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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/25/2018 :  09:13:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A very newsy post, Bob! Thank you.

Of all the models I built when young, one I remember best was a Civil War cannon.

Mike



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 08/25/2018 :  4:21:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, busy times there! Sounds like you're enjoyed them.


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 08/26/2018 :  10:09:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds like the figures will be coming to life here shortly, once they get out of the paint shop. It has been suspenseful Bob, waiting for them..


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sgtbob
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Posted - 08/27/2018 :  10:36:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike, Bill, and Ted, thanks for your postings. Here's an update:

1. my problem with the forum is only partially fixed. I am getting some emails
telling me someone has posted to a string I have subscribed to but not all and I have no
idea which ones. For instance, I did not receive any email notice when you three posted here.

Here are the figures I will be using. I am a bit further along than when I took this photo
but I wanted to get something posted. The adult figure is one I had painted earlier, not sure I will use him but I include him
here to show size differences to the kids.




Here is the coffee wagon, basically done, and the frame of the limber I am building is
leaning against the wheel. Will get a better photo when all is finished.



I'm afraid I got all wrapped up in making the coffee wagon and limber and I have not done
as much to the figures as I had wanted.



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 08/27/2018 :  10:57:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nicely done, Bob!

Just don't let them clean the inside of the coffee wagon!

The figures are coming along nicely, too, but since they're too young to be getting into the coffee, well....

Please keep us posted!

Pete
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/27/2018 :  1:34:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
“Now there’s something you don’t see every day, Chauncey.”


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Carl B
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Posted - 08/27/2018 :  2:32:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow, amazing work Bob!


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 08/27/2018 :  4:10:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I want to espresso my appreciation for you posting your coffee wagon It's a unique and wonderful piece! :)


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Ensign
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Posted - 08/27/2018 :  5:20:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, your vintage coffee wagon looks like a piece of equipment that could help win a war, or start one with soldiers trying to get too it first before it runs dry.

Looking forward to seeing what you do with your newest model citizens.


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 08/27/2018 :  8:44:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, that is a rough looking gang of kids'. They surely have that tenement look. Now days they would be referred to as, Wallmart kids....

If the coffee is as good as the wagon looks, Greg is correct. The troops will be fighting over it, instead of the enemy...



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sgtbob
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Posted - 08/28/2018 :  05:50:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, I appreciate all your comments.

From my experience, the military, all branches, lives on coffee and it did the same back then. A
Union soldier was issued a few ounces of GREEN coffee beans per day which he had to roast. if
he could find a fire, and grind, between rifle butt and a stone, and brew his coffee. The
Union-affiliated Christian Commission provided coffee to large encampments but not on the move
until the coffee wagon was designed. It had three 35 gallon wood fired boilers and could
brew 105 gallons of coffee per hour.

Bob (we learn more than just trains on this forum)

PS: for the guys modeling Civil War Railroads, this would be a unique flatcar load.


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Guff
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Posted - 08/28/2018 :  09:40:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Great looking coffee wagon. I never knew a coffee wagon existed. I just assumed the soldiers filled up with coffee at the backend of a chuck wagon or around a campfire. Thanks for sharing your build of this unique piece of equipment.
Nice work!!
Dave



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Terrell
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Posted - 08/28/2018 :  3:27:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very well done project, Bob. Looking forward to seeing the figures in place.


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 08/28/2018 :  9:27:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the history on the wagon Bob. And how true'. I started drinking coffee in basic training, Ft Dix, NJ, Out in the field in combat training in the middle of winter, when we got chow'..Black straight Army coffee in a tin canteen cup'...Taste like kerosene, but boy was it good on those 10 degrees, frozen days....


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/01/2018 :  09:57:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
OK Guys, thanks for your postings. I am back to painting figures. The coffee wagon is done and I
wanted to get outside for some photos but it is dark and gloomy today and forecast to be that
way for days. Here's some quick poor indoor shots.

The seat/chest on the limber was normally loaded with ready ammo for the gun but in
this case it is loaded with coffee beans and coffee grinders.










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