A new factory

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spitfire, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    I seem to have several projects at various stages these days, but now that I have to start getting geared up for the school year, I'm concentrating on finishing this one.

    Here's a shot of the front, showing the entrance that I sacrificed an entire DPM kit to make. The kit is Carr Parts, and you probably recognize the arch from the top of the facade.

    2 bakery working guys are standing by the loading door. They're the reason I'm pretty much decided on having this be a bakery - Dempster's Bread most likely, although I'm still not totally decided.

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  2. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Round the back, I added some Walthers vents, and to break up the flat surface I scratchbuilt a small shed. If the backside of the red brick building looks a little wonky, it's because it's just taped together right now!

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  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Here's the same view more or less, except shot from track level. I can see some great scenicking potential there!

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  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Taped together??? What a relief! I thought you had a earthquake :D :rolleyes: :D . Great looking building you got going there your Baroness! :cool:
  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Excellent modelling Val. You sure have make your structures look realistic.
  6. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    wonky???:) :D I don't see this in my new "Merriman's" is this a new "above the border" term?

    Kidding aside, I like the buildings. The bakery is going to be an impressive structure. Looking forward to the completion, Val.:) :)
  7. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Great show Val. Hope you get it finished before you get back to the old grind.
  8. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

    Sacrificed???????:eek: :confused: :eek: :confused:
    I would hardly say that you sacrficed anything (unless you threw half of it in the gargage).
    Made better? Yes, Elevated it to a higher level? most definatly.;)
    Kitbashing is nothing less than a fine art in this hobby, and your work shows that you are very much a master of fine art Val:cool:

  9. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Looks good Val!!!!
    "Wonky?"....Wouldn't be Willey's would it.
    Never mind.....I'll go to work now.....
  10. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    It's looking great Val. Yes, it will be a wonderful scene. It gives us all something to look forward to.
  11. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    That's GREAT!

    Under construction and impressive. Methinks that once it's done, it'll be incredible. But hey...that's just the usual Spitfire fare, now, innit? :)

    Keep it up, Val! I just can't wait to see your progress.:)
  12. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    Ol' Canada Packer's Building...

    Hi Val,

    The Red Brick Building looks a lot like one of the Old Canada Packers Buildings down here at Keele Street and St. Clair Avenue West...

    Canada Packers got bought out by Maple Leaf and now operates under the name Canamara Foods.

    Operations have been scaled back a lot since the Stock Yards closed, but there are still a few meat packers in the area.

    Canada Bread/Weston Bakeries is just a block away, on Cawthra Avenue too.
  13. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Very impressive structure you have Val, like the two buildings together, they look right at home.
  14. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Hi Val,

    Looks great! That ground level shot really reminds me of coming into Union Station on the GO or VIA trains... Now if you can just knock together a model of the old "Distillery District" (Gooderham & Worts???), I would be much obliged... ;)

    Nice work!!

  15. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Val,Like always,great modeling..:D
  16. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Very nice modeling, Val!
    Love the paint & weathering!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
  17. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member

    Hi Val:
    Looks like a great model. Thought i'd throw a couple ideas your way in case they were useful. I've worked on a couple bakerys and they've both had a place to offload a tanker car, sugar, oil and fructose syrup, and boxcars for packaging, spices, etc. Might aid you in adding the scenery.

    They are big power and gas users also, Gotta heat the ovens. Both had silos for flour, but these could be inside in your structure. Might add that both of my buildings were originally built in the 50's and i worked on them in the 90's. So much of how they operate has changed over the years.

    Great modeling!
  18. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    those industrial canyons are shaping really well! I can already visualize the dirt, the scattered weeds and garbage behind the buildings, etc while your locos push cars toward the loading docks. Lookin' good! By the way, those vents REALLY add to the bakery! Cool!
  19. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Nice work, Val! I want something like that on my layout, too!

    I thought the gas meter was a nice touch, too.

    As for the "wonky" building... You could name it Willy Wonky's Chocolate Factory!
  20. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks all!

    And thanks for the info on Canada Packers Ron. I know that area of town and at one point used to work not far from there on McCormack Ave. Man - the smell!!!! Anyway, there's no meat packing on my layout - I like the smell of baking bread a lot better, even if it's only imaginary!

    Also thanks to Ted for the suggestions and info on bakeries. A silo at the back of the building might be a very nice addition. I hadn't planned for a loading dock, but now I think I should add one, perhaps instead of the shed. What do you folks think of that idea?


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