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  • PRR Car Float Barge
  • NYC Open Barge
  • Warehouse - 3-Story Wharf
  • Wharf Construction
  • Footprint- Wharf (free)
CAD Designed Plan-Sets for indoor layouts and railroad gardens.
We take pride in our variety of unique prototypical plans. All Plan-Sets are based on prototypical elements. When exact prototypical information is not available to make an exact model, I exercise my "modeling license", still using period time prototypical elements and details.

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  • Bascule - CNW Ry
  • Howe Timber Box Truss Deck
  • King Post Truss Through
  • Long Panel Howe Timber Truss Deck
  • Queen Post Truss Pony
  • Pratt Steel Truss Through Arch
  • Tied Wood Through Arch
  • Timber Deck
  • Timber Truss Deck
  • Turntable
  • Whipple Bowstring Wood Truss
  • Buckboard Wagon
  • Delivery Van Wagon
  • Dray Wagon - Heavy Duty
  • Dumper Wagon
  • Farm Wagon - American
  • Fixture to build Wagon Wheels
  • 4-Wheel Platform Wagon
  • Logging Wagon - Complete Heavy
  • Lumber Buggy - Steel
  • Lumber Buggy - Wood
  • Lumber Buggy Wagon
  • Parts Cart
  • Tank Cart
  • Tank Wagon
  • 4-Wheel Baggage Wagon
  • Buckboard Wagon
  • Coal House
  • Coal & Oil House
  • CNW Ry #2 Passenger & Freight
  • CNW Ry #3 Passenger & Freight
  •     Water Closet (2-hole)
  • GC&SF RR Combination
  • Michigan Central Passenger - 1865
  • Monnon RR Freight House Depot
  • Passenger Depot
  • Section House and
  •     Chicken Coop Shed
  •     Coal Shed
  •     1-hole Privy
  • Tool House
  • Wagon - Box
  • Water Tank and
  •     Pump House
  •     Well Pit
Complying with professional CAD drafting standards all drawings are designed in full scale and printed in appropriate scales for 13" x 19" super B size sheets.
  • Bow Roof factory with Boiler House and Lean-To
  • Catalog of VCLCo Plan Sets (free)
  • Coal Bucket (free)
  • Coal & Oil House - CNW Ry
  • Company House - 1 story
  • Company House - 2 story
  • Company Store
  •     Post Office
  •     Doctor's Office
  • Conversion - Scale (free)
  • Hall - Pool & Dance
  • Home - Mill President's 
  • Home - Mill Superintendent's
  • Hotel - DeFoster
  • Factory - Acme Anvil 2-Story
  • Factory - 3-Story
  • Fire Bucket (free)
  • Footprint - CNW Ry Small Terminal Complex (free)
  • Footprint - Meat Packing Complex (free)
  • Ice House
  • Jail
  • Log Cabin
  • Outdoor Adhesives & Finishes List (free)
  • Outdoor Material List (free)
  • Powerhouse - Masonry
  • Quarry Derrick - Lattice Steel
  • Quarry Derrick - Wood
  • 1/2" Scale Chart (free)
  • School
  • Warehouse - 3-Story
  • Farm Town Grain Elevator
  • Foot Print - Urban Grain Elevator Complex (free)
  • Open Ended Shed
  • Storage Out Building
  • Urban "Big City" Grain Elevator
  • Scale House - Grain Elevator
  • Blacksmith Shop
  • Boiler House
  • Buggy - Steel Lumber
  • Buggy - Wood Lumber
  • Dumper Wagon
  • Drying Yard
  • Engine House
  • Footprint - VCLCo Saw Mill Complex (free)
  • Green Chain Platform (VCLCo)
  • Horse Barns
  • Jack Ladder
  • Jammer - Swing Gin Pole Side
  • Log Cabin (free)
  • Log Outhouse (free)
  • Log Stable (free)
  • Log Wagon
  • Planning Mill
  • Refuse Burner
  • Sawmill (VCLCo 3-Story) & Lath Mill
  • Shed - Velocipede
  • Shingle Mill (VCLCo 2-Story)
  • Stool Work Platform (free)
  • Tool Shed
  • Trestle Platforms
  • Wagon - Logging
  • Wagon - Lumber
  • Kinzua Viaduct
  • Patented Boom
  • Pile - Single Track Wood
