Busch freight station

Busch freight station

Postby Arseny » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:37 pm

Now, finally, I've purchased the Busch art.8771 Freight Shed.
I want to use it as American freight station building. Let's discuss it?

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At first, glue together cardstock walls...
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Then glue the veneer and wooden girders
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The result
busch11.jpg
"Put it inside, guys!"


So, is it good as American freight station?
(I want to model some fictional place at the SOO Line/DSS&A railroad (for example, in Wisconsin) ).
Something like this one (but this one is in Virginia):

GordonsvilleFreightHouse.jpg
The C&O’s freight house in Gordonsville


http://photography-in-place.blogspot.co ... ginia.html
http://www.piedmontsub.com/Gville.shtml

Maybe I had to use bigger windows, but I was afraid to damage the kit...

Somebody told me that I should put a small white box on the wall, to imitate electric meter - is it right?

Also, should I put some advertising poster on a wall? If yes, what sort of advertising, what company would you recommend me? (I'll model the era of 1950s)
Maybe, some movie poster? Or Coca-Cola advertising?..
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Re: Busch freight station

Postby Marquette » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:57 pm

Re the electric meter, I'd probably say yes. An ad poster could be an idea, too - Coca-Cola, or a cigarette (Lucky Strike had some nice ones)... overall, I'd say it doesn't look out of place between the boxcar and the trucks!
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Re: Busch freight station

Postby CSD » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:34 am

I would get rid of the European eaves troughs and go without. Perhaps some flaking white paint on the roof supports and corner posts.
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Re: Busch freight station

Postby Arseny » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:51 am

CSD wrote:I would get rid of the European eaves troughs and go without


But on my photo they are almost the same!
(or maybe I did not pay attention to something?..)
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Re: Busch freight station

Postby dileTTante » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:02 pm

What's left of the eaves in the American photo is painted same as the rest of the building. In the model the eaves and downspouts are highlighted with paint of a different colour. This might be the case in a brand new structure. Often the pipes are just galvanized metal unpainted.

It's difficult to criticise because the model is well made and looks good. But it doesn't look right. N. American structures aren't built the same as the structure represented by the model. The model looks like heavy post and beam, but N. American structures use lighter wood because it's cheaper. Attached drawing shows basic N. American construction. Try removing the roof buttresses and gable ends indicated by the arrows. Just a suggestion.
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Re: Busch freight station

Postby Arseny » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:42 pm

Ok, thanks. Understood.
Maybe I'll try to paint the eaves by "rusty" color - do you think it will be better?

As for roof buttresses and gable ends - I am not sure I can remove them NOW, when the assembling is finished.
Maybe next time, on the another kit... :)
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Re: Busch freight station

Postby Arseny » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:16 am

Hm, it seems to be almost my station:

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Old train station in Bridgeville


http://thebreadlineblog.blogspot.com/20 ... fe-as.html

If I am not mistaken, it is in Pennsylvania (?)

Or this one:

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Milltown Freight Station located in Milltown NJ


http://www.raritanriver-rr.com/Milltown.htm

Or maybe this one (look at the roof buttresses (?) and beams)

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The DL&W freight station in Norwich, NY
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http://www.unadillavalleyrailway.org/dlw/dl&w2a.htm

Or this one:

Soo_RK_Freight.jpg


Your opinion?..
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Re: Busch freight station

Postby dileTTante » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:53 am

Okay, I was wrong. Hope you didn't tear your station apart because of my comments. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Busch freight station

Postby Arseny » Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:09 am

No, I did not :) I was afraid. :)
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Re: Busch freight station

Postby WillYart » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:40 am

Old thread but I wanted to share Brunswick station, used to drive by it all the time from Maryland to visit my girlfriend (now promoted to wife) in Virginia.

Note it has impressive buttresses, but yes they are made of somewhat lighter wood than in the European-looking model above.

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