American-style buildings?

American-style buildings?

Postby Arseny » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:38 am

There are some new fine buildings available from Busch.
It seems to me that they can be used as American buildings.
Tell me please, am I right?
(Unfortunately I know American architecture very bad...)
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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby railtwister » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:44 am

Hi Arseny,

The freight house could work, especially for an older structure in the Northeast, but I think the roof design of the second building is too distinct (and complicated) for it to pass as anything American. Few American buildings have complex roof shapes like that. Most common in this country would be gable-end roofs and simple dormers with larger windows to let more light into the building.

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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby Marquette » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:46 pm

What Bill said. Though I'd say for you may be able to get away with the house if you leave the dormers off - or even better, build a new simple roof for it...
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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby Taxari » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:45 am

Here are some simple kits from a friend in germany of western style houses:
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- Saloon (Building: B68 x L73 x H60 Balcony: T15 x B68 x H35 ),
- Bank (Building: L71 x B45 x H60)
- Haus (Building L56 x B45 x H60)

Material: 1,6 mm MDF (non wood)

For more information and prices please write a mail to:
Thomas Schwarz
feedback@ideenladen.de

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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby Arseny » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:42 am

Nice building, thank you!

Does he speak English?
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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:15 am

Depending on what region of the US you are modeling (I can't vouch for areas of Canada on this), the second building listed could work as a US proto in North Dakota or Minnesota. There are a few areas out here that almost look like you are not in the States anymore, and there are a lot of people of Germanic descent out here, and it shows in the food, language, and architecture.
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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby Arseny » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:05 am

AngrySailor302 wrote:Depending on what region of the US you are modeling (I can't vouch for areas of Canada on this), the second building listed could work as a US proto in North Dakota or Minnesota.


Minnesota is ok. What about Wisconsin? I want to model SOO Line.
But I know very few about these states...

AngrySailor302 wrote:There are a few areas out here that almost look like you are not in the States anymore, and there are a lot of people of Germanic descent out here, and it shows in the food, language, and architecture.


So do you think the "mix" of Auhagen or Vollmer buildings and these ones will work ok?
I suspected it... :)
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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby Marquette » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:33 am

The Soo ran in Minnesota, too! Don't forget the company's full name: Minneapolis, St Paul & Sault Ste.-Marie. :)

I'd suggest spending a few hours looking at photos on Panoramio or flickr, just searching 'Wisconsin', etc...
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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:38 am

I have not spent a lot of time in Wisconsin, but I can tell you this: there is a lot of Soo Line influence still around out here. Growing up I saw a fair amount of Soo Line diesels, and a few of them still can be found out here.

With some work, a mix could work. Some tweaking might be needed though.
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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby Arseny » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:38 pm

Searching some photos...

End of Soo Line

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