daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Forums > Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers General news, discussion and announcement forum about skyscrapers, including the Skyscraper Living forum



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old December 23rd, 2012, 12:48 PM   #21
ZZ-II
I love Skyscrapers
 
ZZ-II's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Near Ingolstadt in Bavaria
Posts: 33,506
Likes (Received): 6525

not the tallest but quite cool i think:

ZZ-II está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old December 23rd, 2012, 03:47 PM   #22
Highcliff
Fake democracy
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: São Paulo
Posts: 7,384
Likes (Received): 5011

cool....
Highcliff no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 26th, 2012, 11:58 PM   #23
DecoJim
Registered User
 
DecoJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Detroit
Posts: 211
Likes (Received): 6

In keeping with the original poster's question about HO (1:87) scale.
The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry has a huge HO scale layout which features a 14 foot high model of the Sears Tower:

Picture credit and more information at: Great train story


Multiplying 14 feet * 87 gives 1218 feet. It looks like the model uses a little selective compression but not too much. I face the same issue in my models.


I have built several replicas of Detroit skyscrapers for the Michigan LEGO Train Club in about 1:50 scale. Two of them are currently on display as part of train layout at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan (note the full size train cars in background):
image hosted on flickr

Picture credit: me/flickr
DecoJim no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 27th, 2012, 01:43 AM   #24
Galro
Humanity through Urbanity
 
Galro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 12,230
Likes (Received): 9781

You built those? That's awesome. You should do one of the Guardian Building too.
Galro no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 27th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #25
DecoJim
Registered User
 
DecoJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Detroit
Posts: 211
Likes (Received): 6

Quote:
Originally Posted by Galro View Post
You built those? That's awesome. You should do one of the Guardian Building too.
Thanks! The Guardian Building model is currently under construction. It will take some months to complete as I do not have a lot of free time.
DecoJim no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2012, 03:21 PM   #26
Galro
Humanity through Urbanity
 
Galro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 12,230
Likes (Received): 9781

Sounds really nice. How much money does it cost to buy the bricks for a building like that?

Have you ever thought about making a model of the Singer Building too? A few pictures for inspiration: http://archive.org/stream/historyofs...ge/n3/mode/2up
Galro no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2012, 07:07 PM   #27
DecoJim
Registered User
 
DecoJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Detroit
Posts: 211
Likes (Received): 6

Quote:
Originally Posted by Galro View Post
Sounds really nice. How much money does it cost to buy the bricks for a building like that?

Have you ever thought about making a model of the Singer Building too? A few pictures for inspiration: http://archive.org/stream/historyofs...ge/n3/mode/2up
Probably about 2 or 3 thousand US dollars. Depends on the exchange rate with the Danish Kroner (as a member of a recognized LEGO user group, I can purchase a certain amount of LEGO at wholesale prices). I have recouped some of the costs of these building models by selling LEGO on www.bricklink.com.

While I have THOUGHT about a Singer Building model and I lament the loss of the Singer to that brute of a replacement, I am currently focusing on buildings of Detroit so I probably will not get to the skyscrapers of NYC.

By the way, when I was reviewing the Ugly Buildings discussion, I noticed that someone in post #207 appeared to have mistook one of my photos of my David Stott building model (the slender tower to the right of the Fisher Building) for the real thing. Why they thought it was ugly is not comprehensible.
DecoJim no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 30th, 2012, 07:03 AM   #28
Ocean Railroader
The Railroad Anomily
 
Ocean Railroader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 158
Likes (Received): 5

Could you post photos of one of these Lego giant buildings under construction in that I would like to build a few of these buildings one day.

Here is a link to my HO scale skycrapers http://oceanrailroader.deviantart.co...et=72#/d5fjfai and http://oceanrailroader.deviantart.co...et=72#/d5fkono
Ocean Railroader no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2013, 10:03 PM   #29
DecoJim
Registered User
 
DecoJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Detroit
Posts: 211
Likes (Received): 6

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ocean Railroader View Post
Could you post photos of one of these Lego giant buildings under construction in that I would like to build a few of these buildings one day.

Here is a link to my HO scale skycrapers http://oceanrailroader.deviantart.co...et=72#/d5fjfai and http://oceanrailroader.deviantart.co...et=72#/d5fkono
Here is a link to some construction photos of my Ford Building model:
LEGO Ford Building
It is not my tallest model but it has the most construction photos.

I took a look at your HO scale skyscrapers in the links you provided. Pretty impressive. A number of years ago I made a 10 story department store building using very similar modular panels! By the way two of your buildings are taller than any HO scale buildings that I saw at the NMRA National Train Show in Philadelphia. The tallest HO scale building was about 3 feet high and it was a kit-bash of several Bachman Art Deco high rise building kits (The Bachman HO scale model depicted a 8-10 story building).
DecoJim no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 11th, 2013, 02:13 AM   #30
Ocean Railroader
The Railroad Anomily
 
Ocean Railroader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 158
Likes (Received): 5

Several of my model buildings are over 5 feet tall and some of them are at least 40 HO scale stories tall.

When I get one of those model garage buildings for my train set I plan to push the heigh limits of the DPM model sections to seven and maybe even ten feet tall. I also have plans of building a super master skycraper one day that would stand at over 15 or even 20 feet tall one day. http://oceanrailroader.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d5mib5m

Here are some more photos of them in the Diamond City Skyline. These photos are somewhat old in that I added two to three feet to the tops of the skyscrapers to make them taller.

http://oceanrailroader.deviantart.co...et=72#/d5fkono

There is also a double decker ten lane wide wide expressway running between the two sets of skycrapers.

http://oceanrailroader.deviantart.co...et=96#/d5adzei

http://oceanrailroader.deviantart.co...et=96#/d5ae27h

In some of these photos there is a canal aquduct under construction for English narrow boats and packet boats along with 19 crossarm open wire telephone poles running along it.
Ocean Railroader no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu