Standard Plan: Section House, Cold Climate, 1906

Discussion in 'Section Houses' started by Karl, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Kent, Karl beat me to it in terms of roofing material. I would have guessed rolled roofing, but it's nice to get my best guess confirmed.

    I've tried two methods before for roll roofing:
    (a) I cut 2' wide strips of newspaper, since we always seem to have a healthy pile of the Columbia "Daily Tribune" handy to help get the fireplace started. I spread either white glue or carpenter's glue onto the roof decking and then apply the newspaper strips, and then paint.
    (b) I use masking tape, putting it down on a glass surface and then using an XActo #11 to cut in 2' width pieces, and then tape it down, followed by painting.

    With the former technique, the paper did tend to wrinkle/bubble the first time I tried it. I've used this with subroofing made of either basswood or styrene.

    Best Regards,
     
  2. nvrr49

    nvrr49 Member

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  4. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Kent, it looks like it's nearly ready for your section gang to move in! Nicely done...I've thoroughly enjoyed seeing the progress of this project, and also seeing a very new technique for structure modeling.
     
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  6. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Kent, nice modeling.
     
  7. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

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    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

  9. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Doug,

    This is the first photo that I have seen of any section house, much less the old Frisco 2-story plan. Not many survived. As I recall, there was one extant into the '70's at Cedar Gap, and the KCCS section house lasted into the 60's, and likewise the one at East Lynn. The location of the one at East Lynne appears in my dad's notes.

    http://www.frisco.org/shipit/index.php?attachments/d518_east_lynne-jpg.3567/

    It would seem that these structures, were not the subject of many photographs.
     
  10. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Section house in Seligman MO. Granted its off in the distance on the right in one picture.

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  11. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks Craig. The one in Dixon was about 100 yards from our house and was black. A very large family, named Wilson, occupied it. Mr. Wilson was the long-time section foreman for the top of Dixon Hill. The spot 2-10-2's did havoc to the rails on the hill. The section went out every morning to repair them.
     
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  12. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Neat story, Doug. I've read how the spot engines had a tendency to hammer away and leave a lot of broken rail. I bet that the foreman and the track gang were quite happy to see those locomotives just fade away.

    Was the Dixon house painted black, or was it weathered black from passing locomotives? I'm thinking that a section house for my version of Olathe will be a nice aisle structure to help block the opening through the backdrop where it transitions to the Fairgrounds Branch interlocking. I already have a motor car house and a rail rack for two pieces of 40' rail, awaiting the section gang's use.

    Best Regards,
     
  13. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Aged black. It appeared to have not seen a paint brush in half a century. There was also a Frisco Standard outhouse. The last time I was in Dixon, I checked the site. The weeds are very healthy where the outhouse stood. A high school classmate owns the adjacent house.
     
  14. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Jamie (unknown) and Billy Wilson was on the Dixon Section, I worked with them.
     
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  15. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Billy Don Wilson was a childhood playmate. We've lost track of him. He lived in Springfield for most of his life.
     
  16. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

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

    If I'm remembering correctly, most of the Frisco frame structures had vertical siding.

    Tom G.
     
  17. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Dixon's was BLACK. The only black house in town.
     
  18. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Karl recently posted a photo of the two-story house in Lebanon, MO, along with a job description of the Section Forman, on the FB "Ship It On The Frisco" page. I'll copy it here. I also scanned the cold climate drawings and pasted them into a Pages document scaled to 1:87.
     
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  19. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Just for the sake of clarity, the image Lebanon Section House is not mine. It was given to Richard Crabtree, a Springfield realtor, by Ron Williams. Richard has a knack of coming up with some amazing early images of SW MO railroad railroading and early Springfield images. Rich's first thought that this was a depot, and he asked for my opinion. I opined that it was a section house, and I included the rule book responsibilities of the section gang which Rich posted on FB with the image. I took that description from a thread that I had posted on Frisco dot Org.

    I hope that the admins remove the image until permission and proper citation is given.
     
  20. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    This was posted on Love My Ozarks Face Book page
    Section house Lebanon Mo 2.jpg
     

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