Section House, Hancock, WV
This is a nice little building. I built it from the scraps
after assembling Hancock's freight station. It is a classic
B&O structure with all cream paint job and tar paper roof.
It used to sit right next to the base of the four track signal
bridge. It is no longer there. It got razed somewhere
around 1990. It did get repainted to CSX gray and white before it
Below are two pictures showing all four sides of the structure.
The door side faced the tracks. The side with the small square
offset to the left faced HO tower.
Below are a few in work photos. The first is the structure
assembled, prior to painting. The second is the cream color
weathered, waiting for the roof to be done.
Below is the tar paper treatment. The first photo shows the first
two sides with tissue paper strips applied. The right side has
had the excess trimmed off. The second picture is the last two
sides applied. Note the paint is still wet. The last photo
shows the end strips applied. The paint is still wet here too and
the excess tissue paper needs to be trimmed off. After the paint
dries, I dry brush a mix of shades of gray on it.
Below is a shot of the real section house around 1974. You
can see the signal bridge right by it and HO tower in the back
ground. This is a rare angle as the photographer must have been
standing on the tracks to take the picture.