  • Steel - Single Track
  • Steel - Double Track
  • Timber - Single Track
  • Timber - Double Track
  • Trestle & Bridge Painting (free)
  • #4 RH & LH
  • #6 RH & LH
  • Ash & Cinder Pit
  • Coal & Oil House
  • Tool Rack
  • Safety Island Platform
  • Shed - Velocipede
  • Set-Off
  • Snow Shed
  • Timber Portal
  • Tool House
  • 60' Lassig Turntable
  • Water Closet
If drawings are used as patterns in other scales, download the .pdf Scale Conversion  sheet for use by a copy machine. Keep in mind dimensions will still be for 1/2" scale and may be a little difficult to read in the very small scales. You will need a calculator to convert dimensions if you need exact dimensions. Calculator scale factors are also on the .pdf Scale Conversion sheet for popular scales. 

With all designs being drawn in full scale for 1:24 modeling, our Plan-Sets can be printed in different modeling scales but our plans may still show dimensioning for 1:24 modeling. 

A design drawn full size for 1/2" scale (1"=24") and printed full scale, 1"=1", can be printed at 1"=2" which would be full size templates for O scale (1"=48") on a drawing. Ask for details.  
1" scale (1"=12") would be printed 2"=1".
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built by William Test
built by Jay Kendell
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Put our expertise to work for you. At the Vilas County Lumber Company, we can do a custom design for you.
Our books are spiral bound which allows them to lie completely flat when opened and pages wrap all the way around for easy handling, viewing of Plan-Sets and for easy photocopying to be used as templates by the original purchaser. This also allows the modeler to lay this book flat on their workbench. 
All 1:24 scale Plan-Sets include printing and dimension conversion factors to 22 popular scales.
Catalog options:
Shown above are pages from the VCLCo Unique Model RR Structures Catalog revised January 15, 2019, to view and/or download this large formatted (9-½ʺ x 13ʺ) .pdf 23 page alphabetical catalog of over 100, mostly 1:24 scale structures plan-sets (a few 1:20.3, a couple 7/8, two HO and a 1:12 scale Plan-Set) shown on this site. Be patient, this is a large file (5 MB). A 40 page spiral bound hard copy will be eMailed free or mailed USPS free for $19. Click the below button to purchase with PayPal. This 44 page version has more illustrations than the .pdf download version. Both versions list the same Plan-Sets.
American Built Shingle Mill Book with Plan-Set •••• 1:24 scale. The prototype is a Shingle Mill in northern Wisconsin, but would make an interesting timber frame factory in any industrial complex. Plan-Set shows prototypical post and beam construction with batten on board siding. This model would look great as an open sideed model to see the optional 100 commercial details listed on our material list or viewed through windows. There is an attached Lean-To where shingles were packed, Shipping Shed, a brick Power House and a Jack Ladder. 1:24 scale footprint as designed 26-5/16ʺ x 17-3/16ʺ with a 17ʺ x 15ʺ “L” Power House. Plan-Set includes: 12) super B Plan-Set sheets. Sheets are printed 1ʺ = 1-½ʺ. Material lists include milled basswood for an indoor layout, textured patterned styrene for Railroad gardens, with painting and weathering recommendations.
Spiral bound book consists of 38) 9-½ʺ x 13ʺ pages, over 90 illustrations plus 12) 1:24 scale 13ʺ x 19ʺ super B fold-out sheet Plan-Set (described above).
