Whiskey Distillery

Jure Sporn's picture
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Hey guys,

I wonder how Whiskey Distillery looks like? I want to model a small one, like moonshining (hope I used the right word), illegally, hid in a forest. What makes that structure differrent of others? Any photo?

Many thanks,

Jure Sporn, Slovenia




olamat's picture

Distillery

Hello

Have you tried to google "moonshining". Here you can find facts and pictures, e.g.

- A blog about moonshing history at http://rideforlightning.blogspot.no/2010/08/moonshining-history-by-josh.html even with pictures for a nice scene in your model forrest.

- A Wikipedia article at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonshine

and so on.

Hope this is useful for you, the idea should be to hide the place good, use a smoke generator for some steam effect. Make sure not all your visitors would see this scene... that was the general idea behind this illegal business!

But I guess this would be difficult to combine with more rr traffic... cool

Have fun!

 

 

 

Olav M, Bjoerkelangen, Norway
HO scale, mid fifties, Eastern US RR,
Digitrax Super Chief

Moonshining vs Whisky Distillery

  Moonshining was the distilling of spirits in an untaxed still.  Usually not much of a structure around them.  Just an open still hidden in an out of the way place, with a few lookouts for the "revenuers" (tax collectors).  There were also licensed distilleries, that used much larger equipment and were housed in (usually) stone buildings for fire hazard reduction.  These may have been rail served in later years.

 

Jure Sporn's picture

This is not such a good idea

Thanks Olav for the reply. I forgot on the fact, that Moonshine Distillery should be hid on the layout as well, so I'm asking myself a question now, why to have such a detail on a layout that nobody can't see it. It is better to make a legal Distillery. smiley

 

Cheers,

Jure, Slovenia

olamat's picture

Good ides ... or not

He...he

It is legal to think by words....

I have a legal beer producer, an old Campbell kit to be buildt some day.

A more serious answer is that you could explain the traffic into the woods by having such a distillery. After all its just a question on what to include and what you should neglect in your own model world. Such a model would certainly set a date to your scene!

Olav M, Bjoerkelangen, Norway
HO scale, mid fifties, Eastern US RR,
Digitrax Super Chief
Bernd's picture

Not so Hidden

Here you go. Woodland Scene makes a moonshine kit. I've got one but never finished it.

http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/woo/woom102.htm

Enjoy your drink. smiley

Bernd

The New York, Vermont & Northern Railway   --  Route of the Black Diamonds

"Hidden" items

If I was modeling an illegal still (And I LOVE the idea, I will be!) I'd locate it in woods, but at the front of the layout, or in some other spot where the viewers can see it, but the little people on the layout can't.  Perhaps a grove of trees that screens the still from the tracks and road would be a good place...

Rusty Rails has a moonshine

Rusty Rails has a moonshine kit for around $10.00.

mikeymike's picture

Then Again

Then again if you want to be legal in the manufacturing of the spirit's you can alway's have a major distillery complex.

 

When in Doubt........PUNT

 

Modeling in HO,freelance of the PENNSY LINE.

upsmuggler's picture

Planing a distillery

I also plan a distillery on my layout.

A building from Kibri will be the main building.

I was lucky enough to get 3 cars for Smugglers Distillery in my 50 years birthday gift from my crew smiley

Regards
Hans Ole
www.smugglers-division.dk
A H0 layout in Denmark

upsmuggler's picture

Planing a distillery

And here are the pictures I hope  blush

Regards
Hans Ole
www.smugglers-division.dk
A H0 layout in Denmark


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