The Stone Roundhouse was original built as a project for George Sellios' the FSM layout. It sort of evolved into a kit by it's own accord (see the "Back Story" below). The interior is fully detailed. Though the structure resembles the roundhouse on John Allen's layout, the overall design and detailing are based on Maine central and Canadian Railway prototypes. The basic structure is five stalls, with each stall occupying ten degrees of a circle. As a kit it has been built up to 18 stalls, or half of a circle with a diameter of almost five feet.

Some of the Back Story...

This structure was orginally just a project between George and SRMW. We did the design work, the master patterns and then provided the parts needed for George to add his own special weathering. During the process, George insisted that it was a viable kit. While flattering, we were reluctant to start another project in mid-year. The logistics alone were dauting. Eventually, giving into pressure, we made 150, hoping we would not be stuck with this 19 lb monster of a kit. Well, it sold out in a week and we had to do a re-run (the only time we have ever done this) to meet the demand. Live and learn...

Unfortunately, no photos of George's rendition have ever been published, despite the fact that contract photos were taken of it several times. Working with George, we both thought this centerpiece of the yard would be featured in one of the yearly December issue specials MRR mag was running. For reasons unknown to us (and despite many letters from customers of mine & George), the magazine treats this building (as they do many of my products) as though they do not exist. To this day we are baffled as to why SRMW seems to be somewhat "blacklisted" by Kalmbach.