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Industry Office
Cornerstone kit #4020.

Footprint, 2-1/4" x 3-5/8"


Besides other small structures like a bulldozer & forklift shed, gate-shack, crew shelter, etc, this will be the office and headquarters for my salvage yard. The facility is a rough copy of an actual parts/scrap yard near where I grew up. It served the steel mill with scrap metal, and had two spur tracks for gondola loading. It was a thriving business from 1946 to '85.
Signage will be similar to the handmade front gate sign (shown).

Airbrushed with Vallejo acrylics, then clear acrylic, then a mortar 'rub-in', and burnished with crocus cloth for definition.
Airbrush weathered, then sealed with DullCote.

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Scrap metal shuttles
For the steel mill.

These Accurail gons are replicas of those that frequented the rear lot of Shapiro's Salvage yard.

Two tracks ladder'd off a spur were serviced by conveyors and front-loaders. A GE 70-ton usually shuttled them back and forth (until the early '50's, it was an 0-6-0 or a boxcab diesel).
In that area of the lot, a shredder and compactor, (baler) as well as a car crusher named "Beulah" were also quite busy.
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