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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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Frank Palmer Posted - 02/20/2020 : 10:39:24 AM
Interesting project Mike.
Michael Hohn Posted - 02/20/2020 : 09:31:28 AM
Thank you, Bill!
Bill Gill Posted - 02/20/2020 : 08:39:48 AM
Like Greg said, great looking model & industry.
Michael Hohn Posted - 02/19/2020 : 10:54:06 AM
Thank you, David!

Iíve long been interested in the logging industry and related enterprises like clothespin factories etc. I donít have room for a lumber mill and I came across photos of kindling wood factories, much more modest in size and interesting to me in appearance.

Mike
Guff Posted - 02/19/2020 : 09:55:41 AM
Mike,
Nice work on the kindling factory! I never knew they existed. It will add a lot of conversation to your layout!
Michael Hohn Posted - 02/19/2020 : 09:09:46 AM
Thank you Bernd and Andre! I appreciate your looking in.

Mike
OK Hogger Posted - 02/19/2020 : 08:59:43 AM
Looking very good Mike! Really like the weathered wood effect you're getting.

Andre
Bernd Posted - 02/19/2020 : 07:39:36 AM
Ah, a new project. Looks great Michael.

Bernd
Michael Hohn Posted - 02/18/2020 : 11:18:11 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Mike, that's a great looking industry & model!

Greg Shinnie


Thank you, Greg!
Michael Hohn Posted - 02/18/2020 : 11:17:05 PM
quote:
Originally posted by jbvb

Something I notice about the photo of the prototype kindling factory: it has hardwood trees growing outside it. So I guess most or all of its raw material was slabs from nearby sawmills.


James,

Companies would often timber distant valleys first and work back toward the mill to avoid the chance of fire from sparks falling on slashings left behind by lumbering.

The factory in the photo above had an agreement with the neighboring lumber mill for the slabs, trimmings, etc. in fact they had to take all that was offered and dispose of extra slabs by selling them to a paper mill. Kindling wood factories, clothespin factories, stave mills and wood chemical plants were situated in the vicinity of a lumber mill if not actually next door.

Mike
Ensign Posted - 02/18/2020 : 7:32:46 PM
Mike, that's a great looking industry & model!

Greg Shinnie
jbvb Posted - 02/18/2020 : 5:12:44 PM
Something I notice about the photo of the prototype kindling factory: it has hardwood trees growing outside it. So I guess most or all of its raw material was slabs from nearby sawmills.
Michael Hohn Posted - 02/18/2020 : 2:24:33 PM
Thank you, Carl and Ryan!

Ryan, the building looked too short as built. Having a loading door at ground level made no sense, so the building needed to be raised. Plus your earlier question about mass was further motivation.

Iím not exactly sure what the kit-built cutting shed will become. I do plan to have a boiler house eventually.

Mike
RyanAK Posted - 02/18/2020 : 1:33:33 PM
Looks great, Mike. The 4' foundation adds to the mass of the drying building, as does the vent. I like that you're building a bigger cutting shed and using the kit shed as an ell. Boiler house? Load-in area for the slabwood?
Carl B Posted - 02/18/2020 : 1:16:29 PM
Looking good Mike.

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