One of the modeling issues I struggle with is naming places and industries. Case in point was the large warehouse mocked up with DPM paper cutouts over a core of hardboard. Not knowing exactly what to put there or whether to use it at all it remained in this state for quite some time.
Having looked at numerous photos and videos of the Kings Port Division http://kingsportdivision.blogspot.com/ I noted a "Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery" on the layout. I knew there was a grocery chain called Ralphs in California. Since I was looking to add a grocery warehouse and distribution center to my layout an idea was forming. Why not name it Ralphs as a tribute to PC Ralph who has been a friend these past two years and puts up with my unsolicited advice without complaint.
In order to entice Ralph to open at this location I removed all the DPM paperwork. I printed out some brick paper from my computer and scoured my parts boxes for windows and doors. Let's take a look at how this project turned out;