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Todd Architectural Models has designed the third in a series of historic warehouse buildings, originally in O Scale, and introduced it as our first S Scale model. The Paterson Silk Factory 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 three story S Scale single section model features laser scored and cut elevation, window and door elements, and built-up laser scored/cut or styrene cornice detail. Each basic elevation piece measures 9” long by 10-1/8” tall. The Paterson Silk Factory building offered here is a built-up and painted as a shadowbox (nominally 1-1/4” deep). 


Now for the options:


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


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 may be ordered with all windows on the first floor, freight doors on the first floor, a pair of doors in window columns 3 and 4, or a single larger door centered between window columns 3 and 4.


The Paterson Silk Mill may be ordered with all freight doors in window columns 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 (oriented left to right).


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 strip LED’s in the ceiling of each level, all with individual leads. See the listing for WH-03-S-4-9-SB LIT.

S Scale Paterson Silk Mill, 4-Story Shadowbox WH-03, 9" Long, UNLIT

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