|HN Cabin Mock-up, during early construction of Doswell Junction.|
Not to be put off, I found that my friend and talented modeler, Bernie Kempinski, owner of Alkem Scale Models (http://www.alkemscalemodels.com/ and see the link to his MR Layout Blog, on my list of favorite blogs, to right of this page), has a kit for a standard C&O Style Cabin (aka Tower). I asked him if he could modify the kit slightly, to meet the differences of the existing HN Cabin (shown below, earlier this year)
|Doswell (HN) Cabin, at Doswell Junction, 08JAN11|
|HN Cabin next to Bernie's kit Pilot Model|
|Closeup of HN Cabin Kit|
After this is done, I would like to get a scaled version of the Doswell Station (shown in my page header with the tower & below) custom built; the reason I say "get it built" is because my crossing is a stock Atlas Crossing, so the angle is slightly off and the inset of where the station would go is smaller, so I will have to work with a custom structure builder to scratchbuild this so it will a) Fit & b) look like it belongs.. more to follow on that epic saga, when I start in on it.
|Doswell Station, now Buckingham Branch Railroad HQ, Sep 2007.|
Note HN Cabin in the back. Behind the station, the old C&O Piedmont Subdivision crosses over the old RF&P's Double Track mainline.