Dresser Top Warehouse Building

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TruckLover, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    sign1 I guess I do! My short-term memory isn't that great though!! (...at least I don't think so!) :D

    Yeah, that building is THE most excellent warehouse structure I've built, and that's saying something. :thumb: However, they really strived to prevent you from reversing the walls in this kit (which would have made it easier for my layout if it could have! :(

    All in all Walther's open-are transload building is AWESOME! :thumb:

    I'll put a pic in my "First Serious layout" thread later today with pics!
  2. COMBAT

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    So, I looked at the site you posted vs what you built and yours is a 100 times better then the manufacturer. Look at the roof on the left and the paint......

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    SEE THE DIFFERENCE?????? :)
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  3. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    arent they supposed to have a bend in thm for drains? i figured you were talking about the bend in the roof at the left.as for the ba paint job,that was just a stupid mistake.--josh
  4. COMBAT

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    Not like that...... That thing is falling in after heavy snow I guess. LOL
  5. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    did the snow weigh 10 tons!!! i didnt really know as ive never been on a ware house.oh well just an educated gues.....well not THAT educated LOL --josh
  6. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    Hey TruckLover, Just curious: is this EXCELENT building going to stay where it is or are you going to move it to another place?
  7. COMBAT

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    I have been and to tell you the truth there is some slope but that is crazy! Normally the slope goes to the edge of the building too, not the middle. That would create a large Lake! :)
  8. ozzy

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    hey, did ya know theres one very big drive in theater next to your warehouse?


    HEHEHE
  9. COMBAT

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    Lol..... :)
  10. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Sweet, can't wait for some pics!!!
  11. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Well now that you posted that, I do see the difference and I DO LIKE MINE BETTER :D :D

    That paint job is really bad compated to the MFR and that sag on the MFR building is horrible lol. I noticed that the roof does sag like that unless there are inside supports which I have had to do for a couple of buildings to stop the sag. As far as the slope for drainage, they do have a slight slope but nothing like that!! sign1

    Thanks!!! It will stay there temporarly till I can build my new bigger layout then it will find it's new home there, I think that I might make it a lil bigger on the new layput to :D :D

    sign1 I was watching the Military Channel in most of the pics.

    Thanks guys for the compliments :D :D :D
  12. ozzy

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    i love that channel!


  13. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    its been awhile trucklover,any new updates or pics for us with nothing to do?LOL,just wanted to see what your up to this time.--josh

    P.S,the military channel is awesome!!! i love watchin people blow stuff up! :twisted: train97
  14. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Nope, nothing new yet, been kinda busy lately, should have some updates and new pics by the middle of the week tho :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    The military channel is my new favorite channel besides discovery channel lol
  15. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Some Updates

    Here are some new pics from around the warehouse yard:

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    Another overview of the yard showing all the construction and the trucks. As you can see, I was watching the Military Channel again lol

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    Another overview shot just like above but from a different angle

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    A look down the siding, just added some ballast

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    View of the construction on the building, it is getting to be a good old construction site mess lol

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    Nuther view of the construction, you can see a cement truck unloading some cement in the back for the foundation that is being poured inside. Meanwhile, the loader is parked and a OVERNITE trans. Mack pulls away an empty 24' flatbed pup trailer.

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    A dirty excavator sits behind some containers that house some important machinery and tools.

    Thats it for now, I am going to ballast the roof tomarrow
  16. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Ballasted Roof

    Here is my ballasted roof for the Warehouse, I think that it makes it look a lil more realistic + gives the roof a lil texture.

    Here are some pics:

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    Roof Before Ballast was added

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    Roof After ballast was added.

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    Another shot, I am planning on adding some roof top equipment such as air units and vents and maybe some small machinery and roof access ladders.

    Well thats it for now.
  17. Gil Finn

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    You are the structure man!!!
  18. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    sign1 sign1 Thanks Gil :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: