It's been about a year since I've last posted an update on the progress of any of my building models, so I have a lot to share!
Most of my time that I spend working on these has been devoted to completing my model of a fictional Electro-Motive assembly facility.Main Engineering Building
The engineering building is modeled as a late 1960's structure that has received renovations on the ground floor and machining areas in the late 1990's. The 2nd story office area retains 1960's furnishings, but the floor in the open office areas has been raised to allow installation of in-floor electrical and telecom hookups. The model of the 1st floor is still incomplete at this point.
The exterior of the 2-story engineering building, with the prototype machining building extending from the rear towards Dock #2.
The rear of the engineering building and the single story prototype machining building.
The previous two photos show the 2nd floor office areas, including the raised floor renovation.
This photo shows the still-incomplete entrance hall that connects the engineering building to the prototype machining building. This also provides access to a conference center built into the far end of the engineering center's first floor.
The main hallway of the prototype machining building. This is modeled as a heavily-renovated section of the facility, with more organized machining rooms and design offices replacing the original open floor plan. This results in an extremely modern appearance, although the exterior remains from the 1960's era, with slight modifications.Shipping/Receiving Center (Dock #2)
Dock #2 serves as the central parts storage center, as well as the principle shipping docks for the engineering center and parts/materials acceptance for the assembly plant. Finished products from the assembly plant exit from its own shipping docks, while the die cast building has a dedicated dock. Part of the building also connects the original assembly plant to the die cast center. It is modeled in an early-1950's style, constructed at the same time as the rest of the die cast building.
The interior of Dock #2, showing the structure and unfinished mechanical mezzanine
This structure directly to the left of Dock #2 connects the original assembly plant to the die cast addition, as well as providing access to Dock #2. It also features an additional entrance to replace the smaller original entrances of the assembly plant.
The interior of the entrance vestibule. The doors at the far right of the photo exit into the assembly plant.Die Cast Building
The Die Cast building is modeled as a major early-1950's addition to the plant. Facilities include spaces for aluminum casting machines, locker rooms for employees, and a continuous forced-air make-up/exhaust system. Massive air handlers on the side of the building force air through vents embedded into the floor, while rooftop exhaust units expel fouled air.
Complete view of die casting complex. Both exhaust and make-up air handlers are visible.
Close up of make-up air handlers.
Close up of exhaust air handlers. The steel frame extends directly onto the truss structure of the building.
Interior of the die cast plant, showing the truss structure. The design provides 5 aisles of 50' wide uninterrupted floor space and provisions for mounting full length ceiling hoists. The intakes for the exhaust air handlers can be seen on the ceiling within the truss structure.Assembly Plant
Modeled as a typical 1940's manufacturing building, the assembly plant is the original building on site. It includes the original office building, now utilized to house plant operations and management personnel. 1990's renovations brought central forced air make-up systems to this section of the plant.
Overview of the assembly plant.
Mechanical mezzanine for forced air make-up systems. Directly behind this structure is the office building. The system can provide limited cooling abilities by a connection to the chiller system. Heating is still accomplished by local ceiling-mount steam heaters and radiators.
Thanks for taking a look! I'd appreciate hearing any feedback you have!