Commercial – this is a ‘catch all’ for those structures that just won’t easily fit into Residential, Civil Engineering, Railroad and Other.
This is a ‘filler page’ – created simply because my list of structures is starting to run off the page when the menu is selected. Initially I am dividing up everything into Commercial, Residential, Civil Engineering, Railroad and Other.
What IS Coke anyhoo? Coke is the solid carbonaceous material derived from destructive distillation of low-ash, low-sulfur bituminous coal. Cokes from coal are grey, hard, and porous. While coke can be formed naturally, the commonly used form is man-made. Volatile … Continue reading
Whatisit? I needed to start filling in the area to the left of the bridge. The plan is for the buildings to ‘crawl’ up the slope. Since I only have about 12 in. to play with this includes compression and … Continue reading
Overview Planning for a new building. I am running out of room so I am thinking of bringing it forward over the tracks. The idea is to push a covered crane that could unload a truck parked on the road … Continue reading
Inspiration The photo was posted to the Facebook “Roadside Relic diormas” page by Pat Redmond. I thought this was simple enough to knock out a Sketchup model easily and quickly. Initial Virtual Modeling .. and .. Here We Go!!! It … Continue reading
This and that One of the great things about Facebook is that there are always someone posting an interesting photo. A while back, a photo was posted from the “Buildign in the Past” Facebook group. The ‘brub’ states .. “Two … Continue reading
WEW I’ll put this up as a spaceholder – I will come back later and write up the build. I have the photos on my harddrive so that will just take some time. … Continue reading
Location Having ‘chopped up’ part of the original layout, removing the coke ovens and the rock behind them I was left with a small stub of On18 track about 9 inches above the lower level. I printed out a quick … Continue reading
So – What IS a Coal Washery? The following is take from “Surface arrangements at bituminous mines” Copyright 1907. from the Chapter titled “Coal Washing” As coal is never found pure … the impurities contained need to be removed. The … Continue reading
Rhame Cotton Gin Located at 909 Market Street, Camden SC. This building was constructed between 1925 and 1930. It was built as a cotton gin for the Rhame Brothers. The Rhame Brothers, consisting of Boykin W., George A., and John … Continue reading
The Subject Shawn Branstetter of Shortline Modelers asked me if I could use a sketch he had made years ago of an old gas station. In the process I realized that it might be interesting to record the process. Shawn … Continue reading
The Brick Mercantile This old shaped little building from Clever Models caught my attention. This is the building as you see on the website built as designed. P/N S62 The BRICK MERCANTILE Print and Cut I decided to follow my … Continue reading
[popupwfancybox id=”1″] Concept When working on the area in front of the gap on my extension I made a 3/4 in. step in the foam. I put a road in that made it’s way up an incline to the loading … Continue reading
Bob Bruce’s Version Thom Miecznikowski of Clever Models put together a little kit which he gave away during our live chat, at the Whistle Stop (Saturday night 10PM Eastern). Bob Bruce built it .. and created boats to go with … Continue reading
Clever Models P/N S43 American Steel Pipe Works From the blurb on the Clever Models website – “American Steel is typical of mill buildings found all over the U.S. It is a low-relief kit, meant to fit against a backdrop. … Continue reading