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Offline Normmeister  
#1 Posted : 02 May 2022 12:40:27(UTC)
Normmeister


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I am currently working on my loco depot area where the turntable and engine shed, re-coaling and watering facilities etc are. I am thinking about having a crew barracks as well. I have in mind some sort of elevated structure, ideally a former railway carriage that has been converted to sleeping quarters, up on stilts of some kind.

I think I have seen models of something like that, but I have searched all the manufacturers' listings I can think of but did not find anything. Does anyone know of such ?

Thanks !
Norm.
Offline kiwiAlan  
#2 Posted : 02 May 2022 12:58:25(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Normmeister Go to Quoted Post
I am currently working on my loco depot area where the turntable and engine shed, re-coaling and watering facilities etc are. I am thinking about having a crew barracks as well. I have in mind some sort of elevated structure, ideally a former railway carriage that has been converted to sleeping quarters, up on stilts of some kind.

I think I have seen models of something like that, but I have searched all the manufacturers' listings I can think of but did not find anything. Does anyone know of such ?

Thanks !
Norm.


Marklin did one like that a few years back, that was labelled as a temporary signal cabin.

I'm not sure that a coach body used the way you envisage would be raised to that sort of height. If crew required a sleepover they would normally be allocated a room in a nearby barracks type building, but for your purposes I could envisage an old Thunderbox body or two at ground level.

Offline rbw993  
#3 Posted : 02 May 2022 13:52:12(UTC)
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Yes, why would they bother with the added expense of raising a structure. I don't think "views for crews" can be ROI'd

Regards,
Roger
Offline Bogenschütze  
#4 Posted : 02 May 2022 16:16:40(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Normmeister Go to Quoted Post
I am currently working on my loco depot area where the turntable and engine shed, re-coaling and watering facilities etc are. I am thinking about having a crew barracks as well. I have in mind some sort of elevated structure, ideally a former railway carriage that has been converted to sleeping quarters, up on stilts of some kind.

I think I have seen models of something like that, but I have searched all the manufacturers' listings I can think of but did not find anything. Does anyone know of such ?

Thanks !
Norm.



Perhaps you were thinking of something like this? However, I agree with the others that if it was just a bunkhouse for crew, it would be unlikely to be so elevated.

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Marklin - "The train set I never had as a child."
Keith Bowman
Offline scraigen  
#5 Posted : 02 May 2022 18:59:22(UTC)
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It’s your layout, your world, if you want raised old carriage as sleeping quarters why not! You could kit bash it from any carriage you like the look of.
Must build something
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Offline Normmeister  
#6 Posted : 03 May 2022 01:53:45(UTC)
Normmeister


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thanks guys for the helpful comments. I did seem to remember that Marklin did do an elevated Thunderbox structure at one stage, but in my searches I had been looking for crew quarters and did not realise it was a control centre.

So I looked for the Marklin one and found it is model 42355. I found one on Ebay.com so that is now on its way. With overseas mail the way it is (I am in Australia) it should be here in a couple of months.

I do realise that in real life crew barracks would be unlikely to be elevated, but I am pushed for space so it should fit in well. The model will need to be altered a little but having a metal one and Marklin as well appeals to me.

Norm.
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