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Balto&NY
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posted on Nov 14, 2011 01:36 PM:
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Plasticville With Pretense: I model O scale 2 rail. Most who do that don't like Plasticville items but I think they can work out pretty well with a few touches here and there. Here are some P-ville items in a group on my Baltimore & New York Railway:

First, the P-ville station seen here has been worked over to represent a smaller ground-level suburban station. The bottom of the walls were cut off ane cemented to the top. One window was blocked off part way for a restroom. Brick was added below the window sills and rafters fitted under the roof. The rear door has windows cut into it. The station has a 1/4" thick foam core platform paved with printed brick paper. Lengths of old rail serve as parking lot collision posts. The black object on the lower wall is a Majestic coal chute door to a bin and furnace in the 'basement.' The walk on one side of the station has a flat cellar door in it.

 

   

Balto&NY
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posted on Nov 14, 2011 01:48 PM:
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Next, the tower at Rossiter Junction is another P-ville piece that follows B&O standard plans from 1906! Here is has been painted B&O Indian Red wth black trim, used from 1925-1946. A small LP gas tank and new stack indicate the recent instllation of a gas furnace.

This tower controls the switch for the Endsville branch as well as the gates for Highway 5. The crossing gates are Walthers items.

 

   

Balto&NY
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posted on Nov 14, 2011 01:52 PM:
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A B&O RDC slows as it crosses Highway 5 for a stop at Rossiter Junction on the main line. A re-worked Plasticville signal bridge controls the junction to Endsville as well as a cross-over farther east on the main line.
The switch and plaform for the branch track can be seen. Advertising signs for a Chevy dealer's "OK" used cars and a bank on Staten Island date back to the 1950s. Both are made of wood with computer printed ads.

That little cream colored shed to the right is a Walthers pre-built, with its trim re-done in black. These were the standard B&O structure colors after 1946.
 

   

Balto&NY
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posted on Nov 14, 2011 02:14 PM:
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No junction and station on a highway is complete without a 24/7 diner! Here a P-ville diner wears an advertising header and the Plasticville name has been removed. Kitchen vents have also been added to the roof. The diner is on Highway 5 at the Back Road, which leads to a coal dealer's yard and Tower A on the B&NY. A B&O FA unit is running light down the high line to West Bridge and one of the holding tracks hidden under Endsville. Trains are staged there for operating sessions.
 

   

Balto&NY
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posted on Nov 14, 2011 02:21 PM:
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OK, so that trailer isn't a P-ville item. Yet RJ tower is in the distance.
A small shelter to the left of the tower is made from index cardstock. It was added to the east bound main track. It's a stand-in until a replacement shelter is built in styrene.

The New Moon trailer was built in styrene and has four model airplane wheels.
The Mercury Sun Valley convertible was fitted with a heavy-duty wheeled trailer hitch and sun visors, as well as a well-known couple (modified Circus Craft figures).

They are still on an adventurous cross-country journey in their 'Long, Long Trailer.' Here they are, just after crossing the busy B&NY main line tracks at Highway 5 without incident.

 

   

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posted on Nov 14, 2011 02:30 PM:
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If you have followed this thread so far, here's a diagram which can help locate the above structures at this location on the B&NY.

Elm Park was the east-bound main line flag stop, opposite Rossiter Junction station on the west-bound main and the Endvsille branch. It had a simple shelter following a 1906 B&O design. A cardstock mock up was used until such time as a permanent shelter is built in styrene.

The M of W shed is a Walthers pre-built item that had its trim repainted for B&O's cream with black trim, the company's post 1946 structure colors.
 

   





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