IC Freight House Details
The theme of the railroad I am building in the man cave has changed from Vicksburg to Gibsland. With some persuasion from Greg McComas and Dan Munson there well be more emphasis on backdrops and scenery so I decided to simplify the operating concept for this layout.
Gibsland offers that simplicity while containing enough detail to keep it interesting. One landmark in the Gibsland railroad scene is the derelict former Illinois Central Freight House across from the Louisiana and North West diesel shop.
A trip was made to Gibsland last Monday, 3-13-2017, to take some detail shots and gather ideas for the layout. This post will focus on the freight house.
The below Google satellite image illustrates how the freight house is positioned in relation to the various tracks and the Louisiana and North West diesel shop in Gibsland.
Measurements and photos were taken to compliment images taken on earlier trips to capture enough information to model the structure. Below we will go around the structure. The drawings were made from measurements taken on this last trip. The drawings are not exactly to scale as they were done in PowerPoint, however they are very close.
Below are some more images taken of details and different angles to assist with modeling this structure.