Little Juarez Cafe, Glenrio, New Mexico

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bejant
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Little Juarez Cafe, Glenrio, New Mexico

Postby bejant » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:37 pm

I don't think I've mentioned this on the forum before now. Someone wanting to model a railroad depot made me remember this, it's a take on the abandoned Little Juarez Cafe off of old U.S. Route 66:
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In the children's cartoon movie "Cars", I think the architectural design was used for the racing museum. You can see that I took a few artistic liberties, and so my model isn't entirely accurate:

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I probably used FreeCAD 0.16 to model it, but I can't share the file.
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Re: Little Juarez Cafe, Glenrio, New Mexico

Postby paullee » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:15 am

Looks great! Using Arch WB?
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Re: Little Juarez Cafe, Glenrio, New Mexico

Postby yorik » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:15 pm

very cool model! Too bad you can't share the file, it would be a kind of cool "FreeCAD mascot" or something :)
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Re: Little Juarez Cafe, Glenrio, New Mexico

Postby bejant » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:18 am

paullee wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:15 am
Looks great! Using Arch WB?
Thanks, I did use the Arch WB for the windows and doors but I didn't model it as I might have done an actual building, instead I modeled it more like something that would be 3D printed. I did count concrete blocks from photos in order to get some rough dimensions though (each concrete block with one mortar joint being 8" high x 16" long and I just fudged the walls as being 8" thick). There isn't anything inside except one wall that runs from side to side - here's a view from the bottom minus the floor slab:
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yorik wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:15 pm
very cool model! Too bad you can't share the file, it would be a kind of cool "FreeCAD mascot" or something
Glad you like it! This particular version of the model with the FreeCAD logos might have been a kind of a preliminary study or something like that but I'm not entirely sure. I've been wanting to make a similarly simple model of something like the Blue Dome (old Gulf gasoline filling / service station) in Tulsa, Oklahoma for a while:
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and another streamline style diner in Albuqureque, New Mexico:
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there's also another particular old building along old Route 66 that caught my eye, I'll have to find it.
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Re: Little Juarez Cafe, Glenrio, New Mexico

Postby paullee » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:11 am

Interesting exercise!

The last building seems may had picked up something from Art Decor : )
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Re: Little Juarez Cafe, Glenrio, New Mexico

Postby chrisb » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:58 am

bejant wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:18 am
and another streamline style diner in Albuqureque, New Mexico:
Looks like it's begging for sweeps. Great photo.