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Michael Hohn Posted - 10/25/2014 : 9:53:52 PM
With its shorter days and days off, this time of the year tempts the modelmaker to start new projects. I try to resist temptation by beginning the new year with fewer unfinished projects on my desk.

One that has gone unfinished for too long is my model of a Central of Vermont boxcar, actually a modified BTS laser kit of a PRR 28' boxcar. Today it went through the paint shop.

Next step: Art Griffin decals.
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wvrr Posted - 07/03/2020 : 3:23:54 PM
Ricketts wasn't too far from where I grew up, Mike. I've been to Ricketts Glen a few times over the years. A very beautiful area and park.

It looks like another great project!

Michael Hohn Posted - 07/03/2020 : 2:45:36 PM
Thank you! I appreciate your taking a look.

Larryc Posted - 07/03/2020 : 2:28:46 PM
Michael great looking boxcars; very well done. Nice start to the building. I'm always interested in how others scratch build things and what they build. Good start; keep going.
Michael Hohn Posted - 07/01/2020 : 6:28:32 PM
Originally posted by railman28

That's going to be a nice project.

Thank you, Bob.
Michael Hohn Posted - 07/01/2020 : 6:27:23 PM

The ďlookĒ is primarily what Iím after, so thank you for your comment.

Ricketts, Alderson and other places along the LV Bowmanís Creek Branch were in a tourist region of lakes and streams; Iím not surprised youíve been there.

railman28 Posted - 07/01/2020 : 6:22:50 PM
That's going to be a nice project.

Michael Hohn Posted - 07/01/2020 : 5:20:58 PM
Originally posted by Orionvp17

Another nice, inspirational project, Mike! Keep going, and please keep the images coming!

in Michigan

Thank you, Pete. Youíre inspiring me with your encouraging words. I appreciate that.

deemery Posted - 07/01/2020 : 5:16:54 PM
Nice! You've captured the look with the parts from the parts-box. I think I've been to Ricketts Glen State Park, but I don't remember if any of the lumber era buildings are still there. (It was more than 40 years ago...)

Orionvp17 Posted - 07/01/2020 : 5:06:02 PM
Another nice, inspirational project, Mike! Keep going, and please keep the images coming!

in Michigan
Michael Hohn Posted - 07/01/2020 : 4:54:16 PM
I started building a company store for my town of Alderson, PA. My model will be based on the frame structure shown here beyond the water tank and freight house:

What does it look like on the sides facing away from us? I donít know, so I have carte blanche. Iíve long had my eye on an article from 1977 by Jerry Strangarity on building a Pennsylvania company store:

Hereís a company store in Ricketts, PA, on the same branch of the LV that runs through Alderson:

My model is a combination of Strangarityís plans, the store in Ricketts, and parts I have on hand. Openings have been cut out for the front and rear walls.

Iíll do some bracing and painting and then on to the sides.

Michael Hohn Posted - 07/01/2020 : 4:22:04 PM
Thanks, George. Iím glad you like it.
George D Posted - 07/01/2020 : 2:57:10 PM
Good looking boxcars, Mike.

Michael Hohn Posted - 07/01/2020 : 1:13:58 PM
Thank you, Bruce!
Dutchman Posted - 07/01/2020 : 11:45:48 AM
Nice upgrades, Mike.
Michael Hohn Posted - 06/30/2020 : 8:29:01 PM
Originally posted by Orionvp17

OK, I call "No Fair!!" This is an in, done and out process. Any simple upgrade like that that I start always takes fifteen weeks, six trips to the LHS or hardware store, two weeks of waiting for a widget that did the "ping-tink" routine and is now "somewhere out there," and three bandages. You must live Right!

Very nicely done, Mike!

in Michigan

Thank you, Pete.

I know how you feel. Actually, halfway through I had to order parts from Tichy, but his turnaround is so fast that they arrived by the time I was ready for them.

Also, I surprise myself sometimes; donít assume Iím usually so efficient.


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