Building flats

Discussion in 'Robin At His Best' started by Matthyro, Jun 15, 2002.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    On my layout the front to back measurement at the port of Tayside is only 17 inches. With a dock and associated trackage, there is no room for buildings so I have to make a bunch of flats.
    This one I just made is a model of a Kresge store I worked in in 1958.
    I guess by todays pricing I will have to make this a heritage building just to preserve some history.

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  2. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Robin, that looks very nice, did you use a photograph for the front?

  3. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    The five and dime,,,,,, now that brings back memories. I have recently seen a 5&10 cent store. The building was abandoned, but the original sign was still there.
    Looks good!
  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Yeah, around here the 5 & 10's have been replaced by the Dollar Stores and Dollar General Stores. :D Robin another very nice piece of work my friend! :cool:
  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Shamus, here is the picture I used to get the idea how to make the flat. It sure brought back fond memories of my early retail years after leaving the RCAF.
    Other than that, the flat is all cardboard and paper and MS paint to print widows and stuff.

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  6. rich maiorano

    rich maiorano Member

    am not sure but didn't kresge become k-mart and i remenber the 5 & 10 or five and dime stores as a kid, great flat there matthyro and shot rich :D
  7. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Your craftsmanship never ceases to amaze me!
    It is so neat that you can transform something from your memories into an acurate model!
    That is the true definition of a "modeler"!
    Keep 'em coming, & thanks for sharing!
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Yes Rich, K-mart grew from the Kresge stores in the heyday of discounters. There were dozens but it looks like Walmart will be the only survivor. Remember that even Sam Walton started in the five and dime industry with Ben Franklin stores I think.
    Then K-mart closed all the Kresge stores which they should never have done because Kresge's always made a profit and K-mart is dying .
    Thanks for the comments everyone

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