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Ensign Posted - 01/22/2019 : 5:24:12 PM
Hi everyone, well look what I picked up today in the mail!
Rail Scale Miniatures "Whispering Falls" has finally arrived!
This kit has so much stuff in it that RSM owner Dario Le Donne had to use 2 boxes to accommodate all of the materials needed to build this kit.
Here are the boxes that this kit comes in.

Here is the information packed instruction manual and the "Micro Scale" Floquil colour chart- cross reference chart that come with this kit.

A look inside of the kit's manual shows how Dario at RSM walks you through each step.
Providing good photos of what you are working on and how it should look.

First I dug into the larger box to see this kits contents.
I could not fit everything into one shot so I took a few.
This kit has a lot of wood in it, for that board on board construction of the barn.

The kit's castings, CD with colour images showing this kit from different perspectives.
Different styles of roofing materials used throughout this kit, and other detailing components.

To be continued...
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Bill Gill Posted - 10/20/2019 : 08:13:30 AM
Thanks, Bernd, that's the one.
Bernd Posted - 10/20/2019 : 08:02:19 AM
Originally posted by Bill Gill
Bernd recently posted images he took of a grain dealer in Leroy, NY . Those silos also have wobbly bands. (I can't find his post)

I couldn't find it either, but I where it's located on my ISP. Here it is again. Hope it helps.

Bill Gill Posted - 10/19/2019 : 11:58:22 AM
Greg, Thanks. Yeah, the coal silo was just to show how wire might work on your next silo if you wanted to use something else.
Yes, that's a sketch I did years back. The structure was in Western Massachusetts. Not sure what RR it was near. Wish I'd gotten photos too.
Ensign Posted - 10/19/2019 : 11:09:22 AM
Kevin & Bill, thanks for your posts!

Kevin, I'm mooving as fast as I can on this!

Bill, that's a great looking silo!
I thought about using a thin copper wire as you have suggested.
Then I thought why bother, I might as well build this one as shown in then kit.
So that it might be helpful to others building this kit.
Perhaps once I get around to building an older looking silo I will use your technique that you have used with great results.
That's a cool sketch, did you draw that?

Bill Gill Posted - 10/19/2019 : 09:50:39 AM
Greg, nice work on the house painting.

Here's a silo I banded using scale size copper wire. I twisted the ends of each band together tight enough to hold it in place. Then I snipped the twists close to the band, bent them flat against the silo and superglued them to it. That all got hidden under the elevator shaft. I also put a few tiny dots of superglue aound each band as additional insurance. Most of those were at seams between the siding, also where the turnbuckles are. It's held up well, and the silo has been moved around a lot because of work on the layout.

The bands are not smooth and parallel, but neither were the ones that inspired this model. The sketch is only slightly exaggerated. That coal facility was long gone when I went back to get photos, so the doodle is all I had.

Bernd recently posted images he took of a grain dealer in Leroy, NY . Those silos also have wobbly bands. (I can't find his post)
kebmo Posted - 10/19/2019 : 09:18:32 AM
oh is that all? get on it!
Ensign Posted - 10/19/2019 : 08:32:53 AM
Originally posted by Carl B

I am also a bit suspicious about the EZ line maintaining its shape over the eons. Then again my own farm project had no silo. Hmmm.

Is there much more to be done to complete the kit Greg?

Hey Carl, sorry for the late reply, I've been up north closing our cottage up for the winter.
I'm not certain about how this EZ-Line banding will hold up over time either.
My plan is to switch out this silo in the future for one that better suits my time period.
I just thought I'd build this one as described in the kit's instructions.
As for completing this kit after this silo is finished just some fencing, scenery work and sound & LED's to hook up to the distribution boards, then I'm done!

Carl B Posted - 10/15/2019 : 12:47:38 PM
I am also a bit suspicious about the EZ line maintaining its shape over the eons. Then again my own farm project had no silo. Hmmm.

Is there much more to be done to complete the kit Greg?
Ensign Posted - 10/15/2019 : 11:02:57 AM
Frank, I think my brain looked like that before I started applying the E-Z Line.
The instructions tell us to add a few extra specks of CA adhesive along each band to keep them from moving up or down.
It is a very tedious process indeed!

Frank Palmer Posted - 10/15/2019 : 10:09:58 AM
This is what your brain looks like after applying E-X Line at 1/8 intervals.

Greg are you going to "fix" the lines when complete? EZLine tends to sag after time.

Ensign Posted - 10/14/2019 : 7:55:54 PM
Jeff, Pete, Bob & Dave, thanks for your continued interest in this project!
It's always great to read what you guys have to say about my work that I'm doing here.
I always appreciate your comments, good or bad.

Guff Posted - 10/14/2019 : 7:26:26 PM
Beautiful job on the porch painting. Definitely a large and tedious project but what a wonderful finished product.
sgtbob Posted - 10/14/2019 : 5:38:54 PM
Nice job on both, the railings and the silo.

Orionvp17 Posted - 10/14/2019 : 4:51:27 PM
What Jeff said!

Just remember to make sure that anything you store in the silo is really dry before you put it in. We don't want any barn fires!

in Michigan
JeffB Posted - 10/14/2019 : 4:35:06 PM
Nice job on the house and the silo!


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