Printed copy or .pdf format
eMailed Plan-Set ONLY in .pdf format  $8.48  
USPS mailed printed copy Plan-Set ONLY $17     
eMailed book ONLY in .pdf format  $12.98
USPS mailed printed copy of book ONLY $26     
eMailed book & Plan-Set in .pdf format  $19.98
USPS mailed printed copies of book & Plan-Set $40     
 VCLCo Sawmill and Lath Mill Book with Plan-Set  ••••  The prototype of this 3-story mill was state-of-the-art in 1910. (Such mills were still operating into the 1960's with little change.) Because of the vibration inherent to Sawmills operations, wood post and beam construction was the best choice because of its resiliency which caused less wear and tear on all the sawmill equipment. With such vibration it was not uncommon for a mill worker once a week hammering wedges re-tightening the frame to keep the structure sturdy. The first story had 12΄ ceiling with a dirt floor with leaking steam pipes, line shafts, pulleys, and clutches running wide belts driving the second story equipment. With the whole first story filled with whirling belts and rotating drive mechanisms, it is hoped the Oiler only had to go down there at lunch time to lubricate bearings when equipment was shut down! Footprint 47ʺ x 87-½ʺ. Plan-Set includes; 14) 13ʺ x 19ʺ super B sheets. Sheets are printed 1ʺ = 2ʺ. Isometric drawings are included showing all the posts, beams and knees. Options include prototypical truss and framing details.
Spiral bound book consists of over 134) 9-½ʺ x 13ʺ pages, over 300 illustrations which includes a fold-out Plan-Set of 30) 1:24 scale 13ʺ x 19ʺ super B foldout sheets which includes; 5-sheet Side Haul, a Complex drawing of/and Jack Ladder, 14-sheet Sawmill (as described above), 4-sheet Green Chain, a Trestle Platform, a Drying Yard and more with a operation schematic of the Sawmill at the Vilas County Lumber Company in northern Wisconsin.
Shipping choices:
USPS mailed printed copy of Plan-Set ONLY $6     
 USPS mailed printed booklet with Plan-Set $12   
Coal & Oil Shed •••• This is a C. & N.-W. Ry 1914 Standard Coal & Oil House that would have been found at small terminal complexes or could be found along any prototype Steam Era railroad refueling stop that were spaced every 100-150 miles, 100 years ago

Spiral bound booklet consists of 10) 8-½ʺ x 11ʺ spiral bound Booklet pages, over 20 illustrations, with a material list detailing how this very detailed, award winning model was built. Footprint is 9ʺ x 4ʺ. Plan-Set includes 1) 13" x 19" super B size drawing.
Coal & Oil House options:
Tool House Booklet •••• This award winning model started as a kitbash. Drawing included is very detailed to make this model unique. Foot print is 5-¾ʺ x 4-⅞ʺ. Plan is 1) 13" x 19" super B size sheet Plan-Set and 14) 8-½ʺ x 11ʺ spiral bound Booklet pages, which includes; over 35) illustrations, detailed instructions, weathering with scenicing for a diorama.
Tool House options:
Jack’s Shelf Layout Booklet •••• Consists of 12) 9-½ʺ x 13ʺ pages, with 20) illustrations and pictures on building a Large Scale shelf layout with hidden brackets and no duckunders. Items covered in this booklet includes a drawing which can be used to fabricate these “no-see-em” brackets, high shelf layout stools, backdrop, Homasote® roadbed, rolling stock clearance. Printed copy mailed booklets include “no-see-em” brackets of a 13ʺ x 19ʺ super B sheet.
