Sidetrack Laser
Manufacturers of Craftsman Model Railroad Kits
 

 

Trackside Series

 
Sidetrack Laser's Trackside Series is a selection of kits that depict various MOW Structures & Facilities crucial to period operations found along the tracks primarily during the Transition Era of Railroading.......but also adaptable to other eras. These kits will be designed so that beginning to experienced modelers can easily assemble them for added detail to their Layouts/Dioramas.
 
Kits found on this page:
  Yardmasters Office SP Passenger Shelter
Interlocking/Train Order Office Tool House
Snow Shed Motor Shed
TOFC Loading Ramps & Walkways MOW Shed

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Yardmaster's Office


                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                       Track and Vehicle not included
Sidetrack Laser's Yardmaster's Office follows no particular prototype. We started with a Great Northern Standard Signal Maintainer's Shack and redesigned it by removing a side door. Then we simplified a design concept of a Yardmaster's Office on the FW&D in Texas by adding a dock & elevating it for Truck and/or Railcar Loading/Unloading. 

Kit Features Laser Cut Structural Components & Building Details.

Also Features; NE Scale Lumber Doors/Windows, Standing Seam Metal Roof and Cast Details.

Footprint:  3" x 7"
 
Yardmaster's Office
$48.95
     MSRP
                                                                                                      

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SP Passenger Shelter

                                                                                                                                                     Figures and Track Not Included
Sidetrack Laser's Trackside Passenger Shelter Follows the Design Concept of Southern Pacific's 10x20 Newberg Branch Standard Shelters found along the Red Electric Line in Oregon. Since we only had a photo to work from.....there may-be some part of the Standard Plan that was not followed in the design of this kit.
 

Kit features laser Cut Structural Components including Wooden Shake Roof, Interior Framing and Bench Seats

Graphics in the kit include a small selection of locations with-in the SP System. You can also use our graphics as a size template & formulate your own graphics specific to your layout locations using your computer.

 

Foot Print:  3" x 1 3/4"

Trackside SP Passenger Shelter
$22.95   MSRP

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Interlocking/Train Order Office

 
We started designing this kit using a photo of the end of a facility with these functions we found on The Great Northern Mainline at Everett Junction in Washington up to the 1940's. After completing the  design process; we learned that all though we had a good reproduction of the end we could see in the original photograph.......we were no where's close to the prototype's over-all length measurement; something we couldn't determine from our reference photo.
                                                                                                                                                      Track, Figure and Vehicle Not Included
Instead of redesigning the entire kit; we opted to release the kit as a Layout Friendly Freelanced Version of the Facility you can either model as a Train Order Office; a Small Interlocking Facility or Both.
 

Kit Features:    Laser Cut Structural Components; Shake Roofing & Some of the Details.

Other Features Include:    Grandt Line Windows; Northeastern Scale Lumber Door; & Cast Detail Parts

 

Footprint:    2" x 2 1/2"

Trackside Interlocking/Train Order Office
$28.95
 MSRP

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Snow Shed



Mountain Railroads from the Rockies To the High Cascades have encountered and battled the ongoing problems of Winter Snow Falls. One of the ways they got around snow on the mainline was construction of snow sheds to cover the track. These sheds covered a wide array of design styles from railroad to railroa
d.

Sidetrack Laser has designed a generic Snow Shed loosely following a Great Northern Design. You can install this kit as a stand alone installation or string them together with a little kit Bashing.

Kit features Laser Cut Structural Components

 

 

Locomotive & Track Not Included           

Foot Print :  3 1/2" x 8"

HO Snow Shed
One Kit...  $19.95   MSRP

Three Kits...  $47.95   MSRP

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MOW Shed
Sidetrack Laser's MOW Shed is patterned after a shed that was located in the ex-Southern Pacific Yard in Hillsboro, Oregon. The current owner of the line; the Portland Western RR is still using the structure today.
 



Footprint:
3 3/4" x 2"
Kit Features: Laser Cut Structural Components; Roofing; Doors & Details including Interior Framing in the Open Shed.
Also Includes Corrugated Metal Roofing over the Open Shed.
 
HO MOW Shed
$24.95    MSRP

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Tool House

 
Sidetrack Laser's Tool House is designed from a Great Northern Standard Plan dating from the late 1950's. We added a couple of features & changed the siding called for on the exterior walls to resemble an earlier corrugated steel metal wall.
 

Kit Features: Laser Cut Structural Components, Interior Wall Framing, Shed Doors, Vents & Shingle Roof

Also Featured are Grandt Line Windows & Man Door

 

 

Both the Tool House & the following Motor Shed have 3 Interior Walls with Laser Cut Interior Framing Detail

 

Footprint:   4 5/8" x 2 7/8"

 

 

Trackside Tool House
$26.95 
MSRP

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Motor Shed

 
                                                                                                              Speeder and Track Not included
Sidetrack Laser's Motor Shed is also designed from a Great Northern Standard Plan dating from the late 1950's. We changed the siding called for on the exterior walls to resemble an earlier corrugated steel metal wall.
 

 

Kit Features: Laser Cut Structural Components, Interior Wall Framing, Shed Doors, Vents & Shingle Roof

Also Featured are Grandt Line Windows

 

Footprint:   4 1/2" x 2 3/8"

 

 

Trackside Motor Shed
$24.95   MSRP

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TOFC Walkways and Wooden Loading Ramp

 

                                                                                                                                    Rolling Stock, Track and Figure not included 

During the early days of TOFC Service, loading and unloading was a labor intensive operation. Many railroads like the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy (CB&Q) built and installed elevated walkways at some of their TOFC terminals to make it easier for yard personnel to handle tie down equipment, landing gears and hitch bases. Loading Ramps came in many different materials and designs.
 
If you order a Combination Kit; Sidetrack Laser offers you 2 Laser Cut 9" HO Scale TOFC Walkways and a Wooden Loading Ramp kit. We have made it easy for you to design an early TOFC Facility for your layout. If you only need part of a Combo Kit; You have the option of purchasing walkways/loading ramps individually. The walkways can either straddle your TOFC track as shown or be mounted end to end to model a combination TOFC/Team Track Facility.
 

Combination Loading Ramp and Walkways
$14.95   MSRP

 

TOFC Walkways
$8.95    MSRP

 

Wooden Loading Ramp
$8.95    MSRP

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