A cardboard power company

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Ralph, May 22, 2003.

  1. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Ever since JMARKSBERY posted photos of his Shamus Power Company I've wanted to add a power plant along the river on my layout. Mid River Power and Light is simply a carboard box covered with $4.00 of plastic brick sheet. The windows are made from plastic yarn grid and are applied to the structure with double sided scotch tape that also creates a glazing.

    I still need to landscape around the foundation and create an array of transformers and wires on the platform to the right of the building. Here's how its looking right now....

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Another view...

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  3. chapmon

    chapmon Member


    Nice looking structure. What is the footprint, especially around the water.

    Keep up the good mo\deling and let us know your progress.

    :) :) :) :)
  4. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    A good looking "power company" Ralph. It looks natural sitting there.
  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Thanks guys! chapmon, the foot print is foam core board painted gray.
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    An excellent structure Ralph. Can you tell us a bit more about the plastic yarn grid you used for the windows please? What is it and where did you get it?
  7. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Looking darn good Ralph, love the light bulb :D !!!! BTW usually a footprint refers to the size of the space required to set the structure on.
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Oh! Thanks Tyson. The building's overall size is 13" by 5". The area in the water is 7" X 5". The plastic grid I ued for windows comes in 13.5 X 10.5 inch sheets. I bought it at Michael's a while ago. I believe it comes in several colors and is only a couple bucks a sheet...enough for a sky scraper's worth of windows. :) Here's a pic of the brand name label on the plastic mesh.

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  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks for the info Ralph.
  10. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Looks great Ralph, I really luv it. Nice tip on windows also. Keep it coming. ;) :D :D

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