printed copy Booklet and large Bracket sheet $12
or request this Booklet eMailed FREE in .pdf format
USPS mailed printed copy of Plan-Set ONLY $6     
USPS mailed printed Booklet with Plan-Set $13   
Building and Modeling the American Farm Wagon and a few other Horse Drawn Vehicles Book •••• This spiral bound book contains over 230) 9-½ʺ x 13ʺ pages of 70# paper (weighs almost 3 lbs.) with over 700 illustrations, pictures and drawings. Items covered in this book include; American Wagon types • horses, harness & teamsters • scaling these wagon plans into other scales • how to build your own model wagon wheels, painting wagons, Wagon Works Manufacturing, kitbashing commercial wagon kits, & a DVD of over 1100 wagon pictures. Chapters include: Running Gear • Eveners & Shafts • Seat, Step, Tool Box, Trailer Hitch & Brakes • Buckboard • Express Wagon • Dray Wagon • Cord, Heavy Duty Log & Lumber Wagons • Delivery Van Wagon • Dumper Wagon • Flare Type, Grain Tight Wagon • Tank Wagon • 4-Wheel RR Station Platform Wagon, and American Farm Wagons.
This page was last updated January 22, 2019
Building Unique Structures for Railroad Gardens Book •••• This is more than a 48) 9-½ʺ x 13ʺ page pictorial of Railroad Gardens because it includes over 150 illustrations and pictures of: Adhesives, Finishes, Large Scale Figures, and Materials for Railroad Gardens. Building: Bridges, Trestles and Viaducts, Depots, Factories, Grain Elevators, Logging Cabins. Track Stuff includes; HDPE Sub-Roadbed, Handcar Shed, Portal, Safety Platform, Set-Off, and a Turntable for a Railroad Garden. Quarry and Wharf vignette elements. Plus 5) dimensional structure plans.
eMailed .pdf format $13.48
 USPS mailed printed copy $31     
Garden RR Book
Velocipede Shed deluxe Booklet •••• This shed was fond anywhere along trackage about every 10 miles for Section Crews' Velocipedes (from the French for "swift footed") tools and parts across the North American continent to check and work on their section of track. The Plan-Set includes options for a Garden Railway, using foam board, and/or cast or formed styrene doors and windows or the option for finescale stick styrene modeling. Footprint is 4ʺ x 6ʺ in 1:24 scale. Deluxe Plan-Set consists of 5) 13" x 19" super B size sheets with material and detail options depending on options chosen and a simple Set-Off option. Booklet consists of 16) 9-½ʺ x 13ʺ spiral bound pages, with 25) illustrations and pictures, and scale conversions plus vintage Velocipede information. This model can be built very basically for one with limited experience or very detailed for the finescale modeler.
Velocipede options:
Snow Shed Booklet •••• Every layout that represents trains going through the Rocky Mountains needs a Snow Shed. Footprint as designed is 20-¼ʺ x 44-⅝ʺ. The length can easily be varied ± 4ʺ. Plan-Set illustrates how to vary the roof width depending on how close to the mountain your Snow Shed is built. Booklet contains over 15 pictures and illustrations on 14) 9-½ʺ x 13ʺ pages with construction instructions and photographs and weathering options. Plan-Set includes 3) 13" x 19" super B size sheets with the profile shown in full scale for 1:24 scale. 1:48 scale has 2) 13" x 19" super B size sheets with the profile shown in full scale for and a 12) 9-½ʺ x 13ʺ page booklet.
Snow Shed Booklets options:
American Farm Wagons on CDs or a DVD - •••• This is a pair of two no frills CDs or one DVD of over 850 photos and pictures of many Farm Wagons and Delivery Vans (a few photos are of museum quality wagons, many photos are of wagons which have seen better days). Some wagons have as many as a dozen pictures showing details of how they were built by different American Wagon manufacturers. These pictures are for your edification and inspiration to.........

Wagons Included: 4-Wheel RR Station Platform Baggage, Box, Brewers, Delivery, Dray, Dumper, Farm, Freight, Goat, Grain, Lindsay Logging, Logging, Lumber, 1) Market, 1) Mining, 1) Peddler, Pony Cart, Running Gear, Tanker & Vans.
