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Re: Modern O Scale Engine House

rtr12 ·
Welcome to the forum, it is a great resource for all! I just reentered the hobby just before I retired in 2011 after a hiatus of many, many years. So I am still playing catch up. I'm sure someone will be along with some suggestions. Most folks seem to like the steam to diesel era and there are a lot of buildings available from that time period. I also like the more modern buildings and trains (I have all diesels, no steam) and have noticed they are sometimes a bit hard to find in O gauge. I...
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Re: Modern O Scale Engine House

dgauss ·
Pecos River Brass had some modern buildings . They come up for sale on Ebay. But why not build your own? Fairly easy if you plan.
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mowingman ·
The Pecos River Brass buildings are now available from Korber models. They bought the PRB line a couple of years ago. Korber is an advertiser and supporter of this forum.
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Dave_C ·
http://www.locomotiveworksinc.com/ Contact Dave Duhamel. He has a modern enginehouse with large windows not shown on his site. His prices are reasonable. They come pre built with lights.
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Casey Jones2 ·
Maybe try Colorado Model Structures...They're a large scale building manufacturer but they have a blue metal building that may work. The Kenrow Plastics's building is rather small in 1:29 scale as would only measure like 20' x 40' x 12' tall...a big garage really. The owner is great to work with as far as doors and such. Scroll down a bit... http://www.coloradomodel.com/default1.htm
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Re: Modern O Scale Engine House

Joe Fauty ·
Carl: I and a friend worked with Rich ?Redmon? when he owned Korber / Pecos River on a modular kit for a diesel engine house. I wanted brick detailing and my friend wanted concrete. All the panels are standard product. Peter completed his building - see below. I have yet to build mine. Attached is a planning packet Rich put together. Peter's shed is longer than mine and also contains a one story back 'office'. You can ask the new owner Steve Nelson to work with you to put a kit together.
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Re: Modern O Scale Engine House

Trainman2001 ·
I'm in the process of designing a big one (40+") to house steam and diesel engines. I have an Allegheny and Pennsy S-1 which accounts for the extreme length. I'm deciding whether to have the "kit" cut with a friend's CNC mill or having it laser cut. I'm not ready to pull the trigger yet, so I have time to decide. Originally, I was going to have custom windows laser cut, but now I'm resizing the openings to use stock windows from Rusty Stumps. This version has the custom windows which will be...
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prrhorseshoecurve ·
Actually, I used MTH scaletrax with the middle "rail" being a "blade" you really don't see it. Also the European type of ties MTH molds into their scaletrax to hold the rails really mimic a shop track.
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Trainman2001 ·
What happens to that middle blade when you remove all the insides of the ties? You can't have the ties crossing over the pit or you don't have a pit anymore. The pits are going to be more work than the engine house since I already have Ross track imbedded in hydrocal as yard track. I'm not looking forward to digging them out.
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Kerrigan ·
Like this one on the CL&W Ry. Soon to have floor inserts between rails.
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prrhorseshoecurve ·
Kerrigan, that looks more like a copy of the I.H.C./Atlas O enginehouse. With it's arched window design and all brick facia does not appear to be modern late 20th or 21st century design.
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Avanti ·
Super-O track is great for this: I didn't do a pit, but you can easily remove the plastic ties.
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Kerrigan ·
Don't know. Got it from Crescent with modified high doors for electrics. It seems to fit my time period of the 1950-60s. Old building. Ventilators on top replaced smokestacks to suck diesel fumes out. Don't remember where I found those. Probably a kit he modifies and assembles with weathering? Dave does nice work. He put together, with great improvements, my old 5-stall roundhouse from old Kober kits.
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Todds Architectural Models ·
Trainman2001- I would like to work with you on developing a laser cut kit set for your engine house design. Give me a call in the shop!
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BobbyD ·
Use one of those vibrating tools to cut? With the Ross or Gargraves track you can use a piece of piano wire as the replacement center wire. With the MTH track you could simply hide a support underneath it. Even use a figure with it's arm raised and the support hidden behind it. Like to see the work in progress.
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Trainman2001 ·
That's a huge roundhouse...just like their late steam engines which I love. I have a Q2, T-1, J1-a and S-1. I first remember seeing a Q as a model in the mid-50s at a long-gone train store in Philly, Les Meyers. It was (I think) a Max Gray O'scale model and it burned itself into my 10-year old brain. The T-1 was imprinted in my impressionable brain since the demonstrator version was beautifully drawn in George J. Zaffo's Big Book of Real Locomotives where the pictures were all huge...
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Menards ·
Thanks for the suggestion, 645! We currently have three unique models, all of which are prebuilt and prelit. These are definitely worth checking out if you have a chance. We have two with electronic signs (Milwaukee Road and CNW) and one with a black-lit sign that includes 30 decals that are interchangeable. Milwaukee Road (279-2291) Shop Now! CNW (279-2675) Shop Now! Please note this item is only available from one of our retail locations. If you are curious about how to order, I would be...
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prrhorseshoecurve ·
Isn't Lionel comming out with a modern engine house/repair facility in their last catalog?
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Carl Peduzzi ·
Thanks for the all the suggestions. Rioght now I am looking at either the Korber or a model from Locomotive Works as they offer multiple stalls and are more modern looking. I haven’t ruled out making my own, but with time as a consideration, I am leaning towards a kit or pre-built. As always, if there are any more ideas, please keep them coming.
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Modern O Scale Engine House

