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IG&WER stands for Ironwood Glencoe & Western Electric Railway, is a fictional streetcar service linking up with the real-world based St Louis Public Service Company at the edge of service at the Creve Couer Lake line. The IG&WER company provides interurban service to the towns of Glencoe, Ironwood, & Pacific in St. Louis county, and an extension to Weldon Spring and downtown St Charles (in St. Charles county) with another connection to the St Louis Public Service Company at the St Charles Rock Road Bridge loop. The line started in 1917, and ran past the end of the St. Louis Public Service Company streetcar's in 1966. It has updated somewhat to the times, using multiple unit diesel commuter cars. The electric streetcars still run on occasion. The connection to St. Louis from St. Charles over the Rock Road Bridge was terminated in 1992, as the 94 year old bridge was demolished in 1998. It has not yet been replaced, and as such their is no connection with St. Louis Light Rail, (known as Metrolink) but plans are in the works to have it connect in Southern St. Louis county. This would extend the line from Creve Couer lake to Shrewesbury, Missouri to connect with the Blue Line near the end of the line. Here is the logo of the IG&WER This is a Birney Safety Trolley. It was constructed in 1917 as part of an order of 25 cars for the fledgling IG&WER. In reality, this 8 wide Birney Safety Trolley was built in 2011 and based on the work of Brickshelf user J-2 and his vintage 2003 model of the Mister Rodgers' Neighborhood Trolley. (link to it here: http://www.brickshel...ery.cgi?f=37552 ) I have modified that users' model to have enclosed sides and a simple connector for running multiple trolleys together. Here is the side of the car, which features five rows of seats. Unfortunately, a mini-figure can not sit in the seats. This model is 8 wide and originally had space for a 9V motor in place of regular wheels. I changed this in the design stage to it's current non-motorized form. LDD file for the Birney: http://www.mocpages....1426554435m.lxf This bi-directional car was one of 30 purchased in early 1928 for the extension to St. Charles county and onward to the connection to the St. Louis Public Service Company at the Missouri River's Rock Road bridge. This Peter Witt streetcar model was originally a Pacific Electric "Red Car" made by TJJohn12. (link: https://www.flickr.c...57605964329366/ ) It features two rotating wheel-sets with extra small flanged wheels and a 7 wide body. I actually own two of these, though I seldom use them because of squeaking coming from the axles / wheels, which I consider a failure-point of this design, and the reason I want to replace it with a couple PCC's. The roof of the car is removable, and features 16 seats facing both ways inside the bi-directional car. The model also has quite a bit of Studs Not On Top (SNOT) construction, along with the unusual width of 7 studs. The model features four non-functioning doors that are actually sideways plates. The two inner doors are for exiting the car, while the two end doors are for entering the vehicle. LDD file for the Peter Witt: http://www.mocpages....1426554630m.lxf This PCC was one of 20 delivered in 1941 just before the start of World War II. They proved vital to the survival of the IG&WER as the Birney's built in 1917 were too small and worn out to continue service under the austerity measures and lack of experienced personnel of the Second World War. By the end of the war, the streetcar line had to be moved for the Weldon Spring Ordnance Works which eventually (1955) went on to refine uranium ore until 1966. (These facilities really existed, and here is a wiki link to it: https://en.wikipedia..._Ordnance_Works ) This Presidents’ Conference Committee (or PCC, for short) streetcar was originally designed by flickr user jwolfe7. (link: https://www.flickr.c...157629417792232 )I copied the design using his helpful instructions and added side skirts inspired by James Mathis' design dating from 2002. (link: http://www.brickshel...ery.cgi?f=25115 ) Combined together, these features provided the groundwork for this streetcar. This is the rear of the 6 wide car showcasing the two tail lights and trolley pole. The wheels on this car, as with the Peter Witt, are rotatable a full 360 degrees. Unlike that other car, full size wheels are used, removing the migraine-causing squeaky wheel noises. LDD file for the PCC car: http://www.mocpages....426554862m.lxf Here are all three streetcar types together. Comments, Questions & complaints welcome!
This station was built in 1912 in Glencoe, Missouri for use by Brick Railway Systems. It stands just a stones throw from the Meramec River on the old Pacific Railway of Missouri right-of-way, which first ran through the area in the mid-1850's. The station is a stone structure with a fireplace plus indoor and outdoor waiting areas. The upper floor is for the telegraph operator. As of 1997, the telegraph has been replaced with a computer for the dispatcher to locate any train in his sector at any time using Global Positioning Satellites. (also known as GPS) Here is the track side of the station, featuring a five track long platform. Here is the street side. Their will be printed 1 x 1 tiles spell out the town name of GLENCOE on both of the signs when built in real life. Here is the modular side of things: One left and one right platform, the station proper, the control room and it's roof are all connected by either pins or a very few studs. In reality, the town of Glencoe really exists, but this station does not. There really was a Pacific Railway of Missouri, which bored the first two railway tunnels west of the Mississippi River in the mid 1850's at Barrets, Missouri. Barrets is where the Museum of Transport is located and Glenoce has the Wabash Frisco & Pacific Railway (a 12 inch gauge steam railway) which runs for two mile round trip on the old right of way. The original model seen here is based upon the Brick City Depot "Winter Village Train Station" instructions. I think I have modified it enough to upload the LDD file, which is available here: http://www.mocpages....1421346826m.lxf I have calculated the cost of this model at around a $110 USD (give or take), and am currently raising funds to create it in real life. Comments, questions and complaints are always welcome!