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Cajonpassfan

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LAUPT Baggage and Express building
« on: September 28, 2017, 01:37:27 PM »
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I seem to recall an article in one of the major magazines some years ago (MR perhaps?) about modeling a greatly condensed version of this baggage and REA facility. It appears I have room along the backdrop to model this building as a trackside flat, with the two two-story end structures having a little more depth. Does anyone remember this article or have access to the plans....I'm only interested in the trackside elevation and/or section through the building. The pics below show a crude but interesting WPA model from the '30's I believe, illustrating the LAUPT layout.
Help appreciated!
Thanks, Otto K.

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Re: LAUPT Baggage and Express building
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2017, 08:23:38 PM »
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My Google searches didn't' turn up anything.  Vic Roseman has done a bunch of stuff in MRH on SP passenger Train modelling, Lot's of stuff on composing a scene in his MRH articles. 

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Re: LAUPT Baggage and Express building
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2017, 09:56:25 PM »
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What a cool video, thanks for trying Spades. I too thought it was a Vic Roseman article (he is my passenger car hero), but couldn't find it. The real LAUPT Baggage/Express building was almost 1200 feet long. I'll settle for a condensed version I can squeeze into the 55" linear inches I have available, about 734 scale feet, still a very long building.  I'm thinking a 96' long two story Express office on the south (left), a 128' two story Railway Mail office on the north (right), with a single story express and baggage section inbetween. I'm eyeballing the end buildings' parapet height at 32', and the inbetween section at 22'....  Does that sound right? Thoughts?
Pics attached.
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Re: LAUPT Baggage and Express building
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 11:11:52 AM »
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Well, problem solved! I was able to get electronic copies of the actual construction documents (samples below) through the kind assistance of others; the Internet can be a wonderful thing. Turns out my height estimates were within 6" of the real thing :o
Now all I got to do is build the damn thing per plan...careful what we wish for :facepalm:
Fortunately, all I need is a flat of the trackside elevation.
Otto K.
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Re: LAUPT Baggage and Express building
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 02:17:51 PM »
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Re: LAUPT Baggage and Express building
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 04:02:07 PM »
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Thank you @Spades, I got the plans from the author of the article in the second link.
Assistance much appreciated, so I can now get started... 8)
Otto

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Re: LAUPT Baggage and Express building
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2019, 12:39:39 AM »
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Well, bump. It's been a while... :facepalm:
As I am moving clockwise around my LA Union Station backdrop, I need to finish the Baggage and Express building flats before I can go on. Made some progress tonight, with the longer "Mail" and shorter "Express" two story anchors getting closer to done. The 36" long single story Baggage/Express building connecting the two is next.
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Re: LAUPT Baggage and Express building
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2019, 11:07:43 AM »
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This is cool -- looking forward to seeing your progress on this.

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Re: LAUPT Baggage and Express building
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2019, 09:43:07 PM »
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Yea, me too Wolf, I'd like to see more progress on this :|
Otto
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Re: LAUPT Baggage and Express building
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2019, 01:45:37 AM »
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This is getting interesting. I might need to let you borrow a box motor and an interurban for a photo shoot

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Re: LAUPT Baggage and Express building
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2019, 02:02:49 PM »
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This is getting interesting. I might need to let you borrow a box motor and an interurban for a photo shoot

Yes, wouldn't that be neat! Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately for me) the PE and LAry electrics serviced the building from the back side and on a lower level, so they can't be seen on my layout. The pic below shows the PE yard, with the Express wing and REA offices on the right. I'll need to settle for a dummy PE car or two on Aliso Street...
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Re: LAUPT Baggage and Express building
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2019, 04:04:50 PM »
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there are 100 class car bodies that fit on Botchmann brill chassis

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Re: LAUPT Baggage and Express building
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2019, 10:26:32 PM »
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Who makes the carbodies? I kitbashed mine from the Bman Brill, see pic.
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Re: LAUPT Baggage and Express building
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2019, 11:12:11 PM »
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Who makes the carbodies? I kitbashed mine from the Bman Brill, see pic.
Otto
Damn, that looks great

For some strange reason, copy paste on my tablet is not working, ghbinternational has it on Shapeways, not exactly a 100, but really close.

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Re: LAUPT Baggage and Express building
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2019, 06:53:20 PM »
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Thanks. I've been busy with other things this week (like assembling a prefab Chinese puzzle gazebo for the back yard and my back is killing me  :facepalm:) but finally got time to work on the middle Express/Baggage section a bit. Not as long as the prototype, but still respectable with 27 bays. It's a backdrop flat, 4' away and partially behind head end cars so I'm not worried about too much about detail but more about colors and proportions. I may cut out some of the doors to have them "open". It will service 8-10 head end cars, a nice "industry" for the Mail and secondary passenger trains terminating in L.A. So far so good.
Tbc...
Otto
« Last Edit: April 21, 2019, 06:56:10 PM by Cajonpassfan »