Chad Fannin has created an incredible diorama to be displayed at the Wheelersburg Community Partnership event on Aug 3, 2024 in the Pioneer village. Thank you for sharing your excellent work with us! Chad's description is below.

I recently completed a HO scale model I have been working on for a couple years. The original Wheelersburg, Ohio depot used by the Norfolk & Western circa 1912. The railroad crossing was the old Center Street in 1880. Originally built by the Scioto Valley Railway in 1880 it had the iconic octagon signal tower used on most all the SV's depots. N&W had bought the Scioto Valley in 1890 and kept the towers on them for many years. The Wheelersburg depot's tower was removed sometime after 1915 but it wouldn't matter. Separated by less than fifty feet, the Wheelersburg Milling Company's building caught fire the night of May 30th, 1920 and was burnt to ashes. The close proximity of the depot caused it to burn to the ground as well. N&W quickly installed a temporary depot and later built a new one. The new depot served the Burg community until August 16, 1968 when it was closed and soon after demolished. The buildings are scratch built from mostly Northeastern lumber, Cambells corrugated siding and Tichy windows and doors. The wood water tanks are scratch built out of styrene. The steel water tower is 3D printed from eBay. Lots of other various products and manufactured detail items used.

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