I’ve recently completed a brewery on my HO Scale layout, which serves as a major rail customer receiving boxcar loads of barley malt and shipping finished beer in iced refrigerator cars. It is located in the town of Manchester, and was the final structure to “complete” the original shelf layout.
I started with the American Hardware Supply kit from Walthers, modifying it into a flat and adding roof details, a scratchbuilt interior consisting of all the kettles and tanks of a craft brewery, lights in both the interior and exterior, and a large outdoor grain silo with a scratchbuilt auger to bring the malt into the brewery. Of particular interest, I had some success using oil paints for the mortar lines in the brick sections of the building.
I had a blast building it, paying homage to one of my other passions, and spent the better part of the last two months working on it. I documented the progress in a series of videos. Some photos are below, along with a link to the first of the videos and the playlist.
A big thanks to John.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here, if you want to stop dreaming, and start doing.