Plan-Sets offered to construct Track stuff.
60' Turntable​​ ••••  This 60’ balanced turntable is based on the turn-of-the-century turntables 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&N-W Ry, Rock Island, and other RRs at varying lengths.
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Turning can be accomplished by simply turning 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 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.
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30" as designed. This design could be easily lengthened for longer engines with tenders.
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$16  Plan-Set, includes: 11) 13" x 19" super B drawings. The  Plan-Set includes a Material List, turning and electrical polarity options with construction instructions. Skill levels required to build this Turntable varies. Side girder plates fastened to a block is the easiest, or use commercial styrene shapes riveted to the girder plates for the most skilled finescale modeler, with variations in-between. Full size templates are available for ease of construction.
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FULL Spiral Bound Booklet, consists of: 20) 9½ʺ x 13ʺ pages of acceptable material list, adhesives, painting, weathering instructions, photos with 60) pictures and 6) additional prototype drawings.  CLICK to view the 31 page Spiral Bound Booklet INDEX.
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Spiral Bound Booklet and Plan-Set lite •••• This spiral bound Turntable Booklet consists of; 20) pages with over 60) pictures and illustrations when ordering  Plan-Set lite. The Plan-Set  ONLY includes the 4) 13" x 19" Super B full scale drawings used for templates.  The other seven (7) Plan-Set drawings are 9½" x 13" included within the spiral bound Booklet. 
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This 60’ Lassig Turntable as designed is 30" long in 1:24 (½ʺ) scale. As designed it would be acceptable for other Large Scales, with lengths as shown below:
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1:32 (⅜”) scale = 79.72 feet long  i  1:22.5 (G) scale = 56.25 feet long
1:29 scale = 72.5 feet long               1:20.3 (Fn3) scale = 50.75 feet long
1:24 (½ʺ) scale = 60 feet long          1:13.7 (⅞n3) scale = 34.25 feet long
eMailed Booklet and FULL  Plan-Set in .pdf format $12
USA USPS mailed printed copy of Full  Plan-Set ONLY $16
USPS mailed printed copies of spiral bound Booklet and  Plan-Set lite $21
USA USPS mailed printed copies of bound Booklet and FULL  Plan-Set​ $26

Snow Shed​​ •••• Every layout that represents trains going through Mountains needs a Snow Shed. Footprint as designed is 20-¼ʺ x 44-⅝ʺ. The length can easily be varied ± 4ʺ. 
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$8  1:24 (½ʺ) scale Plan-Set, includes: 3) 13" x 19" super B drawings with the profile shown in full scale​.
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1:24 (½ʺ) scale spiral Bound Booklet, consists of: 14) 9½ʺ x 13ʺ pages of construction instructions and photograph sheets with weathering options.





$6  1:48 (O) scale Plan-Set, includes: 2) 13" x 19" super B drawings. with the profile shown in full scale​.
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1:48 (O) scale spiral Bound Booklet, consists of: 12) 9½ʺ x 13ʺ pages of construction instructions and photograph sheets with weathering options.
Safety Island Platform​ •••• Every railroad with trestles (steel or wood) needs Safety Island Platforms for the safety of its employees who got caught on a trestle as a train approached. A bucket of sand with a barrel of water would be included to extinguish fires on wood trestles started by the hot coals from a steam engine. Safety Island Platforms would be located from 50΄ to 150΄ along trestles depending on the railroad’s standards.
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$5  Plan Sheet, includes: 1) 13" x 19" super B drawings with a 3-D rendering, picture and outdoor material recommendations.
Built by Jay Kendel.
Timber Portal​​ •••• This Timber Portal was designed to disguise a G size track that terminated at a brick wall, but it could be used anywhere on an indoor layout or an outdoor railroad garden. (A “real” train enthusiast could even use this design as their Pet's Door.)
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$8  Plan-Set, includes: 3) 13" x 19" super B drawings with material recomendations.
USA USPS mailed printed copy of Plan-Set ONLY in 1:24 scale $8
USA USPS mailed printed copies of spiral bound Booklet and  Plan-Set in 1:24 scale $13
USA USPS mailed printed copy of Plan-Set ONLY in 1:48 scale $6

USA USPS mailed printed copies of spiral bound Booklet and  Plan-Set in 1:48 scale $12

1:24 (½ʺ) scale Plan-Sets include printing and dimension Scale Conversions.pdf  factors to 22 popular scales.​​​

