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ocalicreek
Engine Wiper

Posted - 03/05/2017 :  11:45:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Glen - the masking turned out fine. I always worry about peeling up the prior layers but most of the time I have no trouble, so I'm not sure why I worry. Maybe its that one time it didn't work...funny how that is.

Kyle - you've created a very interesting shape that will sure to be an eye-catcher on your layout.

My own tower continues to "fill in". Coal pocket attached, now framing nearly complete. Photos later.

Galen



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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 03/05/2017 :  12:13:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
looking good Glen. Nice Job.

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Bob Harris

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Michael Hohn
Fireman



Posted - 03/05/2017 :  8:49:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Glen, Your building is looking great. I like the colors.

Rob, Another fine city building. Putting the walls together is my favorite step.

Bob, I'm looking forward to seeing the next stage of your FSM project.

Kyle, I'm glad I could provide a little inspiration, but your creativity is tops.

Galen, Your tower is looking good also.

Meanwhile, I've been working on signs and the ice elevator up to the second-story opening. Here's an update:



I decided to leave the two freight doors open so I had to add floors to the inside. I think the next step for me is to install the canopy. There are several details I need to work on such as cornice, glass in the two doors and transoms, and completing the ice elevator.

Mike


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Glen Haasdyk
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Posted - 03/06/2017 :  09:12:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Galen, I'm looking forward to those photos.

Kyle. That is a pretty interesting shape, is there a specific place for it to fit?

Mike, I like that ice elevator. I've probably seen them before but not realized what the actually are.

I decided on a business and painted the sign yesterday:

I masked and sprayed the black, then added dry transfer lettering. It's a fictional distribution business.

I also added the window glass and the styrene roof, it will be finished off with a tar and gravel treatment.



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ocalicreek
Engine Wiper

Posted - 03/06/2017 :  10:00:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Glen - Suddenly that building looks somehow...3% better.

Mike - the signs begin to bring that building to life!

Galen



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railman28
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Posted - 03/06/2017 :  11:13:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glen, nice looking signage.

Mike, Looking Good, Shouldn't the ice Elevator Have A dock to receive Ice from cars?


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Bob Harris

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jeyjey
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Posted - 03/06/2017 :  12:13:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice signage, Mike and Glen!

Modelling the D&RGW and C&S in HOn3.

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ocalicreek
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Posted - 03/06/2017 :  1:39:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote


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Coal pocket and bracing. Not shown, doors have been installed and foundation strips assembled and sanded (but not installed until painted). Up next...platforms and stairs, the first metal castings in the kit!

Galen



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/06/2017 :  8:36:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Glen, Thank you. Ice elevators are new to me although like you, I'd probably seen pictures of them in the past.

Good job on Gern Industries. Looks very real.

Galen, thank you. The building is looking a little less anonymous now.

Nice progress on your coaling tower.

Bob, I was wondering about a platform. However, I assume the ice was loaded directly from a boxcar.

Jeff, thank you.

--Mike


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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/08/2017 :  01:23:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great work all. Everyone is progressing really well. Always interesting to see the different techniques being used.


Regards Rob

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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/08/2017 :  01:31:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My walls are finally together. Next up I will add the roof, cornice, front door and some signage.
Nearly done.




The back wall is a mirror image photocopy of the side. Will suffice as it won't be seen when on the layout.



Regards Rob

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engineerkyle
Crew Chief



Posted - 03/08/2017 :  06:30:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit engineerkyle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Glen Haasdyk

Kyle. That is a pretty interesting shape, is there a specific place for it to fit?




Yes, It will go in between two tracks at a siding. Something like this.





ek



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/08/2017 :  07:52:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Kyle,

Your tower looks great and makes a lot of sense there.

Mike


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engineerkyle
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Posted - 03/08/2017 :  09:19:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit engineerkyle's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Thanks Mike, your meat plant is looking awesome.

The "Delray" Interlocking Tower is finished. Here it is in HO scale.




















ek








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morten1996
New Hire

Posted - 03/10/2017 :  07:05:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit morten1996's Homepage  Reply with Quote
@Ted, Glen, Mike, Rob, Dave & Galen: thanks for the nice comments.

@Kyle: really admire fast progress on your great junction tower
@Michael: Impressive work on your Swift & Company

Some news on GM&O #1900:
enlarged the inner diameter of the portholes which led to some troubles to the shell. applied paint to the details, mounted wipers and sunshade holders - the masking tape was attached for photos only









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Norman


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