|Conductor's Car at Stoneman's Station |
used as a telegraph shed
I have no written record of conductor cars on the Aquia Line, however, there is a photo of a conductor car off the rails and being used as a telegraph shed at Stoneman's. So there was at least one!
The are no plans available that I am aware of except for the drawing in Alexandrer's book. That plan has lots of mistakes, and is too big for my layout anyway. There are a few photos of USMRR conductor cars. So I decided to make my conductor's car as if it was a converted box car using the photos as guides.
I laser cut the frame and then planked the deck and sides with scale lumber.
I decided to add a full interior. Most everything is scratch built except the stove casting (though I did add a cranked chimney), the barrel and the tools. The chairs are laser cut.
Now I have to figure out how to make the roof removable.
|Close up of the work table. Can you read the switch list?|
|The bed on the right is a 2-bunk bed.|