Modeling Scammon, KS Depot

Discussion in 'Structures' started by rjthomas909, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    It's looking good! My personal preference for roofing for your time frame would be some of the Campbell rolls of simulated shingles.

    Best Regards,
  2. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    A quick update... I have competed an initial painting of parts for the depot, based on the photo of Winona Depot mentioned earlier. The photos are in my album with direct links:

    Edit: Fixed link to photos.

    As you can see, I have taken a shot at creating the peaked window and door details from some Tichy windows and strips of styrene, cutting off the top of the stock window at an angle.

    Not sure if I have the gray color quite right. It did not turn out quite as blue as I hoped, but is closer than the photo portrays. I managed to make the freight doors with the transim, by cutting down (narrowing) some Grandt Line D&RGW Station Baggage Doors. Still needs a bit of touch up here and there (the frieght doors are not attached just yet), but next is a floor+foundation and roof (including supports on the corners and freight side?). Still up in the air on the roof material, but will first try Chris's suggestion and a patterned styrene.

    Thanks for looking and for all the suggestions,

    -Bob T.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2018

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Very nice. Gives me some ideas for my little depot.
  4. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Bob, I think you're doing a fine job. I also think that Campbell's shingles would be the most appropriate and rewarding way to address the roof. Keep up the good work.
  5. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Here's a shot of my Zalma depot that I built with the same zest as you seem to have. Check out the shingles and varied shades of gray from age and weathering. Don't be afraid to rough her up a bit and don't worry too much about an exact shade of gray. I would use several shades. (ignore the ugly beast lurking in front of the depot) I'm only posting this photo to give you some ideas.

    Attached Files:

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  6. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Bob, I'd say that your "shot" at the peaked windows and transom above the doors turned out splendidly. And, while hard to tell from the photos for sure, I think the color's close enough, especially if you do a bit of weathering on the walls.

    Jim J., I thought an asteroid took out the Great Pumpkin on your layout? ;)
  7. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    It's an old photo. In reality the remains are still smoldering.
  8. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    The walls are up on the Scammon Depot model. I have taken a couple of quick shots that can be found in my album at:

    Edit: Fixed links to photos:

    You can see that I have the roof cut out but not yet trimmed and finished. I am planning on something similar to the (Winona Depot) photo on this site, with corner bracing, edge trim, and showing the rafters underneath. Right now, I am leaning toward a texture paper shingle roof in a medium grey color. Still need to find a chimney or two...

    The doors are still just taped in (need to align them a bit), and the depot is sitting on the foundation (which is missing a piece under the windows), but leaving it loose for now until I can decide on the grade from front to back as the drawings show a ramp down from a brick platform on the front. Looks like the front baggage/freight doors were at the level of the platform, but the back allowed for better alignment with boxcar height.

    Still debating on the interior, but for the time being, I will likely cover with blacked out glazing that can be removed.

    Thanks for all the advice and links. More to come.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2018
  9. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Man, that's looking real good. I can't wait to see it weathered, detailed and placed into a scene at trackside. This ought to be really nice. Keep up the pace!
  10. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Matt, that's a superb representation. It definitely screams "Frisco Standard Depot" to my eyes. Thanks for the update.

    Best Regards,
  11. FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018)

    FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018) Passed Away April 12, 2018 Supporter


    Great job! Are you going to tackle modeling Josie's next?
  12. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    I am afraid an HO scale plate of ravioli would not satisfy.

    -Bob T.
  13. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    On second thought, this 1923 photo contains the building that is now Josies. Might make a nice addition...If I could only get the remainder of this scene (including the trolley) in somehow.

    3rd Street in Scammon, KS--1923

    -Bob T.
  14. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    That's a great looking depot. I get a real kick out of this thread, I remember going through there running the Speed Swing, you didn't know when you got there and when you left. Don't blink!
    Bill Jackson
  15. mvtelegrapher

    mvtelegrapher Member

    The J&P crossed the Frisco just north of the depot but was gone by 1938. That photo and a few others of Scammon are in Ed Conrads book Tri State Traction. If you don't have it I highly recommend it.
    John Chambers
  16. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    Good Evening All,

    A bit of progress after too much work and travel during August and September. I managed to get some shingles(still need a bit of trimming) and eve brackets on the corners (still need a bit of tweaking). On to some signs, paint touch up, window glazing (probably blacked out for the most part), and weathering. Oh, and need to get a Chimney on there. Almost done. Almost. Pictures linked below to the album...

    EDIT: Fixed links to photos.

    I decided to go with some laser-cut cardstock shingles. They went on pretty quick.

    Thanks for looking,

    -Bob T.
    Displaced from Scammon
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2018
  17. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Very nice. I like the shingles.
  18. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    That's some very nice work.
    The shingles look very good.

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