Larger Industries

Danimal Mar 20, 2000

  1. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  2. JohnC

    JohnC TrainBoard Member

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    TrainBoard is great! It's places like this that make the internet so wonderful.

    I just thought of another industrial building kit that looks great. It's a dual scale (HO & N) and comes with pre-colored brick window mullions, etc.- the Heljan Brewery. I'm not sure if it is still being manufactured.

    I bought a slightly broken boxed one at a swap meet a few years ago, but I didn't build it yet. It's quite huge in terms of real estate, but It has some awsome kit-bashing potential. All sorts of brick walls, windows, etc.
     
  3. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes, John, I picked up various dilapidated N scale buildings at a swapmeet recently, mostly Walthers, with bits missing. They were dirt cheap, but I still managed to get the price down [​IMG]

    I completely dismantled them, to make, effectively a set of kit parts to build up as building flats, etc.

    These functions can be a great source of parts, to make unique buildings.

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    Alan

    The perfect combination - BNSF and N Scale!

    www.ac-models.com
    http://Andersley.homestead.com
    http://galleryusarail_tehcaj.homestead.com
    http://eurogallery.homestead.com
     
  4. JohnC

    JohnC TrainBoard Member

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Alan:
    Yes, John, I picked up various dilapidated N scale buildings at a swapmeet recently, mostly Walthers, with bits missing. They were dirt cheap, but I still managed to get the price down [​IMG]

    I completely dismantled them, to make, effectively a set of kit parts to build up as building flats, etc.

    These functions can be a great source of parts, to make unique buildings.

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    That's what I found as well --- including ideas for scenicking; especially the tall grass. Remember the article in MR quite a few years back? I don't keep past issues. I hand them off to the elderly residents at a senior housing project.

    Good Luck,

    John
     
  5. mtaylor

    mtaylor Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Here is a bone for all of us!

    I still have several HO (nope I will not say that stuff about my HO layout of 13 years ago, darn not again [​IMG] ) structures sitting about. The forum gave the wild notion of hacking these structures apart and morphing various parts together to make a industrial goliath. But then theres the windows again, and loading bays and door openings. How does one use HO kits to make them look right for N scale. It was stated earlier that the Walthers HO power plant works well in N with some minor alterations. Has anyone done this? I like the idea of recycling some of my HO stuff for the new layout. It gives the project some history. [​IMG]
     
  6. Robin Matthysen

    Robin Matthysen Passed Away October 17, 2005 In Memoriam

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    By now you know I like scratch building. A source of ideas information and plans can be found in the public library. For example, I used a book on the oil business to get the ideas that became my oil refinery. My steel mill came from a book about steel. My potash mine came from a book about Saskatchewan minerals. Industries can be designed to fit the space available and it is fun to see how close we can come to creating a miniature of a real industry.
    Libraries are a great source of industry information. The best part is libraries are free.

    Robin
     

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