Apparently, after more than 10 years of operation, the RGS decided to build a warehouse in Placerville (Colorado) sometime between 1912 and 1914. The warehouse lasted longer than the railroad and was probably removed when the highway was improved. Today's highway appears to pass over the site of the warehouse. Over the years, very few changes were made to the building. The most notable change was that the platform was reduced from full length to just a short section along each of the two side doors. This change was made sometime after 1940. Very few photographs exist of the structure, particularly for the two sides not illustrated in the above photo. Thus, a considerable amount of "modeler's license" had to be incorporated into the design. The model has also been shortened to enable it to better fit model railroads.
The roof and top portions of the walls were covered in corrugated steel. Oddly, the lower portions of the walls were left uncovered and appear as well-weathered wood planking. Doors, windows, and trim were typical RGS Buff and Brown in color. One photo hints that the walls may have been painted Buff at one time, but I am skeptical if this was the case. The foundation of the warehouse is laser etched "stone", and the roof is removable. Doors can be mounted in either open or closed positions, and the interior floor is etched to show the planking. If you are short on depth for your model, the platform is a separate component and can be eliminated.
Construction entails covering an inner plywood shell with appropriate siding.
Jigs are provided for platform and stair assembly.
As with all of our kits, complete instructions are provided in large print, profusely illustrated, bound booklets that lay flat. All parts and construction steps are illustrated. Information as to helpful tools, recommended glues, and painting and finishing procedures is also included. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU HAVE ROLL OF OUR STICKY TAPE ON HAND TO APPLY THE CORRUGATED MATERIAL. It can be ordered from the table at the bottom of our Home page.
FOOTPRINTS (WITH PLATFORMS):
HO: 5½ x 11 inches (14 x 28 cm)
S: 7¼x 15½ inches (18 x 39 cm)
S-SCALE MODEL BUILT AND DETAILED BY MIKE SCHWAB