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  • prototype for single stall 'switcher house'?

    I've been mulling over a single stall enginehouse for the switcher in my visible staging yard. (That'll be attached to the recently completed A frame turntable and maybe the 25t coaling tower, if I can figure out how to run the tracks to that tower...) The switcher it will hold is about 55', and the space for the structure is about 8.5"

    Anyone got any prototype inspiration/ thoughts/ pictures/ suggestions?

    Thanks in advance

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

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    Central New England and Western



    From a book by Nimke.

    Mike
    _________________________________________________

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

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    • #3
      Thanks, Mike. That's a pretty basic structure, it would be awfully dark in the winter. Looks like there's an addition on the end, judging by the change in color.

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

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      • #4
        Mike,

        Familiar picture, that location is not too far from me.

        Dave, I thought someone in one of the logging threads built a nice single stall.

        I know of some nice kits in Z, but too small!

        Scott

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        • #5
          I know this is a two stall, but you could make it single stall. It has plenty of lighting if that is what you are looking for. The John Allen engine house. Plans in RMC magazine.




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

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          • #6



            Not the best photo, but in the background is a single stall engine house with large hinged windows to let in light or air as needed. Very basic stucco-style structure made with Durham's Water Putty. This is from Woodie's Big Bend 35n2 layout.
            Michael M



            Nye, Inyo & Esmeralda Railroad

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            • #7
              Dave,

              How about this ND&C/CNE Pine Plains engine house.





              Penny Vanderbilt And K.C. Jones Site

              Here are a few links to kits and builds, some you may already know.

              http://www.brewerplans.com/structures.htm

              http://www.rslaserkits.com/2004-Sing...rs_p_3675.html

              http://www.builders-in-scale.com/bis/kit/620.html

              http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/p...TOPIC_ID=24669

              http://www.laserartstructures.com/la...ldings-ho.html

              https://www.ebay.com.sg/sch/sis.html...d=254674798162

              Scott

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              • #8
                Dave, this prototype photo comes from one of Tom Taber's books. It looks like it has a clerestory roof, a shed attached to the right side, and like many on logging roads, is pull-thru. Opening front and rear door would let plenty of light in.

                The model from Larry Burke's RR is a similar design, but not pull-thru.






                Bruce

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                • #9
                  Here’s one that was on the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic RR at St. Ignace MI.



                  Plans in the March 1988 RMC. It’s about twice the length of most early enginehouses and had doors at both ends. Obviously it could be shortened.

                  Mike
                  _________________________________________________

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

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                  • #10
                    I designed one for a client of mine:



                    You can find the measurements here:

                    http://www.jomrd.com/index.php?page=ShowRecord&ID=103

                    Take care,

                    Rob.

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                    • #11
                      That is a nice looking house Rob, and as you say, easily scaleable.

                      Thayer

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Thayer ... glad you like it.

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                        • #13
                          Hi

                          Here is a pic of the engine house that SP once had at San Ramon, CA, maybe around 1890.

                          Hope it helps!

                          -eb


                          Eric Bergh
                          Learn by Doing!

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                          • #14
                            I'm going to make a little switcher storage unit under one of the arches of my stone viaduct


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                            maybe 2 such arch storage units,..
                            Brian

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                            • #15
                              Here's what I came up with:



                              I'm doing a bit of an interior, since this will be pretty close to the edge of the layout with visibility into the shed.



                              Tichy windows with interior framing, wall studs are on 3' centers (probably too wide for prototype, but it'll look OK from a distance.

                              The foundation are Rail-Scale strips laminated to some wood, so the outside siding overhangs a bit but the inside sills are flush on the foundation. The doors are also Rail-Scale products (formerly Rusty Stumps, so they'll match my CM stone turntable whenver that gets brought back on the railroad.)

                              Right now the big delay is waiting for a new bottle of my RR's trim color. Seems my previous bottle went bad. Also I want to do a thin but sturdy base for this, that the track will sit on, and then dirt floor on top of that up against the foundation. Not quite sure how I'll do that yet.

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

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