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After running across his beautiful model kit of the Tuckahoe station, I contacted Richard at Right on Tracks Models about the feasibility of adding a Woodbury, NJ station kit to his lineup. For the last 8 months I have been running down contacts from the Woodbury Historical Society and the group that led the historical restoration of the station. I have also been taking/collecting pictures and measuring the building.

I am absolutely thrilled that Richard has agreed to get this project on his drawing board for this winter. His previous kits can be found at: https://www.rightontrackmodels.com/

Woodbury is the county seat of Gloucester County and was founded in 1683 by Henry Wood, a Quaker, from England. Its short-lived (8 years) first railroad, the Woodbury and Camden Railroad, came to town in 1838.

George Green brought his patent medicine and glass manufacturing to Woodbury in the 1870s and the town flourished. (I’m sure the opium content of his medicines spurred its reputation as a world class medical cure-all.)

In 1917, 139 daily trains passed the triple-tracked Woodbury train station. At one time 40+ passenger trains a day stopped at Woodbury but alas, the automobile triumphed and the last passenger train through town ran in 1971. In 1996 the station was restored and since then has been a popular historic restaurant.

The model will be available in multiple scales.

More pictures of the station can be found on my blog: http://rickb773-prsl.blogspot.com/




R. Long photo from W Coxley collection






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Re: Woodbury NJ Train Station kit coming from Right on Track Models
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 11:39:17 AM »
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Oh *****, that's awesome!

I see a Woodbury TTRAK module in my future.

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Re: Woodbury NJ Train Station kit coming from Right on Track Models
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 11:59:00 AM »
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Hopefully he’ll do Bridgeport or Gibbstown next. I’d take a Paulsboro in the meantime.
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Re: Woodbury NJ Train Station kit coming from Right on Track Models
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2020, 12:03:58 PM »
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Yikes, I was born in Woodbury, NJ...
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Re: Woodbury NJ Train Station kit coming from Right on Track Models
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2020, 12:06:43 PM »
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Hopefully he’ll do Bridgeport or Gibbstown next. I’d take a Paulsboro in the meantime.

Oh man, definitely!

The Penns Grove is such a modelable thing (well, if tank cars were more available).

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Re: Woodbury NJ Train Station kit coming from Right on Track Models
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2020, 01:12:08 PM »
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Yikes, I was born in Woodbury, NJ...
And I went to High School there (and you did the track plan for one of my nSale Magazine articles).
Any chance of talking you into building one for me since I stink at craftsman kits?
It will be the centerpiece of my N scale Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines layout (http://rickb773-prsl.blogspot.com/)

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Re: Woodbury NJ Train Station kit coming from Right on Track Models
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2020, 01:20:45 PM »
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Any chance of talking you into building one for me since I stink at craftsman kits?

Me? Sorry, no, I'm not taking on any projects that might last for more than a few days. I'd hate to leave someone hanging because I couldn't finish.
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Re: Woodbury NJ Train Station kit coming from Right on Track Models
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2020, 04:17:01 PM »
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Oh man, definitely!

The Penns Grove is such a modelable thing (well, if tank cars were more available).

Well for current day you don’t need any station buildings. Heck, sometime before 1937 a lot of the much smaller stations I’m interested in were already strictly flag-stops.
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