Looking good Don.
I was wondering as to how they made those back then. While searching your picture came up in the google searches, your famous now.
I did not find out much on how they actually made it, I wonder if it was formed upside down as one big piece?
Here is a site listing C F Massey company, they made a lot of concrete structures for different uses.
Some that looked liked the shanty were used for outhouses.
On that page click on the full screen (upper right) then click on the book to navigate the pages.
You might already have come across this in your searches?
One page has this,
I found this site, http://www.nyow.org/wx.html
Scroll down a little there is one sitting in the woods.
This is where I found the mention of the CF Massey company.
Somewhere in there is this,
copy and paste,
The New York, Ontario & Western Railway's concrete sanitary outhouses, of the type shown in the drawings, looked very similar to their telephone booth shown in the photo, and were sometimes mistaken for them.
The C.F. Massey Co. manufactured these sanitary reinforced concrete outhouses and sold them in 1911 for $85 FOB Newark, New Jersey. These little structures had an occupancy for two and were portable, although of considerable weight. The outside walls of the octagonal-shaped structures had built-in panels, two doors with windows, a tin-centered roof vent and octagonal peaked roof. It is believed that Massey also manufactured the telephone booths, using similar concrete casting except for the door and window positions and without the roof vent.
After I typed this up I reread your thread and see mention of the Massey company.
I might have missed it, but I did not see the above, so I will post them.
In your searching did you find out just how these were made back then?
What are you using for the patch work? Just concrete or something like a Quikcrete mix?
I might have missed this too, are you going to paint the whole thing when you are done?
I did find something saying that these were sometimes used for a RR crossing shanty too as they were portable and easy to move around.
On post #14 here http://www.modeltrainforum.com/showp...6&postcount=14
you have an attachment page from a book, where did you come across that?
And you are right about the weather!
Jungle weather....I hate it!
Your putting a lot of work into this, I think over the door a CNJ would be appropriate.
Along with a rebuilt by Don F along side of it.