Building the car barn :: 2

Things are coming together nicely.

It’s been more than a month since I’ve posted any photos of my in-progress model of the Niagara St. Catharines & Toronto Railway car barn that once occupied a city block on Welland Avenue in St. Catharines. But I have been busy.

As the lead photo shows, I’m almost finished with the walls. I’ve scratch-built several sets of doors and everything has been painted and weathered. I have a couple of touch-ups to do, and then I can start glazing the windows. Still to come: a floor, a roof, a bunch of skylights, and overhead wires inside the structure. Meantime, I’ve painted all the rails so my track is now ready for ballast.

Now that the car barn is well underway, that mocked-up sand house is starting to bug me. I think it’s time to start building that, too…

Published by Trevor

Lifelong model railway enthusiast and retired amateur shepherd who trained a border collie to work sheep. Professional writer and editor, with some podcasting and Internet TV presenting work thrown in for good measure.

6 thoughts on “Building the car barn :: 2

    1. Thanks Jim. I’m enjoying the project so that’s motivating me. BTW, that’s your ex LE&N motor peeking out the door at right. I extensively redetailed it and painted it as NS&T 21.


  1. That’s looking really nice. I need to get back at working on walls on buildings for my layout too. Seeing your progress is making me antsy at my own lack of progress again the past few weeks! Good to have friends doing stuff to help keep us motivated!


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