Here's a suggestion for Menard's--a microbrewery located in an old train station a la Depot Brewery in Reno NV
Summation of every Menard's building product announcement posts over the previous 12 months:
"Wow, nice, but it's not a brewery"
A brewery has to be the most asked for structure ever since Menards came on board. I wonder why they are so reluctant to offer one??????????????????????????????
The stone walls on this one shows that Menards could make a nice late 19th century style brewery. I'd like to see one that could sit between two tracks: one side for bringing in grain and the other for shipping the finished product out. Hopefully waiting!
Very nice structure, and a great price - amazing!
Not sure about the flashing red lights at the top - not in character with the rest of the building, I suppose they could be trimmed off.
I also agree that the building looks good but the ridge-top roof LED's don't fit the era or function of the building.
HMMMM May be series like the Munster's house, Adams family house and the house from Psycho with Noram's carrying a knife coming out of the house?
Menards and their partners have been very creative over the passed few years. The Addams Family house or a structure with late 1890-1910's Victorian style elements would be a great offering that we have not seen in O gauge except for Lionel's Halloween Haunted mansion which was back in the new 2019 Lionel catalog. If Menards does not wish to produce a product that in anyway promotes alcohol, maybe they'll design a building that can be readily customized to fit various business ventures. If I were to have a brewery on my layout, I would prefer to have one that had some 1890-1910 era style elements - especially the windows and roof.
Getting to be a nice range of buildings, Mark. I'm always looking to see which ones are amenable to a slice down the middle and making low relief structures.
Now then, what's the chance of Menards' ore cars - say four-car sets in the Menards multi-pack tradition? Say a 12-pack?
Great Job Mark!
I like the idea engineers can make a pit stop to test the thrones while picking up a load of goods.
Here is a link to the history of the depot. https://www.titletownbrewing.com/history
I try to stop there whenever I pass through Green Bay - great food and beer, plus occasional trains passing by. Also it is not far from the National Railroad Museum.
With the initial overhead shot I was afraid a drone might me involved.
I'm so glad to be so wrong.
I like this; alone and for the potential uses.
We have received word that the Gamer & Thrones factory has survived the first round of dragon attacks! Hopefully they make it through season 8 unscathed!
Mark the Menards Train Guy