Quinn Ball Bearing

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Gary Pfeil, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    This photo show a side I haven't shown before, I think. It shows the freight elevator and shed I just built and the end of another building I had built for a previous layout. On that layout, this end wasn't visable. In fact a track was under the larger cutout and a switch machine under the smaller one. I intend to use cinder block sheet on these walls for some variety (and because I doubt I could match the brick color!) There will be what ought to be an interesting little courtyard there.

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  2. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    This is just a head on view of this side of the building from the center aisle. The building basically serves as a viewblock, in much the same manner as a backdrop.

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  3. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    One final shot of the other end. I used a telephoto setting to get this shot, the building is 5 feet from the aisle I was standing in. This is one deep scene!

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  4. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Wow Gary - that is one impressive structure!!!! Really nice work, and it sure is great to see it completed!!! I really love your work!!!!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

  5. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Thanks Val!
  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Gary, Val is right on! THAT is one more impressive building! :cool: It just screams "this is a big time factory that generates big time rail traffic !" Great modeling :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  7. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Thanks Tyson, I appreciate it.

  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    That's one huge building Gary. It dominates the scene just like the real buildings do.
    Excellent craftsmanship friend.
  9. siderod

    siderod Member

    Gary, just spent the last 25 minutes reading this thread...wonderful work! That is one BIG building!

  10. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Gary, this is really a very impressive factory! Thanks to the different additions and materials used it looks very natural, because most big factories are adding new portions to the original main building.

    Great work! :thumb:

  11. cyb0rg

    cyb0rg New Member


    Great looking building, Gary!

    That fire escape is really eye-catching and shows great attention to detail. I have a suggestion for your clock trim: have you thought about a rubber or plastic o-ring? You should be able to find something in that size, though I'm not sure what kind of thickness you have in mind.

    You expressed some concern over the two styles of roofing. I think it gives the building character, and adds visual interest. Maybe it wasn't a successful fiscal year, and it wasn't in the company budget to replace the ailing roof. The same can be said for architectural styles. Rarely do you see any type of additional building on a factory be the same type as the original.

    Keep up the great work!
  12. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Thanks everybody!
  13. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    :eek: Wow, Is that building huge. Gary you did a great job on the factory. It surley shows how big it is when the trains are next to it. Great Job :thumb: :thumb:
  14. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Thanks Livesteamer
  15. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Time for another update. I'm ready to paint the truck loading dock addition. I used board and batten siding which I'll paint depot buff, and passenger car siding for the doors, which will be the same green as the trim on the main bldg. The bottom under the doors will be concrete.

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  16. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    On the other side, I'm playing around with the dock and the beam for unloading the flatcars which will bring in steel rod. I pulled up the rail because it was on a slight grade and I wanted to sand it level. I'm going to take advantage of having to relay the rail to add photo etched tie plates. Not sure how I'm going to glue them to the ties in a straight enough line to lay the rail on, have to give it some thought. Picture also shows the copper gutters I added, and downspouts.

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  17. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Just another view

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  18. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Here's a photo of teh tie plates I'll be using.

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  19. philip

    philip Guest

    :thumb: :thumb:

    Looks like your getting closer. :)
  20. belg

    belg Member

    Gary I think details like your unloading crane will really add some more interest to the eye. I don't know ,what are ties plates used for?? On the rails to join them together??? Thanks Pat

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