Seen any good structures to Model anywhere

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  1. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

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    Here is a neat building in Reno Nevada. It really has some character and is close to the railroad tracks.

    Greg Elems

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  2. Greg Elems

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    Another old building within sight of the tracks. I stumbled across this old garage/barn in Sparks Nevada.

    Greg Elems

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  3. interurban

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    Thanks Don, there is a lot of detail when you really start to LOOK.;)
    Hi Greg those are neat pics my friend;) both old buildings with a story to tell
    :D ;)
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    Well, this thread is taking off! And wouldn't you know, I have some more cool buildings from small-town Ontario.
    This store still has its original sign. Cool!

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  5. spitfire

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    How about this architecture?

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    Here's a garage of some kind. I like it just because it's not a recognizable brand.

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  7. spitfire

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    And, just for the heck of it - another barn!

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  8. interurban

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    Love it Val, what a lot of different types;) :)
    The first picture Val? is that a door half way up where there once war a Balcony or room,,,??? You see a lot of that in Rural townes.
    ;)
  9. interurban

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    If you would like to model a rural church how about this .
    Built to the glory of God in the year of our Lord 1874.
    In the Hamlet Cherry Woods

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  10. RailRon

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    Here are two oldies:

    An old store in Selma AL, 1935. Note the chimney in the background - all that's left of a burnt down home... :(

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  11. RailRon

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    ...and what about that garage? The cars at that time must have used up those tyres like mad! :eek:

    It stood in San Marcos TX, 1940.

    Ron

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  12. spitfire

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    Although I can't say for sure, it sure looks like it Chris.

    Val
  13. interurban

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    Great shots Ron. I brightened the first one up it`s so intresting with the old advertisments.
    Do you know the full name of the Mongomery Circus??

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  14. interurban

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    Hi Val I thought it was ,,, a door to no where:D
    Ron that gas station is great.
  15. RailRon

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    Interurben,

    I cut out the portion with the advertisements from the original scan (1600x1200 Pixel, >300 kB) and fiddled around some more with brightness & contrast. :cool: :cool: :cool:

    Now it's clear: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey are in town again! :D :D :D

    Ron

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  16. RailRon

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    Here's another one. This is the Post Office of Pie Town NM, in 1940.

    Unfortunately only the house front is visible, but there's quite something going on. Such a lot of baggage on one single automobile! WOW! The whole scene just cries for being modeled somewhere on a layout. :cool:


    Sorry, I have bo further information about the scene, but perhaps somebody can help: What make of car was this? (A Packard perhaps?) Was it used as a makeshift post bus? Or as a sort of a Taxi? (Note the lettering on the rear door) Are there models of such cars available? :confused:

    Ron

    BTW: I could have posted the pic also on the gas station thread elsewhere, but I thought the Post Office was the important thing here. ;)

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  17. interurban

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    Wow Ron that picture blew me away it`s fantastic.
    What a find ,,, or are they relations????????????:p
    I hope we get some info.
  18. RailRon

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    Chris,
    I got these pictures from an American book which features lots of photographs out of the 30's and 40's. It belongs to my daughter and I don't know neither the name of the (famous) photographer nor the title of the book.
    Unfortunately my daughter is moving at the moment and she says that she packed away all her books in boxes. When she's through with moving she will tell me the name of author/photographer and book title - and of course I'll post it ASAP. But I fear you have to wait until September for that. :(

    Ron
  19. interurban

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    Rusty Lid

    Inside a transformer facility.
    Rather neat the way the rust forms lower down.;)

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  20. belg

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    here's a couple I've put together.

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