Dominion Building

An Amazing N Scale Project

N-Scale project detailed

Building N-scale structures from scratch hasalways been a major interest of mine as it is a method of developing unique structures for a model railroad and at the same time recognize some amazing building originals.


In a recent web surfing session, Istumbled across an amazing N-scale version of the Dominion Building in Vancouver, British Columbia.It is a 13-story building and as the prototype, stands 175 feet in height.


In 1910 when it was completed, the Dominion was the tallest commercial building in the entire British Empire   Its architect was J.S. Helyer who is said to have died after falling off the staircase in the front of the building, thoughthis is an urban legend.


The replicaI came across is in a blog by Christopher Brimley who details his experiences with this and other city buildings.Chris is an N-scaler modeling an urban environment and his buildings are not weekend wonders.

In fact, according to the Blog entries, Chris began this project in June of 2008. He is putting the finishing touches on it through the January 28, 2009 blog posting.
Even today,the Domionion building is a striking example of early 20th century architecture.
N-Scale Scratch building of 13-story building
Chris'smodel of this building took liberties with the colors and textures, but nevertheless, it is a striking rendition.

Check out the building's construction techniques in Chris's own words:

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