|Doswell Freight House, circa 1969|
Lesson of importance: Don't give up! You can always find pictures of signature buildings from someone or somewhere.
After circulating the picture to a few friends in the hobby, one friend who is also a craftsman kit manufacturer (Michael Duggan, Owner of Paw of A Bear - www.pawofabear.com), is interested in helping me create one and possibly making it into a kit, since this style of building was used in several locations on the RF&P (Milford, VA is another that actually still standing) and similar designs on the C&O and VIRGINIAN Railroad. I don't have the building dimensions, so I am going to have to approximate what and how big, along with doing some selective compression. So, I cleared the area and started taking measurements and seeing what would fit.
|Three 40' box cars on the siding and an HO Scale Ruler (or two)|
The grey rectangle is an estimate of the building footprint and the brown squares are scale 'loading/unloading docks', the two ends 12'x25' and the middle 12'x12'. Possible to work, although I think the right ramp should be a 12'x12' square with a ramp going down to the ground. I'll work on what the front will look like (mock up) and provide all this to Michael. More to follow as we make progress.