Sunday Scenic Showcase September 10 2017

Alan may be on vacation so I will start this post a little belatedly.

I just finished up up on my first N scale building. It is the Walthers Grand Union Station kit. It was surprisingly easier to build than I first thought.

Fir the building paint color I first sprayed with flat black (about 90% coverage) then followed up with dark gray. The mortar is Robert's Brick Mortar.

I added two interior walls to block the building wings from the main section plus some flooring to hide the expansion joints I made in the Masonite 'concrete' base.

If you look carefully at the last photo you can see two Woodland Scenics plug & play wall lights. Talk about thin wires....................

Enjoy

Joe

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Hi JPV:

Thank you

The N scale kit measures 16 x 6 x 5-1/2"          40 x 15 x 16.2cm

The HO scale kit measures 19-3/4 x 8-1/4 x 7"                49.3 x 20.6 x 17.5cm

Walthers does not make O scale kits any more. They sold their tooling to Atlas O who has been very slow in releasing kits. I tried a quick Google search for an O scale version thinking maybe someone has an old kit but no luck. Walthers has a lot of beautiful HO / N scale structures that I and a lot of other people on this forum wished were produced in O scale.

Joe

You're welcome Joe!

Is it a model of a real station or inspired by a real one?

Looking carefully at this station, I think it's not too hard to build in O scale: almost only square shapes, you can use windows of brands (Tichy, Grantline), columns can be made in 3D, etc....

Obviously, it would be better to have drawings, dimensions and a lot of photos! 

I already begun modelling a french station which is 2,5 m long, for the moment in abeyance (see my thread "Big Station" one year ago).

jpv in France

 

JPV:

Is it a model of a real station or inspired by a real one?
It is based on several train stations in the glory days of 40's / 50's passenger railroading.

Omaha_Burlington_Station

This one was a BN station in Omaha.

Looking carefully at this station, I think it's not too hard to build in O scale: almost only square shapes, you can use windows of brands (Tichy, Grantline), columns can be made in 3D, etc....
Actually yes it would be fairly easy. Thanks to Alan Graziano's input on another post one can go to a craft store and buy plastic columns that are used on wedding cakes. Only issue may be the skylights.

Obviously, it would be better to have drawings, dimensions and a lot of photos! 

I already begun modelling a french station which is 2,5 m long, for the moment in abeyance (see my thread "Big Station" one year ago).
Will do

Joe

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Hi, Joe,

Thanks for the explanations; I had seen the thread where Alan GRAZIANO spoke about the columns; great idea!

The photo of Omaha station is beautiful! just lack the passengers and the trains.............!

My station is not 2,5 m long; just 2 m (mistake!); if I had modelled exactly the real one, the lenght would have been 4,5 m (1/43 scale)!!!

jpv

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