Quarter Gauger 48 posted:

Howard, I agree, pure creative genius'... using these items for scratch structure building'...  The golf tees'  and chicken screen... who knew' , now that is impressive ingenuity and imagination!    I have an idea, but not certain about the plastic canvas''..

OK...looks like other members have filled in the blanks...(thank you!)...the 1/4" grid hardware cloth"...it's somewhere between screen wire and fence wire...got mine at either ace hardware or one of the big box home retailers...the plastic canvas is a sewing craft item...got mine at hobby lobby...it does come in a sorta clear plastic and some basic colors...

about the rest of the lamp construction...in addition the the plastic pearl beads and sections of golf tees...the standoff supports are twisted wire with a card stock back plate...assembled with epoxy...primed and sprayed with gold paint...

my very best regards...

howard...

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Forgot that I had these images.  In memory of Hank a fellow O-Gauge that succumbed to  cancer a decade or so ago.  He took these pics.

The station in Hamlet, NC think it was CSX.

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Thanks Hank!

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Ron:

That is a beautiful structure! I love the creativity and diversity of railroad architecture as evident in their passenger stations from years past. That is why I started this thread.

Randy Harrison,

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The Standard Railroad of the Basement



 

 

Westbound Southern Pacific Train # 5, The Argonaut pulled by Texas & New Orleans GS-1 #705 at the Sunset Station in San Antonio, Texas.

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International & Great Northern's (MoPac) Depot at Palestine, Texas

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International & Great Northern's (MoPac) Depot in Taylor, Texas.

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One of the things I miss having moved to South Orange County from San Bernardino is the two depots I used to visit every few months to "check on them".

San Bernardino went through a major restoration and now houses the SANBAG (San Bernardino Area Governments) offices on the second floor, a museum and snack bar on the first floor, plus is the waiting room for Amtrak. They hold the Western Railroad Prototype Modelers' Meet there every May. This shot was taken from a block away (2nd Street). The lot in front has been developed so this view is no longer available. An O scale model of this depot would be about 11 feet long.

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The Redlands Depot area has gone through some redevelopment. Rumors are that the Metrolink Eastern extension will reach this depot and end at the University of Redlands (about two miles East). The depot itself is a small wood-framed basic depot style, but the passenger shelter is approximately 300 feet long (a little over six feet in O scale). I have an RR-Track computer model for if and when I decide to build a model.

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Let's not forget Lionelville:

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--pete

 

 

My heart is warm with the friends I make, 

And better friends I'll not be knowing;

Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,

No matter where it's going.

                        Edna St. Vincent Millay

 

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Down by the Depot on the Austin Tinplate Trackers Layout

Austin Area Model Train Show in Taylor Texas May 2019.

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Down by the Depot in Round Rock Artspace for our annual Holiday Display December 2018.

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Close up of the Depot in Round Rock Artspace Holiday Display December 2018.

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HEY, I just noticed your "close connection" to Little Glitter Houses site. This may not be the first time I did actually, but I thankthan for doing all that.

  ✌️😎👍 .  I'm a fan and have linked others here to it at times over the years , and noticed plenty of others who used it too. A very fun spot.


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"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





I built this model of the Ophir (Colorado) Depot from a kit by Banta Modelworks. It resides atop the hill on my 10'-by-5' O gauge model railroad completed in 2019. The track and locomotive are 1:48 On30.

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MELGAR posted:

I built this model of the Ophir (Colorado) Depot from a kit by Banta Modelworks. It resides atop the hill on my 10'-by-5' O gauge model railroad completed in 2019. The track and locomotive are 1:48 On30.

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That is a beautiful station and some SUPERB modeling. Bravo! Is the kit still available? If so, can you please post a link to where it can be purchased? Thank you.

Randy Harrison,

President of the:

Great Northeastern Railway

The Standard Railroad of the Basement



 

 

As a VERY long term project, I've been working on a model of the Michigan Central depot in Ann Arbor for years.  It's now a high-end restaurant, but preserves the flavor it its origins. 

