Modeling Lebanon

Discussion in 'Divisions' started by douglas, Mar 5, 2002.

  1. w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021)

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

    I need a river and a bridge. Are there any good ones around Sleeper?
  2. FriscoGeorge

    FriscoGeorge Frisco Employee

    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.
  3. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    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.
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  4. Briwood

    Briwood Member

    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.
  5. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Supporter

    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.

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  6. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Brad - Sounds terrific. My favorite depot ever.

    Could you post a picture?

  7. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    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.
  8. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Brian -

    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.

    Best Regards,
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  9. Briwood

    Briwood Member

    Thanks, Chris!
  10. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Supporter


    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?

  11. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Where did you find styrene that thick? That's almost 13/32". It should be sturdy enough.
  12. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Think it's a typo for .040" styrene.
  13. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Right on, Andre. I just deleted the message when I realized my error. .40 would be a totally different matter. :)

    Best Regards,
  14. John Sanders

    John Sanders Member

    Brad's Rolla depot. April 17, 2010.

    Brad's stucco technique is impressive!

    IMG_1368.JPG IMG_1369.JPG IMG_1370.JPG IMG_1371.JPG IMG_1374.JPG Rolla_Depot_Brad_Slone_2010-4-17.jpg
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  15. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    As good of a stucco technique as I've seen. Nicely done. Brad. Here's to exceptional prototype modeling!

    Best Regards,
  16. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    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.

  17. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Supporter

    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.

  18. tferk

    tferk Member Supporter

    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.

    Ted Ferkenhoff
    Flagstaff, AZ
  19. SteveM

    SteveM Member Supporter

    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?
  20. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Supporter


    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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