HO Scale Warehouse Wall Section, based on the pre-cast "tilt-up" style concrete warehouse walls that are commonly used to construct modern warehouses.
This Model features:
- One (1) Personnel Door Opening
- One (1) 40x45mm Roll-Up "Above Ground Level" Door Opening
- One (1) Ramp
- One (1) "Above Ground/Trailer Height" Truck Dock Opening w/built in Dock Door Surround ("Load-In" Version), Dock Bumpers, and Dock Leveler.
When building your warehouse be sure to use only walls that are listed in this category to ensure proper fitment.
Please consider and take note of the following when designing and building a custom Modern Concrete Warehouse using my selection of models. There are 3 different types of docks that are most commonly used when constructing modern warehouses.
- The first is called a Flush Dock - In this instance, the face of the dock is flush with the outside wall of the building. Most warehouses using Flush Docks will utilize dock level floors, meaning the foundation is constructed on the ground level, but to accomplish the dock level floor, the dock sides of the building are excavated to be lower then the warehouse foundation. This is the most common type of construction on modern warehouses today.
- The second is a Depressed Dock - Depressed docks also utilize the Flush Docks but have a sloped Apron/Ramp that needs to be excavated into the terrain. Depressed Docks are used where building construction eliminates dock level floors. You will see Depressed Docks most commonly being used in large warehouse districts where multiple warehouses are close together.
- And the Third is a Saw Tooth Dock - Saw tooth or Angled Dock line-ups are used when there is limited maneuvering space. However, take into consideration that the yards have to be designed in such a way that the trucks can leave in the direction of the angle of the dock. The trucks require less maneuvering space because they are already lined up in the direction of travel in the yard space around the warehouse. However, extra building square footage is required when using saw tooth dock designs.
Each Truck Dock Wall is available with "Load-In" and "Load-Out" Door Surrounds, as well as a section that has one of each "Load-In" and Load-Out" Surrounds. Use the "Load-In" Surrounds for a dock that you plan to have a trailer docked. The Trailer will fit inside the inside recessed portion of the surround and sit flush with the dock bumpers. This will give the impression that the dock door surrounds are in use sealing the rear perimeter of the trailer protecting the dock workers from outside weather conditions. "Load-In" Surrounds do not need to have dock doors in place as the trailer will hide the opening. Use the "Load-Out" Surrounds for a dock that is empty and does not currently have a trailer docked, these docks will need docks doors. Additionally, each Truck Dock Wall will be available without door surrounds.
The Walls are thin in order to keep costs down. Each wall has a pre-molded base that can be used to glue to your layout base. Base measures 10mm wide and are 1mm thick. I have added additional supports that run vertically and horizontally along the backside of the walls where the expansion joints are molded/recessed. On both sides of the wall are half expansion joints so when another wall is joined in parallel, the expansion joint will be the same as the others. The topmost back support should be used as the brace/guide for a roof to be glued in place. Extra Roof Support may be required depending on how large of warehouse you choose to create! I would suggest using a thin piece of styrene as an added support when butting two wall sections and joining them to each other.
See my other HO Scale Warehouse Wall Models to create your own "tilt-up" style Concrete Warehouse. Create a background structure or build a full size custom warehouse to fit your available space! Please send me a message if you would like a custom wall or any custom configurations of any of my models made, I would be more then happy to do them for you!