|CFC shops are a converted non-descript ex-paper warehouse|
CFQ shops will help to hide the unsightly corner on the layout due to the electrical panel being located there. While we often said we wouldn't add a building there to keep the scene uncluttered, it quickly became apparent it wasn't visually appealing. Something was lacking to balance the scene and give the loco track a purpose.
After some careful measurement, we found out we could model the entire CFQ shops without resorting to unsightly compression. The old 28' x 120' steel warehouse would fit the corner perfectly, albeit we straighten a little bit the piece of track there.
|Giving a purpose to a corner|
Using scraps of styrene, I was able to put together a decent rendition of the structure in about 3 evenings. Nothing, exceptional, but this mundane structure does give the vibe of representing a busy industrial park. Some detailing such as electric pipes, lamps and vents will be added later, but the main structure is there.
The barn is also almost completely built except for doors and windows. But that's a story for another day!