Carl Peduzzi ·
Hey all, First, I want to say this is a great forum. I'm just getting back into O-Scale 3-rail after several years in N and HO scale, and the entries on this forum have given me a lot of ideas and inspiration. This is my first post to the forum, and I wanted to ask if anyone knows where I can find a modern O-Scale enginehouse akin to the HO Pike Stuff engines houses. I'm going to begin building a set of modules, and I want to start with a engine service facility to "store" my engines. For...
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Colorado Trains on the colorado JointLine and Moffat Subdivision

Erik C Lindgren ·
Just thought I might share some recent work since I last posted hope you guys are doing good and as always thanks for looking Union Pacific railroad BNSF railway amtrak California Zephyr Moffat tunnel subdivision joint line pikes peak subdivision
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Re: Colorado Trains on the colorado JointLine and Moffat Subdivision

MarkStrittmatter ·
Hello Eric, these are fantastic photo's. Something about snow and trains just go together this time of year. Thanks for posting !!!!!!
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Guitarmike ·
Imagine being an engineer and running through that scenery every day, wow! Great pictures Eric!
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sleepmac ·
Eric, awesome photos! Dan Weinhold
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trumptrain ·
WOW!!!!!!! Wonderful photos Eric!!!!! Thanks for sharing.
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Quarter Gauger 48 ·
Beautiful photos'... of 'majestic terrains'... Excellent work Eric'''..
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Chuck Sartor ·
Nice photography.....as usual!
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John Pignatelli JR. ·
Nice photos, having my brain half engaged when I read the subject line, a few words caught my attention. "joint line" it is in Colorado right.
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PRR Man ·
Spectacular. Well done.
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colorado hirailer ·
Colorado and aspens....hate to miss that in the fall...beautiful along the Cumbres and Toltec...
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sxe60 ·
WOW! Trains , mountains, and snow. What a fantastic and beautiful setting. Well done, thank you.
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Erik C Lindgren ·
Thank you guys.. I’m happy you enjoy them.
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Erik C Lindgren ·
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PAUL ROMANO ·
Eric, great work as always!
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Erik C Lindgren ·
yes these are all joint line
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Rapid Transit Holmes ·
Erik, Its good to have you back from the wilds. We miss your great work and commentary.
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coach joe ·
Erik, you're an extremely talented painter. Oh wait that's right those aren't paintings they're photographs. The colors are just unbelievably vivid, like they came from the palette of an Impressionist painter.
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Engineer-Joe ·
I really don't know a lot about photography. I do know these pictures are outstanding to me. Just breathtaking like seeing great scenes in nature, in person . We usually see things better in person than on printed mediums. You're capturing that difference. Sometimes to the point of being surreal. I appreciate your sharing! just... WOW!
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CBQer ·
As usual, your work is a wonder to look at. I especially like the 2 SD70Aces in the storm. Dick
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The Evolution of the Plywood Empire Route

geysergazer ·
For me model railroading is a work-in-progress because I make changes as I learn and grow from experience. By way of laying out this evolution I will post what I did on the Plywood Empire Route to this thread, updating from time-to-time as I make changes, additions and tweaks. Also by way of laying it out I will go back and move previous content of mine to this thread as well. This way too, no one need be upset by me cluttering things with an occasional family photo or story because anyone...
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Re: The Evolution of the Plywood Empire Route

briansilvermustang ·
this is awesome LEW You always have great stories in all your posts, on both real trains, and trains running on your layout, and I really love reading them all !! You are very fortunate to of been around so much train activity, experiencing more things than I will probably ever read about. You have a "gold mine" of train photos, please keep them coming !! looking forward to see, more of the, "Evolution of the Plywood Empire Route"... Thank you...
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geysergazer ·
Thanks, Brian. We'll see how it goes, won't we.
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Mark Boyce ·
Lew, Thank you for putting the story together. I do remember you moving those sidings around.
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geysergazer ·
Meanwhile the East End evolved as well, the product of experience gained. It started like this: And then with the first track-plan change room was made for an industry: Then two more industries were added: And then this tweak was tested: Then a big change came to the PER: a Lionel 282 Gantry Crane! Real Estate was developed so this wonderful Post War operating accessory would have a home front&center: This mock-up shows where a stub siding was added for the Gantry Crane: The Crane worked...
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geysergazer ·
Another significant track-plan change was made between the East End and the West End: the elimination of the short run-around siding, going from this: To this: As well as being a simpler track-plan with no loss of operation interest, this change eliminated two track switches.
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Mark Boyce ·
Those were all good changes! In the midst of that, it looks like you painted the walls as well. That must have been interesting with the layout in place.
 
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