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This structure started out as an older single story Korber kit. The top cornice on the two ends were cut off and a second and third story wood structure was scratched built and added to the Korber base. The dock is scratched built using bass wood. A horizontal storage tank is connected to the back wall along with a smoke stack. The roof is simulated tar paper. Model Structures cost for this structure is $450. The base is 1/8 thick Masonite.
The two story structure is not glued to the base to allow access for lights. Neither the smoke stack nor the storage tank are glued in case the customer wants to change positions. The top wood structure can easily be turned 180 degrees so the dock can be placed along side track. In this case the overhang will cover the storage tank but the smoke stack can't be used.
Korber Models kit 7010 Refinishing Shop with scratched built wood two story add on
A 2-story structure not offered any longer by Carolina Craftsman was assembled then modified to include a third story with a A-frame roof. Carolina Craftsman had an O scale product line for a while but unfortunately discontinued it recently. Part of their O scale product line up was a kit called Slaty Fork Dry Goods #CCK16070. This is a small two story building measuring7 ½ x 6 inches. As designed it sits on a wood platform with posts about ½ inch high. There is one small deck in the front. The modifications to this kit include using basswood ‘scribed’ siding (to match the walls in the kit) to make the third story, adding a stairway leading up to a second story stairwell entrance on one side and adding a third story pop-out in the back with an old style wood hoist. The deck is extended from the front around one side to the back where there is one large deck for the freight doors and one smaller deck for the people door. Model Structures cost for this structure is $450.
This kit bash started off as a pre-assembled structure from MTH Trains called the Freight Transfer Warehouse #30-9098. The new structure became a produce canning factory with shop and office floors on top and distribution on the ground floor. Raw material is delivered by box car on the loading dock side, processed on the second floor and ultimately shipped by truck to local markets from the back of the building. Model Structures cost for this structure is $450.
I built a Berkshire Valley Ice House kit for a customer (#821 Ice House and Platform). While the wood platform made it safely to the customer the ice house which was Hydrocal unfortunately did not survive shipping arriving in pieces. With permission from the customer I replaced the Hydrocal design with an all wood design based on photos of an exiting John Allen design downloaded from the internet. The dimensions were decided based on fitting the new ice house to the existing Berkshire Valley wood platform. Model Structures cost for this structure is $500.
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