Plan-Sets offered to construct RR Depots, and............
C&N-W Ry #2 Freight & Passenger Depot​​ •••• This is the mid-size standard C&N-W Ry turn of the last century depot found at junctions and larger towns. It was also used by M&StL and CStPM&O Ry. This depot has a Waiting Room, Ticket Office, Freight Room, and a small Train-Registration Room. The prototype for this depot was located in Mercer, WI. Footprint; 36ʺ x 11½ʺ. Prototypical platform would be 84ʺ long. Reduce the platform size if you don’t have all that room. 
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$14 Plan-Set includes: 8) 13ʺ x 19ʺ super B size drawings include a Railroad Garden material list. Included is prototypical "stick" or Foam Core Board.
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Spiral Bound Booklet consists of: 10) 9½ʺ x 13ʺ pages with prototypical information of this Depot in Mercer, WI and a Weathering Clinic.
C&N-W Ry #3 Freight & Passenger Depot​​ •••• This is the smallest standard C&N-W Ry turn of the century depot found at the end of spurs and at “Whistle Stops.” It was also used by the CStPM&O Ry. This depot has a Ticket Office, Freight and Waiting Room. The prototype for this depot was located in Fosterville/Winegar, WI. Footprint; 20" x 8ʺ. Prototypical platform would be 65ʺ long. Reduce the platform size if you don’t have all that room. 
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$13 Plan-Set includes: 7) 13ʺ x 19ʺ super B size drawings with a standard C&N-W Ry 3-hole Water Closet. Also include is a Railroad Garden material list for Foam Core Board construction plus a redrawn prototypical drawing. 
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Spiral Bound Booklet consists of: 10) 9½ʺ x 13ʺ pages with prototypical information of this Depot in Fosterville/Winegar, WI. and a Weathering Clinic.
USA USPS Mailed printed copy Plan-Set  ONLY $14
USA USPS Mailed printed copy spiral bound Booklet with Plan-Set  $17
USA USPS Mailed printed copy Plan-Set  ONLY $13
USA USPS Mailed printed copy spiral bound Booklet with Plan-Set  $16
GC&SF RR Combination (Express, Freight & Passenger) Depot​​ •••• A late 1800 Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe RR (which became the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe RR System) at Farmersville, Texas depot. This single-story frame depot is surrounded by platforms. One end of the building was used for passenger service with a gentlemen’s and a ladies’ Waiting Room with low platforms, while the other end is a large Freight Room and Baggage Room with high platforms. Between the two is a small Express Office. Footprint; 69ʺ x 17ʺ, wide with 109ʺ prototypical platforms. Depot and platform lengths can easily be reduced by a couple 13” lengths or.............. 
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$10  Plan-Set includes: 4) 13ʺ x 19ʺ super B size drawings include a Railroad Garden material list. Included is prototypical "stick" or Foam Core Board.
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Spiral Bound Booklet consists of: 10) 9½ʺ x 13ʺ pages with additional illustrated construction details.
C&N-W Ry Small Terminal in Winegar, WI, Footprint Plan Sheet​​​​ •••• This footprint shows the #3 C&N-W Ry Freight and Passenger Depot with a 130΄  Platform (shown above). Plus a Coal House, Coal & Oil House, Culvert, Hand Car Set-off, 2-story Section House, Water Closets, Tool House, 60΄ Lassix Turntable with a Cinder Pit, Well Pit, and a 47,000 gallon Water Tank. 
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$3.50  Footprint: 1) 13ʺ x 19ʺ super B size drawing.
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USA USPS Mail Footprint $3.50
C&N-W Ry Terminal in Mercer, WI Footprint Plan Sheet​​​​ •••• This footprint shows the #2 C&N-W Ry Freight and Passenger Depot with a 190΄  Platform (shown above). Plus a Coaling Bucket House, Coal & Oil House, Hand Car Set-off, 2) Section Houses, Tool House, 2) Hand Car Sheds, Sand Bin, Stock Chute, 3) Water Closets, Pump House, Well and a 47,000 gallon Water Tank. 
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$4  Footprint: 1) 13ʺ x 19ʺ super B size drawing.
USA USPS Mailed printed copy Plan-Set  ONLY $10
USA USPS Mailed printed copy spiral bound Booklet with Plan-Set  $14
eMailed Footprint $1
USA USPS Mail Footprint $4

1:24 scale Plan-Sets include printing and dimension  Scale Conversions.pdf  factors to 22 popular scales.​​

