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Is the roof of the extended platform part of the same piece of plastic as the roof to the station building ?

 

Are the dormers glued on to the roof of the station building or are they molded into the roof plastic ?  

 

Without the extended platform and without the dormers, this kit could be easily modified to look like the CB&Q's Mississippi River line (Chicago to Twin Cities) CB&N style station.  Prototype stations in the CB&N style still exist at Tompson IL & Pepin WI.

 

Thanks in advance for your response.  

 

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I had the Atlas station and interlocking tower in HO on my layout as a teen. I so badly wish my layout concept would have allowed for either of the O scale versions of these to be used in a classic scene on my current layout. But that wasn't meant to be for a small narrow-gauge line with no standard gauge interchange like mine as either would have looked comically out of place.

That said, I'm happy to see these O scale versions, they look great!

Originally Posted by CBQ_Bill:

Is the roof of the extended platform part of the same piece of plastic as the roof to the station building ? Yes. The extended platforms were designed to mate with the roof line on the station its self. My version is similar to the old C&NW station at Wilson and Ravenswood on the north line. My version was to create modernized station with a gap in the extended platform roofing for better passenger flow. Extend the roofing on the platform and the wood deck replaced with concrete slabs. Since my station is closer to the ground the raised platform allowed for easier access to getting on or off the trains, Allow the platform to also be used to unload box or refrigerator cars.

 

 

 

Are the dormers glued on to the roof of the station building or are they molded into the roof plastic ?  They are glued on.

 

Without the extended platform and without the dormers, this kit could be easily modified to look like the CB&Q's Mississippi River line (Chicago to Twin Cities) CB&N style station.  Prototype stations in the CB&N style still exist at Tompson IL & Pepin WI.  I know the stations your referencing and the Atlas kit can be easily modified.

 

Thanks in advance for your response.  

 

CB&Q Bill 

 

 

 

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Hi suzukovich:

 

Thanks for the response.  

 

With regard to the 2nd question (are window dormers on the roof of the depot building molded into the same piece of plastic of the roof or are they glued onto the roof plastic piece ?), the question applies to both your model & also to boilermaker1's model.  Based on your answer above, my understanding is that the modeler has to glue these onto the plastic of the roof, so it is certainly an option to just leave them off.  Is my understanding accurate ?

 

With regard to the 1st question (is the roof of the extended platform part of the same piece of plastic as the roof to the station building ?), that question definitely applies to boilermaker1's model and maybe to your model too.  Did your model include the extended platform & depot building in the same kit ?  Or did you buy one kit for the depot building and second kit for the extended platform ?  When this model was first offered by Atlas O, the depot building was available as a separate kit (now it is available separately only as a pre-built model, which I do not want).  

 

For the CB&Q's CB&N style station from the 1950s era, my version will have no window dormers or extended platform.  It will have a brick platform with mineral red paint, dark green trim, and the roof will be either dark green or black.  

 

Here are websites that have photos of the two existing stations of the CB&N style:

 

www.thomsondepotmuseum.webs.com

 

www.pepinwisconsin.org

 

Thanks for your quick replies !

 

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Originally Posted by CBQ_Bill:

Hi suzukovich:

 

Thanks for the response.  

 

With regard to the 2nd question (are window dormers on the roof of the depot building molded into the same piece of plastic of the roof or are they glued onto the roof plastic piece ?), the question applies to both your model & also to boilermaker1's model.  Based on your answer above, my understanding is that the modeler has to glue these onto the plastic of the roof, so it is certainly an option to just leave them off.  Is my understanding accurate ?  Yes

 

With regard to the 1st question (is the roof of the extended platform part of the same piece of plastic as the roof to the station building ?), that question definitely applies to boilermaker1's model and maybe to your model too.  Did your model include the extended platform & depot building in the same kit ?  Or did you buy one kit for the depot building and second kit for the extended platform ? The kit came with one extended platform. I purchased three additional extended platform kits.  When this model was first offered by Atlas O, the depot building was available as a separate kit (now it is available separately only as a pre-built model, which I do not want).  The kits pop up on EBay every so often. I have also seen them for sale at train shows. I wasn't aware that the kits were no longer made. That too bad as hey can be easily modified or kit bashed. The prebuilt don't come with lighting.

 

For the CB&Q's CB&N style station from the 1950s era, my version will have no window dormers or extended platform.  It will have a brick platform with mineral red paint, dark green trim, and the roof will be either dark green or black.  It definitely would work and if you can find a kit I would love to see the finished product. If I can come a cross a kit I let you know.

