For this years Bloomfield Building, I added our Rieck McJunkin milk plant to the Trains in the Town Hall display. Long story short, my community had a facility that produced sweetened condensed milk. It shipped one rail car and about a hundred milk cans of cream daily to Pittsburgh. I used old photos as well as old county auditor records to get footprint & dimensions. It was a fun project that took longer then anticipated, and I still need to finish it, but I needed to get it up on the display. I have to install additional windows as well as build the loading dock & roof. I also need to build a base with the drive, landscape, cover the inside windows so you can't see in until I get the interior done, and build the water tower.
I built the smoking chimney from an ultrasonic cool mist vaporizer, and ice cream bucket and a laptop computer cooling fan. It works great, has no offensive smell, and is dissipated before the fog touches and scenery.
The building underwent significant changes over the 1908-1970's. I captured the 1925 era.
In 1:48 scale it is about five feet in length. We use all of our scale buildings for various local history classes and presentations we put on at our Historical Society. If a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine what a scale model is worth.