My next MOC is now underway. I wanted something with a bit more to it than the double decker coach I did last week. I wanted something that I could fettle and perfect over the next few weeks. As a result I knew I had to do a building and having spent an awful lot of my adult life in car dealerships thought this would be a good one to try.
So far, I have finished the shell of the building to which I need to tile the floors, add furniture and equipment and staff.
Then, outside I need to build up the lot and sort the signage out before, finally, adding some cars for sale.
This is the progress so far (C&C welcome!):
An overall view of the building. The showroom is to the right hand side and the service department the left. The sales customers get the grand entrance, the service customers slightly less so! It is based fairly heavily on a typical modern Ford dealership in the UK. This was for two reasons, one I have a lot of grey and white which are the predominate colours and because I worked for Ford for nearly 10 years so their dealerships are a home from home for me:
Service customers use the white double door in the middle of the building as H&S prevents them from actually going into the workshops... There is an archway from the showroom into the service reception:
A closeup of the front of the showroom with the pillars that are very typical of a UK dealership:
The interior of the showroom. A nice open span with room for a couple of full size cars or up to 4 3177-sized cars. This will all be tiled eventually. Probably white in the showroom and grey in the workshop - but that kinda depends on my tiles stocks so may change...!
Edited by rriggs, 22 January 2012 - 04:12 PM.