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Walthers Champion Packing Plant

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Walthers Champion Packing Plant
Posted by scribbelt on Saturday, February 13, 2010 2:17 PM

Hello, refering to the "Walthers Champion Packing Plant" I would like to know if the "cattle ramp" is an add-on or can it be discarded?  The reason of my question is that I looked all over to find a back view of the kit but I didn't find any. Does the cattle ramp lead to a doorway going into the building?

I would like to use this kit for another kind of industry, it's just the right size for my layout.

Thank you.

Serge

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, February 13, 2010 3:25 PM

Hello Serge .... The ramp takes cattle up to the middle floor of the building. These photos will show you.

GARRY

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Posted by scribbelt on Saturday, February 13, 2010 5:13 PM

 Thanks a million Garry, your pics really helped me out.

I noticed you strategically placed the Ice House right beside the Packing Plant,  it looks real good.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, February 13, 2010 7:31 PM

 Serge, you are welcome, and thanks for the comments. Here is a front view of the packing plant. The stock pens to the right in this view have a walkway connecting to the left of the building. The walkway goes behind the building and under the ramp. I had to remove some of the cross members of the support structure of the ramp for this walkway.

Inside the building is electronic sound effects of cattle mooing.

GARRY

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Posted by scribbelt on Sunday, February 14, 2010 7:43 AM

 Thanks again Garry, I forgot to mention that I really like the weathering you did on the building and I also like the sky and clouds in your backdrop they look authentic.

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Posted by LindaJG24 on Thursday, January 11, 2018 11:13 AM

I know this is an old post but I cant view the images.  Could you send them to me, I am having the same problem of now knowing where the ramp goes and cannot find any pictures of the rear of building. [EDIT]  Appreciate any help.

 

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[Also, the reason the photos are not visible is because the image host, Photobucket, has changed its site to disallow external image linking. Nothing can be done about that. Since this thread was last posted to 8 years ago, it's not likely anyone is going to send you any images.]

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, January 11, 2018 5:16 PM

Hi and Welcome

 I built my Champion Packing plant without the ramps. They are optional and you can use them in other arrangements.

I also reversed the front and back walls so my loading dock is on the same side that the ramp would have gone.

 

 

Here's views of the four sides:

 IMG_0777_W by Edmund, on Flickr

 

 

 The ramp was originally supposed to lead up to the second story where I have the wooden door and the fire escape mounted. You could also use brick sheet to "blank out" the door opening. It doesn't even have to match since many old buildings had doors or windows bricked-over with whatever brick was cheap and available.

 

 IMG_0778 by Edmund, on Flickr

 

 

If you Google>image>walthers champion packing — you will get hundreds of photos. Additionally, you can go here:

 

https://www.walthers.com/champion-packing-plant-kit-16-3-8-x-7-1-8-x-5-15-16-quot-40-9-x-17-8-x-13-2cm

 

 

— and you will see a link in the "Product Information" pane to a .pdf file of the full instruction manual.

 

 

I Hope that helps answer your question, Ed

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Posted by richhotrain on Thursday, January 11, 2018 5:27 PM

LindaJG24

[Also, the reason the photos are not visible is because the image host, Photobucket, has changed its site to disallow external image linking. Nothing can be done about that. Since this thread was last posted to 8 years ago, it's not likely anyone is going to send you any images.] 

Although the thread is 8 years old, the OP posted as recently as November 19th on another thread, so the chances are good that he will see this request.

Rich

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Posted by zstripe on Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:11 PM

richhotrain

 

 
LindaJG24

[Also, the reason the photos are not visible is because the image host, Photobucket, has changed its site to disallow external image linking. Nothing can be done about that. Since this thread was last posted to 8 years ago, it's not likely anyone is going to send you any images.] 

 

 

Although the thread is 8 years old, the OP posted as recently as November 19th on another thread, so the chances are good that he will see this request.

 

Rich

 

The photos were posted by Garry (Heartland Division) He's a regular in The Diner thread...just about every day.....

Take Care! Big Smile

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:37 PM

LindaJG24 ... Welcome to the forum. 

I am not able to rescue two of the photos from PhotoBucket. Here is another photo, 

The ramp stands on its own legs and is not attached to the building. Instead, it is placed against the building. The top end of the ramp makes a right angle turn to enter the bulding at the back. One of the windows is replaced by a door at that location. 

GARRY

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Posted by LindaJG24 on Friday, January 12, 2018 7:37 PM

Thanks for the pic and info. I think I got it.  

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