On real life-size
railroads, the switching yard is a set of track sidings where the cars and wagons get unloaded
or loaded. A lot of engine shunting goes on as trains get moved around and wagons get added and
deleted. On model train layouts a switching yard or siding is sometimes near a passenger train
station, but in larger towns there might be a separate goods station or freight depot. Inward
and outbound mail traffic might traditionally have been handled within (or nearby) the train
Depending on your country of location, the
building was probably called a goods shed, or freight depot. This model (B440) is a scaled-down
replica of what a typical freight depot might look like. You'll notice it has large doors, and is
open at both ends, it includes a loading/unloading platform, and even features a little office.
Look closely and you'll also notice it is weathered to indicate age.
To get the kit plan you download the PDF, then
print it out (see details below), construct it using cardstock from a grocery box (eg. cereal
pack). The plans are extremely easy to follow and the cost after construction is much less than
what you might pay for a similar model in plastic.
You are welcome to save the PDF on your
computer (or on a USB stick or disk) so you can print out copies whenever you want (it must be for
your own individual use so as to avoid breaching the worldwide copyright laws.
Click on either option shown above, and your kit(s) will be
ready for download almost straight way.