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Re: Challenge #3 - Vintage Chemical
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2019, 12:01:04 PM »
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Other then the fact your saw tooth building would be obliterated in an industrial accident . . .  :trollface:

I'd be interested in seeing side by sides for comparison, and some sort of rendition of the tank car load/unload facility approach.  I'd be interested in how far you intend to push Rule #1 since the TTrak space will never completely grant you the area to fully reproduce said grandpa's fondly loved employer.
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Re: Challenge #3 - Vintage Chemical
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2019, 12:59:43 PM »
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I'd be interested in seeing side by sides for comparison...

Here's the original arrangement of the warehouse.



And here's an aerial photo I recently turned up.



That giant building in the far upper left is the outbound warehouse.

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Re: Challenge #3 - Vintage Chemical
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2019, 01:28:41 PM »
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ok then.  To even suggest something that big, the scale means you have to run your modulars wall around ALL the empty space on the left end there. Something like this area:




Granted, if you did it would a great place to hide lighting drivers and even a DCC powerstation. 
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Re: Challenge #3 - Vintage Chemical
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2019, 02:52:08 PM »
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ok then.  To even suggest something that big, the scale means you have to run your modulars wall around ALL the empty space on the left end there. Something like this area:




Yeah, I'm not going THAT far, but I felt like the visual "heft" of the Heljan building just wasn't enough. I think I'm going to use SOMETHING in there, but I think the modulars (actually parts from the Model Power "Twin Diesel Shed") are going back to where they were.

Granted, if you did it would a great place to hide lighting drivers and even a DCC powerstation. 


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Re: Challenge #3 - Vintage Chemical
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2019, 03:39:05 PM »
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Might be time to look at some Cornerstone kits for that corner. How about Allied Rail Rebuilders? It has great industrial lines, and plenty more "heft" than the Heljan.



Union Crane might be a good alternative, too.

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Re: Challenge #3 - Vintage Chemical
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2019, 03:45:26 PM »
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When I built the automobile plant at the Delmarva Club, I made a very simple box out of masonite, then clad it with corrugated siding.  You could very quickly whip up a big warehouse in the foot print Philip has indicated, and just slap some structure wall modules, siding material, or even printed facades to finish it.



The DPM modulars in the front provide some office space, but the building looming in the back was the assembly plant, just a bunch of siding laminated to masonite.  With the loading bays along the sides and some windows cut in, it was pretty effective.  Wish I had a better picture, I stopped by the club last week, and it's no longer there.

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Re: Challenge #3 - Vintage Chemical
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2019, 04:39:29 PM »
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Might be time to look at some Cornerstone kits for that corner. How about Allied Rail Rebuilders? It has great industrial lines, and plenty more "heft" than the Heljan.

Sorry, I was talking about the gray building, not the "Metro Storage" one that, in this case, came from Life-Like. That building is perfect for this use.

It's the warehouse I'm looking for a new direction of. I like Lee's idea. I want to try and use as many "vintage" elements as possible though. I was on the fence about the Bachmann car shop (but it works so perfectly when sliced and diced). Don't know if I know of anything that will fit the bill from that camp though.

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Re: Challenge #3 - Vintage Chemical
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2019, 07:33:47 PM »
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I have a couple of those newer Bachmann Plymouths with the monkey bar handrails if you want them. I  think I whacked the handrails off one of them.


It seems to me that "Vintage" chemical should be served by those 1969 Atlas Whale tankers, equipped of course, with Rapido couplers, and switched by a Lima Plymouth... you know, the one that looks inflated...



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Re: Challenge #3 - Vintage Chemical
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2019, 10:13:23 AM »
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Thanks to the Patron Saint of the Railwire I've got the guts for the redone warehouse.

These are Red Wing Milling buildings getting cut down to two stories.

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Re: Challenge #3 - Vintage Chemical
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2019, 11:29:31 AM »
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That's going to help a lot with the massing.
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Re: Challenge #3 - Vintage Chemical
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2019, 10:31:52 AM »
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Progress is continuing.

An overview of the current state.



The new warehouse building in progress with its loading dock.



A photo that coined my assertion that "model railroading is one pain in the a$$ after another". Here I'm sanding some styrene to a point so it could form the oblique corners without ugly gaps.



The newly painted and windowed process building. Gotta finish the tiny roof strip.



A boxcar spotted at one of the doors along the process building.



An experiment on creating caps for tanks by cutting them out of rolled sculpy. It worked ok but would be better with a cookie cutter. So a cookie cutter is arriving today.




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Re: Challenge #3 - Vintage Chemical
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2019, 08:24:29 PM »
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Looking good! I like the overview shot.
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Re: Challenge #3 - Vintage Chemical
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2019, 10:14:18 PM »
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Looking good! I like the overview shot.

Thanks!

I'm pretty happy with how it's turning out. I feel like there's more "real modeling" going on here than I've done in a long time.

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Re: Challenge #3 - Vintage Chemical
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2019, 10:39:01 PM »
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It's a lot easier to glue a piece of styrene to the top of the pvc pipe then sand the edge smooth.   You're going to drive yourself crazy trying to get the sculpy to be uniform, and it will probably make you miss the deadline.... No wait.  What you're doing is fine.  Yeah.  It'll work great!  That's the ticket!
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Re: Challenge #3 - Vintage Chemical
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2019, 10:48:43 AM »
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It's a lot easier to glue a piece of styrene to the top of the pvc pipe then sand the edge smooth.   You're going to drive yourself crazy trying to get the sculpy to be uniform, and it will probably make you miss the deadline.... No wait.  What you're doing is fine.  Yeah.  It'll work great!  That's the ticket!

Lol. I have a secret weapon... a cookie cutter! lol.