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deemery
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Posted - 12/14/2020 :  3:36:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been mulling over a single stall enginehouse for the switcher in my visible staging yard. (That'll be attached to the recently completed A frame turntable and maybe the 25t coaling tower, if I can figure out how to run the tracks to that tower...) The switcher it will hold is about 55', and the space for the structure is about 8.5"

Anyone got any prototype inspiration/ thoughts/ pictures/ suggestions?

Thanks in advance

dave
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/14/2020 :  4:37:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Central New England and Western



From a book by Nimke.

Mike



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deemery
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Posted - 12/14/2020 :  5:19:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Mike. That's a pretty basic structure, it would be awfully dark in the winter. Looks like there's an addition on the end, judging by the change in color.

dave


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CNE1899
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Posted - 12/14/2020 :  8:44:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,
Familiar picture, that location is not too far from me.

Dave, I thought someone in one of the logging threads built a nice single stall.

I know of some nice kits in Z, but too small!

Scott



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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/14/2020 :  8:47:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know this is a two stall, but you could make it single stall. It has plenty of lighting if that is what you are looking for. The John Allen engine house. Plans in RMC magazine.




Louis
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Michael M
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Posted - 12/15/2020 :  01:03:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



Not the best photo, but in the background is a single stall engine house with large hinged windows to let in light or air as needed. Very basic stucco-style structure made with Durham's Water Putty. This is from Woodie's Big Bend 35n2 layout.



Michael M

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CNE1899
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Posted - 12/15/2020 :  09:06:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,
How about this ND&C/CNE Pine Plains engine house.




Penny Vanderbilt And K.C. Jones Site

Here are a few links to kits and builds, some you may already know.
http://www.brewerplans.com/structures.htm
http://www.rslaserkits.com/2004-Single-Stall-Engine-House-Without-Doors_p_3675.html
http://www.builders-in-scale.com/bis/kit/620.html
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/pop_printer_friendly.asp?TOPIC_ID=24669
http://www.laserartstructures.com/laserart-structures/trackside/buildings-ho.html
https://www.ebay.com.sg/sch/sis.html?_nkw=Laser%20Cut%20N%20Scale%20Single%20Stall%20Engine%20House%20KIT&_itemId=254674798162
Scott



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Dutchman
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Posted - 12/15/2020 :  09:50:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, this prototype photo comes from one of Tom Taber's books. It looks like it has a clerestory roof, a shed attached to the right side, and like many on logging roads, is pull-thru. Opening front and rear door would let plenty of light in.

The model from Larry Burke's RR is a similar design, but not pull-thru.









Bruce

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/16/2020 :  10:05:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hereís one that was on the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic RR at St. Ignace MI.



Plans in the March 1988 RMC. Itís about twice the length of most early enginehouses and had doors at both ends. Obviously it could be shortened.

Mike



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robchant
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Posted - 12/17/2020 :  9:46:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I designed one for a client of mine:



You can find the measurements here:

http://www.jomrd.com/index.php?page=ShowRecord&ID=103

Take care,
Rob.



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thayer
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Posted - 12/17/2020 :  11:29:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit thayer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That is a nice looking house Rob, and as you say, easily scaleable.

Thayer



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robchant
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Posted - 12/18/2020 :  04:43:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Thayer ... glad you like it.


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ebergh
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Posted - 12/18/2020 :  7:35:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi
Here is a pic of the engine house that SP once had at San Ramon, CA, maybe around 1890.
Hope it helps!
-eb



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railandsail
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Posted - 12/28/2020 :  10:36:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm going to make a little switcher storage unit under one of the arches of my stone viaduct


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maybe 2 such arch storage units,..





Brian

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deemery
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Posted - 01/16/2021 :  7:34:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's what I came up with:


I'm doing a bit of an interior, since this will be pretty close to the edge of the layout with visibility into the shed.

Tichy windows with interior framing, wall studs are on 3' centers (probably too wide for prototype, but it'll look OK from a distance.

The foundation are Rail-Scale strips laminated to some wood, so the outside siding overhangs a bit but the inside sills are flush on the foundation. The doors are also Rail-Scale products (formerly Rusty Stumps, so they'll match my CM stone turntable whenver that gets brought back on the railroad.)

Right now the big delay is waiting for a new bottle of my RR's trim color. Seems my previous bottle went bad. Also I want to do a thin but sturdy base for this, that the track will sit on, and then dirt floor on top of that up against the foundation. Not quite sure how I'll do that yet.

dave


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deemery
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  6:25:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another test fit. This one includes the foundations and some weathering on the siding paint.


dave


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