Alan, Coach Joe is like Engineer Joe, no layout but I've got a couple of tall buildings for the planned future Metropolis.  I'll have to get some pictures of them and post them next week.

Okay here's one, not on the layout yet, and not looking excessively tall, but in real life the Budweiser Brew House in St. Louis is actually quite tall.IMG_0757

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coach joe posted:

Okay here's one, not on the layout yet, and not looking excessively tall, but in real life the Budweiser Brew House in St. Louis is actually quite tall.IMG_0757

Hey Joe!!...I have that one on the layout too!  It is a very nice building!

OGR CEO-PUBLISHER posted:
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OGR CEO-PUBLISHER posted:

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What building or kit is this one? I thought I saw all of yours but every time I look, I see another one!

Joe...if you are talking about the blue clad building, it is made up of a couple of 1970's Kenner Girder and Panel sets.  These can be found on a few of the larger auction sites like ebay, etc....

Alan... that is amazing that you got ebay to be a forum sponsor?!?! I am assuming this since you are directing people to ebay to order things???? Otherwise that would be contradictory as to what you preach here on the forum.

again congratulations on getting ebay as a sponsor!!!!??????????????? 

IMG_0754IMG_0756Alan,  I'm going to put it next to an HO Factory building that I converted to a Clydesdale barn.  It had a roll up door for trains to enter that's just about the right size for a porcelain 8 horse hitch my wife got for me years ago.

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Looks great Coach Joe. I only have the Xmas tree layout 5x3& change, enough for O42 curves. No tall buildings but when things get settled, I've got plans(which still have to be drawn up, lol). Until that time, still grabbing what I can.

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OGR CEO-PUBLISHER posted:
Engineer-Joe posted:
OGR CEO-PUBLISHER posted:

And here is another:

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What building or kit is this one? I thought I saw all of yours but every time I look, I see another one!

Joe...if you are talking about the blue clad building, it is made up of a couple of 1970's Kenner Girder and Panel sets.  These can be found on a few of the larger auction sites like ebay, etc....

Alan... that is amazing that you got ebay to be a forum sponsor?!?! I am assuming this since you are directing people to ebay to order things???? Otherwise that would be contradictory as to what you preach here on the forum.

again congratulations on getting ebay as a sponsor!!!!??????????????? 

Marty....a typical smart guy response I would expect...so let me make it clear again:  note that there is no direct link to any seller on ebay.  You have been on the forum long enough to know that we have no problem with folks mentioning ebay ...it is done all the time but we don't allow direct links to ebay.  Read the TOS....  Your problem is you are ticked off because I had to once again a couple of weeks ago tell you not to promote your product on this forum with direct links to your business website reminding you that it was not fair to our paying sponsors/advertisers here.  Don't understand why you would have a problem with that since when you were a sponsor, you would constantly complain about folks promoting with direct links and asking that I delete their posts.....

Alan, sorry for such a delay with the answer on the uberarc Empire State Building. It is almost impossible for me to get back to it now, so my best guess is 8”x10” for a footprint, and nearly 5’ high.

Is it Tuesday already?  Boy does time fly by fast when one is having a good time....am I...?   OK...here are a few more taken last week:

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Don those buildings have a lot of character.  I don't recall seeing anything like them before.  Are they bashed, kits, building fronts?  Where'd you get them?

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Is it Tuesday already?  Boy does time fly by fast when one is having a good time....am I...?   OK...here are a few more taken last week:

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Stunning. Arnold

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I checked your profile and see you are from Schenectady. I spent some time there when I attended Albany Law School, which was affiliated with Union College in Schenectady.

It's very cool that you have models on your layout of buildings from where you live. Arnold

Arnold D. Cribari posted:
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I checked your profile and see you are from Schenectady. I spent some time there when I attended Albany Law School, which was affiliated with Union College in Schenectady.

It's very cool that you have models on your layout of buildings from where you live. Arnold

And I think your models of the Schenectady buildings look great. Arnold

Don those are some great looking scratch builds.  I wouldn't even know how to go about doing that detaileed work.

