Anaheim Groves Improvement District- About Us
Logo-Home   Home   FAQs   Blog   Forum   About_Us   Contact_Us   


   

Main Street U.S.A.

Includes Main Street Buildings and Music Files

 
 

Home > Candy Palace ~ Refreshment Corner. Shop addresses 211-217 > Modified Candy Palace~Refreshment Corner

TITLE  +   - 
FILE NAME  +   - 
DATE  +   - 
POSITION  +   - 
IMG_3988_2_1.JPG
"Sorry Rod, but you need a make over, and we need to fill Coca-Cola Corner with guests!"Rod and his piano were delicately removed by the following prcedure: 1) Carefully plot and mark the center of the piano on the underside of the base. Carefully measure and draw the outline of the piano base. 2) Use a 1/4" drill to create a hole under the piano. DO NOT DRILL TOO DEEP OR ALL THE WAY THROUGH! 3) Use a Dremel Tool with a round cutter bit to mine-out the area underneath the piano progressing SLOWLY. Eventually you will remove the material to the point when the piano can be broken free with very little effort. 4) fill the hole with a piece of plastic and fill any imperfections with putty.
IMG_3990_1_1.JPG
"hmmm, which one of these lucky ones will be Rod Miller? Stay tuned..."
IMG_3981_2_1.JPG
The umbrellas, tables, and chairs removed.
IMG_3986_3_1.JPG
Removing the umbrellas is done by using needle nose pliers to grasp the pole and then leveraging them out. A fulcrum was built up from a couple of scrap pieces of bass wood to provide a good angle of attack and to protect the base area from damage.
IMG_3980_1_1.JPG
Removing the tables and chairs by snapping them off with a needle-nose pliers.
IMG_cc_1116.JPG
White styrene stips are used to designate where the new rear walls will go.
IMG_cc_1112.JPG
This is what's left after the bandsaw operation.
IMG_cc_1114.JPG
The same operations to remove material has been performed on the Carnation Cafe piece (to the left of the photo). The two pieces have been glued together to form a single unit encompassing this block of Main Street.
IMG_cc_1115.JPG
A piece of Ultraboard (white object) has been cut to fill-out the back stage area to the edge of our Main Street stage/module. This is glued to the Refreshment Corner and Carnation Cafe facades.
IMG_cc_1111.JPG
The roof and entire 'back stage' portion of the piece are carefully removed with a bandsaw. This will make modifications to these areas easier.
IMG_cc_1113.JPG
Removal of the last remaining material is performed with a belt and disc power sander.
IMG_cc_1118.JPG
The new rear wall and roof has been added. These are made from .060" styrene sheet stock.
IMG_cc_1120.JPG
The back stage area behind Refreshment (Coke) Corner is being constructed. This multi-story building occupies a key location between Main Street and Adventureland, providing facilities for both realms. There is a small loading dock for the Plaza Pavilion/Tahitian Terrace kitchen and facilities for entertainers were built when the Tahitian Terrace show (featuring Polynesian dancers) began in 1962. In 1993, the Tahitian Terrace became Aladdin's Oasis and even more additions and remodelling of this structure took place.
IMG_cc_1117.JPG
IMG_cc_1121.JPG
IMG_cc_1119.JPG
IMG_cc_1122.JPG
Refreshment Corner has been completely cleared for modification. Re-grading of West Plaza Street (white area in lower left) has been completed to transition the sidewalk and street smoothly into Main Street's elevation. Gone are the flower planters and the Refreshment Corner's ornate metal entryway. The planters and metal structure will be repositioned as part of the modifications.
IMG_cc_1126.JPG
I modeled a pair of new "cast member only" doors with kick panels made from brass.
IMG_cc_1127.JPG
I inlaid a very fine photo-etched brass screen to cover the speaker opening in the roof above "Coke Corner."
IMG_cc_1128.JPG
IMG_cc_1124.JPG
IMG_cc_1123.JPG
Finally, the last 'stone' (on the tip of my hobby knife) is laid!
IMG_cc_1125.JPG
This is a shot of the original cast member doors.
IMG_cc_1129.JPG
The roof and walls have been painted.
IMG_cc_1134.JPG
The piano is a N-scale modified brass photo-etched model from Micron-Art. The height was cut down about 1/8" and cleaned-up with styrene sheet.
IMG_cc_1133.JPG
I'm assembling our pianist from three different Preiser N-scale figures.
IMG_cc_1130.JPG
