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Author Topic: HO Gauge WW&F Wiscasset station kit  (Read 1300 times)
Bill Baskerville
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« 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.   Grin   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.    Undecided

Bill
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2017, 12:52:22 PM »

Here is a picture


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« Reply #2 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. 
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« Reply #3 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.

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« Reply #4 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. 
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« Reply #5 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.
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2017, 07:44:07 PM »

Ira, then what is Alna then?
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2017, 07:46:59 PM »

Ira, then what is Alna then?

It's a little like Stars Hollow.
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« Reply #8 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. Smiley
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« Reply #9 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.

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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2017, 01:48:45 AM »

Alna is a suburb of Wiscasset.
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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2017, 02:05:27 PM »

How about Pinestump Junction (upper peninisula, MI)
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