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posted on Dec 22, 2009 12:17 AM:
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Seligman was a division point and crew change on the Santa Fe main line, roughly halfway between Flagstaff and Kingman in Arizona. In the era before
WW 1, as the Harvey House chain was spreading throughout the west, the original station was replaced with a new station and Harvey House. Seligman was never a major tourist destination, so it primarily served the travelers on Route 66 and local train crews. The station was abandoned after Amtrak eliminated the Seligman station stop and the ATSF crew change also eliminated. With no local takers to preserve the building, the railroad demolished it in 2008.

But, Seligman is also the beginning of my Seligman and Paulden lines, so mirroring history, I decided to replace my original Lionel kitbashed station with a replica of the original. I was fortunate to copy many slides taken during its demolition and also received a set of photos taken during the last days of Santa Fe passenger service to let me know what the building looked like during its days of operation.

Based on the photos, I drew a set of plans, truncating the original by two window bays to fit the space between my layout's Route 66 in Seligman and trackside. The original station was L shaped, but I modeled only the wing facing the tracks. It is entirely built from styrene sheet, siding and strips with modified Grandt Line windows and doors.

Following are two of the photos of the building in service and then shots of my recreation.



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posted on Dec 22, 2009 09:21 AM:
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Peter - thanks very much for a thorough article on a very unique build.

Can I ask where you obtained the roof material? Really nice work!



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posted on Dec 22, 2009 07:41 PM:
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John, It it tile sheet material by Plasticstrut. The roof was built up beforehand of thin plywood and the tile material attached with spray glue. The ridges were just cut from single tile rows.


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posted on Apr 27, 2010 02:37 AM:
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Very impressive model.


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