I ran across this old picture of a bank in Bennington Minnesota, and liked the look of it. It also seemed to be sized for a model railroad. I decided to draw the building and print a reasonable representation of the building.
Here is the building drawing, exploded and oriented for printing on the Afinia 3d printer.
As you can see in this screen shot of the printer software, the building takes up almost all of the printer table, easily the largest item I have printed. The walls alone took 6 hours and 39 minutes, and if you look closely, the one I printed does not have the bracing that is in the drawing above. After I did the initial print, I added bracing to the drawing to add strength to the walls, so next time I print it, it will take even longer to print.
The basic structure, primed. At this point I realized the walls were too flimsy, and so I added styrene strip bracing.
An in progress paint shot. The front wall top pieces have also been added. The section with the dental mould was printed separately, and inverted, to eliminate the need for support material in the 3d printing process.
Mortar and weathering added.
Several compromises were made to be able to accommodate the requirements of the 3d printer, but I feel it still captures the general look of the building.
I still need to add guttering to the back, and a chimney.