Rich Cobb’s Modelshop

Rich Cobb is a prominent and regular contributor to our site, and we will be adding his latest material here.

For his past work and numerous photos, please visit the existing page on our site:


New from Rich on July 12, 2013:

The Homer station on the DL&W is about half way between Binghamton and Syracuse, and is used today for a business. Plans were in the August, 1965 issue of Model Railroader. The HO scale model is built from Plastruct scale brick, Tichy windows, Grandt Line doors, and Northeastern shingles.

New from Rich on July 15, 2012:

    The Kingston Station HO scale model was built from plans from the archives.. Materials include posterboard, Plastruct brick, Grandt Line doors, computer drawn windows, and Northeastern Scale Models slate shingles. The plans are dated 1902, and I believe the station was torn down in the early 1960s.

New from Rich on June 15, 2012:

The Livingston Manor station on the O&W was built in HO scale from copies of NYO&W Historical Society blueprints. It’s outstanding that the Society members have preserved these records over the years, and make them available for modelers to “re-create” the O&W in miniature. The model was built from Northeastern Scale Lumber, Grandt Line doors and windows, Plastruc stone siding, Campbel shingles on the walls, and Northeastern Scale Models Slate shingle roofing.

New from Rich on April 16, 2012:

Auburn Agway Fertilizer Blend Plant. I was manager there from 1969 to 1974, and found time to draw up plans for it. The building was basically a pole barn with 7 bins for holding fertilizer materials with blending equipment in the middle. Materials were moved from the bins with a skid steer loader, weighed in a hopper, mixed in a rotary blender and then loaded out to spreader trucks, trailers, or farmer’s trucks. The HO scale model was built with Northeastern Scale Lumber, Northeastern shingles, and a Walthers elevator. The Bobcat is by GHQ, while the Army deuce and a half is by Rocco, the Ford 850 is from Athearn, and the Ford Louisville started out as an Atlas tractor. All the spreader bodies were build from styrene, and the 2 cylinder Wisconsin engines are from Durango Press.

more to come…