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    Question Something I Have Never Heard of on a Layout...

    While in the chat box, I suddenly had a thought:

    I have never heard of or seen photos of a HOSPITAL on a train layout!

    Seems to me it would offer the chance to have a large, impressive building, lots of vehicles, and a chance to make some interesting LPP* scenes. Has anyone ever seen/heard of a hospital on a layout?

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    But... what if I don't WANT to weather it? Hmmmmmm??

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    Con-Cor sold one a number of years ago.

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    Here's the great scraper's take on the Heljan/Con-Cor kit:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/55063726@N00/albums/72157613794783346
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    Model Power had a small one, Tomytech had a 1:150 one.
    A modern skyscraper could do the trick
    http://quinntopia.blogspot.com/2011/...uinntopia.html
    Or even Lunde towes for a central hospital
    http://www.lundestudios.com/nscale.htm
    Or even Custom Model Railroad kits
    http://www.custommodelrailroads.com/cmr-train-kits.html

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    Was thinking more like the modern boxy ones, BUT for older eras the tall buildings could work!

    Not sure about WAY back, but I know of 2 that were rail served... one was a veteran's home/hospital on a narrow gauge in Maine, and one was a mental hospital in Boston that moved into my town later... probably received at least coal...
    www.newenglanddepot.net
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    Hobby Search Japan still has 2 of the 3 different Tomytec models available - a modern concrete structure and an older wooden one. The other modern one is sold out at present.

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    I have a Plasticvill Hospital that I used back in the 50's on my American Flyer layout. It is still packed away with the AF trains.

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    IRL Hospitals are huge places ,at least here, would be hard to do one justice.

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    Recalled @Jimmi (RIP) had a hospital: https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...light=hospital

    Here is the ConCor model (2 on Ebay now for $104+)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-CON-COR-L...0AAOSw87lb~wkr

    For future reference. lech.jpg

    Great idea if you have space for urban modeling.
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    In an issue of a British magazine, Model Trains International, I remember seeing a small layout based on a railway to serve a large hospital. Possibly World War I era. If I remember correctly, on one side of the layout was a station and yard and on the other was the hospital. The railway moved patients and visitors as well as box cars of food and medical supplies and gondolas of coal for the main heating plant of the hospital. Interesting idea.
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    I have a MP St Mary hospital:
    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/model-power-n-scale-u-a-st-marys-hospital

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    There's one of this hospital complexes on ebay now. Looks like one could use this in separate
    pieces.
    Auhagen 14466 St. Mary's Hospital in N Product

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