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Discussion in 'FAQs' started by vdegrazia, Jun 18, 2007.
I am looking for models or plans for O gauge industrial and mining site. Can anyone help?
Need more specifics. How much space do you have? What industry? Is this "O gauge" (3-rail) or "O scale" (2-rail)?
Oh, wait... I realized this isn't the Track Planning forum, so you're probably looking for building plans.
Thanks for the response. I have a post war Lionel 3 track O gauge layout. I am looking for mining plant model and any older type manufacturing/warehousing building model plans/kits.
First: Plans are plans, so long as they give dimensions in feet, and inches, they can be used in any scale.(they do require a scale ruler).
That said, generally a mining plant will be of a size, and style, determined by the material being mined, and whether or not it is processed on site. Plans for a "plant" will usually have to be modified to fit the scale real estate, selective compression will usually have to be practiced to get a building that fits the space you have.
If you are scratch building, you can use a photo, and adjust the number and size of windows and doors, and the overall size of the finished structure. A kit, may also have to be "adjusted" to fit.
http://forum.zealot.com/attachments/4651d1046032920-gsstn1.jpg shows a gas station, plastic kit, that originally had two service bays. One was removed so the building would fit in the allotted space.