ARMY BARRACKS

I wish someone made the WW2-style one, though they were very large and a scale model of one would take up a lot of your layout (not to mention they never put just one in one place). There's a field of them, re-modeled for 'Nam, over at North Fort Lewis, WA. I trained in them as a ROTC cadet, as did my nephew 15 years later. They're still there, I saw them yesterday, but they removed the mid-level 'roof' shown in Wild Mary's photo above sometime in the 60s.

Also stayed in them at a National Guard base in Virginia, and near the Sniper school in Benning, both in the 90s.

At Ft Benning today, they pulled a few of the last ones on post as they were being scrapped, along with examples of other stateside WW2 buildings, and built a "WW2 company street" behind the Infantry museum:

GG1GUYY posted:

WOW memories of Lackland AFB 1965 we marched from one set of barracks to new ones and it was these. 

My Dad was a USAF electrical mechanic on F-86Ds and he went through basic there I think in 1958. My brother, now retired as a USAF LtCol, was stationed there running a training unit at one point. He took dad out to where Dad recalled his barracks area set up, but the entire area had been razed to the ground years before.

As for building a model of one of these, a full interior would take a lot of work, with all those bunks in the open bay barracks and footlockers to make… During WW2 they didn’t have metal wall lockers like they did in later years in these, and instead much of a GI’s stuff was on wood shelves recessed into the walls behind each bunk. The only stuff you locked up was in your footlocker.

wild mary posted:

Jim I'm going to scratch build 2 wooden barracks like those I bunked in at Ft Jackson during my basic training in 1964.

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Same barracks all over, Ft. Ord, Camp McCoy, Fort Hood all had the same type.  I only want to use one because I am putting an a company of M113's on my layout.  Just need a military looking building.  Cement building would be ok too.  Are there plans somewhere for them?  Thanks for all of the responses.

 

Jim why not just use a Plasticville hospital.  With just a little modification it could be a cement barracks.  !st floor would be the day room, orderly room, CO's office & mess.  2nd floor would be the latrine & sleeping quarters.  Works for me.

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Marx didn't just make that army playset HQ building pictured above; they also made a tinplate two story barracks playset building that can be found.  However, as usual for playsets, they are more G scale than O 

??Another one of THOSE!!??  What you want to sell is not what I want to buy!

p51 posted:

I wish someone made the WW2-style one, though they were very large and a scale model of one would take up a lot of your layout (not to mention they never put just one in one place). There's a field of them, re-modeled for 'Nam, over at North Fort Lewis, WA. I trained in them as a ROTC cadet, as did my nephew 15 years later. They're still there, I saw them yesterday, but they removed the mid-level 'roof' shown in Wild Mary's photo above sometime in the 60s.

Also stayed in them at a National Guard base in Virginia, and near the Sniper school in Benning, both in the 90s.

At Ft Benning today, they pulled a few of the last ones on post as they were being scrapped, along with examples of other stateside WW2 buildings, and built a "WW2 company street" behind the Infantry museum:

Stayed in the same type of barracks at  Rectal ( Reception)  Battalion at Ft Knox Ky back in 87 when I went through OSUT as a 19D Cavalry scout. Interesting history as they were built as temp barracks during WW2. You can see them in the movie Stripes.

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I was in Army ROTC at For Lewis in 1963, at the old North Fort.  The barracks didn't have the roof over the first floor nor above the fire escape at that time.

Marx apparently made some plastic barracks kits, but I'm getting mixed info on the size ranging from 1/43 to 1/72.  Any accurate info would be greatly appreciated.

Tom

Forty Rod posted:

I was in Army ROTC at For Lewis in 1963, at the old North Fort.  The barracks didn't have the roof over the first floor nor above the fire escape at that time.

Yeah, I think most got yanked off sometime during/after the Korean war. I went through the very same barracks you did, in the summer of 1997. They're still there for now.

Fort McCoy building information from my replies to these earlier threads:

Show us your Fire Houses  6/3/16

Anyone Make a Scale Army Barracks 4/11/15

Using Model Train Software's Model Builder, I have done N scale versions of the McCoy Barracks, Supply/Orderly room, Maintenance Building, Mess Hall, Battalion Headquarters, and Fire Station.  In O scale I have only done the Fire Station and Maintenance Building (both with selective compression).

Larry

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