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Date: 01/06/21 07:12
Drawings of Train Order Stands
Author: trainnut7

Looking for drawings with measurements of train order stands for an HO layout.  Thanks for the help.



Date: 01/06/21 07:27
Re: Drawings of Train Order Stands
Author: wabash2800

I've been looking for them too. I would like to make an iron man and have two versions, one with the hoops up and loaded and one with them down--unloaded. That way, I could switch them as needed for photography. The circular holders could be perhaps made from soldered fine wire, but if someone like Tichy made them from a flexible plastic, that would be to scale and cool too. Be aware that there were various versions. Other than provided by suppliers, some were homemade. The Wabash had wooden stands but also had the steel "iron mans" with the circular holders. Many locations didn't use stands.

Sequoia Models made a kit in HO, but it's too clunky for my taste. The Wabash tower at Wolcottville, Indiana had a very short wooden step platform with two wooden arms that reached out from the tower and would lift up and down with short hoops attached. I wish I would have taken more specific photos. At New Paris, Indiana the operator had a platform and arms but at least one of the operators perferred to stand on the platform and hand up orders with a hand-held hoop. I do have a "short hoop" from an unknown Wabash location.

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 01/06/21 12:29 by wabash2800.



Date: 01/07/21 05:25
Re: Drawings of Train Order Stands
Author: santafedan

Here is the Sequoia hoops stand. Photos 1 and 2.
Number 3 is a lazer kit piece.  I will post the finished kit next.








Date: 01/07/21 05:32
Re: Drawings of Train Order Stands
Author: santafedan

The finished kit.  I built this for another layout.  I do not recall the name of the kit.  It is photographed on my layout for documrntation.  I document all of my work I do for others.
Photo 3 is the installed kit.

One more of the hoop on my layot.  Victor I am sorry it is "clunky", it was what was available when I bulit my layout more than 30 years ago.
 








Date: 01/07/21 08:28
Re: Drawings of Train Order Stands
Author: wabash2800

Dan:

No need for an apology. It's just clunky for my tastes.

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Date: 01/07/21 10:56
Re: Drawings of Train Order Stands
Author: railstiesballast

The last image is an excellent blend of backdrop and layout forests.



Date: 01/07/21 16:25
Re: Drawings of Train Order Stands
Author: wabash2800

There are some on display at museums. Perhaps someone could take some measurements and photos for you.

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Date: 01/09/21 00:23
Re: Drawings of Train Order Stands
Author: CPAlburtis

Just do an on-line search for 'Showcase Miniatures 2322'.
Very nice HO pole kit; overhead light is also available.

Some info in the TO archives as well:
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?2,1565257
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,4179116
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,2642287,2645826

Chris



 



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