Korber Lionel Factory 001

The dock posts were not glued in. I don't think I glued the overhangs either but shipped separately.

I used Robert's Brick mortar. I could never get the hang of diluted acyrillic paints. I tried powder one time. Looked great until I sprayed with Dullcote. Then it went everywhere.

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I thought it would be fun to compare this model with the Sager Place building as it exists today.  Here it is, courtesy of Google Maps:

Sager Place Factory

It appears that pretty much all facades have been obscured by subsequent construction, but the big chimney provides a good point of reference. This image of the model is from a similar perspective:




My heart is warm with the friends I make, 

And better friends I'll not be knowing;

Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,

No matter where it's going.

                        Edna St. Vincent Millay



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Joe the finished product looks great.  I've seen some WE HONEST auctions on ebay, don't recall if I've ever tried them out.  As far a superglue for the older Korber models, have you ever tried the Gorilla brand super glue.  I've read here on the forum it has some rubber type compound in the formula to give it a little elasticity so that it's not as brittle as other brands.

Joe, that is a fantastic job. My grandfather was Ernie Korber and I remember when this was first being designed in the early 1980s, I would go with him to Hillside, NJ to look at the existing building. The kit was made from a set of blueprints that he was able to get from the original architect company. I don't believe those kits were last produced in the early to mid 1990s. You really did a fantastic job. I know the directions for those kits were terrible.



Thank you - it must have been a thrill to see this stuff come to life. And Korber is still going strong today!

I have collected a bunch of old kits off the internet. While I have kit bashed out I never kit bashed up so will try my and at it and see if I can come up with some interesting buildings to sellCone Mills 014IMG_1836.

Joe Fauty


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