"Business Card" industry: Part 2

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by davidstrains, Feb 1, 2003.

  1. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Last week I received a mailer from the Terminal Hobby Shop and while thumbing through the pages came across a picture of the "Sam Calhoon Fish Pier" kit. I don't have any water on the layout at this time but the kit intrigued me so I thought "what about Corn Syrup or other corn products to augment my "vegetarian" themed town"?

    Soooo.... here is Viola's Corn Products.

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  2. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    another view

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  3. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    one more

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  4. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    and a last shot

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  5. Catt

    Catt Guest

    NICE!!!! :D
  6. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Interesting structure and well done! :cool:
    Is this a cardboard model? Or styrene?

    And - I wonder how the other side looks like???

  7. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Catt and Ron, Thanks.

    Ron- this is another one of my "Business Card" structures. I have a box of old business cards that has provided materials for several buildings in this forum. In a previous post I used some paper "Brick" and "wood sheeting" that Errol (kettlestack) provided for siding of some of the structures. I painted this one and used the "wood" for the platform and floor. I'll take a picture of the other side and post it for you.
  8. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    Nice job David ;) ....you outta cards yet? :D
  9. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Ron - here is a shot of the rear of the building.

    Ima - I still have about 200 left in this box and I just found a half of a box from the job I had before this one. Lots more work to do:D :D :D

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  10. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Another masterpiece David!
    That is some really fine work!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
  11. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    David you are getting better with those cards then most people (myself included :D ) are with regular kits! :) :cool: :)
  12. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    What an intricate building! You can almost feel the history of this industry, when the owners built another addendum to the original house, and then another one...

    You really got a little masterpiece there, David. :) Thank you for sharing it with us.

  13. satokuma

    satokuma Member

  14. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    That's so cool David! I'm a big fan of using readly available inexpensive materials to make interesting buildings. Say, how about a storage tank for that corn syrup?
  15. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    What A Great Job!

    I just love those buildings with all sorts of add-ons, different rooflines, siding, and even building materials. You've done a super job of capturing the "we need more room, and we got this-here stuff. Let's build something" feel! It is going to take quite a while before I have the gumption to try this.

    Well done!:)
  16. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Thanks for the comments.

    Sato-it is good to see the "real thing". You have a very nice layout.

    Ralph - storage tank is in the works. I am building it from a toilet paper roll form and "cards" with a wood support structure.

    It is still detracting me from putting scenery on the layout. I think Tyson said it in his notes about his layout that when you start building structures like this and keep adding them - suddenly your little "sparcely populated" town starts to look like a George Sellios city. Got to stop sometime--but not now:D :D :) :)
  17. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Ok, took a stab at the tank. Here are a couple not painted yet but you get the idea. I have no frame of reference for these things as I have never seen a "corn syrup" factory but I am learning.:D :D :) :)

    I'll add some paint tomorrow and finish up the little pump shed and add some pipes and valves later.:) :) :)

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  18. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    more of the tanks

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  19. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    and a last view

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  20. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I know what you mean, David!
    Getting "side-tracked" has become part of the hobby for me...at times I get frustrated with myself, but more often than not, I end up on a whole new venture, that I never planned, & have a whole lot of fun in the process! I never quite know where a project will take me!

    btw...the storage tank is yet another excellent piece of craftsmanship!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

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