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Title: Been to St. Louis or Dallas?
Post by: sour rails on May 30, 2007, 12:11:32 PM

     Has anyone been to St. Louis to the Arch?  Talking about models, try having one of those on your layout.  There are a few railroads close by.  Maybe your layout is entirely one huge city; bring in the glass skyscrapers of Dallas or, for that matter, any skyscraper. 8)
Talk about awesome!!!

;) ;)  Sam   ;) ;)


Title: Re: Been to St. Louis or Dallas?
Post by: Terry Toenges on June 01, 2007, 03:03:34 PM
I've seen a variety of different sizes of the Arch in various places around St. Louis.  Souvenir shops, truck stops, carnival supply etc. You could probably find one close to HO scale.
The Eads Bridge would be a good project because the railroad ran underneath the highway part.
It depends on what time period you want to model if you did the riverfront. The Arch put there in '66.


Title: Re: Been to St. Louis or Dallas?
Post by: Paul M. on June 04, 2007, 07:21:09 PM
I plan to put an old, abandoned skyscraper on my layout. It'll probably be kitbashed from inexpensive kits. I'll use some big-city skyscrapers as an inspiration.


Title: Re: Been to St. Louis or Dallas?
Post by: MrMunchkin on June 25, 2007, 10:13:55 AM
a real easy way to do a haunted skyscraper would be to pick up one of the old Skyline building sets from the 60s, they still show up on E-Bay with some regularity.. P.M.


Title: Re: Been to St. Louis or Dallas?
Post by: railsider on January 14, 2011, 03:31:08 PM
You can find some of that stuff on line, by Googling "souvenirs" and the city, but you may have to take the extreme step of going there on vacation and looking around in person. (Incorporate your layout as an educational museum  and deduct it from your income tax??? ;D)

You can also Google for "architectural models," but those get awfully pricey. I did look up some drawings and photos of the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in Chicago, and that might not be too hard to build from scratch: smooth lines and simple shapes.

The St. Louis Arch would be a nice challenge. My bet is that someone there has crafted it in plastic for tourist sales, if you can just figure out where to look for it.

Railsider


Title: Re: Been to St. Louis or Dallas?
Post by: Terry Toenges on January 14, 2011, 06:18:31 PM
The Arch is 630' tall. It would be 88.2 inches in HO. One foot equals .14 inches