I originally had the mainline west of Adena exiting "Stage Left" at the Adena tunnel and ending in a staging yard representing Brewster, Ohio. Due to redesign considerations, now I believe I can move this staging yard to a new location and extend the mainline run by about 20 feet. This allows space for Kenwood and it's sidings, plus room for the Hanna Kenvale Mine mentioned in the blog post. This would add to operations as the Kenvale coal needs to head downhill to Adena and up the AC&NA branch to the Georgetown Prep Plant for cleaning before it heads back west toward Brewster.
To further fan the flames, fellow Nickel Plate Road modeler Jim Kehn wrote to tell me about a Chuck Yungkurth article about the W&LE Kenwood Depot that appeared in a 1960's Railroad Model Craftsman magazine. It almost as if Jim knew what I might be thinking!
A quick Google search, a couple minutes on eBay and several days later a pretty nice copy of the February 1961 RMC came in the mail.
|February 1961 RMC Wheeling & Lake Erie Depot by Chuck Yungkurth|
We'll see what comes of the mainline extension plans but to have drawings of the depot certainly helps to make a step in that direction.