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Project plans: Build a crossing guard's shanty

Get the plans for this easy-to-build structure featured in the February 2012 Model Railroader
Click on the image to download the plans.

Before the invention of automatic crossing gates, railroad crossing guards protected grade crossings. Usually holding a flag, lantern, or stop sign or operating a manual crossing gate, the crossing guard would warn motorists of an approaching train. A simple wooden shanty provided shelter for the crossing guard.

Whatever your modeling railroading scale, a crossing shanty is a quick, easy, and fun scratchbuilding project.

Click on the link below to download the plans.

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