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Todd Architectural Models has designed the third in a series of historic warehouse buildings as an S, O and G Scale model. The Paterson Silk Mill building model was recreated from site photographs of two existing buildings. The buildings have a similar brick elevation, but have a variation in the cornice and windows. The model is suited for fabrication as a flat, shadowbox or building. Paterson (NJ), known as the home of Lou Costello and Larry Doby, location of the first documented manned submarine submersion and onetime silk capital of the world, can now have one of its classic mill warehouses on your layout.


The G Scale model features laser scored and cut elevations, window and door elements. This 3-piece set measures 36-1/4” long by 16” tall and includes a full-width elevation piece on the left and right, centered by a partial width elevation piece.


All of our models are suitable for indoor use only.


The full-width elevation pieces were originally designed with only windows on the ground floor. We have now integrated the option of having a door added to the middle two window columns (columns three and four). An alternate door option provides for a single, wider door centered between window columns three and four.


The partial width elevation piece was designed to overlap the end columns of basic elevation pieces to create a seamless elevation view when combining multiple pieces for a longer model. It also creates additional visual interest by having a slightly higher cornice and is offset from the basic elevation. The partial width elevation will have your choice of two doors aligned with the window columns or the single, wider centered door.


In lieu of windows and/or doors on the first floor, you may specify between one and twelve warehouse doors.

Now for the options:


The Paterson Silk Mill may be ordered with one of two window options, one with a single-height double hung window and the other with a pair of 2/3 height double-height with a 1/3 height fixed 4 over 2 pane.


The Paterson Silk Mill may be ordered with clear, translucent or Roscolux gray glazing.


The Paterson Silk Mill may be ordered with either a brick or cast stone cornice.


The Paterson Silk Mill full-width elevation piece may be ordered with all windows on the first floor, a door in window columns 3, or a single larger door centered between window columns 3 and 4.


Each flat is constructed of laser scored and cut acrylic plastic, and Taskboard, and is professionally finished to be individually unique. Windows are fabricated using two layers of laser cut Lazerboard for sashes and frames.


If you prefer a 2” deep unlit shadowbox model, we offer it lit (WH-03-3STY SET-G-UNLIT) and or flat (WH-03-3STY SET-G-FLAT).

G Scale Paterson Silk Mill, 3-Story, 3 Pc., 2" Deep Shadowbox, Lit, 36" Long

Window Glazing
Cornice Material
Window Style
Warehouse Doors