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For the interior of the warehouse I wanted some (whiskey) barrels and crates.

Basic information I found on the very useful http://www.igg.org.uk/gansg/00-app1/common.htm


After reading this basic information my research on the internet began.




Then I discoverd that whiskey also was shippen in whiskey boxes. Mostly with the name of the distelery on top of it.



With the pictures I found there were also sizes metioned.

17 x 14¾ x8½ inch is in 4mm : 5,6 x 4,9 x 2,8 mm.

22½ x 15½ x 7 inch is in 4 mm: 7,5 x 5,1 x 2,3 mm

16 x 12 x 12 inch ( a box from 1962) is in 4 mm: 5,3 x 4 x 4 mm

15 x 11 x 13 inch ( a box from 1954) is in 4 mm: 5 x 3,6 x 4,3 mm

17 x 11 x 5/8 inch ( a Black and White box from 1955) is in 4 mm: 5,6 x 3,6 x 2 mm

I also found some pictures of a box photographed from different sides. I used this pictures to create sides in O gauge in publisher. The sizes I only used as a refference depending on the thickness of the card I had available.

So I created my own “whiskey box” kit. And build some of these for free standing use in O scale.




I scaled that one down to 00 gauge to creat my ‘whiskey box’ card kit.


Then I started to create the whiskey boxes in OO gauge. See the pictures below.


I believe I can improve my building of very small items. But the whisley boxes work out well on in the diorama for me. Most viewers will have a global look and not the detailed look from the digital camara.

The whiskey boxes on the Jens truck have some other advantage. Because they are much lighter of color the immediately aske the attention of the viewer to the delivery scene in front of the warehouse. Below a picture without and with the boxes.



For the whiskey crates against the wall I used I different approach. I will explain that in an other entrie.





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