Building from the prototype (a departure for me)

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by EngineerKyle, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. EngineerKyle

    EngineerKyle Member

    Hi all,


    I can't seem to get enough scratchbuilding! This next project will be something a little different for me. It is not a heavy/chemical industry facility, but an old depot I found in Gaines MI. A friend thought it was a WWI era cannery, perhaps...

    What's more, this will be my first attempt at "copying"


    Anyhow, here is it's gatorboard skeleton;


    ...and here I've began to add siding.


    I can post some progress pics along the way, if you'd like.

  2. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Hey Kyle,,,That's a pretty nice structure to cut your teeth in scratch building...and looks like you've got yourself a good start. Do keep posting your progress pics so we can see how you're coming along...

    Good luck..!! :thumb:

    P.D. - What's "Gatorboard"..?
  3. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    Yes do post please. Some day I will need to start so it will help me. Thanks
  4. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Kyle, WOW!!:eeki: GREAT JOB so far!:thumb::thumb::thumb: i cant wait to see more pics:winki: .
    :deano: -Deano
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Kyle, WOW :eek: thats AWESOME :thumb: :mrgreen:

    Keep it up and lets see some more pics :mrgreen:
  6. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Nifty looking structure Kyle and your model is doing it justice!
  7. rogerabbit

    rogerabbit New Member

    Thanks guys, now if I could just win one of those stupid contests!

    Here is the Gaines Cannery with siding, roofing and many details.



    I think the sagging porch gives it some "character". I am torn between doing it in the proto red and gray, or dressing it up in white with a dark green roof.

    Thoughts on the color scheme welcomed.

    Kyle :wave:
  8. rogerabbit

    rogerabbit New Member

    Nice stuff, Kyle... I voted for you and your lizard.
  9. EngineerKyle

    EngineerKyle Member

    "Gatorboard" as I call it is that rigid posterboard with the 3/16" foam core.

    Thanks for the kind words fellas, now if I could just win of those stupid contests.

    :cry: :curse:sign1
  10. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    That's lookin' awesome...!!! I like the sagging porch...I'm thinking of something similar for a kit I'm building...Kinda gives it a lived-in/abused look...Nice..!! :thumb:
  11. cedarcreekrr

    cedarcreekrr Member

    Great job Kyle, very realistic keep up the good work and inspire the rest of us to give scatch building a try.
  12. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Lookin good, Kyle! I like the old freight houses and warehouses from a by gone era.
  13. trainnut65

    trainnut65 Member

    Man that is looking good. I like the way you have made it look so much like the real one. going to be a nice building when you are done with it.
  14. EngineerKyle

    EngineerKyle Member

    Hi Crew,

    As promised, here's it is finished.




    Now to plant it on the layout.

    Thanks for taking a peek!
  15. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Looks good, Kyle, :thumb::thumb: and it's got some character, too! The green and white would've worked, too, but I like the colour you chose just fine.

  16. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    that looks amazing kyle! it definatley gave the original structure justice!cant wait to see it on the layout :thumb:--josh
  17. EngineerKyle

    EngineerKyle Member

    And FINALLY.

    Here she is on the layout. I had to freshen up the surrounding area of course... including the addition of U.S. Ice.




    Thanks for looking in, and all the interest and kind words...
  18. jesso

    jesso Member

    Wow! It looks great and fits in well with its surroundings. You did a great job!
  19. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    absolutley,amazing.those details are incredible.and it totallt fits the surroundings! great job :thumb: --josh
  20. chooch.42

    chooch.42 Member

    WOW !!! Building, details and setting.....EXCELLENT !!! Thanks, Kyle

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