retail coal building

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by sumpter250, May 27, 2002.

  1. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    This building was scratchbuilt of balsa in 1959. Between the time I scetched and guestimated the dimensions, and started building the model, the prototype was torn down. Hopper loads of coal were dumped at the foot of the conveyor at the end of the building, which was little more than one big coal bin. Delivery trucks would pull in under the "bin", and chutes inside, would load the trucks for delivery to the customer's homes. This is one of the very few items that have survived the years and the moves.
    Pete

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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Here's the end view;

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  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Very nice, but I think I would call Orkin!:D
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    Hey Sumpter, I thought you said it survived??????? (just kidding) nice job.:eek:
  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Now this one must have served at a division yard but looks like it hasn't been used for many years so hopefully it will be considered as a heritage building instead of being scrapped like so many railways did.
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Matthyro,
    Actually, this building was a private business, served by the railroad ( the Long Island ) . It was on the north side of the tracks in Lindenhurst, N.Y., and I believe, East of Wellwood Ave.

    Alkcnw,
    At the time I modeled this building, it had gone out of use, as most of the residences had converted to oil, or gas fired furnaces.
    It was pretty much in the condition modeled, and was gone before the model was done.