What do they make in there?

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Ralph, Dec 7, 2002.

  1. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Typical "bass-awkward" approach. I made this building to cover a scenic dilemma where two tracks on different levels are unrealistically close to each other. I gave no thought, however, to what kind of industry this might be. Freight cars are loaded in tracks that actually enter the building. I've also placed a couple of tanks that hold...something... to the left of the grey part of the company and there is a spur that passes behind them and seemingly behind the rest of the factory. I'm pleased with the way this place is looking but WHAT do they make in there?!?
    Any ideas?
    PS. I tried messing with the edit function and added some smoke to the stacks for fun. I can see this will take practice! :)

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  2. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Ralph, isn't that the Sears shipping building for their do-it-yourself Churches, Schoolhouses and Barns? ... :) . Now I'm sure I've seen tanks of glue somewhere within The Gauge pages ... ;)

    Oh, I didn't know they gave up selling those items in 1902 !! :( :(
    (So, where are the coalburning locos???)

  3. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    The first answer is "widgets".
    Post holes?

    What kinds of cars do you have that are orphans, that don't have an industry to go to? We could make up something that would be a destination/source for those, especially the oddball ones like pickle cars.

    Any puns? when Herb Mitchell operated with us, we had Mitchell's Herbicides, whose product was "dead Herbs". ;) ;)
  4. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Ralph,it is soooooooo ovious that they makes widgets,whatsis's and roundtoits in that building.

    I heard they also used to make thingamabobs too.

    Nice lookin' building by the way. :D
  5. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Sharp building! Could be a textile mill, furniture factory, box factory, paper mill, distrubution warehouse, and so on.
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!


    Check out that switcher. Its a rare coal burner! :)

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  7. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Hi Ralph, Before Jon gets " a hold" of it ....its obviously the factory where canned Eoad food is made. :D :D

    Very nice!!!:)
  8. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Holy splinters Batman !!!!! It's,,,, It's,,, It's where ...........

    "THE BOX",,,,,, is CLONED!!!!!!!!!!!:D :D :D :D
  9. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Bejeebers Ralph, I just gotta get me one of them fancy locos. No doubt Jon can name the manufacturer of that steam generating hustler ...:D :D :D (and he can tell us how the stoker powders the coal fast enough) :D

    As to what gets made in the factory, are doodah's big enough to warrant that size of plant???

    This kind of thread is where everyone shows their sense of humour.... next to Jon I rank high on the nutter list. :p

  10. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    That building looks like a cold storage warehouse. It reminds me of one near Jersey City, NJ. Nice work by the way.
  11. tomfassett

    tomfassett Member

    Aha! I knew I saw something like this somewhere in the distant past...:D
    It does look like a cold storage warehouse, although the one I saw was in Omaha.

    Tom F
  12. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Hi Ralph

    Hope you don't mind a little Photoshop work on your smokestacks.

    (Great modelling BTW!)

    :D Val

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  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Omigawd! Val, that's fantastic!!!!
  14. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Great job Val! :cool:
  15. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks guys. Lest anyone think I actually drew that background, it's a stock image from gettyimages.com

    I copied it into a separate layer in Photoshop, cut away the sky from Ralph's model shot (in another layer), which then let the background image show through. It's actually not that hard to do, but it sure is fun!

    :D Val
  16. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    That's a superb bit of digital wizardry (witchcraft? :) ) Val.
    I had contemplated puting a backscene into Ralph's photo and I'm now glad I didn't, there isn't a hope in hell I could have done a scene as splendidly as you have. It's awsomely real.
    I see your talent goes way beyond your exceptional modelling.

  17. absnut

    absnut Member

    One can't help but notice that BAR "Tater" car backing in there. perhaps it's a "Tater Chip" factory!

  18. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    That's a great looking structure, Ralph!

    Think of an industry that would receive shipments, as well as shipping frinished goods, so as to increase the variety of rail traffic to & from...
    Chemicals, paint, fuel, machinery, etc...industries need these kind of shipments to maintain operations...
  19. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    For a great building like that it has to be the RALPH RUM AND ROUGH . The rough being that awsome cider that gets delivered on a coal cart. It has another use as paint remover but is at its best when a wee drop of smooth is added to prevent abuse to the tongue and throat
  20. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Styrene industry. "So boss, you want me to shove that pesky Paulsen kid into a vat of molten styrene if he talks union again, huh? Ya, ok, noones needsta know butyew anme. hehehe... We'll make a brake wheel outa hims! hehehe Teach his little plastic ass."

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