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PRR Station Question
« on: July 20, 2018, 04:20:27 PM »
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I would like to ask my Slobbering Pennsy Friends for some guidance.

Do you have any recommendations on what N scale kits are out there that'd represent a good generic wood PRR station that might be found somewhere down in SEBF on the Eastern Shore of MD?

Bonus points for if it's not crazy expensive.

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Re: PRR Station Question
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2018, 08:31:59 PM »
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]Ed,
My parents lived near Easton, so I had the chance to explore many of the remaining railroad items down there (What else is there to do?)  To answer your question, I don't know of any kits that are an exact or close match.  However as with the rest of the system, it would seem no two depots in the area were the same, so you might be safe in finding (or scratchbuilding) something that is representative of the type of buildings they had.  I know of no other area in the country where so many of the original stations still exist.  However, most of the buildings that do are brick.  I stumbled into this nicely restored one at Queponco.  Other restored wood framed depots are at Federalsburg and Hurlock.

Bill Kepner
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Re: PRR Station Question
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 08:39:58 PM »
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If you want to go super basic, there is this PRR shelter for a small station from GCLaser:

http://www.gclaser.com/n-scale-passenger-shelter-prr/

I also think you could probably kitbash the Atlas Maywood kit (an NYS&W prototype - https://shop.atlasrr.com/p-1110-n-maywood-station-kit-tan-w-brown-trim.aspx into something like the Chestertown station:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chestertown_station

mostly by fooling with the roof and getting it into proper PRR paint.


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Re: PRR Station Question
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2018, 09:01:01 PM »
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That Queponco station is da bomb!   

Notice, on that one, and the Chestertown one also linked in this thread, the distinctive hip roof ends.  That is a really
snappy and very "PRR" thing.  (The Bellefonte, PA station near where I used to live is a later brick one, but still has
overhanding gables on the ends).

You might try starting from the Branchline Trains Center Hall station kit
https://www.walthers.com/center-hall-depot-kit-laser-cut-wood-pennsylvania-railroad

... if you can find one.  They seem to be "out of stock" everywhere in N Scale, and they aren't cheap (about 60 bucks)

You'd still have to do some bashing if you want the hip roof or a shorter station.    But the doors, windows, bay, and other big features look good on that one.

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Re: PRR Station Question
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2018, 10:33:48 PM »
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Here's Hurlock
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Re: PRR Station Question
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2018, 10:35:41 PM »
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Easton
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Re: PRR Station Question
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2018, 10:39:51 PM »
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Federalsburg, MD   Headquarters of the Maryland and Delaware RR.

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Re: PRR Station Question
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2018, 11:20:11 PM »
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You might try starting from the Branchline Trains Center Hall station kit
https://www.walthers.com/center-hall-depot-kit-laser-cut-wood-pennsylvania-railroad

... if you can find one.  They seem to be "out of stock" everywhere in N Scale, and they aren't cheap (about 60 bucks)

You'd still have to do some bashing if you want the hip roof or a shorter station.    But the doors, windows, bay, and other big features look good on that one.
Two places to try for the Branchline kit:
http://midwestrailjunction.com/branchline863laserartcenterhalldepotkit.aspx
http://wig-wag-trains-cart.com/branchline-trains/blt-863-centre-hall-depot-kit

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Re: PRR Station Question
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2018, 11:56:16 AM »
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Ed, this appears to be the mother lode.  http://www.kilduffs.com/Maryland_TrainStations_Old_MtoZ.html

If you care, I've got many more personal shots of the Newark and Snow Hill depots including interiors.    Newark (Queponco) is actually restored back to original appearance inside and out as a local museum.

So many of them are basic enough that if you can get hold of a sheet of Northeast board-and-batten basswood sheet (or Evergreen) and a pile of plastic windows and doors that it's not that hard to scratchbuild and get what you really want rather than somebody else's kit.   

There's several small hip-roofed station kits by Blair line.   Look on their website, the real honey of a one is sold out.   Looking on Ebay for "Blair line N depot kit" came up with several hits that might help you.   

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Re: PRR Station Question
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2018, 12:31:19 PM »
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There's several small hip-roofed station kits by Blair line.   Look on their website, the real honey of a one is sold out.
Are you referring to the "Walnut Grove" depot kit?
If not, which kit is the "real honey of a one"?

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Re: PRR Station Question
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2018, 12:44:37 PM »
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Yeah, that Walnut Grove one sure looks like a PRR-style in MD.

But the Grandview one is good, and the Leeton kits are on Ebay.

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Re: PRR Station Question
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2018, 01:09:01 PM »
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Re: PRR Station Question
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2018, 11:23:37 AM »
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I have a solution for the Ed K.


Years ago, @Lemosteam made a prototype of the Gallitzin station. 
He painted it gray and sent it to me.
So I don’t have a use for it, so...to Ed it will go.
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Re: PRR Station Question
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2018, 02:09:43 PM »
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]Ed,
My parents lived near Easton.

Bill Kepner
Ft Collins, CO

@drgw0579, my mother's from outside Easton, too: Tunis Mills, Maryland.

@Ed Kapuscinski, you could scratchbuild the station in Sudlersville, Maryland easily.  (Okay, okay, I'm a little biased, because my great uncle, Jimmie Foxx hails from Sudlersville.)

http://www.sudlersvillemuseum.org

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=529616

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Re: PRR Station Question
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2018, 03:28:25 PM »
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The Walnut Grove, Grandview, and Gerard all seem to be the same basic structure, so you provide the coloration.

http://www.blairline.com/walnutgrove/

http://www.blairline.com/grandview/

http://www.blairline.com/gerald/

All those proto photos are great looking stations!

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