USPS mailed two (2) CDs  = $13
USPS mailed one (1) DVD =  $10
CDs or DVD
This DVD is included with the above American Farm Wagon BOOK
Gruber Wagon Works - 1883 to 1910 DVD  •••• This is a very basic DVD of nine (9) drawings, and over 50 photos of the Gruber Wagon Works. Plus over 100 catalog etched cuttings of machines that were available over 100 years ago to manufacture wagons. The DVD contains measured and dimensioned drawings drawn to Historic American Engineering and Building Records standards for the Library of Congress. There is enough information for a modeler to build these historic buildings, or even build full scale buildings.
The factory was located near Keading, Pennsylvania in Berks County, and is an example of a factory that operated at full production through 1910. The drawings show the location of the wood working machinery that were used to manufacturer wagons using the "American System."​

The DVD is broken down by folders: Axle • Bolster • Boring • Equalizing • Gruber Wagon Works building drawings • Hounds & Reach • Hub • Mortising • Shafts + Poles + Trees • Spoke • Strap and Wheel.
USPS mailed one (1) DVD  $15
Building Large Scale Barges Booklet with or without Plan-Sets •••• This 16) 9-½ʺ x 13ʺ page booklet with 35 construction illustrations and pictures on three different methods to build, three styles of barges for a garden pond or......................... Includes: VCLCo Rules for painting and weathering barges, text and drawings for a "Patented" Transfer Apron Float Bridge for loading rolling stock onto a Car Float Barge.
USPS mailed printed copy of booklet ONLY $13   
USPS mailed printed copy booklet and all three Plan-Sets $33   
With or without Plan-Sets
Monon Freight House Depot Booklet •••• This construction booklet is based on the Monon Freight House which has been in Michigan City Indiana for over 150 years. The booklet contains; 14) 9-½ʺ x 13ʺ pages, 8) 13" x 19" super B size drawings with over 35) construction illustrations and prototype photos. Materials, adhesives, and finishing for this model are covered. Footprint as designed in 1:24 scale is 100ʺ x 30ʺ with the length easily reduced in increments of 12ʺ or increased in 12" lengths to store trains out of the weather.
eMailed in .pdf format $9.48
USPS mailed printed copy $19   
Monon Freight Depot options:
Building with Foam Core Board including Acceptable Adhesives and Finishes Book •••• This book illustrates how to use Foam Core Board, and textured styrene with commercial doors and windows for quickly building inexpensive structures for indoor and/or Railroad Gardens. Included are 20) 9-½" x 13" large format pages of acceptable materials, adhesives, and finishes with over 40) illustrations. 
Booklet options:
eMailed .pdf format $7.48
  USPS mailed printed copy $15   
Farm Town Prairie Skyscraper Booklet •••• This spiral bound booklet 20) 9-½ʺ x 13ʺ pages of construction for a Grain Elevator. Booklet contains 8) foam board construction photos, 16) vintage illustrations on prototypical construction, plus a material list for indoor or Railroad Gardens. Painting recommendations, construction photos, and an operation schematic are included.

The Farm Grain Elevator Plan-Set consists of 5) 13ʺ x 19ʺ super B drawings with a designed footprint of 20-¾ʺ x 15-½ʺ in 1:24 scale. Included is a sheet to convert this Plan-Set to the most popular modeling scales.

Such Grain Elevators were found throughout all the farming areas in North America next to railroad tracks 100 years ago. They were known as Prairie Skyscraper's because they were taller than any other structure on Americas Great Plains. Farmer Co-Ops used these elevators to pool their grains for better pricing with the grain buyers. Grain buyers were notorious for undercutting individual farmers. 
