How To Build a Model Railroad Plans for a C&NW yard office

Plans for a C&NW yard office

By Angela Cotey | May 27, 2020

| Last updated on January 20, 2021

This HO scale structure is based on a Chicago & North Western prototype from Butler, Wis.

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In the July 2020 Model Railroader, Group Technical Editor Cody Grivno shows how he scratchbuilt an HO scale model based on the Chicago & North Western yard office in Butler, Wis. See a PDF version of this by clicking here.

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  1. Windows and doors in concrete block buildings generally align with the coursing of the block since each opening requires a lintel–either steel, reinforced concrete block or precast concrete. Cody’s measured drawings don’t account for the block coursing, so consequently the tops of the windows are misaligned with the concrete block and don’t account for the required lintels. Adding in the concrete block coursing will help make the finished product look more realistic.

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