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  • Michael,

    Ah yes Scott Lawrence. I've been to his site a few times. Nice link and great pictures. I can see where that roof line might cause some problems in the winter with snow melt and then freezing again. I'm sure that took a toll on the roof.

    Bernd
    New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

    Main thread to all that's happening on the NY,V & N Rwy. The New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy. - Railroad Line Forums (railroad-line.com)

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    • Here are a couple shots of my depot. When I built it I had no clear photo of the roof. There appeared to be two different types and I knew shingles made no sense on the overhangs so I did metal. Photos I’ve seen subsequently confirmed my choice.





      I was building it for a contest and therefore did an interior; the furniture is elsewhere. This was one of the structures I did for my MMR.

      Mike
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      • Nice station and covered bridge Mike.
        Frank

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          Originally posted by Frank Palmer


          Nice station and covered bridge Mike.


          Thanks, Frank. However, the depot is mine but the covered bridge is the fine work of Bill Gill. He described its construction in the October RMC, if memory serves me correctly.
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          • I like that depot as well Mike. :up:

            How did you accomplish the curve in the roof?
            Carl

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              Originally posted by Carl B


              I like that depot as well Mike. :up:

              How did you accomplish the curve in the roof?


              Carl,
              Thank you. The roof is built up with rafters, etc. like the prototype. I built a jig to glue up multiple pieces of stripwood at different angles for each rafter, then sanded them to shape. I think I used overlapping pieces of stripwood, six or so in all. I made about twenty of them.

              It was about 25 years ago.

              Mike
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              • My recollection, and the photo here confirms, that the padoga part of the roof was done in metal. https://www.flickr.com/photos/roadge...n/photostream/

                dave
                Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                • Sharp looking Depot

                  Bob
                  It's only make-believe

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                    Originally posted by railman28


                    Sharp looking Depot

                    Bob


                    Thanks, Bob!
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                    • Nice job on that depot Michael.

                      According to Scott's page on this type of station, RMC had plans published by Chuck Yungkurth (sp?) sometime in 1960. I'll have to see if I have that issue.

                      Oh, BTW, thanks for the close up of the station.

                      Bernd
                      New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

                      Main thread to all that's happening on the NY,V & N Rwy. The New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy. - Railroad Line Forums (railroad-line.com)

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                        Originally posted by Bernd



                        According to Scott's page on this type of station, RMC had plans published by Chuck Yungkurth (sp?) sometime in 1960. I'll have to see if I have that issue.


                        Bernd,
                        I used plans in a Kalmbach book published several decades ago, now out of print. I assume the plans are a reprint. I'll track down the book and look for clues where you could find them, or else I will get a set to you somehow.

                        Mike
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                        • Bernd,

                          Vestal station drawings are in the July 1960 RMC.

                          The book I have has plans for the Wallace NY station. Same type. Apparently the Wallace station drawings were done for the book and had not been published elsewhere.

                          Mike
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                            Originally posted by Michael Hohn


                            Bernd,

                            Vestal station drawings are in the July 1960 RMC.

                            The book I have has plans for the Wallace NY station. Same type. Apparently the Wallace station drawings were done for the book and had not been published elsewhere.

                            Mike


                            Thanks Michael. I'm going to have to dig through my magazines. I'm sure it's buried somewhere, just haven't looked yet. If I can't find it I'll let you know. Thanks.

                            Bernd
                            New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

                            Main thread to all that's happening on the NY,V & N Rwy. The New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy. - Railroad Line Forums (railroad-line.com)

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                            • Now that I have the track in place (I made a small change a couple of days ago) I've been dropping feeders to the bus under the layout. I'm doing this for every segment of track and each turnout.

                              Here is a view of the north end of the wye, showing the mainline going off in the distance, and a turnout going off to the left for a branch. I'm not sure how track for the branch will be aligned so I've not started on that. I've not wired the frog on that turnout.




                              Here's the turnout on the south end of the wye:



                              The mainline south of the wye will have a turnout to serve a freight house:



                              Yes, I have a little work to do there. I will add a small triangular bit of benchwork once I've worked out the track configuration here.

                              I still have the east end of the wye to wire. I've been concentrating on the mainline so that I can run trains from one end to the other.

                              Mike

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                              • Mike, Your depot looks good there along the wye. Can you reach it there to lift the roof off to show all your interior work?

                                Don't you love it when you think you understand how something ought to have been constructed (like the metal roofing on the overhangs) and it's confirmed later in photos!

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