Sunday, January 9, 2011

Layout Construction–December 2010

Building Construction
I built a Feed and Seed building kit for Lewistown. This industry will receive covered hoppers of grain, fertilizer, chemicals and box cars of other agricultural products. It ship box cars of bagged fertilizer and other agricultural products. The name of this company is the Lewistown Fertilizer & Grain.
The building need to be modified to it in the space. One half inch needed to removed from the rear of the building to allow enough clearance on the track side. I added a door on the left side to create a small office area and truck loading dock. The roof on the main building are individual shingles created by making small cuts every 1/4” along the length of heavy brown paper. Then a strip 3/8” wide was cut. The strip was then applied to the roof. A lot of work, but worth the final result. Final weathering and details will be added when the surrounding scenery is finished.



More Buildings
I have been looking for a propane distribution center. This particular kit has been out of production for several years. After searching hobby shops locally and on the internet, I finally was able to win one eBay for a reasonable price. The building had already been assembled. In shipment there was some damage. It will be a challenge to resurrect the building and make it fit in to the space.