Scratch-built Handmade Structures
Note The main building on top and the loading dock are being offered separately.
This industrial warehouse structure is intended to be placed on a layout background wall.
Dimensions of the building and the dock: 13” length, 3 5/8” deep, 6” high including the loading dock.
Dimension of just the building without the dock: 12.5”L, 2” deep, 5 5/8” high.
- Building exterior is mat board which is scribed by hand. This is painted, sanded, essentially weathered prior to use. Craft paints, India ink, etc.
- All timber used on the dock, rafters and trim boards are handmade roughly to scale in our small factory and preweathered using a “sweet & sour” plus black tea (for tannins) stain. This is what gives the wood the “silver” look.
- Patchy semi blown off tarpaper is masking tape painted & materials added. It is also glued down in places.
- Titebond wood glue used in most places. Minimal if any CA on this model.
- The side entry door is commercial item from a kit somewhere (my scrapbox).
- The vent on the roof is 3D printed, painted, weathered, wrapped at the base with etched aluminum and glued to an etched aluminum base which is set under the “tarpaper”.
- Exterior electrical box and conduit are 3D printed PLA and painted & weathered with India ink.
- Door brackets and wheels are handmade from brass, soldered, with 3D printed wheel. All parts weathered. Soldered pin secures bracket in the door.
- Slide rails are brass, soldered, with brass rods secured in the building. Weathered.
- Each door is positionable. The wheels, while initially intended to “roll”, do not roll due to the weathering which is done with paint, chalk, real rust powder.
- There is a hidden, hefty framework of ½ square-profile cedar framing which keeps this building from (ever) flexing. This is painted black.
- Steps were made from ply veneer (Northeastern) cut on scroll saw to printout for HO 12” deep 8” high steps.
- The separated board detail and nail hole detail on the loading dock is done with a wood burning tool and I use a little Dave’s weathering powders subsequent to lighten the effect.
- Side roof is Campbell’s HO corrugated that is etched with ferric chloride, quadruple-rinsed.
- The damaged crate is unfortunately part of another sale but looked good here. Can be purchased separately, just ask.
- Farmer Dan the Gas Man is HO for reference only and not included in this sale.
MAIN BUILDING ONLY, NO LOADING DOCK. Loading dock sold separately.Background structure to be placed against-the-wall. Easement necessary for clearance from the railcars. Please check your layout for clearance! Dimension of just the building without the dock: 12.5”L, 2” deep, 5 5/8” high.All sales final on this model. Props in photos (HO person, crate, layout background) not included in this sale.