Sherman's Creek Photo Gallery

Above: A Conrail freight crosses the stone arch Sherman's Creek Bridge. Photo Credit: Jim Spavins

Above: A pair of Conrail freights meet on the bridge in front of the railfan park. Photo Credit: Jim Spavins

Below: A CSX freight charges over the Sherman Creek Viaduct past Jim's Canoe Shack. Photo Credit: Jim Spavins

Sherman's Creek

Just north of Marysville, PA – home of the famed Rockville Bridge – sits a smaller stone arch bridge over Sherman’s Creek. This small 2′ x 4′ module depicts a model similar to the Sherman’s Creek bridge and the surrounding area. The module includes two small mini-scenes featuring a railfan park complete with a caboose gift shop and a canoe rental store. In addition, this is the only module in the club which has concrete tie track on the mainlines.

The benchwork for the module was constructed from a 1/2″ birch plywood frame with 1/4″ luan plywood used to support the river and mainline track. Cork subroadbed was used along with Peco Code 100 concrete tie flextrack for the mainline trackage.

There are only three structures on the modules. The railfan park gift shop was made from a MDC caboose found in the scrap box. Jim’s Canoe Shack was made from the Life-Like General Store kit with a new roof and details added to change the look of the kit. The focal point of the modules – the stone arch bridge – was made from a cast resin kit. The three arch bridge spans 27″ and stands 5″ above the river.

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Module at a Glance

Scale: HO Scale
Size: 2'x4'
Number of Sections: 1
Builder: Jim Spavins
Type: Straight
Mainline Tracks: 2
Years Constructed: 2010
Era: 1980s
Features: Stone Viaduct
Status: Retired