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Boldly Go Where No Paper Has Gone Before

Sitting around the table with our coffee, we often toss out ideas. And then ask “what if?” This is one of those what ifs. The multi-layered design hides the inner workings of the sliding door, giving your speeder shed functionality and good looks. This won’t fit your loco, but if you have a speeder (I’m building one for my N scale) or a Gandy Dancer, this building will accommodate keeping them out of the weather. The interior, like all of our paper buildings, is fully designed including a workbench for the workmen who service the speeder.

Maybe a moving door on your paper model building is not needed. Maybe your model railroad layout is so big that you won’t even find the speeder shed in your switching yard. The kit allows for those contingencies. If that’s the case, you can put the workbench in another location.


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Working on the Team Track Loading Docks

Spent the day creating the concrete version of the Team Track Loading Docks. It’s been fun adding the details of weathering and heavy use to try and bring out the realism, then to test assemble the model to see the results. A team track is one of the more useful additions to any layout, and most had simple loading docks to aid the transfer of goods between trucks and box cars. We’ll have versions in both concrete and wood. I remember a quote in Model Railroader magazine from many years ago saying “any layout could use a dozen of these.” Fortunately with a paper model design you only need to download it once and then you can make as many as you want.