Farm Elevator options:
V.C.L.Co Engine House Booklet •••• This large format 24) 9-½ʺ x 13ʺ page Booklet with over 70 illustrations detailing how to build a single stall Engine House with a Blacksmith Shop that was located in a northern Wisconsin Sawmill complex. Chapters include painting/weathering, building Triple Hung Windows, detailing a Blacksmith Shop, operational opening Doors. Plus; 8) 13ʺ x 19ʺ Super B CAD construction Plan-Set sheets.
eMailed in .pdf format $9.98
USPS mailed printed copy $23   
Engine House Options:
eMailed book in .pdf format without DVD $47.48
USA USPS Media Mail printed copy of book $110   
USA USPS Priority Mail printed copy of book $115   
Canada USPS 1st Class Mail printed copy of book $130   
International USPS 1st Class Mail printed copy of book $142   
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The Building & Modeling of American Horse Drawn Vehicles:
American Farm Wagon Introduction
1.  Modeling American Farm Type Wagons
2.  Running Gear
3.  Doubletree, Evener, Shafts, Tongue, etc.
4.  American Farm Wagon Boxes
5.  Wagon Works Factory Options:
  • Boot Chest
  • Wagon Jack
  • Lazy Back Seat
  • Steps
  • Texas Style Seat
  • Tool Box
  • Trailer Hitch
  • Wagon Brakes
  • Wheelright Shop
6.   Flare-Type, Grain Tight, Farm
7.   Classic American Buckboard
8.   Most​ Improved Express Delivery
9.   Heavy Duty Dray
10. Complete Heavy Duty Log
  • Canada Tote
  • Cord
  • 4-Wheel Lindsey Type
11. Factory/Mill Lumber Buggy
  • City Lumber
12. Delivery Van
  • 1:12 Scale
13. 1906 Dumper
14. Horse Drawn Tank
15. 4-Wheel RR Platform
A.  Scaling Wagon Plan-Set Sheets
B.  American Wagon Model Details
  • 1:24 scale N-B-W Castings
  • Model Dished Wagon Wheel
  • Model Wagon Wheel Jig
  • Model Wagon Wheel Mfgs
  • Wheel Rim Cleat
C. Painting American Wagons​
D. Horses, Harnesses & Teamsters
E. Bash-a-Wagon Kits
F. Gruber Wagon Works Factory
  • Parts Cart
  • Fire Tank Cart
G. DVD of American Wagon Pictures
H. 13"x19" Wagon Plan-Set Sheets
Other Designs by the Author
VCLCo Bridges, Trestles & Viaducts •••• This large format 9-½ʺ x 13ʺ ?? page Booklet reviews the whenwhy and wherefore of Bridges, Trestles and Viaducts offered by the Vilas County Lumber Co. with illustrations on how different prototypical styles connected with different style piers. Plus painting, UV stabilization and weathering with no previous experience. And, also information on acceptable outdoor railroad garden bridge materials and adhesives.
Building A Model of a 30" Turntable Booklet •••• This Booklet and Plan-Set is for a 60´ (in 1:24 scale) balanced turntable based on the construction of a turn-of-the-century turntable built by the Lassig Bridge Co. of Chicago, before, and after the Lassig Co. was purchased by the American Bridge Co. Many of these turntables were still in operation in the 1940's. Lassig built such turntables for the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, C&NW, Rock Island, and other Railroads at varying lengths.
Obviously this design could be easily lengthened for larger engines and tenders. All details are commercially available with styrene shapes just cut to length, from full scale templates in the Plan-Set.
Turning can be accomplished by simply turning the Turntable with a couple fingers as was accomplished prototypically by a good man or the Plan-Set gives you the option of using commercial gears. Such turning eliminates fancy electronics, especially if used in a Railroad garden. A front bicycle or tricycle wheel axle bearing is another turning option (which can be found along any street on “Garbage Day”). Or, a simply block core between riveted side girders fastened to a Lazy Susan is another option. Book also includes a Material List, painting, weathering, UV stabilization, and electrical polarity options.  
Turntable construction varies. Side girder plates fastened to a block is the easiest, or use styrene shapes riveted to the girder plates for the most skilled finescale modeler, with skill variations in-between.
