Re: Three Sheds for Waynesboro

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Fri Jul 30 08:32:01 EDT 2021

     The motor car shed was a bit north of the "Southbound" siding in my time out there. I don't know if it was the same building.. It was on the west or GE side of the tracks. Incidently, at one time GE had a small shed up there that contained their own Hot Box Detector. 
Jimmy Lisle
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>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.
>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.
>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.
>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”.
>prototype photos are scans from Jeff's article.
>Jim Brewer
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