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'E. Stryde Metal Co.'
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 Posted: Thu Nov 1st, 2018 03:54 am
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Warning: Do not stand under the crane when loaded. - E. Stryde

I haven't been posting for a long time - sometimes life just gets in the way. 

All the wood structures are scratch-build and the shop itself is a kit-bash of two Con-Cor Superior Bakery kits that I had hanging around for too long. 
The castings are excellent and they had a history of being used in several kits over the years.

All comments are welcome. 

If you want to see more pics please go to my website:  

http://www.neiljharwicke.blogspot.com

Neil








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 Posted: Thu Nov 1st, 2018 04:29 am
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That is a great looking structure using two of the Con-Cor kits,

never though of that myself. :bang: :bang:




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Thanks for the kind words.

Superior Bakery makes an excellent example of a factory built during the early 1900's.
 
Too bad so many of the kits we saw years ago are no longer available (as far as I know).

We have to strike while the iron is hot - buy it when you see it because they may no longer be available.

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Striking while the iron is hot, applied to me yesterday in my LHS.

Picked up a used MDC-Roundhouse HO 5 car "Canadian Pacific" Passenger car set. 

Now need to put up a shelf to display them.

The Superior Bakery kit or one of the other versions are usually on the used shelf there also.




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Another example: No more Jordan Products: Highway Miniatures.

His cars were beautiful if built correctly. 

Yes, they were a challenge to construct but they were well worth the effort. 

Sorry to say, he passed a few months ago and his family said they did not want to sell the company. (last I heard). 

So a lot of us are out of luck. 

I should have listened to my own advice .

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Hi Neil  :wave:



AWESOME diorama !  :bow:



I really liked your 'Tube Bar' diorama, which I'm sure you Posted here a while back ...

... but I can't seem to find it.  L:  Mmm .  .   .



Great work !  :thumb:  



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Hi Si:
Thank you for your comment.

I had problems taking decent pictures of the project. 
The diorama is 33 inches long. 
I used three photo lights for the pictures but that still wasn't enough for even coverage.
That had an effect on the pics. 

Anyway, since I'm now officially out of storage space in my place, I'll probably stick to smaller dioramas from now on.

You are right. 
I did post 'The Tube' a few years ago. 
It is not listed anywhere on FR. 
I don't know what happened. 
The pics are on my homesite if you are interested.

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