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Greg Rich
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Posted - 02/26/2018 :  11:17:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Folks,
I've been meaning to post for quite a while, but it seems that life just keeps getting in the way.
Recently, a new passenger station and train-shed was completed for the city of New Baltimore on my freelanced RR, the New Baltimore & Fair Haven Rwy.


The location of New Baltimore in a corner of the layout dictated the that the passenger tracks "dead end" into a wall. The problem was, that I wanted to simulate a busy station with several tracks on which to operate passenger cars. What to do?

The NB & FH Rwy planning commission decided to build a small portion of the station and train shed and have the bulk of the structure "disappear" into a wall beside and behind the taller freight/cold storage building. I also added mirrors inside the shed at the far end of the tracks to increase the shed's apparent interior size.

The design of the shed is kind of "unusual" until you look at the image below which is of NYC's Grand Central Station train Shed built around 1871. New Baltimore did NOT have the capital or the luxury of space needed to construct a shed like GCS!, but the city fathers wanted to show that they were not to be trifled with, so the design they approved echos that grand dame.

Regards,
Greg Rich
President & Chief Wheelknocker
New Baltimore & Fair Haven Rwy.


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 02/26/2018 :  11:46:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Elegant solution to the issues. Bravo!

Pete
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jbvb
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Posted - 02/26/2018 :  11:57:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's a nice scene


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/26/2018 :  12:55:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Your model is indeed evocative of the NYC&HR Railroad station in NYC. In fact, that was my first impression before I read your explanation and saw the old photo. You must be a Victorian architect with a time machine.

Very nicely done.

Mike


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tct855
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Posted - 02/26/2018 :  1:44:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit tct855's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Cool pics sir! I like it! Thanx Thom...
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Cowboybilly
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Posted - 02/26/2018 :  3:20:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
COOL


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George D
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Posted - 02/26/2018 :  3:35:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good looking station, Greg. That's an fancy looking facade, what materials did you use to make it?

George



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sgtbob
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Posted - 02/26/2018 :  4:30:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks REALLY GOOD and fits right in with the architecture of the times.GREAT JOB.

Bob


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Edited by - sgtbob on 02/28/2018 05:12:47 AM

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 02/26/2018 :  6:49:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Did the City Fathers of New Baltimore record any of the construction phases of the new train shed?

It looks really nice.



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time2play
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Posted - 02/27/2018 :  4:32:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

That looks fantastic Greg. Nicely done...

Bob



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Greg Rich
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Posted - 02/27/2018 :  9:44:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for your comments and interest, this was done a year or so ago,but I thought folks may like to see it. Wish I had taken more pix.

The outside skin of the trainshed is constructed from a sheet of 1/16" plexiglass that I picked up at Lowe's. I made a full sized drawing of the trainshed and then a cardboard mock-up. This mockup was test fit, trimmed, test fit and trimmed again until it fit. When I was happy with the size, angles and clearances, the mock-up was traced onto masking tape applied to the Plexiglas sheet. I then fed the plexi to my hungry 14" band saw and finished the edges clean with a mill file and sand paper.
The windows were scribed into the clean plexi surface and rubbed with black paint to simulate iron framework that surrounds the windows.
The outside front details are styrene cut to size, bonded directly to the plexi and then painted. The gee-gaws atop the front facade are courtesy of a supply that I purchased from the Hobby Lobby Jewelry department.
Once the outside "skin" was completed, it was decided that it looked like a violin case. The shed desperately needed some interior ironwork. This was built using Central Valley laced columns and corrugated cardboard "beams" cut from . . . corrugated cardboard. All the iron work was then painted and glued in place in sub assemblies to the plexi.



Here is a closer view of the yet to be completed interior and front. The building on the right is the station and headquarters for the NB & FH Rwy in New Baltimore.
When set in place, the trainshed looked much too "airy". So, it was decided that some of the clear roof needed a coat of roof blacking to give it some body. I had to be careful not to paint too much of the glass,as I wanted the overhead lighting to illuminate the passenger cars parked inside the shed and also show off the web of ironwork residing within.



Here's another angle of the shed, station and freight house.

Note, if you look closely at the HQ building, you'll see the barber shop and a couple patrons having their "ears lowered".


Regards,
Greg Rich









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CWRailman
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Posted - 02/28/2018 :  07:53:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit CWRailman's Homepage  Reply with Quote

So someone has been busy. We wondered what happened to you. Greg, thatís great looking building and nice write-up on the construction. We need more on your railroad.
Denny
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CW Loco and Car Rebuild Shops
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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 02/28/2018 :  09:13:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Interesting.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 02/28/2018 :  09:44:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very interesting and very well done.

Bob


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k9wrangler
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Posted - 02/28/2018 :  2:58:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like what youíve done with the train station. Iíve used Plexiglass or itís generic equivalent for a couple things in the past. Itís fairly easy to work with. CMR, Custom Model Railroads uses lazer cut acrylic for the basic material for their kits. Iíve built their big turntable kit and it was easy to work with.

Karl Scribner
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Kentucky Southern Railway
and associated lines
Midwest Lower Michigan

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George D
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Posted - 02/28/2018 :  3:06:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the description, Greg. I've never worked with Plexiglas, but your beautiful work has me thinking.

George



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