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Date: 05/22/23 08:41
American Hardware Supply
Author: Jimmies

I had always been interested in this kit from Walther's, but had never bought it.  Then I stumbled across it for a real nice price at the train show in Woodstock, Ontario back in January.  I don't actually have a place for it on the layout, but bought it anyway. I kind of wish I had two of these kits so I could bash them together to make the building larger.

I've enlarged the one loading door, shifted and extended the loading dock, painted and weathered the building, and blanked out a bunch of windows.  The windows at the far right in the first photo are filled in with concrete patch.   

Here's just a couple of views of my American Hardware Supply as what is more or less a small diorama.

Jim
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/22/23 12:56 by Jimmies.






Date: 05/22/23 09:18
Re: American Hardware Supply
Author: wabash2800

That looks great! And the window mullions don't look oversize as they often do with Walthers Industrial buildings!

Victor Baird



Date: 05/22/23 10:14
Re: American Hardware Supply
Author: ghemr

Excellent workmanship as usual----it looks great!



Date: 05/22/23 10:18
Re: American Hardware Supply
Author: King_Coal

Very nice. The random opaque window pains gives it a nice used look.



Date: 05/22/23 11:05
Re: American Hardware Supply
Author: RRBMail

Alas, the all too American Rustbelt!



Date: 05/22/23 11:10
Re: American Hardware Supply
Author: Frisco1522

Nice job.  Now dirty up the concrete and give it some cracks to match the building.  Looks great!



Date: 05/22/23 12:55
Re: American Hardware Supply
Author: Jimmies

Frisco1522 Wrote:
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> Nice job.  Now dirty up the concrete and give it
> some cracks to match the building.  Looks great!
The cracks in the concrete are there.  You just need to look a little closer.

Jim



Date: 05/22/23 12:59
Re: American Hardware Supply
Author: Jimmies

wabash2800 Wrote:
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> That looks great! And the window mullions don't
> look oversize as they often do with Walthers
> Industrial buildings!
>
> Victor Baird

Thank you.  I'm not sure just now, but I think that they're the same oversize that you refer to as they usually are.

Jim



Date: 05/22/23 15:52
Re: American Hardware Supply
Author: atx_railfan

I've got this kit in N Scale and haven't done anything with it since I've been doing more HO lately. This is inspiring me to build a little diorama or something. Great work.



Date: 05/22/23 16:04
Re: American Hardware Supply
Author: wabash2800

Perhaps the color and weathering toned down the thickness of the mullions?

Victor Baird


Jimmies Wrote:
  I'm not sure just now, but I think
> that they're the same oversize that you refer to
> as they usually are.
>
> Jim



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/22/23 16:05 by wabash2800.



Date: 05/22/23 16:55
Re: American Hardware Supply
Author: engineerinvirginia

I heard a property developer has bought it and is going to turn it into loft apartments!



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