Randy Harrison posted:

Cincinnatian:

Thanks for you reply. Your main entrance is really great. I will have to be a bit creative and decide what to with the side with the columns. What did you use to cut the bank building's walls to add your entrance doors?


Thanks again.

Randy,

I used my dremel with a cutting wheel.  It was very easy. I then glued a piece of plastic glass behind the opening. I then spray painted a piece of cardboard with bright gold spray paint and then glued those to the plastic. The cardboard came out like gold leaf paper.

Thank you,

Before the reveal. About 54" tall. Will be available as a flat at Springfield in January.

Nominally HO Scale floor-to-floor, but can be scaled up or down to fit a need. 

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Start of the reveal. About 2,100 panes to peal....

 

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The final reveal. 9" wide by 54" tall. Laser scored grey tinted acrylic with styrene strip overlay.

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Happy New Years Eve and Tall Building Tuesday!!!

Waiting for the ball drop, Times Square, New York City.

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NYC Fan posted:

Happy New Years Eve and Tall Building Tuesday!!!

Waiting for the ball drop, Times Square, New York City.

 

Classic!!! Happy New Year, Skip 🎉🎉🎉

The Cincinnatian posted:

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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There are many great posts here. I enjoy them all. This post had me thinking about it ever since I saw it. Most every other one I saw had turned the MTH bank into a train station. This mod looks great! I think MTH should have given an award when they were asking for submissions on scratch builds using their buildings.

Very nice!

It been too long since someone posted in this great thread!  So...while we are all stuck at home...how about some photos of your tall structures!!  I will start this off again with one of the newest skyscrapers on the layout...didn't quite get the top of the structure in this picture but the next one shows it better.  Click on each picture for a more detail view.

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Nice Alan. I would have commented that it was Tuesday, but I lost this topic in my emails which of late have been averaging in the near 100 area some days. Good to see a nice tall building.

Joe....just wish other folks would post some pictures.  I am aware of several others that have multi-story structures on their layouts that are members of the forum....come on guys!!

20200118_113750Ok...I'll play. Courtesy of those Top Shelf NJ HiRailers. My photo from the last Trainstock.....sorry I also cannot pass along the smell of the chicken marsella (sp?)....but I had seconds!

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redjimmy1955 posted:

20200118_113750Ok...I'll play. Courtesy of those Top Shelf NJ HiRailers. My photo from the last Trainstock.....sorry I also cannot pass along the smell of the chicken marsella (sp?)....but I had seconds!

Yeah, I was at the 50th Anniversary when Alan, myself and a host of other saw them for the first time. I think I took about 5 or 6 photos of these from various spots. It is a great tribute to see in person, and I say tribute because what else could you call it? The work they did to get these up was fantastic, I believe it was said that they hadn't gotten to doing the lighting for the 50th in October.

Needless to say as Alan said, "come on guys(and gals if popping in here)" as there are others out there that should pop up. I know I gave a slight elbow to Dorcie, aka Traindame and she was happy to oblige without any further coaxing from me. If I had tall buildings, you would see them regularly, but since I don't(yet), we'll have to wait.

So its not Tuesday... but since I have recent pics with tall buildings in them, here's a couple shots of the kids playing trains by our not-yet-complete "downtown" area:

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@frizzinbee posted:

So its not Tuesday... but since I have recent pics with tall buildings in them, here's a couple shots of the kids playing trains by our not-yet-complete "downtown" area:

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Love what you have done with the Plasticville Hospitals...makes a great art deco skyscraper.  Now I have to find a bunch and do something too!!

'Pulls out official Tall Building Tuesday rulebook.'

It says here in the official rulebook that it is perfectly acceptable and often encouraged that if you have something to post here it's okay if it is early or late. The main criteria is that it is tall.

@Traindame posted:

Real Building... Traingineer Skills

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Happy Tracks!

TrainDame aka Dorcie
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(214) 634-2965
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P.S. The 300 Express Holiday Layout will be opening to the public 11/28/19 and set up in the lobby of this very skyscraper: 300 South Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte, NC !

Even though this was posted late last year, it an incredible model building.

It be nice if some of these folks who post photos of their buildings would share some information on how they were built.  Architectural models such as this one have always caught my curiosity.  

@Allegheny posted:

Even though this was posted late last year, it an incredible model building.

It be nice if some of these folks who post photos of their buildings would share some information on how they were built.  Architectural models such as this one have always caught my curiosity.  

Some are posted Allegheny, it may take some time to find. I know Dorcie usually shoots video showing the TW crew working on them, but there is not much directions as to how other than mostly a real building they went from.

Alan has posted a few how he did and even asked a few how did you do that. It is not an easy thing to find on here even in this topic, but there are things out there on here. I guess it might be just as lucky as stumbling upon. 

I do know that there are a number of topics dealing with building buildings, I can't recall the topic names but they are frequently updated. I follow a few because I am interested in them and want to see how they come out. See what you can find either here or there, or even choose to follow someone that is building something, you may get lucky and find a bunch.

Okay, today is officially "Tell Building Tuesday"! Wherefore art though tall buildings today? Anyone, anyone? Let's see if we get something besides crickets. Perhaps there should be a tall building challenge? Would that spice things up?

Come on guys and gals(as Alan @OGR CEO-PUBLISHER has said before), let's see some great tall buildings (other than Alan's) as we know their out there. High rises, low rises, department stores, construction zones, anything goes, just plop it here. Whaddya say folks? I'm heading back to work from my break, hope to see some tall buildings when I come back for lunch.

Happy Tuesday!  I have 2-3 more buildings to add to the downtown cluster at this point, but its just about set... sidewalks and streets are getting close to the top of the "to do" list!   Once those are built, I can connect the wires and turn on all the lights inside these:

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