Working on the Casa Grande speeder shed

Early in the month, I took pictures and measurements of the Casa Grande Southern Pacific speeder shed. I had a fresh sheet of 0.040″ styrene, some leftovers of metal roofing from the D’Amato Lumber project, and a small piece of freight car siding.

The three sides are plain styrene, the front is a combination of the freight car siding and plain styrene. I am using five Grandt Line windows, and the door is made out of more freight car siding. The siding is horizontal, and the door planks are vertical.

Getting closer

I have been planning on scratch building the Casa Grande speeder shed and putting it on my Pacific Electric layout, in the correct Southern Pacific Colonial Yellow, instead of Pacific Electric gray.

I drew up a scale plan on 1/4″ square graph paper using Grandt Line #8008 windows. While they are not correct, they are not too far off. They are smaller than the 4×6 prototype windows, and they have more than the prototype 8 panes.