"Decoration" on Como Depot Switchman Shack Chimney

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"Decoration" on Como Depot Switchman Shack Chimney

Robert McFarland
Could somebody give some background on the thingy on top of the chimney.
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Rich Townsend
Can you refer us to a photo somewhere?
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South Park
  I think he's talking about the evunculor shim tab warning modulator.  

"Duty above all else except Honor"
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Rich Townsend
Oh. Okay. That makes sense. Never mind.
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Darel Leedy
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There is one at the CRRM.
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Chris Walker
I decipher Robert's off-the-wall post this as ....


Looks like a birdhouse  since the photo dates to the time of the Scrapper I guess there ain't no Switchmen using that addition.
http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/fullbrowser/collection/p15330coll22/id/5149/rv/singleitem/rec/32
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Robert McFarland
Thats the one,Chris.The photo that inspired me to post about it is one on eBay showing C&S 9 stopped at the Depot with a passenger train,probably the last eastbound run.You can just barely make it out above the engine.
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ComoDepot
There are quite a few photos of the bird house, who built it I do not know.
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Todd Hackett
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I found it interesting that a birdhouse that was built as a chimney cap had its own chimney. Back in 1981/82, I included the birdhouse and its chimney when I built an O scale model of this depot for Mike Trent's layout.

Here are a few photos of the birdhouse taken by Morris W. Abbott in 1947.




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Chris Walker
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Robert McFarland wrote
Could somebody give some background on the thingy on top of the chimney.
Robert McFarland wrote
Thats the one,Chris.The photo that inspired me to post about it is one on eBay .......
Thanks for cracking me up this cold and frosty morning, Robert.
UpSideDownC
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Jim Courtney
Robert really does have a gift of asking (often vague) questions, that always seem to lead to fascinating discussions, where I always learn something new.

I never knew the Como depot had a birdhouse on its chimney.
Jim Courtney
Poulsbo, WA
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ComoDepot
I wanted to replicate it as part of the restoration, maybe make a removable version for special occasions. It does not fit our period. At that time there was a double door and a track car keept in there.
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Jim Courtney
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I believe this is the photo on eBay that Robert is referring to:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Colorado-Southern-C-S-Engine-9-at-Como-in-1937-8x10-Photo-/292139924724?hash=item4404e57cf4:g:GpIAAOSwnipWV~Sv


Sharp eyes, there, Robert!




Jim Courtney
Poulsbo, WA
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Chris Walker
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CD,
what is the restoration period you have chosen?
UpSideDownC
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ComoDepot
1885 to 1910
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