This spiral bound Turntable Booklet and FULL Plan-Set consists of 20) 9-½" x 13" pages with over 60) pictures and illustrations with 10) 13" x 19" being Super B sheets of full scale details.

This spiral bound Turntable Booklet and Plan-Set lite, consists of 26) pages with over 60) pictures and illustrations and 4) drawings all 9-½" x 13" plus 4) 13" x 19" being Super B sheets of full scale details.

Plan-Set ONLY consists of 11) 13" x 19" being Super B sheets of full scale details and 2) 9-½ʺ x 13ʺ pages.
USA USPS Mail printed copies of 1:24 scale book & Plan-Set $13   
USA USPS Mail printed copies of 1:48 scale book & Plan-Set $12   
60' Turntable options:
1:32 (3/8”) scale = 79.72 feet long
1:29 scale = 72.5 feet long
1:24 (1/2”) scale = 60 feet long
1:22.5 (G) scale = 56.25 feet long
1:20.3 (Fn3) scale = 50.75 feet long
1:13.7 (7/8n3) scale = 34.25 feet long
The VCLCo Unique Model RR Structures Catalog •••• This alphabetical catalog booklet (1-15-19) is printed on 40 large formatted 9½ʺ x 13ʺ pages of over 100, mostly 1:24 scale structures Plan-Sets shown. (Also HO, S, O, 3/8, F, G, 7/8 & 1 scale Plan-Sets.) This 44) page version has over 280 illustrations, which more than the .pdf download version. Both versions list the same Plan-Sets.
Click on VCLCo Plan-Set Catalog to view and/or download 25 page .pdf formatted version dated 1-15-19 free. Be patient, this is a large file (5 MB ). 
1.  B&O Covered Barge consists of 7) super B (19ʺ x 13") sheets
2.  NYC Open Barge consists of 5) super B (19ʺ x 13") sheets
3.  PRR Car Float Barge consists of 5) super B (19ʺ x 13") sheets
Velocipedes weighed around 135 pounds and were easily manhandled from planks between tracks onto a small platform in front of the shed and rolled into the building for protection from the weather. 
USPS mailed printed copy of Full Plan-Set ONLY $16     
USPS mailed printed copies of booklet with Plan-Set lite $21     
USPS mailed printed copies of booklet with FULL Plan-Set $26     
Catalog options:
 eMailed Booklet & deluxe Plan-Set in .pdf format $8.48  
USPS mailed printed copy of deluxe Plan-Set ONLY $10     
USPS mailed printed copies of Booklet & deluxe Plan-Set $19     
USPS mailed 44 page .pdf format on DVD $12
USPS mailed 44 page printed copy $19
eMailed .pdf format FREE
eMailed book & Plan-Set in .pdf format $47.48
USA USPS Media Mail printed copies of book & Plan-Set $95     
USA USPS Priority Mail printed copies of book & Plan-Set $105   
other countries USPS 1st-Class Mail printed copies $125   
 This 60’ Lassig Turntable as designed is 30" long in 1:24 scale. As designed it would be acceptable for other Large Scales, with lengths as shown:
Our books are spiral bound which allows them to lie completely flat when opened and pages wrap all the way around for easy handling, viewing of Plan-Sets and for easy photocopying to be used as templates by the original purchaser. This also allows the modeler to lay this book flat on their workbench. 
 USPS mailed printed copy Plan-Set ONLY $11   
USPS mailed printed copies of Booklet with Plan-Set $19   
Insurance -- The VCLCo can not be responsible for lost or damaged in-transit packages that have been given to shippers. Cost of such insurance is an additional cost for the purchaser. We have no control of delivery and handling by the USPS or other governmental postal entities.

  • $2.65 for USPS Insurance up to $100 mailed within USA.
  • $12.00 for USPS Priority Mail includes up to $50 insurance for 2 to 3 day delivery. 
  • $46.50 for Priority International Mail 6 to 10 day delivery which includes up to $200 insurance.
