just one big picture you can scroll around on.


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Re: Walthers Two-Stall 130' Brick Diesel House "Update"
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2016, 11:27:04 AM »
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I had to get to my home computer to see the model photo in addition to the proto photo.

I think it will be hard for Walthers to come up with any structures good enough for some in this crowd!  "Not as bad as I expected" and "just doesn't look as good as they could" are pretty high and nebulous standards to beat!

That said, the unpainted photos don't look great as they will painted, and things like the windows look a bit oversized, but they have to be the same windows as on the roundhouse and University Printing, which, in real model life, look okay.  The structures (and most locos) almost always look better to the eye than the camera lens.

While I have no need for an engine house on my next layout (room being prepped) agree it will make the basis for a nice new industry of some kind for switching.  I have used the car shop and some roundhouse parts similarly in the past, and this will fit right in!

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Re: Walthers Two-Stall 130' Brick Diesel House "Update"
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2016, 01:01:53 PM »
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The more I look at that kit, the more I like it way more than the other Walthers kits I used for Enola Shops:



I bet it could be bashed to be longer and have more stalls.
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Re: Walthers Two-Stall 130' Brick Diesel House "Update"
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2016, 04:42:36 PM »
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I think some mortar in between the bricks should go a long way toward making this a fine structure.
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Re: Walthers Two-Stall 130' Brick Diesel House "Update"
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2016, 02:44:34 AM »
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Replace the stock windows with Tichy 40 pane enginehouse windows if you want.

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I did that for a Walthers building I kitbashed.

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Re: Walthers Two-Stall 130' Brick Diesel House "Update"
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2016, 10:21:47 AM »
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Don't want to sound high and nebulous, but I find three weaknesses in this kit: Walthers left the machine shop addition off, doors on only one end of the structure, and (I know this is just me) the caps on the brick buttresses and the roofline tile seem minuscule.  The latter two are easy enough to remedy with paint and/or upgrade though.


One question I have is are there pits in the floor?  Also easy to remedy but...  Additionally, what about platforms and shop details?  This would be a perfect opportunity for Walthers to notch the quality up some, especially if they included the machine shop. 


But I am happy we're getting something before HO does.  Now, Wally, how about some more substantial kits, like the Williams industrial Motors?


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Re: Walthers Two-Stall 130' Brick Diesel House "Update"
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2016, 11:35:34 AM »
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doors on only one end of the structure

I was disappointed in this too.  I'm guessing most people who want/need run-through capability are probably going to want to splice together a bigger facility anyway.  But still...
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