There are a few relatively new models coming from Japan of fairly large (modern looking) parking garages. I decided to get one because I have lots of large office buildings from CMR and Lunde Studios. I had asked the Lunde' to make garage kit because their buildings would need some parking accomodations... same with the CMR buildings which can be up to 20 stories (plus additional sections). Open lots just wouldn't cut it... so parking garages are the only real solution. I thought about making some imitiation garage using the Brach's building walls... but wouldn't look convincing.
The garage I got has 4-1/2 stories and says would hold up to 180 vehicles. Its about 1 foot x 9 inche footprint and about 6" tall... which seems a bit high... but that because its Japanese N scale 1:150. I was very impressed by the molding of the plastic parts and each sprue comes cellophane wrapped... instructions are as vague as any Heljan/Walthers kit though... all pictorial... but at least its 8 pages of sub-assemblies. Looks like it will be a beauty when finished.
Have any of you guys built one of these and have any tips on the assembly you'd like to pass along? Also... I'd like to backdate the structure to a 1950's version... which might be a stretch considering the design of this garage. Any assistance would be great.