Historic Packing Houses and Other Industrial Structures in Southern California

Packing House Models

Copyright 2005 by James E. Lancaster, Ph.D.

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Bill Messecar's National Orange Sunkist packing house

Bill built this HO model of the Riverside, CA packing house from a YesterYear Models kit.

Front of the packing house model. (Bill Messecar photo)

Front of the actual packing house. (Jim Lancaster photo)

Rear of the packing house model. Note the scratch built conveyor for loading cull oranges into trucks. (Bill Messecar photo)

Rear of the actual packing house. (Jim Lancaster photo)

The conveyor for loading culls. (Bill Messecar photo)


James Crowell 3rd's National Orange Sunkist packing house

Jim also built this HO model of the Riverside, CA packing house from a YesterYear Models kit. He did not have enough depth for the complete model so he moved the back half to the right side of the front. The prototype also had two similar additional sheds on this side.

Front of the packing house model. (James Crowell photo)

The two additional sheds on the south side of National Orange. (Jim Lancaster photo)

The packing house model on the 18" deep shelf of the layout. (James Crowell photo)

The scene to the left of the packing house. (James Crowell photo)


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