I'll just steal what I think is the tallest building I've ever seen on a layout, and there's two of them!  These wouldn't even come close to fitting on mine!

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Did somebody say "small tall building Tuesday"? There are actually two other structures on the Christmas Tree layout that are as tall as or taller than these two, but the tree obstructs the steeple on the church, and the TV repair shop I didn't have time last night to shoot. Here are the other two. I believe the first one is Federal House, and the other is Clement C Moore's Twas the Night Before Christmas house from Department 56. I hope I spelled Clement's name right.

How is that Alan? I said I'd get a round to it, took too long, eh?IMG_20190909_165355IMG_20190909_165445

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Not the tallest building by far, but about as tall as I have... haven’t installed this yet (just found the perfect spot for it though) - I’ve got to add a Miller Engineering Scranton Electric City sign to the roof. The building is from Todds Architectural Models (the Cameron Apartments).

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Apples55 posted:

Not the tallest building by far, but about as tall as I have... haven’t installed this yet (just found the perfect spot for it though) - I’ve got to add a Miller Engineering Scranton Electric City sign to the roof. The building is from Todds Architectural Models (the Cameron Apartments).

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That is a very nice building indeed. I was just up in Scranton Labor Day weekend. Nice place and that building will look excellent with that Miller Engineering sign.

Here's my custom HD building that I built from 3-Railking buildings. I applied mortar to bricks and details in lobby. It took me a long time but it is the only feasible and cost-effective way for me to make tall buildings. Mendards came out with the Hotel building that is reasonable but nothing ever since that fits my era. Last picture below shows them and others in my rendition of a Pennsylvania city.

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After seeing Alan's post on his Uber ARC building I bought the 1600 piece set. I am trying to build a 3-4' building. The foundation is 14" x 8" and I am not going to have enough to complete the building. I think I'll have to find another 1600 piece set. 

Alan, just for grins, do you recall about how many pieces you used?20190927_142945

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Pickwick Hotel, 26" tall, next to Corrigan Station. Can be ordered by November 15 for pickup at Amherst/Big E in January 2020. We will now also custom create a sign for your building, no more than 14 characters. The sign is in the corner of the building and reads vertically. Corrigan Station can be built 8" or 12" deep. The picture shows the prototype. LED lighting in individual floors.

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JD very nice!  Still in the process?  Keep us posted.  I recognize the expanded Plasticville apartment buildings,love the penthouse balcony, Ameritown building, what I believe are some MTh buildings and the York Hotel.  Is the red building with cream accents an MTH?  What about the red building behind the York Hotel?  I find that one very interesting.

Doug the Pickwick is very nice.

Over the weekend I finished the newest and tallest building on my layout.  It is modeled after a 38 story structure in downtown Cincinnati, the Union Central Life building aka Central Trust Bank Tower, and now the PNC tower.  It is not an exact reproduction but an inspiration of the building from photos I took of it and historical photos. When built in 1913 it was the 5th tallest building in the world and the 2nd tallest outside NYC.   

The building has a lot of character and fits in well with my modeling of the late 1940s.  Even today this tower is a prominent part of the Cincinnati skyline. 

I kitbashed different pieces of buildings to construct it. The base of the model is a very used MTH bank building that I painted and modified by cutting two front door portals into the side of the building.  The exterior light fixtures were purchased from a local dollhouse store. The six stories above the MTH base are many window walls from OGR’s Ameri-towne buildings that were glued together.  I am contemplating on another level to the building with pillars and a pyramid roof to resemble the original building yet more thought and planning is required so there may be more to come.

 

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Guitarmike posted:

After seeing Alan's post on his Uber ARC building I bought the 1600 piece set. I am trying to build a 3-4' building. The foundation is 14" x 8" and I am not going to have enough to complete the building. I think I'll have to find another 1600 piece set. 

Alan, just for grins, do you recall about how many pieces you used?20190927_142945

Looking great so far!  I used well over 3,000 pieces....it takes a lot of pieces to build tall Uberarc structures!

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