Spencer Elevator in HO Scale

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Spencer Elevator in HO Scale

Postby Luke » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:57 pm

As some may know, the historic century-old farm equity elevator at Spencer, Ohio served by the AC&Y burned to the ground in April 2012. It lives, however, part of a bigger amalgamation of structures making up the scene on my HO-scale layout... where the original W&LE (later NKP) crossed the AC&Y. Spencer was (and still is) a very busy interchange and incredibly interesting location. Many freight cars have rattled over the Spencer diamond including C&O coal destined mills in Cleveland, Lorain and Wheeling.

The elevator building was owned by Spencer Feed & Supply. Over the years, the elevator served as a lumber storage building and also the business office for Tri-County Oil.

The HO-scale Spencer Elevator model is entirely scratch built with only commercially available windows, corrugated metal siding and two brands of slate shingles being added.
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Looking West at Northern Exposure
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Looking East with Section House and AC&Y Depot
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Southern Exposure of Spencer Elevator
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Re: Spencer Elevator in HO Scale

Postby LKandO » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:22 am

Very nice. The weathering is especially well done.

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Re: Spencer Elevator in HO Scale

Postby Free-mo Tim » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:23 pm

Bob,

Thank you for sharing the scenes of Spencer! It's easy to identify the 2 different stations in Spencer by their paint schemes.

Looking forward to future pictures of your railroad.

Tim Moran
Akron, OH

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Re: Spencer Elevator in HO Scale

Postby Luke » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:26 am

Here are three more Spencer views including a photo of the prototype Spencer Equity Elevator about 1983. REL
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View of Prototype
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Busy NKP-AC&Y Spencer Interchange
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View Northwest
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