Three Sheds for Waynesboro

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Fri Jul 30 09:06:19 EDT 2021

Nice modeling Jim!
Jim Cochran

On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 7:34 PM NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at>

> In the mid 1990s *Mainline Modeler* ran a series of articles by Jeff
> Koeller on Waynesboro, VA where the C&O crossed over the Shenandoah Valley
> line of the N&W. Most, if not all, of the photos were from the C&OHS files.
> Waynesboro is the southernmost town that I model on my N&W Shenandoah
> Valley HO scale layout. I have used Jeff's articles in constructing this
> town. Although these three sheds, or Motor Car Houses, may have been
> relocated by my 1956 era, I thought they would make a nice addition to my
> station area and scene.
> All three sheds are different. I followed the N&W Standard Motor Car House
> drawing for dimensions. I was surprised to learn the “rails” for the motor
> cars were actually 2” x 4” timbers. I don't know if this was somewhat of a
> standard practice among railroads, or unique to the frugal N&W.
> I used Evergreen styrene sheets and strips to build the sheds. The stone
> wall is a casting from a mold that I purchased from Dave Frary years ago.
> Paints are Model Masters and Scalecoat II with some pan pastels weathering.
> And the “rails” are Kappler Scale Lumber HO 2” x 4”.
> The prototype photos are scans from Jeff's article.
> Jim Brewer
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