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Sidewall of my Sn3 pilot model.

Sidewall of my S-scale pilot model

THE DURANGO BOILER HOUSE



    DURANGO and GUNNISON Roundhouse in On3!


    I'm taking digital pictures of my progress on the O-scale roundhouse models as I go and posting them here on my web site. It's more a scapbook than it is a well organized essay at this point. Perhaps later when I have the time- Note that this is a work in progress and not all sections are posted at this time.


        Durango Roundhouse Kit Page    

        Index    

        Introduction    

        Durango Prototype    

        Gunnison Prototype    

        Drawings    

        Durango 2006 Convention    

        Constructing the Patterns    

        Mold Making    

        Casting Hydrocal    

        The Floor Plan    

        Constructing the Base    

        The Inspection Pits    

        Fitting the Parts   

        Coloring Brick and Stone    

        Building the Roof    

        The Engine Doors    

        Final Assembly    

   

      The Boiler House    

        Foreman's Office and Crew Room    

        Additional Details    

        Turntables    

        Gunnison Notes    

        The Pilot Model Display    



THE DURANGO BOILER HOUSE

    SORRY, THIS SECTION IS NOT LOADED YET

the boiler house along the side of the Durango roundhouse.

    I think this is my favorite photo of the entire project. It's found on page 15 of Doreman and Hayden's Rocky Mountain Railroads, Volume II, D&RGW: Durango to Alamosa and Salada. 463 is parked by the boilerhouse. We can see how the coal pocket is scrapped together and set in the ground. We see how the metal sheathed boilerhouse ties into the brick wall that is itself capped with concrete. Posts and rail beams support the smoke stack. A ladder leans, and all sorts of roof details. Not to mention the turntable and coaling dock beyond. This convinced me that I should offer the boilerhouse and two stalls as a kit for those who say they do not have enough room for the whole thing. This would look get on a layout or alone as a diorama. You can place your favorite locomotives there and just stare at them. Ernie Payton photo, Henry Bender collection. Buy the book!

    To model the boilerhouse I laser-cut a wood base and marked the locations of the metal sheathing. These are old silver colored self-adhesive laser-cut panels that can be weathered to the degree you want.

   

    Next section:     Foreman's Office and Crew Room    

   

O SCALE LISTS


    Limited Run - O Scale    

    Future Kits - O Scale    

    Scratch-Building Stock Panels   








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