The materials are Plexiglass and styrene.  Why Plexiglass?  It seemed like a good idea at the time.  It gives a strong model and is the thickness of the actual walls.  I even measured the outside dimensions by hand and have searched for years for construction photos or plans.  They don't exist any more.  The present owners won't let anybody upstairs or in the basement due to all the HVAC equipment there.  Even historic interior shots are rare.  Only found one!  When will it be done?  "Some day".

 

 

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Arnold, I have a collection of Pennsylvania Station photos, unfortunately not yet digitized.  Grand Central was cool but Penn Station was my favorite.  The glass ceiling of the concourse was quite the thing for a five year old, waiting at the arrival board for  my grandmother to arrive from Raleigh on the Silver Meteor, a GG1 pulling in only feet away on the platform,  dark except for the daylight over Tower A.

But here are some photos from 2017 around LA.  Ignore old guy in photos.

Angel's Flight has one station.

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A few shots of LA Union Station.

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North Hollywood has a restored SP station now isolated from any tracks. 

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Arnold D. Cribari posted:

I would love to see photos of the inside of the old Penn Station in NYC. I was in awe of it as a child. And I'll never forget the awe I felt when I first saw a GG1 in that Penn Station as a child. Arnold

Arnold:

The book, "The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station" by Lorraine Diehl is the story of the planning, rise and fall of this amazing edifice. It is available on amazon at the following link: https://www.amazon.com/Late-Gr...s=gateway&sr=8-1

I own this book and have read it cover-to-cover several times. I will post photos of the Pennsylvania Station exterior and interior that I have collected on this thread in the near future.

Randy Harrison,

President of the:

Great Northeastern Railway

The Standard Railroad of the Basement



 

 

Jerry:

Your model has the potential to be STELLAR! Keep us posted on the progress of this future work of art.

 

Bobbie Ogage:

You have some GREAT station scenes in your layout. Bravo!!!!!

Randy Harrison,

President of the:

Great Northeastern Railway

The Standard Railroad of the Basement



 

 

Arnold D. Cribari posted:

The inside of the original Penn Station in NYC can be seen on YouTube by watching the outstanding Trains Unlimited program on the history of the Pennsylvania Station.  Arnold

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Randy Harrison posted:

Jerry:

Your model has the potential to be STELLAR! Keep us posted on the progress of this future work of art.

Randy,

When I called this a "VERY long term" project, I wasn't kidding!  With my job and keeping up a 87 year old house, plus playing with grandkids, I don't have the time I would like to have to work on trains.  However, some progress has been made since the photos were taken about a year ago.  I added outside details on the upper portion of walls, plus the turret on track side:

Also rain gutters that are copper on the prototype.  I used styrene shapes:

The fireplace on the women's side of the lobby was a focal point, and is still in fantastic shape.  Here's the model with the only interior photo I could find, taken somewhere around 1900:

The ornate ticket booth will be added "sometime"

I've made the roof removable, as well as the second story's floor.  So here's where I had to imagineer what it may look like.  As stated before, the present day's owners won't let anybody upstairs due to the HVAC equipment there:

The second floor access stairway is tricky to ascertain, but I think I have it.  I was able to open a door that was unlocked to see the beginnings of the stairway before I was discovered.  I also made the turret accessable as it would have been back in the day:

Making measurements of the actual depot, the baggage building and freight building was fun.  I drove there in my pickup before the restaurant opened up, and the staff was preparing for the day's customers.  I donned an orange vest, hard hat, and carried a clip board with a 50' tape measure.  I proceeded to take measurements of all three buildings and nobody questioned me.  The staff even waved.  As did the Amtrak engineer when his train rolled through after picking up passengers at the next door Amtrak station.  Carry a clip board, and everybody thinks you're official.  I learned that in the Army.

I don't mean to take up thread time, so I hope you guys find it interesting.  This is a great thread, and the work involved in making all the passenger stations is amazing.

 

 

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