Handcar Shed...

Discussion in 'Right of Way' started by TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020), Jan 30, 2014.

  1. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    Was there/is there a Frisco "standard" plan for a handcar shed? Or does anyone have a picture of such a thing?

    Thanks, Tom
     
  2. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

  3. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks "Old Guy!" (I prefer "Ol' Guy" actually) :))) Much appreciated. Also thanks to the posters in the earlier thread.

    Tom
     
  4. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Tom, I've not been able to find one over the years. I wanted to build a small frame handcar shed to go onto the depot grounds of my 1:87 version of Olathe. I simply used a MoPac standard drawing that Gordon Odegard included in an old Model Railroader, and then painted it depot gray with white trim and with light green "roll roofing." It looks good enough to my eyes.

    Best Regards,
     
  5. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    That's the sort of thing I plan Chris.

    Tom
     
  6. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Will look forward to hearing or seeing your plans, Tom. I have a "Durango Press" handcar that I'm about 1/3 of the way kitbashing that will sit just outside of my shed. I'm not sure if I want to make it into a pull-behind trailer or if I want to make it look like some of the smaller, motorized cars with the center-line handrail.

    Best Regards,
     
  7. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    Chris--I'm going to use the standard plan (D.M.& N., I believe??) that was posted here and use your paint scheme idea of gray with white trim. I think I'll try a styrene scratch build on it soon as I draw some plans.

    Tom
     
  8. w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021)

    w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021) 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    This was the fairly large shed that was on the south side of the main line in Dixon, MO. Dixon had a rather large section gang due to wear and tear on Dixon Hill. The shed is long gone. A pump house with short gantry was just to the east and twin water tanks were just to the west. One tank was to chemically process the very hard water before it went into the tank from when the tenders were filled. The stand pipe was trackside rather than from the tank. Dixon was a pretty busy place during the helper service era prior to the hill regrading in 1945.

    Motorcar Shed.jpg
     
  9. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    This one is a little old, but Tom, I found an old pre-painted photo of what I've constructed. This is when I was thinking of modeling the Caruthersville Branch:

    Section Car and Tool House

    The photo quality isn't that great; I used lap siding for the main walls, car siding for the door, with scale 1'x6' framing around the car door and corners of the building. The window castings are Campbell castings; I also used 1'x6' for the fascia, with 1'x4' (I think) to represent the trusses. The roof is .020 styrene; I covered it in strips of masking tape to represent rolled roofing, and painted it a light green to represent the "fireproof" roofing paint appropriate for the era. I really need to get some new photos of it, now that it resides north of my Olathe depot that's nearly finished.

    At any rate, it's probably a structure that could be completed in an evening or two. I think it lends a little bit of character without an extraordinary footprint for one whose available land grant is rather ordinary.

    Best Regards,
     

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