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Allow Me To Introduce My 'N'-Scale Canadian Brewery Micro Layout
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 Posted: Tue May 31st, 2016 06:44 am
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I forgot to mention the size of the layout:

60cm x 30cm x 20cm   ( 24" x 12" x 8" )


Here is a view of the right side with the freight depot ( Heljan B641 )

The tunnel is a "dummy", the track stops there


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Hi Jacques.

As a former N-scaler...

...I like the layout !

:moose:

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Hi Jacques and all,
I can remember when your layout was being built and it was discussed on the Yahoo Small Layouts Design Group. You have finished it off beautifully. Well Done and thanks for the photos,



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Thank you Si. and John for taking some of your time to visit my layout.

John, what scale are you modelling now ?


Now, the details.

Let's start with the backdrop, I drew and cut stencils representing various silhouettes of buildings, hills.

The stencils were then used to airbrush the backgrounds in several layers.


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Jacques B wrote:
Thank you Si. and John for taking some of your time to visit my layout.
John, what scale are you modelling now ?


Hi Jacques,
At present my modelling is centred around 1/43rd scale O-16.5 narrow-gauge representing a 2' gauge colliery self-acting continuous-rope incline that operated locally from about 1880 to 1955. Part of the build saga is on here at http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=6338&forum_id=20&page=1 I still have a fair bit of stuff to do yet to bring this thread fully up to date.

Now back to your Canadian Brewery layout.
For further inspiration , if required, may I offer these 2 photos from 2013 of what I was told was a brewery in Quebec city:


and a closer view


Allowing for some selective compression, your Molson brewery looks pretty close to the mark, :bow::2t:

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Thank you John for posting the 2 pictures.

The only big brewery I know in Quebec city is Molson and generally Molson has a biiiig sign on their buildings.

So I'm not sure where that picture was taken.

But for sure it  should  look nice on the backdrop of a layout.


Here is a picture of the overpass.

It crosses the layout diagonally and belongs to the competitor CN.

One end is hidden by a building and the other one by a tree.


The malt silos are owned by Canada Malting ( big geographic compression here ),

and are scratchbuilt from half cardboard tubes coated with spackling compound.


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Another picture




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Hi Jaques,
From memory and checking the sequence of photos leading up to them the brewery photos were taken as we were walking down Rue des Remparts, just downhill and around the corner from here


I got the grain terminal at the same time as I got the brewery. We were just higher than the roofs of the lower level of the Old Town below the ramparts


If there was a sign on the building it may have been on the other side of the building. We were on foot and didn't get that far across Quebec to see the other side of the brewery. We were there in early September 2013.

Let me know if you think you can use any of the photos. the full size photos are about 5Mb each. PM me your email address and I'll send them if they are likely to be of any use. Only too happy to help,



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