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Tomytec brick warehouse building
« on: February 08, 2018, 06:35:38 AM »
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Browsing eBay I found a brick building that might be usable in US-based layouts.

Tomytec Warehouse A 1/150 N scale Building 136
Brand:    Tomytec
UPC:    4543736256298
MPN:    256298

Looks like Walthers sells these here but it can be had for about $10 less on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tomytec-Warehouse-A-1-150-N-scale-Building-136-/201729710166

« Last Edit: February 08, 2018, 09:39:14 PM by GaryHinshaw »
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Re: Tomytec brick warehouse building
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018, 08:59:43 AM »
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Asleep at the wheel again? ;)





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Re: Tomytec brick warehouse building
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 10:05:46 AM »
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I LOVE that building.
Love love love.

I've thought about getting a few more for future projects, whatever they may be.

I wonder if they make a version in O. Hmm...

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Re: Tomytec brick warehouse building
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 10:50:13 AM »
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They make it in 2 versions- a "warehouse" with the windows bricked up, and an "engine house" (sometimes translated as "locomotive garage") with windows. I have the warehouse version, the bricks in the window spaces are cast in, but the doors/brick/window parts for the large arches are separate pieces- so you can model them as open arches or as shown in Peteski's picture.

The English on the Box calls it "warehouse A"- there is a "warehouse B" which is a modern steel building with a huge roll up door on one side.

Great kitbashing potential, and it looks very "American".  The only thing that bothers me is the way the cornice wraps around the front and is then squared off- rather like they had originally designed it with smaller rectangular doors and the cornice going all the way across, and then decided to go with the big arches, so you could fit a loco in there.  But....I am NOT going to say it isn't prototypical, because I know if I do, 100 people will post photos of building fronts from New Jersey to LA that look just like it.  As it is, probably 10 people will, just cause I mentioned it.
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Re: Tomytec brick warehouse building
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 03:14:03 PM »
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Asleep at the wheel again? ;)


I guess . . . 
If it was shown in the layout construction section of the forum, I don't visit there often. Just not my thing I guess.  I'm more of a DCC/Electronics kind of a guy.  :)
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Re: Tomytec brick warehouse building
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 06:18:56 PM »
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....I am NOT going to say it isn't prototypical, because I know if I do, 100 people will post photos of building fronts from New Jersey to LA that look just like it.  As it is, probably 10 people will, just cause I mentioned it.

Since you mentioned it - it looks like it was based on the engine house at Itoigawa, which was a railroad-y landmark in Japan. The warehouse seems to be a reuse of parts from a kit for the engine house (http://www.tomytec.co.jp/diocolle/items/1305/09_tate01.html)
The front was preserved when it was (somewhat) recently torn down to make way for the new shinkansen line. Here's a web page with pictures: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~pb3i-itkr/itoken/itokent1.htm

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Re: Tomytec brick warehouse building
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2018, 06:33:25 PM »
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Since you mentioned it - it looks like it was based on the engine house at Itoigawa, which was a railroad-y landmark in Japan. The warehouse seems to be a reuse of parts from a kit for the engine house (http://www.tomytec.co.jp/diocolle/items/1305/09_tate01.html)
The front was preserved when it was (somewhat) recently torn down to make way for the new shinkansen line. Here's a web page with pictures: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~pb3i-itkr/itoken/itokent1.htm
Yep. that's it alright. 
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Re: Tomytec brick warehouse building
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2018, 06:57:11 PM »
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Thanks for those great photos C62-2 - now we have a reference to the prototype building.  Too bad that all that is left is one wall (but it is better than not having anything left).
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Re: Tomytec brick warehouse building
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2018, 07:18:48 PM »
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Re: Tomytec brick warehouse building
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2018, 10:04:35 PM »
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It occurs to me that the enginehouse version , if doubled up (in length) would make a nifty old-fashioned trainshed for a small passenger station.  Sort of like a simpler version of the St. Albans Vermont station.
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Re: Tomytec brick warehouse building
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2018, 10:12:24 PM »
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Reminds me of the entrances to Cincinnati’s ill-fated subway.

https://goo.gl/images/p8TGDt
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Re: Tomytec brick warehouse building
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2018, 09:24:04 AM »
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How about this one:

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=RAIL-24900
(available in May 2018)

or this one:

https://www.modeltrainplus.net/collections/n-scale-greenmax-new/products/greenmax-2148-train-maintenance-factory
(available in March 2018)


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Re: Tomytec brick warehouse building
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2018, 02:02:41 AM »
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A couple of those end to end would make a nice car shop.
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