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  • Originally posted by Bill_Gill View Post
    Mike, good looking depot!
    Caboose ground throws are what's on my layout too.
    Thank you, Bill. It's patterned after a Lehigh Valley depot still standing in Owego, NY, although the actual one is a frame building.

    Mike
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    • Mike, it definitely has an upstate NY look. Making it brick adds to the look.

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      • Thanks, Bill.
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        • Nice progress, moving right along.


          Louis L&R Western Railroad
          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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          • Great looking depot!

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            • Mike,

              The station looks great! I really like the roof and platform.

              Scott

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              • Love that depot!
                Ken Pryor
                Oil Belt Traction Company (someday!)

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                • Louis, Mike, Scott and Ken, Thank you!

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                  • Was the actual Auburn station similar, or did you have to consider selective compression for the available area?
                    Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                    • Dave,

                      "It's complicated." The original Auburn station was built by the Southern Central in the 1860's or 70's, before the SC was absorbed completely by the Lehigh Valley in the 1890's. I don't have any photos that help much for building a model. What I think is the original depot in one photo is in the distance and appears to have been a residence converted by the SC, which the SC did in the hurry to build with a limited budget. The Sandborn insurnace map shows it to have been a three story building, which was very unusual for a small-city depot. In the 1890;'s the Lehigh Valley built a very nice new depot in the location I have mine on my layout. In actuality, the original Auburn depot was in a different location.

                      As I said, I patterned my model after an extant depot on Owego. Only later did I realize the old Auburn depot probably looked quite different.

                      Mike
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                      • Mike,

                        I liked your stone wall in post #89 in Carl's English Cottage thread. Looks like a real New England stone wall!
                        Are youbgoing to post a picture on this thread?

                        Scott

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                        • Scott,

                          Thank you. I was really pleased and not a little surprised in how it turned out. Carl's wall was an important inspiration and lesson.

                          I have rather neglected this thread and yes, I do plan to post some pictures here. I was waiting for some scenery supplies to arrive in the mail, but maybe I will go ahead and post photos of my progress and plan to do updates down the road.

                          Mike

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                          • Here is a photo of the wall and some of the nearby scenery.

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                            I still need to add fallen leaves and perhaps more trees. I also need to decide if this is where the cattle pen will remain and do some scenery accordingly.

                            Mike
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                            • Wall looks good, matter of fact the whole scene looks good.

                              Bernd
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                              • Thank you, Bernd.
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