Springfield Station

Discussion in 'General' started by JimB, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. JimB

    JimB Member

    I have looked through this site, but i do not find any modeling plan for the Springfield Depot. Is anyone working on this? is there some reason no one has attempted this? since it is at the heart of Frisco passenger operations it would seem to be something that someone wanted to undertake. just curious.
    Jim B
     
  2. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

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

    I've thought a lot about modeling the Springfield depot area and have done some sketches and figuring. To make a believable representation of the station trackplan even in N scale (My scale), the plan would have to be something like twenty feet long! That's before you could have curves off the scene to staging areas--Bigger than most spare bedrooms. I've decided to model a smaller, more "generic" passenger station "scene."

    Tom
     
  3. DanHyde

    DanHyde Member

    Hi guys,
    I now have a set of copies of the original 1926 prints of the rehab of the Springfield Station. Ken Bird, an historian and modeler, has the originals, and loaned them to me to copy. It is his intension to eventually donate them to the R.R. library on the campus of UMSTL.
    The main structure, without the freight wings, checks 246 feet in length. In large scale, that makes it about 100 inches! Looks like my outdoor railroad just got BIGGER!!!
    Ken originally built a HO scale model of the station for the Frisco museum in Springfield, but its whereabouts are unknown. He said he did compress it a bit. I will probably do the same, just so I don't lose interest!! I have to get some other projects at least started before I tackle this one.
    If anyone would like copies, can do for the cost.
    Dan
     
  4. JimB

    JimB Member

    Dan
    I would indeed love to have copies of the plans. how much and how do i get it to you?
    Thanks, Jim

    Tom
    Thanks for your calculations. in HO I would look to significantly compress a smaller scene as the main (only) component of the layout. still might not be doable, but i am interested at the prospect.
    Thanks
    JIM
     
  5. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

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

    Dan--I'd also like a copy of those plans. Send me your address and costs. My email is: tag6120(at)att(dot)net/ Say hello to Ken Bird for me, he's an old friend of mine. I remember when he was building that model. He built it a long time before the Frisco Museum came into being.

    Thanks, Tom
     
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  6. DanHyde

    DanHyde Member

    Hi Tom,
    No promises, but we will be in Marshfield this weekend. If I can get the wife to the copy shop, I'll bring them with us. If I can, I'll PM you with our cell number.:)
    Still hobbling with this leg!:mad:
    Dan
     
  7. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Dan, find the right FedEx Kinko's and they can scan the plans into a pdf file.
     
  8. DanHyde

    DanHyde Member

    I had copies made @ $2.00 per. 5 prints in all, so $10.00 isn't bad. Considering that the prints are 24x48, not bad. I don't know how they would react going into a PDF, then trying to print them. I know if they came out in a 8 1/2 x 11 format, you probably couldn't read the dimensions! At least, my eyes would betray me!:(
    They are great prints. Ken Bird is to be commended for finding them, preserving them, AND loaning them!!
    Dan
     
  9. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    If stored in pdf format, they could be scaled up or down. And the file can be taken to a FedEx Kinko's and printed on one of their wide format printers.
     
  10. captainjimsmks

    captainjimsmks Frisco Employee

    Does anyone still have copies of the plans I could purchase?
     

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