Apr 16, 2019
Window spaces prepared:
The main construction of the building:
To make doors and windows I use Archistories modified components:
They were installed to the walls:
Some doors will be opened so I made some interriors. The floor and the boxes are made of balsa wood:
Internal roof over ground floor was made:
Walls with bricks were glued to the main building construction:
Wires are for interior lighting:
The lower part of the building is made of stones - laser engraved cardboard by Ko-Mi Miniaturen.
Loading ramps added:
Doors added (RSLaserkits):
Stairs made of carboard:
Stairs added to loading ramps:
The building is looking great! Thanks for the information on parts manufacturers and your step by step process.
Appreciate your posts,
Thank you Scott,
There is still a lot to be done to finish it.
One of the main products reloaded in the inland harbour was sugar. I assume it was stored in big bags (sacs). I think those bags were covered by some tilts. I made this kind of load by myself. The main shape is made of balsa wood:
It is covered by a small piece of tissue. I apply dilluted white glue with the acrylic paint and let it dry. It is still waiting to to get dry:
I added cranes. I ordered them from https://www.modellbau-laffont.de/ Those cranes were some time ago a part of Marklin warehouse laser cut kit.
I'll echo those comments--I like how he uses common materials (cardboard) to make some of the parts.
I'll make that three. I like how you use various materials and manufacturers' products to shape your vision of what it should look like. That is my approach as well. I really like the loads of sugar. What is the tarp made of? I'm guessing wet tissue paper. Jim
Tarp is made of the tissue. I made it wet using mixture of water, white glue and acrylic paint. For a good look I used two layers of tissue.
What color acrylic paint did you use for the tarps?
What we have here is a high level of craftsmanship.
Warehauses are made to store loads:
Non working light - metal disc + piece of wire:
Like the tarps. I tried looking up the cranes on the modellbau site, but did not see them.
Those cranes were part of Marklin's warehause kit 89807 (http://ztrainsweekly.com/2017/07/20/new-release-build-kit-marklin-89807-freight-depot/). This kit was actually made by Laffont. Cranes are not part of their regular offer. I send an e-mail to them asking to cut some of them for me and get a fast positive answer.
It is time to make a roof for the warehouse. To make this building rigid I decided to use thin plywood to make main part of the roof. First part is in place:
I started to make final outer layer of the roof. 500 grade sandpaper strips were used to imitate roofing felt:
The other part of the roof was equipped first with LEDs to illuminate interior:
Second part of the roof was installed:
To imitate tar joints of the felt I used white glue mixed with black acrylic paint. Gutters were added:
Small progress - gate guides added:
New car for diorama - Fiat 518 from Shapeways
Nice car, nice paintjob... just needs a Polish licenseplate
Matt - this is a good idea I think I will make decals with licenseplates for this diorama cars.
In the meantime I made another type of crane - for the upper level of the warehause using some plastic profiles, metal discs, wire and 3D printed hook:
Assembly and paint job done:
I added vertical rain water pipes. They covered imperfect joints in the corner of the building: