MODELING: Simple Project by Jim Zwernemann

For a change of pace, I am showing a little structure that Jim Zwernemann built in less than a week.  It is watchman’s shanty.   The model is based on a Missouri Pacific drawing that Jim received from the late James Hickey.  As with most of Jim’s builds, it was made from styrene.  The only commercial parts are the stove and chimney cap.  The model was painted in the old MKT structure colors.

Jim has built a neat little shack that will be a scene stealer on his layout.  I love these little projects.  It makes me want to clear off my workbench and build one or two.

I have built a couple over the years and suggest that you try one.  It is a project that can be done a short period of time.  You will a great deal of satisfaction for the project.

I built this herder’s shack over ten years ago.

Here is an example of a Southern Pacific herder’s shack in the huge Roseville yard.

Why not give one a try?


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