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Modelling Victoria's old E&N Depot and surrounding area in the 1950s


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#1 UrbanRail

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 05:35 PM

Its unfortunate that many historical buildings have been demolished in the past and the only way to revive them is to build a model by hand or create a computer rendering. Using old insurance maps and copies of the original plans, I created the following renderings.

 

The first bunch is of the 1947 expansion. These are copies of the original plans I found in the Victoria archives. These didnt have side drawings, just floor plans, so I had to guess on height.

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#2 UrbanRail

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 05:37 PM

These are old insurance plans from 1957

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#3 UrbanRail

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 05:41 PM

And finally the renderings

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#4 UrbanRail

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 05:41 PM

Eventually I will work on the surrounding buildings.



#5 UrbanRail

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 05:55 PM

Here are the interior shots

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#6 Nparker

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 05:59 PM

Here are the interior shots

Did you have any photos from which to model the interiors?



#7 UrbanRail

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 06:06 PM

unfortunately no.

 

the archives may have photos and I know of several railfans that took pics of the E&N that may have or know of someone who has interior shots.



#8 UrbanRail

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 06:06 PM

I am basing my renderings on the old plans


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#9 UrbanRail

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 06:09 PM

Much of this is guesswork



#10 Sparky

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 05:32 AM

^ Nice work. I like the 3D fly through with the period vehicles.

#11 Sparky

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 05:36 AM

I know your work is focused on the building, but as a car guy I have to ask. Do you draw the vehicles or get them from a data base?

#12 Mike K.

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 07:15 AM

Very cool.

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#13 aastra

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 08:35 AM

Nice. If you could re-create pre-1940s downtown in its entirety that would be great. No rush.


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#14 dasmo

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 08:37 AM

I would like to see a model of town if none of the tram lines were removed and were still in operation today!

#15 aastra

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 08:52 AM

Yeah, he said he was working on it.


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#16 Sparky

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 10:10 AM

Yeah, he said he was working on it.

 

No he didn't. :)



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 10:17 AM

^^ Could you imagine though virtually walking (here you go G-Man virtual sidewalking) through town in the early days say around 1900-1920.

 

Find all the pictures we could and sew them all together and make a 3D tour with Aaron's machine.  

 

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#18 Gary H

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 10:42 AM

Eventually I will work on the surrounding buildings.

 

Aaron, if you're willing to share your Sketchup file I could do some photoreal renders.



#19 Bingo

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 11:09 AM

Yeah, he said he was working on it.

 

When did he say whatever he didn't say?

 

Better still if we had 3D fly overs and fly throughs of everything we would never have to build a lot of new stuff.

You could visit it all right online sort of like a Rick Steves program, and save a lot of travelling time.



#20 aastra

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 11:18 AM

 

When did he say whatever he didn't say?

 

You need to read between the (rail) lines.



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