I had posted a series of grab shots to Facebook as I put this structure together over the past weekend. Now that it’s pretty much finished, I thought it might be helpful to compile those into a blog post. Here’s a survey of a rainy Sunday afternoon project.
The low building next to the recovery boiler would be based around Grandt Line industrial windows that I had in stock. I glued up the front wall with two paired windows and copied the overall dimensions for the back wall.
There’s a bit of a story behind this project. Over the past weekend, I decided it was time to move forward with filling the vacant space in front of the materials storage building. This scene is a product of my imagination, because the detailed photos I have in my collection don’t capture this part of the mill. I had built a mock-up of how I wanted it to come together, taking cues from photos of other areas in the mill. I was having second thoughts about my plan for this space, maybe because I’d already spent too much time thinking about it. One day last week, my neighbour and model train guy Paul Bellemore walked across the street for a visit, and we got talking about this space and how my plans for it had changed. After I described what I was considering, I asked for his opinion and he said he liked my original mockup better. He gave me a couple of reasons that made a lot of sense, so I figured it was time to stop analyzing and start building. For me, the hobby is as much about friends as it is about the models. It’s probably extremely rare to have an excellent modeller living right across the road. How cool is that?