Osceola Mo. Depot

Discussion in 'Depots G-P' started by Donald Kaiser, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Donald Kaiser

    Donald Kaiser Member

    One photo is of the north side of the depot. Note the pillars
    for the water tank. Photo about 1969 or 1970
    South side photo with doodlebug, the water tank is visible.
    no date.

    Don Kaiser
    Clinton, Mo.

    Osceola, Mo. Depot.jpg Osceola, Mo. Depot-2.jpg
     
  2. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I love how the RV trailer is parked right on the platform.

    Since it appears to be connected to power, i take it that was the
    station agent's living space.

    Paul
     
  3. grace65746

    grace65746 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    It's nice to see this depot again. The last time I seen it was in the early '70s when 13 was rerouted through Osceola when it was being raised and new bridge constructed for the upcoming Truman Lake. thanks again for these awesome photos!
     
  4. dricketts

    dricketts Member Frisco.org Supporter

    These are great Don. Much appreciated.
     
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  5. trainsignguy

    trainsignguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Neat view of the depot. Thanks for posting the photos Don. That is a scene worthy of modeling on my N scale Clinton Sub circa 1970's. Your photo also helps pin down the location of a couple of rail served businesses.

    Last time I was in Blairstown around 2002, the water tower piers were still in place. The center area of the Blairstown piers was configured differently than the Osceola tower.

    Dale Rush
     
  6. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Any idea of the window dimensions? I am giving serious consideration to building this station, but to get a cost estimate of having the windows laser cut, I need the size(s) of the 6/6 windows.

    And I gues the same holds true for most of the major wood depots. Are the windows used somewhat "standard"?
     
  7. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Thank you for posting. Has anyone or any organization worked towards preserving that piece of Americana? It saddens me when a piece of history like that gets thrown under the bus because people don't care.
     
  8. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I forgot to add something with my inquiry. Did some one make a comment about the Frisco's 6 over 6 windows not being commerically available? Perhaps, just the needed sizes aren't out there?

    Reason for asking both questions is that I see where Rusty Stumps makes 6/6 windows.
     
  9. renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013)

    renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013) Passed away March 8, 2013

    When I scratch built my Frisco depot, I had to build the 6 over 6 windows, nice to hear they are now available.
     
  10. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Here's a shot of my scratchbuilt Zalma depot. I used Grandt Line windows because they looked just like the prototype photo windows. Is this what you mean by 6 over 6? Just ignore the ugly beast sitting out front.
     

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  11. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Yes, 6 pane sash over a 6 pane sash.

    Folks here have been nice enough to publish plans and photos, but any build list doesn't include window size. Lacking any documentation, I may just guesstimate the height and width using what I can from the photos.

    That ugly beast is hard to ignore but the depot kinda makes up for it.
     
  12. renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013)

    renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013) Passed away March 8, 2013

    I looked up the windows from rusty stump and I did not see any 6 over 6 windows that would work for Frisco depots.
     
  13. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

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  14. renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013)

    renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013) Passed away March 8, 2013

    I'm sure I posted the Frisco #2 Standard depot plans to this sight but I do not know where to find them. The plans would have the window dimensions.
     
  15. trainsignguy

    trainsignguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Tichy makes nice injection molded plastic 6 over 6 window that we use in our Blairstown Depot kit. Part number is #8024 12 pane window (4 per sprue).

    Dale Rush
    Blair Line
    Carthage, MO
     
  16. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I have seen some "standard plans" that had elevations, etc. But of course all windows shown were 4/4 and not 6/6, so if the openings remained the same, then that would nail down the needed dimensions. Ron Williams did some depot articles in the FMIG, but again, plan elevations do not necessariy show what was built. I am probably overthinking all of this. I'll just do the old perpesctive scaling thing. I think I remember how it was done. Now I wish I hadn't dumped all those old engineering drawing text books.
     
  17. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Now that I think about it, I used Tichey #8024 for my depot windows. Not Grandt. There's so many good detail companies out there. We live in good times for model railroading (or railroad modeling).
     
  18. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter



    The Frisco "6 over 6 " window consisted of 12, 10" x 20" lights. Add the dimensions for mullions, etc, and you'll come close to the actual window size.
     
  19. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Far out! So these were pretty much the "standard" window size for wooden depots? But as I look closer at the Osceola photo, they look more like single pane units. Damn, I wish I had did more snoping around years ago.
     
  20. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    From Richard Crabtree on Frisco Rails Across Missouri:
    Here we have the Frisco Depot in Osceloa Missouri in 1915 - FYI there is more than one copy of this photo floating around.

    Frisco Depot Osceola Mo 1915.jpg
     

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