St. James, MO

Discussion in 'Depots Q-Z' started by douglas, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    John, here's the one from the Richard E. Napper collection.
     

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  2. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Thank You all!
    I am going to model it as it was in the 50's, that is the era I am modeling.
     
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  3. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Looking fwd to seeing some progress images of this build.
     
  4. geep07

    geep07 Member

    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.

    John
     
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  5. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

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  6. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    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!
     
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  7. geep07

    geep07 Member

    The shingles have a irregular bottom, it has sort of a wave curve to it.
     
  8. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Also, it appears that the bottom (foundation) was concrete blocks. They installed siding over it later?
     
  9. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    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.

    Best Regards,
     
  10. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Chris, Thanks for posting. Any photos of Olathe depot?

    John
     
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  11. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Frisco.org Supporter

    John,

    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.

    Brad Slone
     
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  12. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Brad,
    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!

    John
     
  13. meteor910

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

    John -
    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.
    Ken
     

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  14. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Thanks Ken!

    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
     
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  15. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    John, based on all the pictures that I can see, it looks like tile siding is consistent.
     
  16. pensive

    pensive Member Frisco.org Supporter

    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:

    http://www.frisco.org/shipit/index.php?threads/cuba-missouri.918/

    The floor plans indicate that the original outside finish was board and batten siding. Who knows when the shingles were applied.

    Rich
     
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  17. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    KC Terminal-Themed Layout, Part II

    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.

    Best Regards,
     
  18. geep07

    geep07 Member

    IMG_2749.JPG 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.

    Comments suggested!

    Thanks for all your info provided.

    John
     
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    pensive Member Frisco.org Supporter

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