I’m in the process of converting a Piko brewery into a motorcycle factory
The building doesn’t have a loading dock or other provision for getting motorcycles into the boxcars, so the first step was to raise it enough that the floor of the factory came out near railcar height. I accomplished this by building a box and topping it with a scored and painted piece of plastic to represent the wooden dock deck. Then I faced the lower portion with cast stone. There also wasn’t any way to get out the back of the building, so I added a roll-up freight door made ot styrene strips.
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I have a few of the Pola buildings on my layout and am in the process of building a couple more. I enjoy detailing the interiors and I also like to add lights, which makes a removable roof important–it’s much more difficult to replace the lights or fix anything that goes wrong in a glued-shut structure (ask me how I know 🙂 ) However, this is tricky here in central Kansas, where the prairie winds regularly gust to 40mph and a roof can’t just sit on top of the walls. Continue reading Lighting Buildings w/ Removable Roofs
This is the initial building of a set of Colorado Model Structures‘ Market Street buildings.
This particular unit is the corner store of the three-building set. I haven’t put on the door or done the windows yet, and the coreners are unfilled and it’s unpainted. But it gives you an idea of what it looks like.
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The new station all lit up
I really like how this turned out. There are two post lights, two interior lights, and a light under the platform.
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