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 Posted: Thu Nov 28th, 2019 04:37 am
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Keith Pashina


Joined: Sun Nov 4th, 2012
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
Posts: 798

Here is another view of the MacFarlane works in Central City.
I like the somewhat haphazard layout of the building, as various building additions were constructed

Another building to admire is the Idaho Springs Machine Shop Annex Building,
a simple wood-framed structure, yet with a lot of interesting details

Earlier this year, I toured the Knight Foundry in Sutter Creek, California.
This 1880s complex has some very interesting metal-sided shop buildings.

There are numerous windows for natural light inside,
and the shapes of the buildings clearly say "manufacturing industry"

At the Knight Foundry, across the road from the buildings I showed you in the previous photo,
is the blacksmith shop of similar construction.

What caught my eye in this photo is the outside storage rack for metal bar and rod stock,
this is a scene begging to be modeled.

Back in 1989, I visited the Quincy and Torch Lake Railroad in Upper Michigan, and saw their machine shop ruin.
This stone walled building still had parts of the heavy wood roof trusses in place and even some of the machinery.
This facility halted mining in 1945! 

Lots of ideas to consider and sort out,
but some general ideas were forming as to what I wanted to build.


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