Tower - A combination of
mergers, improved communications, and centralized train control
systems have all but eliminated the traditional interlocking tower.
But, in to the the 1950's and 1960's,there were still hundreds of
these towers protecting junctions and crossings. Morley Ave
Tower protects the junction between the Santa Fe and the Sacramento
and San Joaquin near of Merced, CA.
The tower was built from an
American Model Builders "generic" interlocking tower. It
is a typical easy to build "peel and stick" laser kit that can be
painted and assembled in an evening or two. My model still
needs a smoke jack (I lost the original somewhere on my work bench),
a tower name, and some light weathering. I don't normally
due interiors but with all the windows, this structure may need one.