Monon RR Freight Depot​​ •••• This unique Freight House was in Michigan City, IN on May 1, 1865, when Abraham Lincoln’s Funeral train stopped on its way to Springfield, IL. And, can still be found in Michigan City today. Footprint 100ʺ x 30ʺ with the length easily reduced in increments of 12ʺ. 
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$14  Plan-Set includes: 8) 13ʺ x 19ʺ super B size drawings include a Railroad Garden material list for Foam Core Board construction.
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Spiral Bound Booklet consists of: 14) 9½ʺ x 13ʺ pages with over 35) illustrations for Foam Core Board construction and prototype photos. Materials, adhesives, and finishing for this model are covered.
Michigan Central RR Passenger Depot​​ •••• This is the first MC RR (later merged with the NYC) Depot in Michigan City, IN. This was the depot that was in Michigan City when Abraham Lincoln’s Funeral Train stopped on May 1, 1865 on its way to Springfield, IL. It has a central ticket office with large Gentlemen’s and Ladies waiting rooms. There is no similar available commercial Depots to this unique structure. Footprint 50” x 18½ʺ. 
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$9  Plan-Set includes: 2) 13ʺ x 19ʺ super B size drawings and 3) 9½ʺ x 13ʺ super A size drawings Material List for indoor or RR garden modeling. Included are photos of finished depot with 3-D construction renderings for Foam Core Board.
Built by William Test.
eMailed Booklet &  Plan-Set  in .pdf format $10
USA USPS Mail printed copy of  Plan-Set  ONLY $14​​
USA USPS Mail printed copies of spiral bound Booklet &  Plan-Set $19

4-Wheel RR Depot Platform Wagon​​ •••• Every depot needs a Platform Wagon! Such wagons were used for luggage and freight at Express, Freight and Passenger Depots. They go a long way toward livening up action at depot platforms, creating a lot of interest for visitors.
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$13  Plan-Set includes: 7) 13ʺ x 19ʺ super B size drawings which include options for Mail and Milk wagon decks.

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Spiral Bound Booklet consists of: 5) 9½ʺ x 13ʺ pages which is a rich source of information for anyone interested in 4-Wheel Railroad Platform Wagons used for over 100 years at Passenger, Freight and Express Depots. 
Water Closet (Outhouse)​​ •••• This Plan Sheet is of the 1901 C&N-W Ry Systems three-holer. It was made joint with the C.St.P.M.&O Ry and other railroad communities. Footprint 3-13/16" x 4".
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$5  Plan Sheet includes: 1) 13ʺ x 19ʺ super B size drawing.
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1:13.7 Scale 4-Wheel RR Depot Platform Wagon​​  •••• Same as 1:24 scale.
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$16  Plan-Set includes: 9) 13ʺ x 19ʺ super B size drawings which include options for Mail and Milk wagon decks.
USA USPS Mail printed copy of  Plan-Set  ONLY $13​​
USA USPS Mail printed copies of spiral bound Booklet &  Plan-Set $16

USA USPS Mail printed copy of  Plan-Set  ONLY $16​​
USA USPS Mail printed copies of spiral bound Booklet &  Plan-Set $18

RR Tool House​​ •••• This award winning model started as a kitbash. Drawing included is very detailed to make this model very unique. Foot print is 5¾ʺ x 4⅞ʺ. 
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$6  Plan-Set includes: 1) 13ʺ x 19ʺ super B size drawings.
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Bound Booklet consists of: 14) 8½ʺ x 11ʺ size pages, which includes; over 35) illustrations, very detailed instructions, weathering with detail scenicing for this diorama.
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 along any prototype Steam Era railroad refueling stop. They would have been spaced every 100-150 miles, 100 years ago. Footprint is 9ʺ x 4ʺ.
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$6  Plan-Set includes: 1) 13ʺ x 19ʺ super B size drawings.
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Bound Booklet consists of: 10) 8½ʺ x 11ʺ size pages, which includes; over 20) illustrations, very detailed instructions, weathering with detail scenicing for this diorama.
USA USPS Mail printed copy of  Plan-Set  ONLY $6​​
USA USPS Mail printed copies of bound Booklet &  Plan-Set $13

USA USPS Mail printed copy of  Plan-Set  ONLY $6​​
USA USPS Mail printed copies of bound Booklet &  Plan-Set $12

