Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Papermaking Machine Building prototype

Tonight I cut up some foam board and started building the half-relief building that will house the papermaking machine at Hallelujah Paper on the Silicon Valley Lines layout.

Since this is a long, half-open box, I stiffened it with gussets. Let's see how solid the whole thing is once the glue has dried. If this works out, the idea is to give the building some structure on the outside, hide any exposed foam, and spray paint the building in some sand-color tone. Then finish off with roof details, tanks, and some exposed piping.

The total length is a bit over 50 inches, which works out to about 360 foot in HO scale. That's a good sized production building.

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