Discussion in 'Depots Q-Z' started by douglas, Jun 23, 2004.
John, here's the one from the Richard E. Napper collection.
Thank You all!
I am going to model it as it was in the 50's, that is the era I am modeling.
Looking fwd to seeing some progress images of this build.
I have been investigating on how can the (asbestos) hard shingled siding that was used during the 50's be modeled. Evidently there appears that no one makes this type of siding.
Any info would be appreciated. Otherwise I will be using lap siding.
Maybe look at slate or 3-tab roof shingle sheets for the transite shingles? I know Rusty Stumps carries 3-tab shingles https://www.rustystumps.com/proddetail.asp?prod=D5001
I'll be in the same boat when it comes time to build the Clinton Mo depot.
If you have to use lap siding - you will want a wider board than HO scale siding.
Best I can remember the asbestos siding on the house I grew up in was about 8-10 inches from one course to the next.
It was a pinkish brown!
The shingles have a irregular bottom, it has sort of a wave curve to it.
Also, it appears that the bottom (foundation) was concrete blocks. They installed siding over it later?
John, my Olathe depot had the same siding. I initially tried cutting strips of short styrene and overlapping them ever so slightly, but did not like the results at all.
Instead, I just scribes lines in the styrene walls and called that good enough.
Chris, Thanks for posting. Any photos of Olathe depot?
I was thinking about your asbestos siding issue last night and it occurred to me that the stuff was only around a 1/4" thick. What about printing the vertical seems between tiles on paper and then cut a wavy edge on the bottom and apply it to a wall the same way AMB roof shingle work. It's just a thought, it was used on a lot of houses as well.
Once again thanks for letting me operate last Tuesday, the layout looked good in photos, but it looked even better in person and ran very well. For anyone who hasn't been able to see it be sure and take the opportunity, John has done an amazing job.
Thank you for the compliments, glad you had a good time operating the layout.
Do you or anyone have any info on what color the St. James depot/station was back in the 50's? The color photos from Mr. Lawler on this site shows a "Depot Buff" .
I guess I could just make it this color with white trim and call it a day!
Here are five pics I have of the St James depot. Unfortunately, I do not know the dates nor the photographer. The last two might be mine as I do recall taking pics of it back in the early 1980's when son Kurt and I were in the area on a combined Frisco/fishing trip. If so, timing would be 1981/1982. It looks totally different the last time I saw it a few years ago.
Anyway, hope these help you decide how to finish your model.
Depot Buff and Brown trim is my lean too. Was the bottom made of tile siding or concrete blocks or ornamental stone ?
Once I get that info I can start on this project
John, based on all the pictures that I can see, it looks like tile siding is consistent.
If my memory serves me well, the standard Frisco station colors in the 1950's were a grey field and white trim. An example would be the #2 post on this thread about Cuba, MO:
The floor plans indicate that the original outside finish was board and batten siding. Who knows when the shingles were applied.
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John, the model and the photos leave a lot to be desired. The scribing doesn't show up too well. I will try to get clearer photos soon.
I cut strips of very thin card stock to the height dimension of 15". Then I penciled in the shingles, the dimension width is 2 ft. I used a glue stick applied to each row of shingles. Then I sprayed on the three colors for samples, all are from rattle can spray paint. The bottom color is Summer Squash from Rust Oleum Accent, the middle is Light Aircraft Grey from Testors, the top is Dark Aircraft Grey from Testors .
Rich mentions that 50's colors for stations where grey and white trim.
Thanks for all your info provided.
Karl Brand wrote an interesting article about Frisco depot colors over the years:
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