Generic Passenger Depot​​ •••• This easy to construct building would be appropriate for a small whistle stop depot. It is an appropriate first project if you have not had the experience of working with Foam Core Board and textured patterned styrene. Footprint is 7¾ʺ x 11ʺ.
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$8  Plan-Set includes: 1) 13ʺ x 19ʺ super B size drawings.
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Spiral Bound Booklet consists of: 12) 9½ʺ x 13ʺ size pages, which includes; recommend textured patterned styrene on exterior foam board with instructions.
Velocipede Shed​​ •••• These Sheds were once found everywhere along railroad tracks. And, could have been found every 10 miles or so along mainline railroad tracks for the Section Crews across North American to check their trackage. Velocipedes (from the French for "swift footed") 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. Footprint is 4ʺ x 6ʺ.
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$9  Plan-Set includes: 4) 13ʺ x 19ʺ super B size drawings.
USA USPS Mail printed copy of  Plan-Set  ONLY $8​​
USA USPS Mail printed copies of spiral bound Booklet &  Plan-Set $12

1:24 scale Plan-Sets include printing and dimension Scale Conversions.pdf  factors to 22 popular scales.​​

For information on the Chicago & North-Western Railway:   Chicago & North Western Historical Society  

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The following structures would fit well with, and enhance any Depot diorama.​​

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C&N-W Ry 24' Dia. Water Tank​​ •••• This is a Standard C&N-W Ry 24΄ diameter Water Tank that would have been found at terminals and every 100 to 150 miles in the heyday of Steam locomotives.
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At Winegar WI, the water was supplied to the Tank from a nearby creak.
C&N-W Ry Water Well​​ •••• This is a Standard C&N-W Ry Stand Pipe which pumped water into a Water Tank. This can be a great point of interest for your layout when constructed as cut section on the edge of your layout. Footprint 13΄ x 7΄ x 7΄ deep.
C&N-W Ry #1 Section House​​ •••• This is a dwelling built by the C&N-W Ry for the Section Foreman and his laborers and possibly their families. The house may even been furnished by the C&N-W Ry. Residents either paid a nominal rate or had rent deducted from their salary. Many Section Houses, also had a Coal Shed, Chicken Coop Shed and of course a Privy. This C&N-W Ry standard #1, 2-story, 6 room, 24΄ x 28΄ Section House.
C&N-W Ry Pump House​​ •••• Once the water well was completed a Pump House utility building would be built. C&N-W Ry trainmen maintained the stove, electric motor driven pump, (walking beam pumps were common) and pipes that carried water from the underground well to the Water Tank so the train from Mercer, WI could fill its tender. It was not uncommon when the tender was being filled, that the locomotive fireman could throw a shovel full of burning coal into the pump house stove eliminating a need for a dedicated person to monitor the stove in the coldest weather. Footprint of 12΄ x 20΄ with a lean-to coal storage bin.
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Note; the small trackside stream which was also a reliable water supply. Pump houses besides containing pumping equipment, frequently included a bunk for a watchman who stoked the stove.
C&N-W Ry Coal Storage House​​ •••• This structures could hold maybe 16-tons of coal and would be suitable on almost any railroad. Coal Storage Houses were used as storage facilities for heating fuel for Depots, Pump Houses, etc. These structures were used for general storage after their useful life for coal storage had expired. Footprint is 10΄ x 16΄
C&N-W Ry Standard Tool House​​ •••• This is a standard C&N-W Ry Tool House to house tools and other equipment for the maintenance of track and right-of-way by section crews. These small buildings were seldom spaced more than 10 miles apart and were often closer as conditions warranted. Built to be portable, when conditions changed they could be loaded on a flat car and moved to a new location. Several of these easy to build structures would fit in many layouts. Footprint 10' x 16'.
Coal Bucket​​ •••• This drawing consists of construction pictures and instructions on how to solder/build brass Coaling Bucket for a Coal Bucket facility. Styrene would be an alternative material. NOTE: When gluing in rivets you’ll probably ask yourself is this really worth it? Yes it is. Wait until you paint your buckets. The rivets will jump out at you. This will result in the best looking Coal Buckets you have ever seen!
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$4  Plan Sheet 1) 13ʺ x 19ʺ super B size drawing with instructions, photos with scale rivets for a fine scale model.
This Depot above was constructed by cutting and gluing the heavy 70# paper from the C&N-W Ry #3 Depot  Plan-Set of Foam Core Board. It is an example of one of our full size  Plan-Sets that was used as a template to build a model. We encourage the purchaser to make copies of our  Plan-Sets and use them as templates. This model has yet to be painted and needs a more substantial roof. What is pictured was constructed in less than a couple hours.
Last updated January 29, 2019.​​​​