From the release:
Finger and Toe Models announces the release of the 28mm pdf model Ana Verde Rail Road Shack. The shack comes with five exterior textures, five roofs, plus an interior.
As the railroad reached California’s Mojave Desert in the latter half of the nineteenth century, the workers began building shacks for housing by the new train stations. The High Desert, as it is known, has truly hot summers and well below freezing winter, but the shacks were neither heated nor cooled.
Whitewashed exteriors brought some sense of civilization to the old dwellings, but the desert’s high winds and constant dust sandblasted them back to raw lumber. Eventually, the survivors were stuccoed to provide better protection from the elements and provide at least a veneer of respectability. In the twenty-first century they still sit just beyond the tracks.
Beyond the little railroad towns, homesteaders and miners adopted the same design for their fragile existence.