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  • Got the bug.

    No! Not thee bug! The build bug.

    Jim
    Take the red pill

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    Give me some!

    Philip
    Philip

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    • #3
      Go for it!

      George
      The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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      • #4
        I went to the Town History Center that opened about 10 years ago, last Saturday. It's only open on Saturday's between 9 am and 1 pm. "Town" is about 4-1/2 miles North of me. So even after 43 years here, not much of a 'towny'. However the train tracks that once were at my Eastern border ran into the town. When we first got here, I asked around if anyone had knowledge or photos of the train. Nada, no, nuthin', zip. All I got was the story on how the once self proclaimed onion capital of the world was here until the disease killed that business. Then the Mint farming ended because of wilt. So the farmers were relegated to corn or soybeans, with hay and wheat straw as an alternative. Pretty much an agrarian area then, and now. And, I love it! I still crack up when I see dual axle 8 wheel tractors pull into the gas station, or park outside the restaurant.

        So here is what I found. It is a picture taken in 1948 of the railroad station built in 1891, and demolished in 1952. The Pennsylvania had taken over the railroad that hat multiple owners including the Toledo and Logansport, the Eel River and Logansport, Vandalia, the Nickel Plate, and probably others. The abandoned rails were ripped out in 1952.


        The photo was taken by Harvey Lehman the Fireman on a 2-8-0 Eastbound toward Toledo, Ohio.

        There was also a hand drawn 'blueprint' that was very inaccurate in all aspects. It could not match up to the photograph. So, that is my starting point.




        Step one was attempting to calculate actual dimensions of what was on the photograph. The building itself was supposed to measure 22' wide and 63' long with 8' overhangs on all sides of the building. Hope you noticed the gravel sidewalk to the main entrance.

        Here is first part made. [


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        More later.

        Jim
        Take the red pill

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        • #5
          Looks to be a interesting structure build Jim. Glad in this case you have the BUG!


          Louis
          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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          • #6
            Mask up! Don't want to get put in lockdown....cough, cough[xx(]

            [:-witch]is watching... :yuck:
            Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

            Cedar Swamp
            SW of Manistique, MI

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            • #7
              Looking forward to the build!
              Jerry



              "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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              • #8
                I will be following along, Jim. It looks like a nice station to construct.

                Rich

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                • #9
                  I love station builds and stations. There are none on my line but of course there was no passenger traffic in 2015 Central Wisconsin.

                  TomO

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                  • #10
                    I’ll be following along, Jim. It’s an engaging structure with its interesting architectural details.

                    Mike
                    _________________________________________________

                    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                    • #11
                      Jim- I must have passed the Station/depot virus on to you .....I'll take a seat.
                      Carl

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                      • #12
                        Jim, it's going to be interesting to see how you sort this one out.

                        George
                        The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for looking in, Philip, George, Lou, Karl, Jerry, Rich, TomO, Mike, and the 'Station Master' Carl.

                          Jim
                          Take the red pill

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                          • #14
                            There were two dimensions on the hand drawn blueprint that were believable. 22' wide, and 63' long and then the overhangs. With the 22' width, I counted out the vertical boards which numbered 16. Then measured 3 of the vertical boards at the same width of each window. I ended up with a total of 22. The vertcal boards must then be 1 X 12's to equal the total width. HO scale 1'= 3.5mm.I do almost my work in mm's now. So part number two was to make the vertical boards. I left .1 mm between the 1 X 12's as another check part to figure out some of what I was seeing.

                            Here are the panels I drew and printed for the 1 X 12's.




                            With that as an anchor point, I could confidently assume (I know) ) that the trim board around the 36" wide windows, were 1 X 6's. I could also guesstimate the window height and total height. I tried this piece as my believablity test. I think I need to add a little more height between the window opening top and roof.



                            Lens distortion..those sides are parallel.

                            Jim

                            Take the red pill

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                            • #15
                              Oh wow another scratch build thread. I'll be following along. Talk about getting an education in scratch building on this forum.

                              I like the title "Got the bug." Ya you did. What caught my eye is the VW Split window Beatle (Bug). Had to be a '48 VW. Probably was brought over from Germany since I don't believe they had dealers over here yet.

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

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