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Insurance -- The VCLCo can not be responsible for lost or damaged in-transit packages that have been given to shippers. Cost of such insurance is an additional cost for the purchaser. We have no control of delivery and handling by the USPS or other governmental postal entities.

  • $2.65 for USPS Insurance up to $100 mailed within USA.
  • $12.00 for USPS Priority Mail includes up to $50 insurance for 2 to 3 day delivery. 
  • $46.50 for Priority International Mail 6 to 10 day delivery which includes up to $200 insurance.
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"Nice book, can't wait to use it” - MARIANNE
“Excellent product” - ANDRES
"Mr Jack, this book is great, the only detailed book for miniature wagons available, I have most of John Thompson books and others on building wagons and none compare to yours, thank you." - KATHY
page #1 - Cover
page #2 - Index
page #3 - Union Pacific, 1911, American Bridge Co., 80΄ Turntable from Yakima, WA., at the California Railroad Museum, Sacramento, CA.
page #4 - Pere Marquette Railway, 1901, Detroit Bridge & Ironworks, 68.8΄ Turntable from Petosky, MI., at Greenfield Village, Dearborn, MI.
page #5 - Soo Line, American Bridge Co., 70΄ Turntable from Weyerhaeuser, WI., at Camp 5 Logging Museum, Laona, WI.
pages #6 & 7 - Drawings of Eureka Springs Railroad, 1910, Philadelphia Turntable Co., 74.4΄, from Eureka Springs, AK.
page #8 - Eureka Springs, AK., site map drawing with Philadelphia Turntable Co. Turntable.
page #8 - 9-½΄ narrow gauge Industrial Turntable, at the Rhinelander Logging Museum, Rhinelander, WI.
page #9 - Southern Pacific, 1860, 56΄ “A” Frame Gallows Turntable, at Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City, NV.
page #10 - Chicago & North-Western, 1910, American Bridge Co., 80΄ Turntable from Harvard, IL., at the Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL.
page #10 - 1918, C&N-W Right-of-Way drawing of Winegar, Wisc. with a 60΄ Lassig Turntable.
page #11 - Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 100' Truss-Type Turntable, at Bridgeport, NE.
page #12 - Fractions - Decimals - Millimeter Chart.
page #13 - 19ʺ x 13ʺ Drawing of 30ʺ model Balanced American Bridge Co. Lassig Turntable
page #14 - 19ʺ x 13ʺ Drawing of full size Cord & Stringer Template for a 30ʺ Turntable model.
page #15 - 19ʺ x 13ʺ Drawing of Top and Side Views of 30ʺ Turntable Model.
page #16 - 19ʺ x 13ʺ Drawing of full size Rivet Templates with Material List for a 30ʺ Turntable model.
page #17 - 19ʺ x 13ʺ Drawing of Angle Bracing, Stiffeners and Gusset full size Templates for a 30ʺ model Turntable.
page #18 - 19ʺ x 13ʺ Drawing Top & Bottom X-Bracing full scale templates with rivets.
page #17 - 19ʺ x 13ʺ Drawing of Turntable Trucks and Locking Mechanism Renderings.
page #19 - 19-ʺ x 13ʺ Drawing Turntable Pit.
page #20 - 19ʺ x 13ʺ Drawing Truck & Locking Mechanism.
page #21 - 19ʺ x 13ʺ Drawing of Gussets and Angle Bracing, with a finescale Roller Pedestal.
page #22 - 19ʺ x 13ʺ Drawing and Pictures of Gearing with Axle Bearings.
page #23 - 19ʺ x 13ʺ Drawing Electrical Polarity.
page #24 to 27 - Suggested Instructions for Building a 60΄ Steel Turntable model.
page #28 - Rules for Painting and Rusting a steel Turntable Model.
page #29 - ½ʺ Scale Conversions to 22 Popular Scales.
page #30 - Turntable Modeling References.
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