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Mclachlan Hat factory
« on: December 08, 2016, 10:18:05 AM »
Hey All, so I just finished up the brewery, and here is my next project. The town I live in used to be the Hat making capital of America. Here is the McLachlan hat factory from the early 1900. The first photos are before they moved in, and the last is what it looked like when production was at peak. Not sure yet which I will tackle, I kind of like the original building.......So Here we go again....
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Re: Mclachlan Hat factory
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2016, 10:41:59 AM »
I love large industrial buildings, so this'll be a lot of fun to watch.


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Re: Mclachlan Hat factory
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2016, 11:12:33 AM »
I agree, I'll be on the bandwagon also.

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Re: Mclachlan Hat factory
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2016, 11:40:27 AM »
 Really like the looks of your upcoming project. Love the character of the New England factories. Will follow along for the ride.
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Re: Mclachlan Hat factory
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2016, 01:39:18 PM »
Dave, Tom L, and Tom B,
Should be a good one, Let me know if you guys would go with the original building, or with the one after all the additions had been added? I really can not make up my mind, I am leaning towards the one with the visible stone foundation.......
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Re: Mclachlan Hat factory
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2016, 02:30:57 PM »
I think that it needs more windows!!

The later version has more visual interest but the earlier version has more character.  Going to be a massive building either way.

In the picture with the stone foundation, any idea what is going on in the low area where the trees are growing?  I don't think it was any sort of loading dock, but the foundation sure does seem to be build up, then the low area and then the high area where the road was again. Lots of visual interest for the surrounding area of the building in this version.


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Re: Mclachlan Hat factory
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2016, 03:07:36 PM »
Darryl,
 I would assume by the little bridge, that this possibly had a stream running in there, and when it reached the other end, it went under the foundation with a pipe? In the later photo it was just built over, so it would have either been diverted, or the pipe was buried under the new portion. I like the more modern factory feel of the expanded building, but as you said "the character" of the original is great... thanks for the feedback...
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Re: Mclachlan Hat factory
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2016, 04:16:55 PM »
Loren


Great looking project.  I like the expanded version - it's cool to see an expanding business, but either way it will be a very fun build to watch. You will have plenty of window castings to paint either way. ;)
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Re: Mclachlan Hat factory
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2016, 05:19:05 PM »
Loren,

I'll be happy to follow what ever version you build. That said, I like the original version as well.

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Re: Mclachlan Hat factory
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2016, 05:40:08 PM »
Tom,
 I think I am with you, but I am going to give it a day or so, to see what the masses say...
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Re: Mclachlan Hat factory
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2016, 09:18:19 PM »
Loren, If you want to go with the historic feel it would be the first one. me I would go for the BIG one.
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Re: Mclachlan Hat factory
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2016, 12:29:23 AM »
Hi Loren,


Bigger is better. 😀  I like the "new" version....
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Re: Mclachlan Hat factory
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2016, 06:17:46 AM »
Loren,


Ambitious project - but a nice one. I hope you like windows. Those big mills make beautiful structures. Looking forward to your thread.


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Re: Mclachlan Hat factory
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2016, 07:01:11 AM »
Looks like something that SRMW would have released as a kit!!
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Re: Mclachlan Hat factory
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2016, 07:42:47 AM »
Hi FSM:

This should be an interest build. Looking forward to see what you do with it.

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