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WW&F Railway Museum Discussion => Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery => Topic started by: Bill Baskerville on February 19, 2017, 04:07:12 AM

Title: HO Gauge WW&F Wiscasset station kit
Post by: Bill Baskerville on February 19, 2017, 04:07:12 AM
I was doing some planning on a couple of HO gauge modules I am going to build for my local module group and needed a small station.  My local hobby shop suggested a Laser-Art HO 'Backwoods Junction Station', which I bought.  When I opened the box, low and behold, I discovered the following pedigree:

"This compact station is based on the 2 foot narrow gauge Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway's Wiscasset, Maine station..."  Needless to say I was delighted.   ;D   Of course now I know what colors to paint it.

It is a laser-cut wood kit PN 660. 

Alas, they don't offer it in other gauges.    :-\

Bill
Title: Re: HO Gauge WW&F Wiscasset station kit
Post by: Mike Fox on February 19, 2017, 12:52:22 PM
Here is a picture
Title: Re: HO Gauge WW&F Wiscasset station kit
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 19, 2017, 02:09:05 PM
Interesting that the "Backwoods Jct. Station" is based on the Wiscasset depot which was a busy place, fairly central to downtown Wiscasset. 
Title: Re: HO Gauge WW&F Wiscasset station kit
Post by: Bill Baskerville on February 19, 2017, 04:50:23 PM
Start,

I knew as I wrote it that the 'backwoods' station was going to get some flak.  Luckily it was not I who gave it that name.

Bill
Title: Re: HO Gauge WW&F Wiscasset station kit
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 19, 2017, 05:45:28 PM
No reflection on you Bill.  The name is probably just a marketing tool for the suburban folks who want something rural on their layout. 
Title: Re: HO Gauge WW&F Wiscasset station kit
Post by: Ira Schreiber on February 19, 2017, 07:09:19 PM
Wiscasset is not the end of the earth but it is rumored that you can see it from there.
Title: Re: HO Gauge WW&F Wiscasset station kit
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on February 19, 2017, 07:44:07 PM
Ira, then what is Alna then?
Title: Re: HO Gauge WW&F Wiscasset station kit
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 19, 2017, 07:46:59 PM
Ira, then what is Alna then?

It's a little like Stars Hollow.
Title: Re: HO Gauge WW&F Wiscasset station kit
Post by: Philip Marshall on February 19, 2017, 08:18:09 PM
Eustis Junction would have been a more authentic "backwoods junction" prototype, but then no one would have purchased the kit. :)
Title: Re: HO Gauge WW&F Wiscasset station kit
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on February 19, 2017, 10:36:57 PM
The kit is based on drawings done by Dave Frary in one of the model RR magazines years ago. I believe it was called Pritchard's Jct.

Jeff S.
Title: Re: HO Gauge WW&F Wiscasset station kit
Post by: Ira Schreiber on February 20, 2017, 01:48:45 AM
Alna is a suburb of Wiscasset.
Title: Re: HO Gauge WW&F Wiscasset station kit
Post by: Bob Holmes on February 20, 2017, 02:05:27 PM
How about Pinestump Junction (upper peninisula, MI)