"Business Card" industry: Part 2

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  1. davidstrains

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    Last week I received a mailer from the Terminal Hobby Shop and while thumbing through the pages came across a picture of the "Sam Calhoon Fish Pier" kit. I don't have any water on the layout at this time but the kit intrigued me so I thought "what about Corn Syrup or other corn products to augment my "vegetarian" themed town"?

    Soooo.... here is Viola's Corn Products.

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    another view

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    one more

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    and a last shot

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    NICE!!!! :D
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    Interesting structure and well done! :cool:
    Is this a cardboard model? Or styrene?

    And - I wonder how the other side looks like???

    Ron
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    Catt and Ron, Thanks.

    Ron- this is another one of my "Business Card" structures. I have a box of old business cards that has provided materials for several buildings in this forum. In a previous post I used some paper "Brick" and "wood sheeting" that Errol (kettlestack) provided for siding of some of the structures. I painted this one and used the "wood" for the platform and floor. I'll take a picture of the other side and post it for you.
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    Nice job David ;) ....you outta cards yet? :D
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    Ron - here is a shot of the rear of the building.

    Ima - I still have about 200 left in this box and I just found a half of a box from the job I had before this one. Lots more work to do:D :D :D

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    Another masterpiece David!
    That is some really fine work!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
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    David you are getting better with those cards then most people (myself included :D ) are with regular kits! :) :cool: :)
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    What an intricate building! You can almost feel the history of this industry, when the owners built another addendum to the original house, and then another one...

    You really got a little masterpiece there, David. :) Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Ron
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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That's so cool David! I'm a big fan of using readly available inexpensive materials to make interesting buildings. Say, how about a storage tank for that corn syrup?
    Ralph
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    What A Great Job!

    I just love those buildings with all sorts of add-ons, different rooflines, siding, and even building materials. You've done a super job of capturing the "we need more room, and we got this-here stuff. Let's build something" feel! It is going to take quite a while before I have the gumption to try this.

    Well done!:)
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    Thanks for the comments.

    Sato-it is good to see the "real thing". You have a very nice layout.

    Ralph - storage tank is in the works. I am building it from a toilet paper roll form and "cards" with a wood support structure.

    It is still detracting me from putting scenery on the layout. I think Tyson said it in his notes about his layout that when you start building structures like this and keep adding them - suddenly your little "sparcely populated" town starts to look like a George Sellios city. Got to stop sometime--but not now:D :D :) :)
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    Ok, took a stab at the tank. Here are a couple not painted yet but you get the idea. I have no frame of reference for these things as I have never seen a "corn syrup" factory but I am learning.:D :D :) :)

    I'll add some paint tomorrow and finish up the little pump shed and add some pipes and valves later.:) :) :)

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    more of the tanks

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    and a last view

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    I know what you mean, David!
    Getting "side-tracked" has become part of the hobby for me...at times I get frustrated with myself, but more often than not, I end up on a whole new venture, that I never planned, & have a whole lot of fun in the process! I never quite know where a project will take me!

    btw...the storage tank is yet another excellent piece of craftsmanship!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: