Newburg depot

Discussion in 'Structures' started by frisco1522, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    I'll stop boring you with shots of the Newburg roundhouse for a while.
    Yesterday I started on the Newburg depot(after Fred Harvey, before Texaco) I'm kind of guessing at dimensions on it as I don't have anything but a couple of photos to go from. I'm also wondering what colors to paint it when it's done. I'm thinking light gray with dark gray trim. Anyone got any ideas?
    Lotta work to be done on it. Roof, building to the west which is attached, etc. So far everything is scratchbuilt using Evergreen styrene.
     

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  2. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Don -
    Good lookin' windows and doors - they look better than castings. Are they built-up styrene/strip?
     
  3. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    It's just Evergreen strip. I decided that it would be a pain trying to find windows, etc, that I thought looked good, and would have to mail order them so I decided to just "get er done".
     
  4. Rick McClellan

    Rick McClellan 2009 Engineer of the Year

    Don, your four panel doors look real nice too. Guessing those are more Evergreen styrene as well. One can do some amazing things with the basic structural shapes from Evergreen.

    Frisco Faster Freight!

    Rick
     
  5. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Here's today's update.
    Roof is just sitting on the building, needs fascia boards, shingles and the alcove on front & back with windows. Makin progress tho.
    Wish I could find a shot of the whole depot from the '30s that shows the whole west end of it. I may have to wing it.
     

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  6. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    A nice job on the hip roof, Don (those always give me the shakes).

    Back to windows, I remember reading about a technique for making nice, to-scale window mullions or even venetian blinds. Just scribe .010 clear styrene where the mullions/blinds would be, then paint over the scribed lines and then wipe off the excess.

    I might try this approach and snip off/grind down the tip of an old #11 blade to get the correct width.

    Thanks for the progress report, Don
     
  7. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Today's B&B gang report. One more hip roof to go (on the baggage end) and it will be time to start gluing things together. Still have to trim out the baggage room and the windows in the alcoves, etc. I'm sick of hip roofs by now. Lotta detailing to do, so it's getting into the fine print stage.
    That's not a handle on the baggage room roof, just a form for the "peak". I will glue angles down also for the slope so the roof is solid.
     

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  8. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Don -

    When did they "remodel" the Newburg depot? During WW2 or before?

    One wonders what they were thinking!

    Ken
     
  9. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    I'm not sure the year they remodeled it. I think it was early '40s but whenever, this is what will be on MY layout.

    Just about finished with major structure work now. I hope I'm finished with those stupid hip roofs. Good bit of trim work to do, roof supports,etc. This is about the time someone will pop up with drawings if Murphy is at the top of his game.

    I still have to get some roofing shingles and some screen material from AMB. The roofs are just sitting on the model. I won't glue them on until after painting and installing window glass.

    I'm still planning to go with light/dark gray unless someone can convince me otherwise.
     

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  10. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Very nice modeling Don.
     
  11. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Still plugging away. Ahead are more trim installation, awnings, lots of cleanup before painting/glazing.
    Also still working on roundhouse. The roofing crew is unrolling and laying 8' wide rolls of roofing.
     

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  12. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Don - Looking good! A much better looking depot than it was after they "Texacoized" it.

    What ultimate planning do you have in mind for the front street of Newburg behind, for example, the depot? Will there be a front view of the Houston House back there?

    Ken
     
  13. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Well, I'm creeping up on finishing this barn. As you can see, there's a good bit of touchup painting to do, etc. I still need to get more screen material for window screens. I had enough to do the doors, but have only put one of them on. Some detail yet to be added, dirtying up everything and pouring a foundation for this and the single story job next to it. I guess the CTC building will be the next project, followed by some of the front street landmarks, Houston House, Lyric theater and the tavern over the creek.
     

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  14. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Don - Nice. Newburg lives on!

    What's the trainboard sign on the station say?

    Ken
     
  15. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Don, keep up the tempo. As I remember, Jan Jester modeled that tavern/pool hall over the creek and the Houston House. It made Model Railroader prior to the 1970's KC NMRA National.

    I started on the Lyric many years ago and gave up. I counted bricks from the excellent available photos and tried the front with two different model brick products. One was a styrene product out of England that scaled to OO or S and the other was the familiar 1/8" = 1' Holgate and Reynolds sheet. It might be interesting for you to check out the Plastruct and Walthers brick products.

    The differences I found were striking - I scanned them as shown below.

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  16. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Apparently you sized the front from brick count because of the size difference. I didn't realize it made that much difference, it's surprising. I think you should go with the one you like the best and finish it. It's a landmark for sure.
    The shot that Jerry Hurt posted here of the guys working on the track shows the tavern pretty well in the background. That should make it pretty easy. I'm not going to have a whole lot of depth for the buildings on the street, so I may have to get creative in a place or two.
     
  17. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    H&R, being a little undersized, has long been a favorite for HO modeling of brick structures.
     
  18. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    After searching, I can't find that photo. In fact, my search showed no posts by Jerry. Do you have the link handy?
     
  19. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Shoot, now I can't find it. I'll keep looking because I need it for reference.
     
  20. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

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