4858Re: [FJGRailroad] Re:Professional model builders.
- Aug 4, 2001Saul nice nice Job !! I am giving up on the neg's no time at all
anymore!! sending a hat along with the envelopes give me your mailing
address again Thanks Randy
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Sent: Monday, July 30, 2001 3:02 PM
Subject: [FJGRailroad] Re:Professional model builders.
> Take a look at http://architecturalmodel.com/. I spent a couple of
> days at their studio in Detroit in the spring. I found that
> professional models are very expensive to build since they are so
> labor intensive. A presentation model can cost several thousand
> dollars. Often they aren't even that detailed. Too bad there isn't a
> market. I'd love to do that. I estimate the Knox building took 150
> hours. At even 5 dollars an hour that would be $750. I've used the
> experience to do some estimates on what it would cost to build the
> Gloversville depot. I'd say 400 hours would be a good estimate,
> depending on the amount of detail included. Most buildings built to
> full scale would be way too large for the average layout. Soon as you
> add one though, it's really impressive, but it makes everything around
> it puny. I'm looking at a couple of other structures along the FJG.
> Several years ago, I did a set of drawings of the J&N Warehouse at the
> Kingsboro crossing. That would make an interesting building because of
> its odd shape. I'm looking at something smaller that won't eat up a
> lot of time. One of my favorites is the old GLF Farm Feed store in
> Johnstown. It was Tag's Used Furniture for a number of years. I
> submitted a plan and manuscript to Railroad Model Craftsman over a
> year ago. They liked the project but have not bought it yet.
> Visit Gino's F.J.G.R.R. Page at
> Visit The Greater Capital District Railfan Assocation At
> Visit The Site For Existing Railroad Stations
> in New York State at
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