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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  10:30:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by railman28

Mike, nice progress. Tel me about the chimney. Did you scratch build it?


Bob, thank you.

Yes, the chimney is scratchbuilt, the core from styrene strip and the brick veneer some Slaters Plastcard (a British product) I had leftover from a project.

Mike


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  10:37:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by wvrr

You still have a couple montawhs, Mike. It looks good. Stairs are always fun.

Chuck


Chuck, thank you. Stairs are certainly a lot more fun for me since I picked up that jig.

Things will slow down when I start shingling the roof and glazing ~ thirty windows and doors.

Mike


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Guff
Crew Chief

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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  11:16:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jeff,
The stations looking good. Like the colors and design.
Dave



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Guff
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  11:18:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,
Your build has crisp sharp corners and lines. A well built model.
Dave



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engineerkyle
Crew Chief



Posted - 01/30/2017 :  07:09:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit engineerkyle's Homepage  Reply with Quote

A question about the stairs, Mr. Hohn...

Whether using a jig or not, I cannot imagine how you would produce those zig-zag stringers without splitting the wood?

ek



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/30/2017 :  07:27:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave, thank you. Last year I did a clinic for our nmra division on scratchbuilding with emphasis on clean straight and square construction. Since then I've felt obligated to follow my own advice. It is something I work hard at.

Kyle, in the past I would have said I cut the stringers very carefully, but in this case I used the stair stringers from Rusty Stumps.



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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/30/2017 :  08:24:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The boxcar is now up on its foundation and there is access via the Rusty Stumps loading ramp.

Next part of this project is to scratch build a small office for this enterprise that will sit against the boxcar just to the right of the ramp.







Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/30/2017 :  10:15:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bruce,

I see you're starting to ramp up this intriguing project. Nice work. I like the way it looks.

That's one nice ramp kit you built.

Mike


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Guff
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Posted - 01/30/2017 :  1:39:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce,
I like this build...neat idea!
Dave



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ocalicreek
Engine Wiper

Posted - 01/30/2017 :  3:10:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Okay, the puns are just great. They bring a chuckle to my day. Too fun.

The modeling continues to inspire, and I continue to make pre-progress on the coaling tower (finishing kiddo projects before I start my own).

Great work, everyone. You who are building decks should have great abs and strong backs after all that planking.

I am especially impressed, Jeff, with that shot of the bald reader sitting in the station. You have placed figures and bits very realistically.

Glad there's a couple months left,

Galen



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railman28
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Posted - 01/30/2017 :  3:24:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce, My slant on your ramp. You've done a fine job there. I have several memories of my forklift sliding down and struggling up concrete ramps that were wet and muddy. I would of loved to have one that was so well built. (and yours' looks good too!)

It's Only Make Believe

Bob Harris

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Pennman
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Posted - 01/30/2017 :  7:26:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Galen,
I thought the same thing about Jeff's bald man in the station window, too cool!
Every on-going project presented thus far is interesting, each in their own right. Too many to comment on each one.
Rich



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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/31/2017 :  08:16:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay, the walls for the office which will be attached to the boxcar shell are cut and the window and door openings are in. The door is from Tichy and the windows are from a stash of old Campbell windows that I still have laying around. The siding is board and batten.




Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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pingjockey
New Hire

Posted - 01/31/2017 :  5:04:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All the great modeling has been an inspiration for me to finish my coal dock. Because of the space available on my module, I built the coaling platform with 12 bents and not the 14 as I originally planned.

I completed all the bracing and added the retaining walls on top.





Larry

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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/31/2017 :  5:24:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The coal dock looks great, Larry.


Bruce

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