Thursday, February 16, 2023

Marvin Fetch makes a marvelous freight shed from scratch

Former WMRC secretary Marvin Fetch built this freight shed entirely from scratch! Following instructions from an issue of Model Railroader magazine published in the 1960's, he built this shed using sheets of clapboard siding and strip wood. 

The shingled roof is made from the cedar lining from a cigar container. He flattened the cedar lining by placing it in a book for five months. Then he cut shingles from it and glued each one on, one shingle at a time. 

Painting and weathering was brushed on by hand. Marvin has proudly placed this model on every one of the five layouts that he has constructed throughout the years.

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