Wheeler Machinery Co.

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by cnw1961, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. joesho

    joesho Member

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    heres a sketch ive done on ms paints,(very rough),they would have 2 lines of hanging lights from the ceiling going down the length of the building *the green dots = lights

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  2. cnw1961

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    Joesho, thank you. I might do some detailing of the interior of the building later on, but at the moment I am just trying to finish the roof. So you think, they didn’t have any "windows" in the roof, just those two lines of hanging lights?
  3. ocalicreek

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    No, skip the search. I think that's the site I found back then...bookmarked at home, but not here at work (yet).
  4. joesho

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    ive been inside a fair amount of old buildings most of em had lighting like that
  5. cnw1961

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    Joesho, did I get you right: I can build a plain roof without any windows?
  7. joesho

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    those are some very nice postcards,give you a feel of what life was like back then,i wish i lived back then :(
  8. Russ Bellinis

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    Some of the old buildings had skylights, some did not. At least one that I know of in the downtown industrial section of LA has a parking lot on the roof. A lot of the old buildings downtown were made of brick.
  9. cnw1961

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    Russ, thank you for this information. So I could do it with or without a skylight, both could be right. I am thinking of adding skylights to the roof – I think this detail could make the model look more interesting. Did the skylines look like that:

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    If they did, how big are they and how many would you place on a building like that? I hope you can help me.
  10. MilesWestern

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    Ok, Those are PERFECT. I would suggest a scale 6X12' maybe..what do others think?
  11. joesho

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    id say,do it anyway you like its your layout:D
  12. Russ Bellinis

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    That sounds about right, Miles. By the way, Kurt, you might want to check out the Southern California Railfans Forum. the pictures will mostly be modern shots, but many of the old buildings are still standing and in use, so you might see some pics that would work for you.

    http://www.socalrailfan.com/forums/index.php?
  13. ocalicreek

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    I was imagining more of the sawtooth looking skylight arrangement...hard to describe...perhaps I can find a picture (or somebody can). But I'm sure whatever you choose will be great!
  14. cnw1961

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    Miles, Russ, Thank you for your advice. :wave:

    Galen, unfortunately, I cannot imagine what you mean by "sandwich looking skylight". :confused:

    Oh, by the way: I am painting the building right now. I gave it a coat of white primer first, now I am painting it with acrylic paints.

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  15. joesho

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    wow,that looks absolutley amazing!! :D:D,mr master scratchbuilder,lol.I only scratchbuild with cardboard.
  16. ocalicreek

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    Not SANDWICH, Sawtooth. Do a google image search for 'sawtooth roof' and check out some of the options. I really thought there'd be more images of this roof style, as it was a common industrial roof/skylight arrangement. I'm sure there are commercial models available with this type of roof. I'll flip through a Walther's catalog when I get a chance and see what I can find.
  17. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW, another AWESOME building Kurt, keep it up man :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  18. ocalicreek

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    'Machine Shop Roof' also turned up some neat examples.
  19. cnw1961

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    Galen, I think, I need new glasses :D . Now, sawtooth makes sense – I know which style of roof you mean. I’ll try to find some pics on google. Thank you :wave: .

    Joesho, it does not matter, what you use, as long as it is fun. You are doing a nice job on your cardboard modeling :thumb: . BTW, I am far from beeing a master scratchbuilder. The first attempt to paint the building went totally wrong. The color looked awful after it had dried. I had to strip the paint. Tomorrow, the building gets another light coat of primer and then I’ll try it again. Didn’t have my best day today, glad it’s over :rolleyes: . Time to go to bed now.

    Josh, thank you :wave: :wave: .
  20. cnw1961

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    Galen, thank you once again for beeing so helpful :wave: .