Posted March 05, 2011 - 05:05 PM
It didn't take me long to realize that I didn't have enough windows to make it look right.
So .. I ordered some more windows.
In the mean time I've gone ahead and cut out the openings in the building walls and I've installed the inside window frames that I have.
The rest of the windows came so now I can start to assemble the walls.
This is the front of the main part of the factory.
This is the start of the back extension of the factory.
Here is how the building looks all glued together.
The two large storage tanks will go along side the main factory wall that only has the one window on the third floor.
The spur line from the railroad track will run along this side of the back extension on the building.
The loading dock for trucks will be on the rear of the main building.
The indented area in the center of the back wall is for the frame work for the freight elevator.
My wife showed me how to make "brick walls" using Microsoft Word.
I made up a pattern and printed out a bunch of sheets.
I'll cut these out and glue the sheets to the sides of the walls to give it the look of a brick building.
I can turn some of the sheets 180 degrees so it gives me two different patterns.
Posted March 05, 2011 - 05:12 PM
Posted March 05, 2011 - 07:10 PM
Posted March 06, 2011 - 06:49 AM
Posted March 07, 2011 - 07:49 AM
I get ideas from old buildings that we drive by and from photos and come up with something that will in with the year range of my railroad.
So Ray,where do you get your ideas for design and overall look of these old buildings?
This design idea just looked like the right shape for an old factory building. It isn't a copy of any single particular building.
Posted March 07, 2011 - 08:59 AM