Willie, I've been following your progress on rehabbing that already-assembled model of the Geo. Roberts Printing Co. building, especially the photos of the fire escape ladder. Seeing that reminded me of an assembled - but unpainted - structure I picked up at a Timonium show White Elephant table for $10 back in the Spring of 2009. I don't even know who made the kit (maybe Cornerstone?) Anyhow, it was ugly as sin when I first brought it home...Good Morning again. Had to interrupt my earlier post because the granddog (yes I still have here here) got into some mud and my wife had just gotten her work clothes on. So who gets to clean her even though I was not the one who let her out?
Meanwhile out in the train shed yesterday, I finished up the rehabilitation of that estate sale structure as far as I am going with it for now. I reassembled all of the fire escape parts and attached them as best as I could, as well as adding the back railings to the entry stairs.
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I also got the ladder to the water tower into an easier position for my HO maintenance workers to use. View attachment 46432
This predates OSHA so there is no safety cage. However I might just do one in the future.
I named the business and added signs that were leftovers from a Walther's Allied Rail Rebuilders kit. These are alternate signs for that kit and one is also pictured above. Since the decal sheet is rather old and I was concerned with disintegration, I just cut out the decals and glued them backing and all to pieces of .030" styrene.
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As I posted yesterday, I am also leaving the rear windows alone for now since I am needing to move forward on other projects. Today I will plant it back on the layout.
Looking ahead, this is the industry just to the left (south) of Advanced Metal Products building. It is known as United Technologies.
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Interesting how the brick color changed when one picture had the automatic flash and the other didn't.
It is just a simple background industry made with DPM modular walls. Note the white paint on the rails. I have seen the prototype RR's do that in the industrial park near where I used to work, to mark the location of the loading dock door on industries that have no clearance for the crew member on the side. It works for me as well. Although in this case I can see the door over the top of the boxcar, but not if I use high cube boxcars.
Looking back at this picture shows that I need to repair the RH stirrup step on this boxcar.
All right, sun's out and it's already a lot warmer than the earlier forecast predicted.
...but what a difference a layer of PollyScale Roof Brown and Reefer White trim can make:
This building became a laundry/dry-cleaning service in the single "downtown" scene that I'm able to fit on my layout.
Never knew about the [prototype] use of white paint spots on spur rails to mark the door locations, I have a few of my own that I might do that with.