The scheduled expostition for the AsiaNrail layout and the Musashi-Koyama modules has me working to finish a few more of the buildings on those modules and I'll be posting about that soon. Working on buildings I remembered a real interesting one we saw during our recent trip and I would like to share that now.
Anyone who has scratch built or kit bashed a structure to fit into that odd small space on their layout or module might wonder if they are making a structure that is unrealistic. Well maybe for American prototype that could be a concern but as I am continuing to find out buildings can be quite small or narrow in Japan which is great for those of us modeling Japanese prototype. Check out the photos below that I took early one July morning in the Namba district of Osaka.
When we first approached this structure while walking down the street, I thought it was some sort of a wall.
It's actually narrower than the narrow streets.
Once we were along side of it I saw the windows and realized that this is actually a long, very narrow building. Most of the building had 3 levels.
After seeing this I think we can all relax and build whatever we want, there's probably a prototype for it somewhere in Japan.