Alan,  even with the modifications you made the ESB is still very identifiable in the close-ups.  However in the fifth photo it does blend into your skyline as just another skyscraper in a city filled with them.  Did you sit the model atop an MTH bank or does it sit on another level just behind the bank?  The Lionel lift bridge in the fifth picture also puts into perspective how tall your buildings actually are?

Patrick, we've established that tall is a relative term for this thread and your apartment buildings qualify.

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Sam's Furniture manufacturing building needs a few details.  Roof and dock at car unloading door, people door and a change of billboards.  I don't like the black and white one on the side.  Taller structure on the roof is a SPAM can with tubes to simulate chimneys. Exhaust vent on side of building is the top from a prescription drug bottle. Firestone building was scratch built using card stock, the grocery store was built using model size boards and plastic pieces from various kits and the clothing store is from a Pioneer Valley card stock kit.

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Dock and dock's roof in place, shot under new lights.      John in Lansing, ILL

 

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coach joe posted:

Alan,  even with the modifications you made the ESB is still very identifiable in the close-ups.  However in the fifth photo it does blend into your skyline as just another skyscraper in a city filled with them.  Did you sit the model atop an MTH bank or does it sit on another level just behind the bank?  The Lionel lift bridge in the fifth picture also puts into perspective how tall your buildings actually are?

Patrick, we've established that tall is a relative term for this thread and your apartment buildings qualify.

Joe....the model is sitting on top of the bank toward the rear of the roof.  I will be putting a sign near the front of the bank roof to help disguise what I have done and to make the new skyscraper appear to be rising from behind the bank building.  From the floor of the trainroom to the top of the tallest building, the distance is about 11 feet.

Alan Arnold
CEO/Publisher
O Gauge Railroading magazine
adman@ogaugerr.com
800-980-OGRR (6477)

Okay… here's something tall. A scratch-built flare tower on my refinery. The LEDs are flashers. The cooling tower is also scratch-built from actual prototype. The rest is the Plastruct Petro-Chemical kit with all the parts repositioned to fit the site. I enhanced the load out rack too. The flare required additional units to support it.

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Trainman2001 posted:

Okay… here's something tall. A scratch-built flare tower on my refinery. The LEDs are flashers. The cooling tower is also scratch-built from actual prototype. The rest is the Plastruct Petro-Chemical kit with all the parts repositioned to fit the site. I enhanced the load out rack too. The flare required additional units to support it.

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Beautiful!!!

Alan Arnold
CEO/Publisher
O Gauge Railroading magazine
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800-980-OGRR (6477)

Well I’m working on it, I have a 2 ft. x 7 ft. Area to work with and I’m doing a lot of selective compression. Will be putting a backdrop in as well so you won’t see the garage door. Just having fun with it. I’m calling the whole area a very deep backdrop. Still have a ways to go.

Dave NYC Hudson PRR K4 posted:
OGR CEO-PUBLISHER posted:

OK....JD inspired me to acquire one of the Uberarc sets that has enough pieces to construct the Empire State Building.  I made a few modifications so as to not duplicate the ESB exactly because my city is not modeling any particular metropolis....so....we will pretend that the firm of Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon who designed the EMB also did this similar structure for the First National Bank in my city...  It now joins the skyline and here are a few pictures:

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Now that is cool. I guess the banks old building was small. With all the trains, commerce and such, no wonder they were able to get Speedy Construction Contractors to come through with all the right permits and get the building up in no time at all. @OGR CEO-PUBLISHER, I think you, me, and everyone else should stop in for a few withdraws, lol.

Dave...this only problem I have is when I go to the bank, they always seem to be the one that is doing the withdrawals...from my account!...LOL!

Alan Arnold
CEO/Publisher
O Gauge Railroading magazine
adman@ogaugerr.com
800-980-OGRR (6477)

OGR CEO-PUBLISHER posted:

Here is one of a Walthers HO building separated into pieces and then used as a backdrop structure as part of the west wall backdrop on the layout....20190712_070120

That does come in there quite nicely. Are the others flats(the ones to the far left look like it), the one right next to it looks like a regular building.

Dave NYC Hudson PRR K4 posted:
OGR CEO-PUBLISHER posted:

Here is one of a Walthers HO building separated into pieces and then used as a backdrop structure as part of the west wall backdrop on the layout....20190712_070120

That does come in there quite nicely. Are the others flats(the ones to the far left look like it), the one right next to it looks like a regular building.

