Burbank Beer Distributor

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by cnw1961, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

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    I found a picture and a scale drawing for this easy to scratch build structure on Bruce Petty’s website about his LA railroad ( Modeling a Beer Distributor ). The beer distributor will be placed on the right end of my layout, so I changed Bruce’s design of a low-relief background building by adding a wall on the left side.

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  2. Tileguy

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    Nice model..................I can picture this setting in a Beat up old blacktop parking lot that has heaved and cracked and has pot holes filled with gravel and cracks growing weeds out of them...............6 big piles of stacked up pallets and another pile of old broken busted up palletts tossed at the property edge would be a must along with a Propane tank and a Big Ol Dumpster!!! ;)
  3. cnw1961

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    Tileguy, that comes close to the vision I have of that place. I didn’t think of a Propane tank … a good idea, I can place it behind the building :wave::wave: (helps me to cover the backdrop as well).
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Very nice! The curved roof makes it an interesting structure. I've seen a building like this along the tracks near Anoka MN so even as small as it is it is a believeable stop for a freight car.
    Ralph
  5. UP SD40-2

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    Kurt:wav: , I LOVE IT!:thumb::mrgreen: , i think it will make a FANTASTIC addition to your layout:bravo: .
    :deano: -Deano
  6. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Cool building.(light bulb just went off in my head)
    Must'uve taken some doing, taking a low relief and making it a 3D.
  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Sweet model Kurt!!!! I love it, nice weathering to :thumb: :thumb: :mrgreen:
  8. cnw1961

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    Ralph, Deano, Ed, Josh, thank you for your kind words. :wave::wave::wave:
  9. Tileguy

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    You might want to try doing a 6' chainlink fence Just ahead of the backdrop some and cover it with some vines or try you hand at some Wild Morning glories like these!!

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  10. cnw1961

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    Tileguy, that fence looks very good. Great idea, I’ll keep it in mind, thank you,
  11. Tileguy

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    Oh KURT, By the way...that fence is 3/4" away from that backdrop (just for your perspective to give you an idea of the small amount of space needed to add ALOT of depth! :)

    That material I used looks ok in 3/8 scale but would be too large for HO...perhaps some type of fine filter screen material would work in HO???

    Been a very long time since ive modelled in that scale ........