The umbrella locations have been determined and holes were drilled to accept the new poles made from .020" piano wire.
IMG_cc_1132.JPG
The piano stool is photo-etched brass from Micron-Art and is included with the piano kit.
IMG_cc_1135.JPG
Hey, where's my piano!
IMG_cc_1131.JPG
The new stage with piano stool and piano.
IMG_cc_1136.JPG
Here's our completed (less paint) pianist. I posed him so he'll be gazing towards Main Street. The stage was made from styrene stock and I used a razor saw to create the bunting texture (red) around the perimeter.
IMG_cc_1141.JPG
Here's the new paving for West Plaza Street (Refreshment Corner dining area) made from N-scale brick paper and .005" styrene sheet. Each 'stone' was cut and laid individually!
IMG_cc_1137.JPG
To blend the Refreshment Corner sculpture into The Plaza Pavilion one, I 'll have to close-up the gap between them and make some adjustments to the roofline. Here I've extended the brick wall and constructed a wall extension from styrene and brass photo-etched screen. The landscaping has also been enhanced.
IMG_cc_1139.JPG
I fabricated the three marquee supports from wire and drilled holes to accomodate them.
IMG_cc_1138.JPG
The new "cast member only" doors with real brass kick-panels.
IMG_cc_1140.JPG
The three brick steps that lead to the Plaza Pavilion's dining terrace.
IMG_cc_1142.JPG
Our completed pianist and stage.
IMG_cc_1145.JPG
IMG_cc_1143.JPG
IMG_cc_1146.JPG
IMG_cc_1144.JPG
This shot reveals the keyboard detailing -there are actually black and white keys!
IMG_cc_1150.JPG
IMG_cc_1149.JPG
IMG_cc_1151.JPG
IMG_cc_1147.JPG
The colorful "It's Ragtime!" banner on the piano was made from a photograph I took at the Park.
IMG_cc_1148.JPG
IMG_cc_1152.JPG
I made a new marquee from a photo I took at the Park. It's more legible than the original.
IMG_cc_1154.JPG
Refuse bins (okay, dumptsters!) are resin cast units from Cal Freight and have been painted.
IMG_cc_1156.JPG
IMG_cc_1158.JPG
IMG_cc_1153.JPG
Some curbing and wood will help contain the refuse bins and proect the structure damage.
IMG_cc_1155.JPG
IMG_cc_1157.JPG
IMG_cc_1159.JPG
You can see how the new back stage area's roofline blends into that of the Alladin's Oasis. All I have to do now is thatch the roof.
IMG_cc_1160.JPG
IMG_cc_1161.JPG
Because of the relocation of the Plaza Pavilion (set much farther back and elevated about 3/16") I had to re-work the roof of the Coke Corner piece to mate up with that of the Pavilion. It's not perfect but I'm satisfied with the fit. A large tree (growing here at the Park) will help to conceal where these two sculptures join.
IMG_cc_1163.JPG
The re-worked roof (dark brown areas) of the Coke Corner piece.
IMG_cc_1162.JPG
IMG_cc_1165.JPG
Close up view of the re-worked roof that joins up with the Plaza Pavilion. I used molded N scale shingle sections taken from an Atlas model RR structure and thinned them to about .020" thick. I then glued these 'veneers' to the original areas of the Olszewski sculpture. The trim -almost an exact match to the Park's- is photo-etched brass from Gold Medal Models. Note the upper 3rd tier (sans trim) that functions only to conceal some unsightly roof-top infrastructure (air conditioners, etc.).
IMG_cc_1166.JPG
IMG_cc_1164.JPG
IMG_cc_1167.JPG
The umbrellas have not been permanently installed yet to aid with the placing of figures and chairs.
IMG_cc_1168.JPG
Coke Corner is beginning to look alive with activity.
IMG_cc_1169.JPG
IMG_cc_1171.JPG
IMG_cc_1172.JPG
IMG_cc_1170.JPG
IMG_cc_1174.JPG
The couple sitting to the side of the piano (green and pink shirts) were inspired by our friends Sandy and Brian.
IMG_cc_1176.JPG
If you've taken note (pun), I've arranged and posed the guest figures to be drawn towards the direction of the piano and the wonderful notes being played at a rate of 32 per second. Who can play that fast, you might ask? Ragtime specialist Rod Miller! Rod's playing and delightful demeanor always got the attention of guests -many of them visiting the Park solely to hear him play!
IMG_cc_1173.JPG
IMG_cc_1178.JPG
IMG_cc_1177.JPG
IMG_cc_1175.JPG
IMG_cc_1179.JPG
IMG_cc_1184.JPG
IMG_cc_1180.JPG
IMG_cc_1181.JPG
IMG_cc_1183.JPG
IMG_cc_1185.JPG
IMG_cc_1186.JPG
IMG_cc_1182.JPG
IMG_cc_1188.JPG
IMG_cc_1187.JPG
IMG_cc_1189.JPG
IMG_cc_1191.JPG
IMG_cc_1190.JPG
 
86 files on 1 page(s)