Thanks Dave...  To answer your question, the whole idea was to "try" to have at least some depth here with some building appearing to be somewhat closer than others.  I will admit, I didn't completely succeed partly because I have about 1/2" of space to work with along that wall.  As time goes on I will add another layer over the top of these flats that will have floor spacing similar to the one immediately to the right of the Walthers building....  Hopefully that will make the others look a little further in the distance.

Alan Arnold
CEO/Publisher
O Gauge Railroading magazine
adman@ogaugerr.com
800-980-OGRR (6477)

OGR CEO-PUBLISHER posted:

Hey....surely there are more of you that have tall structures on your layout.  They don't have to be skyscrapers!  You may have a tall building like grain elevators, coaling facilities, factories...perhaps even tall smoke stacks.  Lets see them!

The tallest structure on my layout is the unfinished blast furnace. Roo.

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Traindame posted:

Hello to my first "Tall Buildings Tuesday post!" I know you'll recognize these... enjoy!

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Happy Tracks!

TrainDame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
Dallas, TX | Concord, NC | USA
(214) 634-2965

www.twtrainworxstore.com 

Hey Dorcie....just box this one up and send it to Arkansas...I know of a layout that needs it...LOL!! 

Alan Arnold
CEO/Publisher
O Gauge Railroading magazine
adman@ogaugerr.com
800-980-OGRR (6477)

Last year the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (one of TW TrainWorx Traintastic Customers) added a new sponsor to their annual Trains at NorthPark Layout and the Traingineers got to model his "Ryan" building in North Texas and added it to the TANP Display! Check it out... a twofer for this first Tall Buildings Tuesday post 47683641_1971077182928147_7330852289088847872_n47686073_1971077192928146_9051884300647006208_n48176012_1971077232928142_9012714435130687488_nIMG_7522IMG_7524IMG_7657IMG_7658P1000577

Happy Tracks!

TrainDame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
Dallas, TX | Concord, NC | USA
(214) 634-2965
www.blog.traindame.com
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coach joe posted:

Alan, in the first picture you posted yesterday, the white and cream colored hi-rise on the left appears to be of Plasticville origin.  Is that several apartment buildings stacked atop each other or is it kitbashed from the parts?

Joe...that highrise is in fact the Plasticville building.  Years ago, King Distributing made available add-on floors for the Plasticville Apartment.  I bought several and just stacked them.  Before doing so, I painted each floor the colors you see...sort of an off white.

Alan Arnold
CEO/Publisher
O Gauge Railroading magazine
adman@ogaugerr.com
800-980-OGRR (6477)

AlanRail posted:

Not fun playing this game with Alan . . . .he always wins!!  LOL

I would say everyone wins. While some still don't pop their tall buildings out, Alan is maintaining this topic. Hopefully in the coming weeks, those that have been very busy that have their tall buildings hiding because of their extreme busyness, will be able to post some so we all can enjoy theirs as well. I'd post if I had any buildings that were tall. Hope we see more sooner than way later.

Tall Building Tuesday is before us again!!...come on guys...how about finding some structures on your layout that are "tall" and posting them here.  Doesn't have to be a skyscraper...it may be a grain elevator, smoke stack,...heck anything that is multiple stories high!  I'll start out with a front view of OGR Headquarters where several of us are contemplating jumping off the railing and into the river below...especially when considering recent events!

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Alan Arnold
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O Gauge Railroading magazine
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800-980-OGRR (6477)

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Well Alan, your plea sounds like a plea of despair!  In hopes you guys at OGR don't jump off the top of OGR World Headquarters, I'm offering this photo of Patsburg's Westend neighborhood whose only tall building are in backdrop form.  Sorry, but it's the best I can do.  Perhaps it will sufice until someone come along and posts a real tall building from their layout.   Don't jump just yet! IMG_6103

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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Here's a pseudo tall building, Severn Apartments from CMR modeled after the prototype in Mt. Vernon Square, Baltimore. Fun but challenging build.

Scott 

I am familiar with Custom Model Railroad's buildings. The Severn building looks great! I lived around the corner on Mount Vernon Place from the Severn Apartments for one year.

Randy Harrison,

President of the:

Great Northeastern Railway

The Standard Railroad of the Basement



 

 

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