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Eddie Landreth
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Posted - 10/22/2005 :  11:01:54 PM  Show Profile
Below is a building flat for my industrial area. It's made from 2 of the Walthers Red Wing Mill kits, each cut in half to make a flat. I altered it up some to make it less symetrical - (1) top small building moved to the other side of the opposite main building; (2) both chimneys placed on a single powerhouse building and the other powerhouse building moved to the roof; (3) made an expanded dock on the left side of the dock area so that it came all the way out to the rails. The dock on the right area of the dock area is how the kit comes as built; and (4) added a water tank to the left side of the building to balance it out visually. I wired it up for lights as well, since I love night shots. Overall footprint is 4.24" x 42".


















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Dutchman
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Posted - 10/22/2005 :  11:06:44 PM  Show Profile
Eddie,
Boy, you've been busy again. It is great to see a large industry on a layout. You did a fine job of using the kit to make the background building. (I love the night shots.)


Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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Dutchman
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Posted - 10/22/2005 :  11:06:44 PM  Show Profile
Eddie,
Boy, you've been busy again. It is great to see a large industry on a layout. You did a fine job of using the kit to make the background building. (I love the night shots.)


Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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Marken
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Posted - 10/22/2005 :  11:54:38 PM  Show Profile
That is one impressive looking flat.

Great job


In memory of Mike Chambers

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Marken
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Posted - 10/22/2005 :  11:54:38 PM  Show Profile
That is one impressive looking flat.

Great job


In memory of Mike Chambers

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pastor_t
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Posted - 10/23/2005 :  04:22:17 AM  Show Profile
Very impressive. Now, how do I get that onto my 4' x 1' mini?
Tony



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pastor_t
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Posted - 10/23/2005 :  04:22:17 AM  Show Profile
Very impressive. Now, how do I get that onto my 4' x 1' mini?
Tony



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MikeC
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Posted - 10/23/2005 :  11:26:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit MikeC's Homepage
This is an incredible kitbash, Eddie! It's well balanced for visual appeal, yet the entire structure looks very plausible, as though it just "grew" that way through expansion.

Your nighttime photos are really neat. I always enjoy seeing your night shots.



Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm a busy man. I have a railroad to run.


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MikeC
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Posted - 10/23/2005 :  11:26:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit MikeC's Homepage
This is an incredible kitbash, Eddie! It's well balanced for visual appeal, yet the entire structure looks very plausible, as though it just "grew" that way through expansion.

Your nighttime photos are really neat. I always enjoy seeing your night shots.



Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm a busy man. I have a railroad to run.


Visit the Central Missouri & Southern

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 10/23/2005 :  12:54:52 PM  Show Profile
Outstanding work Eddie, the night shots are a real treat!

Mike

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 10/23/2005 :  12:54:52 PM  Show Profile
Outstanding work Eddie, the night shots are a real treat!

Mike

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Peterpools
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Posted - 10/23/2005 :  1:50:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage
Eddie
Great flat. It sure is BIG, imposing and just the ticket. 3D flats seem to be the in thing right now with a lot of the kit manufacturers but it sure looks like you came up with a better idea. Sets the old gears to thinking and grinding away.
Peter



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Peterpools
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Posted - 10/23/2005 :  1:50:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage
Eddie
Great flat. It sure is BIG, imposing and just the ticket. 3D flats seem to be the in thing right now with a lot of the kit manufacturers but it sure looks like you came up with a better idea. Sets the old gears to thinking and grinding away.
Peter



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jatravia
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Posted - 10/23/2005 :  3:37:09 PM  Show Profile
Looks great Eddie. I picked up a Walthers kit at the last show that I attended that I'm going to bash into a flat. Instead of going long though I am going to make it taller. Thanks for the inspiration.

Joe <><



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jatravia
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Posted - 10/23/2005 :  3:37:09 PM  Show Profile
Looks great Eddie. I picked up a Walthers kit at the last show that I attended that I'm going to bash into a flat. Instead of going long though I am going to make it taller. Thanks for the inspiration.

Joe <><



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Rick
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Posted - 10/23/2005 :  3:53:12 PM  Show Profile
That's going to be a great addition to the layout. Good job.

As you think, so will you be.

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