Thanks for the offer of images of the Leadville Freight Depot. I have a similar standing offer from Doug Junda.
I made several trips to photograph the depot and already have many images, both in and out:
I already built what I have come to think of as the Explosives Shed:
This building is built of styrene and weathered with Pan Pastels.
The 3D printed brackets for the Freight Depot have been in hand for some time. They were really easy to make, and even the fire chamfers turned out nicely. I had previously laid in a stock of Grandt freight doors, but as the 3D printing is working out so well, I will probably make my own custom doors to more closely resemble the real thing. And...though I initially thought I would scale the building down to fit between the tracks, upon reflect, I will build the model full scale.
That only leaves the sign on each end to figure out. If you have a good, square image of the sign from years ago, please post it!
Do we know what the measurements are for those knee brace/roof support
brackets ? I really like this design and need to make eleventy-hundred of them
for my place. What is the overhang on the service docks ? Roof pitch looks
like 6/12 (?).
Espee, I tried to take the photo as square as possible. The overhang is wide--eight or ten feet th of my recollection. They are big pieces of wood too. I would get started soon if you need eleventy-hundred.
The image itself is no problem, getting around the battens is the tough part. Given the width and depth of the battens, a decal could be adjusted to fit, but would try anyone's patience to apply. What I would do is apply the decal (or stencil, hand paint, whatever) to the flat surface of the wall, then attach the battens over the sign, touching up with a fine brush (or apply slices of a second decal?) where the letterforms intersect with the battens. Lotta work but it would be a cool effect.
Derrell Poole Collection, in Narrow Gauge Pictorial Volume VIII
Wait a minute, Keith, is this the same building??
Err not to me. A is the Leadville Freighthouse: B is the building shown in the photo from Jim's post with the #60 Switcher alongside. This building is always just out of sight in all the great views by McClure.
In the photo that I posted, there appears to be a heavy beam protruding out from the roof ridge to the left. And I can see now that there is no trackside platform with overhanging roof. Anyone know what this building was?
Yeah, I will add that to the list too, Jim. Thanks.
Yes, there are two, long gabled, barn-like structures in the Leadville yard. The larger one is the Freight Depot; I think the smaller one is a private warehouse, though I believe it appears on the valuation maps. The smaller building is the one in the photo of locomotive 60, and is easily characterized by the two vents along the ridge. It also appears to have a steeper roof.
When I took my photos, there were remnants of the freight depot sign on both ends of the building. Thanks again for the artwork, Mike.
Back from vacation, and so now back to the salt mine....