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Todd Architectural Models has designed the third in a series of historic warehouse buildings as an O 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.


This 2-section model features laser scored and cut elevation, window and door elements, and built-up laser scored/cut or styrene cornice detail. The basic elevation piece, on right side, measures 11-1/2” long by 13-1/2tall. The partial width elevation piece on the left adds 4-1/4” in length and is 13-3/4" tall. The overall 2-section model measures 15-3/4” long and is built as one piece. The Paterson Silk Mill building offered here is a built-up and painted as a shadowbox (nominally 1-1/4deep).



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. 



Each shadow box 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. Glazing for this model is .006” clear acetate.


This model is WH-03, Run 15, Set 3 is unlit and is ready to ship. 12V DC LED strip lighting may be added as an option.


The rear panel of the shadowbox is removable to allow for the addition of LED lighting. There are individual floors and ceilings that have a space provided for a square styrene tube that can act as a chase to hide post-purchase wiring. The ceilings each have cut-outs for the placement of 5050 LED lights.


If you prefer a prelit model, we offer the shadowbox lit with two 5050 LED’s per floor, all with individual leads, and the slotted square styrene tube. 





O Scale Paterson Silk Mill, 4-Story Shadowbox WH-03, 2/6 Configuration, UNLIT

SKU: WH-03 Run 15, Set 3
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