 

Here are websites that have photos of the two existing stations of the CB&N style:

 

www.thomsondepotmuseum.webs.com

 

www.pepinwisconsin.org

 

Thanks for your quick replies !

 

CB&Q Bill

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Hi Doug:

 

Thank you very much for your detailed answers.  

 

So upon study of Boilermaker1's photos 2 & 3, it appears that the roof line of the depot building is slightly above that of the extended platform.  The roofs of these two sub-structures appear to be separate pieces of plastic.  If this is the case and the dormers can be easily left off, then I will se if I can find one of these kits to create a BR CB&N depot !

 

THANKS again for all of your help.  I really appreciate it !  Have a great week !

 

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Hi p51:

 

For your O narrow gauge RR, why can't you use the Atlas O models ?  

 

My understanding is that although the narrow gauge locos & rolling stock were narrower than standard gauge, that their depots, towers, & freight houses would be about the same size as for standard gauge roads.  

 

Do you prefer to use S-gauge structures for your O-scale narrow gauge layout ?  

 

Please educate me about narrow gauge layout practices & preferences.  

 

Thanks in advance,

CB&Q Bill 

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Not sure, but if P-51 is following Tweetsie practice, I doubt if any of the

ET&WNC stations looked like any Q stations, BUT....?come to think od it, I

don't remember seeing a photo of a Tweetsie station.....and don't have a book

on that road, but..surely there is one....

??Another one of THOSE!!??  What you want to sell is not what I want to buy!

Hi Colorado hirailer:

 

I personally do not plan to model narrow gauge.  

 

But as you probably know, CB&Q had narrow gauge in IL (Fulton County narrow gauge), IA (Burlington-Washington branch), & South Dakota (Black Hills) that were later standard-gauged.  I have never heard that their depots were any smaller than Q standard gauge depots.  

 

The Q subsidiary C&S (Colorado & Southern) also had many narrow gauge lines in CO.  

 

What is the ET&WNC ?   

 

Thanks in advance, 

 

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Originally Posted by CBQ_Bill: 

What is the ET&WNC ?   

 

Thanks in advance, 

 

CB&Q Bill

ET&WNC is: East Tennessee & Western North Carolina ('Tweetsie'). 

Originally Posted by CBQ_Bill:

Hi Doug:

 

Thank you very much for your detailed answers.  

 

So upon study of Boilermaker1's photos 2 & 3, it appears that the roof line of the depot building is slightly above that of the extended platform.  The roofs of these two sub-structures appear to be separate pieces of plastic.  If this is the case and the dormers can be easily left off, then I will se if I can find one of these kits to create a BR CB&N depot !

 

THANKS again for all of your help.  I really appreciate it !  Have a great week !

 

CB&Q Bill

Just found this on E Bay  http://www.ebay.com/itm/321900...e=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Hi Doug:

 

Thanks for the tip.  I ordered one from TrainWorld for $55.  

 

Thanks again for all of your help & for sharing photos of your model.  

 

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My layout is not nearly as "far along" as some of the others I see here.  Not yet landscaped.  Track is in place; in need of ballasting next.  The Atlas train station is a neat item.  I added internal and external lighting to both the station and the addition.  Decided to use one of the "add on" pieces as an elevated trolley station, also lighted.  Still much to do!

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I built mine a few years ago. I want a few more platforms, maybe in a couple of years. It's put away now awaiting a permanent layout to place it on.

 

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Hi MikeD:

 

Thanks for sharing the 2nd photo of your depot that shows the open gable cavity where the depot roof joins the extended platform's roof.  This confirms to me that this model will be easily kit based to look like a Burlington CB&N style depot.  

 

Thanks again to all of you for sharing your experience & models.  It is amazing how many distinct depots can be created from the same basic kit !

 

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Originally Posted by AMF:

My layout is not nearly as "far along" as some of the others I see here.  Not yet landscaped.  Track is in place; in need of ballasting next.  The Atlas train station is a neat item.  I added internal and external lighting to both the station and the addition.  Decided to use one of the "add on" pieces as an elevated trolley station, also lighted.  Still much to do!

 

 

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Wow I'm glad I don't have to commute from this station. A turn in the stairs would make them seem a bit less dauntin. A slip at the top in the rain and you would be done for.

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