Discussion in 'Divisions' started by douglas, Mar 5, 2002.
I need a river and a bridge. Are there any good ones around Sleeper?
There is an old Frisco bridge crossing the Gasconade River at mile marker 142 just off Interstate 44. It is just 12 miles from the Sleeper exit.
Doug, you might throw Rick McClellan in the mix. He has always intended to include Newburg and the Leonard Wood branch on his current layout. He has started to expand his layout again and this time it's headed there. It will add approximately another 100' to 150' running distance.
Has anyone modeled the Lebanon depot? I am looking for photos as well as suggestions for model kits to adapt/kitbash. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
I haven't modeled Lebanon yet, I might sometime, but I have modeled the depot at Rolla, which like Lebanon is a Spanish mission style. The technique I used was to build the structure out of .040 styrene then paint the surface with a tan colored paint and cover the paint with finely sifted rock dust and then dust it off. It creates a very good lucking stucco appearance. If your interested in the full version I typed up a how to for an NMRA contest.
Brad - Sounds terrific. My favorite depot ever.
Could you post a picture?
Welcome back Doug. Great to have you posting again. How much space do you have to work with?
It's also good to read that Rick Mc is piddling with trains again. He doesn't post here much anymore. Hopefully that will change.
Thanks for joining the site and welcome to the group. Thanks, also, for the post.
Check out the following thread on the Lebanon, MO depot:
There are some photos and a Sanborn map showing the depot grounds.
I'm not sure, offhand, about a good starting point for kitbashing. It sure looks like a scratchbuilding project to me; perhaps others more knowledgeable on commercial kits will chime in with their suggestions.
I thought I had some photos of it around here somewhere, but can't seem to locate them. The thing is crated up for storage at the moment or I would take some new ones. I'll keep looking, John Sanders took some photo's of it when I had it a Springfield several years ago, any chance you still have them around John?
Where did you find styrene that thick? That's almost 13/32". It should be sturdy enough.
Think it's a typo for .040" styrene.
Right on, Andre. I just deleted the message when I realized my error. .40 would be a totally different matter.
Brad's Rolla depot. April 17, 2010.
Brad's stucco technique is impressive!
As good of a stucco technique as I've seen. Nicely done. Brad. Here's to exceptional prototype modeling!
Very nice Brad!
Three of those bricks that were out front of the Rolla depot are incorporated in my back patio in St Louis. I can sit out there at night on a cool spring evening with an adult beverage and still hear echoes of 1500's and E's and the others go by.
Re: Lebanon East leg of wye
Yes that was a type O, .40 thick would have to be cut with a table saw! Thanks for the comments, it's amazing the things you see with close up photo's. I hadn't really noticed it, but I need to dress up the edge of the platform. Maybe grade some ballast up against it.
Excellent job Brad! One of my regrets was standing at the depot in March 1987 without a camera, but secure in knowing I would be back in August 1987 to attend college, and of course finding it torn down when I returned.
Hard to believe it was nearly five years ago that we got to see that fine work.
Pop quiz time, Friscoites! Can you name all of the folks enjoying the concession stand lunch fare at this mini-Frisco event?
That's the best one I've heard today, possibly all week! By far work I'm assuming you're talking about the food! Your right it doesn't seem like 5 years.
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