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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 11/28/2017 :  08:47:20 AM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I actually did some work on a building that I'd started long ago out of Walthers Modular components. Seems like I always starting things, but finishing them is in question. It will be a large brick Malting and milling operation down at the port docks.

In any of the trackplans , you'll see it in the lower right corner next to the silos. I had problems finding a glue to attached wood bracing to the plastic walls. At the suggestion of another forum member I tried a superglue gel. It worked, but don't tell my wife I stole all the glue she needs for her fake nails.

I am continuing to paint the walls doors and windows, to simply get back in the groove of things. Pics coming in a few days.


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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 12/05/2017 :  1:14:11 PM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
More progress in the modular walls, assembling, panting and detailing before gluing the four walls together. Pics soon.

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Edited by - David J Buchholz on 01/13/2018 07:55:13 AM

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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 12/17/2017 :  8:26:37 PM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Just scored some new motive power for the North Coast Railroad, from an successful bid on Ebay. I won an PFM HOn3 Puffing Billy. I'd seen offers going for over $500.00 recently and one "in store" for $600.00 Although there was a hostile takeover attempt by some others railroad"s Board of Directors in the last few seconds, I scored it for $339.00. My board of directors is very happy and still living... till my wife finds out, and the hanging judge passes sentence from the (work) bench.

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Edited by - David J Buchholz on 03/21/2018 10:02:10 AM

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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 12/26/2017 :  11:50:14 PM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Received two things from Santa. My Hon3 Puffing Billy came in, along with the Bar mills FS&M tribute kit. Been doing some slow assembly of the four story Malting House for the harbor area. Still working on the walls while flat. Not quite ready to glue everything together yet, but closing in on it. Also glued more Campbells shingles on the roof of the plaster Hermanson's Mill seen earlier in this thread.

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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 01/13/2018 :  07:57:04 AM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Due go the current blizzard, looks like there will be some hobby time today.

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Edited by - David J Buchholz on 03/30/2018 6:41:23 PM

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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 01/20/2018 :  8:19:16 PM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Did you all have trouble deciding on a cut off date for the era of your railroad? For the most part if you are in hon3, it is most likely in the past.

I finally came up with it, down to the day. October 25,1951.

Why that date? It was the day I was born.

Do you have a cut off date? When and Why?


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Edited by - David J Buchholz on 04/08/2018 10:04:35 PM

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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 01/23/2018 :  08:45:51 AM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Here's a few pics of the port area Malt House. It was made from several Walthers Module kits, base, walls, roofs and old time fire escapes. It is freelanced, with general principles of malt house operations followed. It still needs some corner pieces and details attached, but the basics are there.



The tank were made from adding machine and register receipt paper cores, unmodified other than being painted a Martha Stewart copper. The back will be closed off with a simple form core panel, after a few interior lights are added. Note quite done, but getting there.







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Edited by - David J Buchholz on 01/23/2018 09:34:04 AM

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 01/23/2018 :  09:17:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice Malt House. It looks like the vertical tanks are copper pipe. Will they get polished and clear-coated to highlight the quality of the product?
Is it an illusion, or does the tower lean a little to the right and slightly twist the roof at that end?



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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 01/23/2018 :  09:31:52 AM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bill, I think the weight of the tower hanging in thin air is the issue. I likely need a brace to support it upward.

It is also cut at an angle to the backdrop, so it is part illusion. It's kind of "half" background Thanks for noticing.


Dave


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Edited by - David J Buchholz on 03/21/2018 10:05:52 AM

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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 01/24/2018 :  08:53:10 AM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
The building is one panel wide, two panels on the other. It will back against a wall at an angle.

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Guff
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Posted - 01/24/2018 :  09:55:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
David,
Nice job on the malt house. One fine looking building.
Dave



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ed k
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Posted - 01/24/2018 :  12:38:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done David,
ed



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 01/24/2018 :  10:15:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job Dave, that is a brilliant looking building'..


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/24/2018 :  11:33:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
David,

Itís rare to see a model of a malt house; I donít recall seeing many other than on British layouts. Well done.

Mike


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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 01/26/2018 :  8:27:54 PM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike, The theory behind it was that on Lake Ontario (the "North Coast") Sodus Bay had a Malting house that did the Malting for Genesee Brewing. It was served by both rail and ship.

My initial posts mentioned the themed idea being taken from The Harbors of Buffalo and Oswego. In their respective histories, Silos, malting and milling were an important part of the economy. On a smaller scale, Sodus also had malting and a huge Coal dock. So it acknowledges the historical aspects of the lake industries,but I have no intent to suck up most of the harbor area with a coal dock.

By the way, Genesee Beer and Cream Ale are still being brewed to this day in Rochester NY


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Edited by - David J Buchholz on 11/27/2018 11:16:10 PM

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