I'm not into tall buildings on my O Scale RR. But I built a HO Scale RR at the Holyoke Mass Senior Center. I got the plans and some blueprints for the Holyoke City Hall from the Building Department and constructed this 36" tall City Hall Building with precision board.

 

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Hello Gene,

Very nice job on that model of the Holyoke City Hall building!  What did you use for the rounded cornices?

I used the Precision Board and turned them on a lathe, Precision Board is great for models, it's so easy to work with.

 

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Nope...didn't forget....just got too busy trying to finish up my next Publisher's Corner article!  How about this from street view looking up...?

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OGR CEO-PUBLISHER posted:

Nope...didn't forget....just got too busy trying to finish up my next Publisher's Corner article!  How about this from street view looking up...?

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Google maps street view Alan? Sure looks like it.

Experimenting with some LED up-lighting for my background buildings. Like the look and will do some others.Uplighting

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B&O Fan posted:

Experimenting with some LED up-lighting for my background buildings. Like the look and will do some others.Uplighting

WOW...tell us more about those buildings!!  How were they made and especially the tall white one on the left!!

I've been using some HO scale tall buildings as background buildings to try and add depth. The white one is a Bachman Spectrum kit and the tan is a Custom Model Railroads (CMR) kit. I've found the Bachman series pretty available online for fairly reasonable pricing. The CMRs are high but the detail is outstanding. I have to do about 3-4 more HO scale for background and then my back drop photos can be mounted. Using black and white photos blown up to about 4'x3' to go behind the buildings, like this.City Right hand CornerOGR CEO-PUBLISHER posted:
B&O Fan posted:

Experimenting with some LED up-lighting for my background buildings. Like the look and will do some others.Uplighting

WOW...tell us more about those buildings!!  How were they made and especially the tall white one on the left!!

 

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B&O Fan posted:
I've been using some HO scale tall buildings as background buildings to try and add depth. The white one is a Bachman Spectrum kit and the tan is a Custom Model Railroads (CMR) kit. I've found the Bachman series pretty available online for fairly reasonable pricing. The CMRs are high but the detail is outstanding. I have to do about 3-4 more HO scale for background and then my back drop photos can be mounted. Using black and white photos blown up to about 4'x3' to go behind the buildings, like this.City Right hand CornerOGR CEO-PUBLISHER posted:
B&O Fan posted:

Experimenting with some LED up-lighting for my background buildings. Like the look and will do some others.Uplighting

WOW...tell us more about those buildings!!  How were they made and especially the tall white one on the left!!

 

Nicely done!!  Beautiful!  I have some of those Bachmann HO kits that I have used for flats....

Got some more buildings wired in this weekend and the Bromo Tower got a new blue LED instead of the grain of rice bulbs I had in the top of it. Bromo Tower

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Alan, sorry for such a delay with the answer on the uberarc Empire State Building. It is almost impossible for me to get back to it now, so my best guess is 8”x10” for a footprint, and nearly 5’ high.

Thanks JD....You inspired me to find one of these sets because I wanted to build one with a few slight changes.  I will post the results shorty with some pictures!

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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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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You are FAST!!!! How long did it take for you to assemble the kit?

Randy Harrison posted

You are FAST!!!! How long did it take for you to assemble the kit?

Randy...I assembled it and took it apart a couple of times to make some changes and fix some mistakes...but it took me a total of about 5 hours not including breaks.   There are almost 1300 pieces making up the model...

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Randy Harrison posted

You are FAST!!!! How long did it take for you to assemble the kit?

Randy...I assembled it and took it apart a couple of times to make some changes and fix some mistakes...but it took me a total of about 5 hours not including breaks.   There are almost 1300 pieces making up the model...

Thanks Alan. I am considering one for myself.

The buildings in Patsburg are not all that tall compared to the terrific ones some of you guys have.  The background buildings are all HO scale.  The trio of three story apartment building are by City Scenes, a vendor a York.  IMG_7676

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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.

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