Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New Warehouse for Oakdale

The construction projects at Oakdale progress with the addition of the Stanislaus Warehouse Company building. The prototype was built in 1885 and remained standing until the late 1990s. I was fortunate enough to measure and photograph it before it was demolished. Originally used as a warehouse for grain storage, it went through a number of other uses through the years. My model of the building will remain as the original, a warehouse for sacked grain. It was reduced to about 3/4 of its length while retaining the same width. The huge loading platform was originally at the south end of the building but I moved it to the north end as it better suited the available space.

In the 1990s, rail service to the warehouse had been discontinued.
The ground scenery around the building still needs to be applied but there is paint to buy and dirt to sift before that can be done. That big loading platform must have been filled with stacks and stacks of grain. Those will have to be made and cast in resin before I will consider the job done.


  1. To think I was there for the birthing of this structure. Looks great!

  2. It was a very logical decision to retain the width of the original warehouse structure. In my observation, it is the width span which is more needed for storage and other functions than the length span. It would be a long and strenuous project, but I hope you’d be able to refurbish a well-structured warehouse.

    Saturnino Walmsley

  3. That looks like amazing. The level of detail is amazing. How on earth did you make it? Is it wood or cardboard?

    1. The basic frame of the building was styrene sheets which were thing covered with styrene brick material by Ngineering Architect. Doors were Tichy castings.