O Scale Town Structures
DRL O-408 T.W. Dick Iron Works
When it was built in 1890, it was a
state-of-the-art water powered
machine shop which later became the
home of the T.W. Dick Iron Works.
It was demolished in 2016 during the
Augusta NNGC, but is still visible on
Google maps Street View. For our kit
we captured the original charm,
removing the modern additions,
windows and garage doors.
In its first year it was rented by
W.H. Dyer to build the freight cars
for the new 2-foot Kennebec Central
Railroad. The KCRR locomotives and passenger cars were ferried across the
river. But being an experienced and frugal man from Maine, Dyer scheduled his
deliveries in winter so that he could sledge the freight cars down to the shore and
across the frozen Kennebec River.
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