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HO SCALE
KIT No. NPHE
PRICE $165.00
WT. 2 lb.
DATE 2007

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The
Northern
Pacific
Hotel
at Easton

is the perfect resting spot for busy crews



KIT No. NPHE
PROTOTYPE


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THE NP HOTEL


NP Hotel, Easton, Washington.

NORTHERN PACIFIC
HOTEL, EASTON

Another busy day on the hill. The NP Hotel at Easton is the perfect resting place for your tired engine crews. The Northern Pacific built this hotel just across from the roundhouse at Easton, at the base of Stampede Pass, on their mainline route over the Cascade Mountains of Washington.

I was inspired by the photo in Charles Wood's NP Pictorial (page 84). I had looked at it for years thinking it would make a great model, but the task of cutting out all those windows was just too daunting.

Then I bought Builders In Scale and inherited a laser-cutter. Perfect tool for the job. NP historian Jim Fredrickson shared a floor plan from his collection. And I went to work- I knew I wanted more in my model than just your regular generic cut-and-paste laser kit. So I kept pushing it. Starting with a bunch of Grandt Line Products I added some of our own white metal detail parts (from Builders In Scale), as well as some laser-cut Venitian blinds and lace curtains. Interior wall partitions, floors, and even the stairs are included. The porches and roof are covered with laser-cut self-adhesive shake shingles and it all rests on a cast Hydrocal CCC stone foundation.

I had assumed the building was long gone as is the roundhouse and other facilities. To my amazement I learned it's still standing. A lot worse for wear with "new" vinyl windows placed over the original boarded-over locations. I finished my model off with the NP two-tone cream over brown paint job though I suspect the original was simply painted white (as it roughly is today). I then placed my model on a small diorama adding standard scenery (from Woodland Scenics)- though not included.

The kit includes step-by-step instructions with full-size drawings and templates.
There's no reason to sit around for years like I did thinking someday I should build a model of this great structure- Order yours today!

40' x 68' ( 5-1/4" x 9" ) in HO Scale


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NPHE - NP Hotel, Easton $165.00   BUY ME  


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    I've always assumed the building was long gone recalling nothing like it near the tracks
where I thought it was in past visits, though I never specifically looked until this summer (2006). I couldn't believe it!
Definately a little worse for wear but still standing.

front view of an old battered but still stannding 2-story wood structure.

You can see the old windows, boarded up and "new" ones cut in.

left side view 2-story wood structure.

I'm certain it's been moved. The old photo shows a car part on this side.

right side 2-story wood structure.

There's a new side entrance but it looks like it was added long ago.


MODEL CONSTRUCTION

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington.

The corners are dovetailed for stability.

NP Hotel, Easton, Washington.

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    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - for this model


ON-LINE HOW TO CLINICS

  HOW TO CLINICS  
Here are a bunch of my on-line how to work with Hydrocal mini-clinics. Each kit includes specific instructions of course- and there are lots of ways to do things, but here are my thoughts, tips and techniques.

  Coloring BRICK  
My traditional techniques for coloring and mortaring brick.

  Coloring STONE  
With a little practice you can color realistic stone walls. Here's how I do it.
What are we going to do now that Testors/Floquil has dropped their Flo-Stains?

  Coloring CONCRETE  
A little gray ink wash and some colorants. It's not that difficult.


SCRATCH-BUILDING STOCK

  Standard Common Brick- fine  
If you like to scratch-build or just want to practice before you do, check out my stock castings. These are the same building blocks I use to create my kits.

  Hand-Carved Stone-  
I have three different grades available. Use as retaining walls, cut them up for foundations, or make whole new buildings.

  Cinder Block Wall  
Mix it up a bit and you'll have an even more interesting building.

  Concrete Retaining Wall  
Whole 4" x 8" panels of the stuff. Use them for retaining walls, foundations, even make complete buildings like I have.


COMPLEMENTARY KITS

  NP 90 ft. Round House  
A Northern Pacific Standard Plan, the ultimate "railroad" model.

  NP Signal Tower  
Another Northern Pacific prototype structure.

  NP Freight House  
Actually, a railroad storage house often found near the roundhouse.








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