Velocipede Shed​​ •••• These Sheds were once found everywhere along mainline railroad tracks sometimes every 10 miles or so for the Section Crews across the North American continent  to check and work on their section of track. 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. This plan-set includes options for a Garden Railway, (shown to the left) or options for finescale modeling. Footprint is 4ʺ x 6ʺ.​
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$9  Plan-Set, includes: 4) 13" x 19" super B drawings. with a 3-D rendering, picture and outdoor material recommendations.
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$10 Delux Plan-Set, includes: 5) 13" x 19" super B drawings. with a 3-D rendering, picture and outdoor material recommendations. And Hand Car Set-Off drawing.
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Spiral Bound Booklet, consists of: 16) 9½ʺ x 13ʺ pages of optional details.
Hand and/or Motor Car Set-Off​​ ••••  A simple detail to enhance any RR layout. This set-off is a redraw of a C & N-W Ry standard drawing. Footprint is 6ʺ x 9ʺ.
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$5  Plan Sheet, includes: 1) 13" x 19" super B drawing.
Ash and Cinder Pit with Tool Rack​​ •••• This is the oldest style of Ash Pits where the track was carried on wooden side walls. This could be accomplished since “light weight” 4-4-0 American was the locomotive used by the CNW to Winegar, WI. By 1918 the wood of this Ash Pit at Winegar had reached its useful life and was filled in. At this small CNW terminal apparently they used the inefficient way of removing ash and cinders apparently with shovels from the build out into low sided railroad cars.
$7  Plan-Set includes: 2) 13" x 19" super B drawings.
USA USPS mailed printed copy of Plan-Set ONLY $9
USA USPS mailed printed copy Delux  Plan-Set ONLY  $10
USA USPS mailed printed copies of spiral bound Booklet and Delux  Plan-Set​ $19
C&N-W Ry Coal & Oil House Shed​​ •••• This a C&N-W Ry 1914 Standard Coal & Oil House that would have been found at small terminal complexes for many years. Footprint is 9ʺ x 4ʺ.
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$6  Plan Sheet, includes: 1) 13" x 19" super B drawing. with a material list, and 20 illustrations detailing on how this very detailed model was built.
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Bound Booklet, consists of: 10) 8½ʺ x 11ʺ size pages with a material list, and 20 illustrations detailing on how this award winning very detailed model was built.
Tool House •••• This award winning model started as a kitbash. Drawing included is very detailed to make this model unique. Footprint is 5-¾ʺ x 4-⅞ʺ. 
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$6  Plan Sheet, includes: 1) 13" x 19" super B drawings. with a 3-D rendering, picture and outdoor material recommendations​.
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Bound Booklet, consists of: 14) 8½ʺ x 11ʺ pages size pages, which includes; over 35) illustrations, detailed instructions, weathering with scenicing for this diorama.
USA USPS mailed printed copy of Plan-Set ONLY $6
USA USPS mailed printed copies of bound Booklet and  Plan-Set $13

USA USPS mailed printed copy of Plan-Set ONLY $6
USA USPS mailed printed copies of bound Booklet and  Plan-Set $12

VCLCo Engine House Booklet with Plan-Set •••• This large format 24) 9½ʺ 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 and weathering, building Triple Hung Windows, detailing a Blacksmith Shop, operational opening Doors. Footprint 27⅜" x 7¾" (x 14¾" Shop). Plan-Set  includes; 8) 13ʺ x 19ʺ Super B drawings.
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eMailed Booklet & Plan-Setin .pdf format $10
USA USPS Mailed printed copy of Booklet & Plan-Set $23

All 1:24 scale  Plan-Sets include printing and dimension Scale Conversions.pdf  factors to 22 popular scales.
Put our expertise to work for you. Let the Vilas County Lumber Company, do a custom design for you.
#4 RH & LH Turnout​​ •••• This Plan-Set uses Llagas Creek code 215, 45mm gauge track and available details. I chose code 215 for my indoor layout because of it being relatively prototypical. I found the cost of Llagas Creek details reasonable. Full size templates are included for these details if you want to scratch build everything. Turnouts are drawn with a 6½΄ Radius, 21¾ʺ long.
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$8  Plan-Set, includes: 5) 13" x 19" super B drawings.
Jack's Shelf Spiral Bound Layout Booklet​​ •••• consists of: 12) 9½ʺ x 13ʺ pages with 20) illustrations and pictures on building a Large Scale shelf layout with hidden brackets and no duck-unders. 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 a “no-see-em” bracket
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Plan Sheet, includes: 1) 13" x 19" super B drawings with printed copy.
#6 RH & LH Turnout​​ •••• 
​​eMailed Booklet in .pdf format $1​​
USA USPS mailed printed spiral bound copy Booklet and large Bracket drawing $12
Put our expertise to work for you. Let the Vilas County Lumber Company, do a custom design for you.
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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, includes: 1) 13" x 19" super B drawing with instructions, photos with scale rivets for a unique scale model. 
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.
Last updated February 14, 2019.​​​​