Need help with freight shed

Need help with freight shed

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:38 pm

Which shed on this page is closest to a North American version?

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Re: Need help with freight shed

Postby railtwister » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:39 pm

Hi Alex,

Unfortunately, they all seem to have those external wood bracing timbers, something which pretty much screams "Europe", but I have never seen anything quite like it here. Perhaps during the 19th century there may have been something like that, but if so it has long since been demolished and replaced with a different architectural style structure. Doesn't anyone offer an all brick, stone, or perhaps stucco structure that you could use instead? If those are the only choices, I'd probably go with the #13309, and try to downplay the timbers with the paint job.

Strange as it sounds, the kit #13314 looks to me more like it could better make an American freight station with a bit of kitbashing, than it would a restroom facility.

Another option would be to search the web for a paper structure, in HO or another scale, maybe something from someone like Clever models or Evan designs, or one of the wargaming sites, that you could download to your computer and then re-size it for TT. If you are lucky, you might even find something that is free!

I realize that you probably want this structure for your NMRA show layout and don't have a lot of time to spend scratchbuilding or kitbashing.

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Re: Need help with freight shed

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:24 pm

railtwister wrote:I realize that you probably want this structure for your NMRA show layout and don't have a lot of time to spend scratchbuilding or kitbashing.

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THAT is exactly where I'm at.
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Re: Need help with freight shed

Postby areibel » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:30 pm

That #13314 looks pretty good, actually. You'd need to jack it up a little, and add a dock on the rail side like from BTS-
http://www.btsrr.com/btstt.htm
And to make it a little better look for doors like on their 13219, use them over the man doors on the track side to look like freight doors. If you don't want to by two kits to build one, Grandt Line probably has a small HO door that would work too.
The other option would be to buy a kit like the 13219, and add thin scribed siding over the exposed walls to look more like an american building. That might be a little time consuming though?
The Willet's Supply building on the BTS site would work too, if you added a bigger dock. It only has one set of freight doors, but you could probably sneak that by.
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Re: Need help with freight shed

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:31 pm

I wonder if I sand down the outside timber on this (13309) if I can just call it stucco?

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Re: Need help with freight shed

Postby CSD » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:30 am

Why not look at an HO structure? If its too tall just slice off a few millimeters from the bottom.
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Re: Need help with freight shed

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:36 am

CSD wrote:Why not look at an HO structure? If its too tall just slice off a few millimeters from the bottom.


Can you give me some links?
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Re: Need help with freight shed

Postby Arseny » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:17 am

As for me, I like Busch 8771 freight shed. We discussed it here: busch-freight-station-t1391.html
But I'm afraid you have not enough time to order something from Europe?..

Maybe try BTS, http://www.btsrr.com/ ? They offer small station building and locomotive shed.

Also we discussed some buildings here: industrial-structures-t1445.html
Maybe you can use Auhagen 13286 locomotive shed, but remove small "houses" on the roof.

ConducTTor wrote:
CSD wrote:Why not look at an HO structure? If its too tall just slice off a few millimeters from the bottom.


Can you give me some links?


Russian "Peresvet" company uses Faller's station building (Faller 110115) on their show layout, it is H0-scale, but in fact it looks like it is 1:100 and can work for TT:

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But it is not a small freight shed, it is great passenger station, European-style...
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Re: Need help with freight shed

Postby j p » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:11 am

Some part of the brewery from Heljan could be suitable too.
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Re: Need help with freight shed

Postby Arseny » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:18 am

j p wrote:Some part of the brewery from Heljan could be suitable too.


As I know, a lot of old Heljan buildings are 1:100 in fact and can work for TT.

Auhagen 12244 ("Gas plant") also can work as "international" industrial building
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