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January 11, 2014 1:51 PM

I was a late comer to the White Castle party, but now see what I have been missing all these years.  A very iconic fast food restaurant to be sure.

 

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January 11, 2014 2:47 PM

Originally Posted by Popsrr:

We need to creat an ONION SMELL device to mount inside all these White Castles and Krystals.

That's a great idea! Maybe Mega Steam can come out with a scent. We could put it in the locomotives, also. My Challenger would have that much more appeal!

 

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January 11, 2014 2:58 PM

the Silk City branch.

 

 

 

 
 
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January 11, 2014 3:19 PM

My recent Clever Models build....from over on the structure forum.......

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January 11, 2014 9:20 PM

Originally Posted by AMCDave:
MR mag had a article on building a White Tower restaurant a few years ago, you might hunt it down....a pretty easy building to scratch.
Yeah, that was a while ago. An article by Michael Tylick. It was an HO build. Not for novices, tho...
 

 

 
 
 
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January 11, 2014 9:27 PM

Here's a White Castle that once was a White Tower in Brooklyn. Twin Whistle has made this model for around 18 years in different forms. The body is laser cut styrene, and it has an interior. This model was built by George Beam.

 
 
 
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January 11, 2014 9:37 PM

Growing up in Baltimore in the 50's & 60's I don't recall any White Castles but we did have a number of White Towers.  Love the art deco.

 

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January 11, 2014 9:42 PM

Originally Posted by jay jay:
Very nice! Is that scratch-built or a kit?

John it's one of those new type's called "a scratch n sniff"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 11, 2014 9:59 PM

Around here we have just white castles...never seen a white tower, but I guess that's a regional thing-

Jayjay, depending on your given footprint needs, you could easily grab some evergreen styrene sheets and make your own building using the TLR method. You can simply scan a burger box or bag for the sign{s}. Going by the above white tower pic, you could use small brass or plastic tubing to run thin wires thru for LEDs to light the outside of the building- try your hand at some thick foil from a wine bottle{better grade ones with a cork- not what I usually drink-hehehe} for the lamp shades. 

 

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January 11, 2014 11:42 PM

The web sight for the White Castle ceramic building posted above is www.mylittletown.com They make other buildings too. Go to SHOP, PORCELAIN LIGHTED VILLAGE where you can see a DENNY'S CLASSIC DINER @ $39.99, ECLIPSE COFFEE MILK bottle building @ $24.99, WHITE CASTLE @ $44.99, and several other historic  and classic buildings. They also have a College Gate & Sign line of items.

 

They are located in I believe Rode Island and model local familiar items.

 

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January 11, 2014 11:55 PM

Originally Posted by Popsrr:
Originally Posted by jay jay:
Very nice! Is that scratch-built or a kit?

John it's one of those new type's called "a scratch n sniff"

 

 

I guess, Mega Steam will have to come out with a new onion scent for our steam locos!

 

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Oh oh,  see this idea, already posted....thats what you get for posting late at night!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 12, 2014 8:02 AM

So far, I have gotten 3 emails from Forum members asking me the name of the eBay dealer who sold me the "My Little Town" White Castle model. Please note that this thread started over a year ago, and was recently re-started. Plus, I never keep track of a seller once I get the item. Sorry I can't help.

 
 
 
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January 12, 2014 8:14 AM

Here is the link for the "My Little Town" White Castle. http://www.mylittletown.com/wh...le-village-building/

 
 
 
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January 12, 2014 8:57 AM

FWIW... I posted over on the Scenery/Structures forum a heads-up about the latest issue of Garden Railways (Kalmbach).  Their February 2014 issue has articles on constructing two 'ptomaine taverns'...a DQ (Dairy Queen), and a White Tower.  The white tower article is very reminiscent of Mike Tylick's HO version.

 

As much as we're called upon from time-to-time to scale-up an HO plan, this is an article that challenges one to scale-down!  The GR website apparently has a neat downloadable page of signage for both buildings, too...at least that's what the article sez.

 

Like Dennis, I also built the Twin Whistle model of White Towers + added details.  In fact, I just bought a couple of folks for the eatery from 'the other Dennis' ()(Arttista) to put some life into the joint.  Gotta move that up on the list today.

 

I believe Twin Whistle also sells a classic A&W eatery model, too.  Branchline Laser Art makes a nice generic O scale Burger Stand model...nice build.

 

Have a nice Sunday.  Be blessed.

 

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January 12, 2014 10:49 AM

Your scratch-builts are all terrific, guys....thanks for the photos. I just dug this old thread up because AMCDave posted his great WC over on Scenery and Structures....glad to see WC still has such interest.

 

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January 12, 2014 10:56 AM

Originally Posted by Burlington Route:

Around here we have just white castles...never seen a white tower, but I guess that's a regional thing-

Jayjay, depending on your given footprint needs, you could easily grab some evergreen styrene sheets and make your own building using the TLR method. You can simply scan a burger box or bag for the sign{s}. Going by the above white tower pic, you could use small brass or plastic tubing to run thin wires thru for LEDs to light the outside of the building- try your hand at some thick foil from a wine bottle{better grade ones with a cork- not what I usually drink-hehehe} for the lamp shades. 

Great ideas, Bob. I need to try those. As for White Tower, I never saw them around Chicago, but I was well acquainted with the two in Dayton, where I went to school many years ago.  Here is the one on Fifth Street in June, 2001, when I was back in town. It figures in a couple of well known railroad photographs (that I now will have to find). ** (One is by David P. Oroszi, and appears on p. 18 in Greg McDonnell's excellent railroad photography book, "Heartland". It shows Amtrak's Capitol Limited on the viaduct, led by E-9s, on a snowy January 29, 1978.).

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January 12, 2014 11:35 AM

There are two O Scale White Castle paper kits available from Clever Models:

 

http://clevermodels.squarespace.com/models-gallery/

 

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