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postalkarl
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Posted - 03/31/2021 :  4:47:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Mike:

Looks just great so far. Keep the pics coming.

Karl S .



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/31/2021 :  7:55:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by railman28

Frustrating I'm sure but the Fish scale material should give you a better finish.

Bob


So far it looks that way. Iíve started installing the material and it looks great. Accepts paint well.

Thanks for watching.

Mike


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/31/2021 :  7:57:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by postalkarl

Hey Mike:

Looks just great so far. Keep the pics coming.

Karl S .


Thank you, Karl. I seem to be on a roll so pictures should be forthcoming.

Mike


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UKGuy
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Posted - 03/31/2021 :  8:14:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Making good progress Michael,
being on a roll is a good thing, looking forward to more 'forthcoming' pictures

Karl.A



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 03/31/2021 :  11:12:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Next time you are out for a 'road trip'.........

http://www.hoosiervalley.org/index.php/photos/photos-from-around-the-museum/page-2/

Jim


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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/01/2021 :  12:52:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glad you sorted out your issue.
So bring on the pics.


Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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Larryc
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Posted - 04/02/2021 :  11:44:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michael looks like your off to a great start on the tower; looks great so far.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/02/2021 :  6:11:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you Karl, Jim, Rob and Larry. I appreciate you guys looking on.

Jim, that was fun to see. My tower at the stage it's at right now sort of looks like the one photo of the tower with no stairs.

Here are some new photos. I'm a good way along adding the decorative shingles.





I bought them from Rail-Scale-Models, which carries the former Rusty Stumps products. They work great.

The walls look pretty rough but once the windows and doors are installed everything should look better. Back when this kit was manufactured decades ago, the stamping process was not very kind to the wood.

Mike


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Ensign
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Posted - 04/02/2021 :  7:35:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, your replacement shingles already look way better than what this kit originally offered to cover that area.

Greg



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/02/2021 :  10:36:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Thank you. Yes, Iím more than satisfied with the substitution.

I forgot to mention that these are the N scale shingles.

Mike



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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/02/2021 :  10:54:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work with the shingles Mike. Something a bit different, and a nice architectural design.
Harks back to a time when extra design detail mattered.
Not like today.


Regards Rob

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/15/2021 :  5:52:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rob, thank you. I like how in the classic years of the railroads they would add style to even the most unpublic of company buildings. They might cost a bit more initially but became more cost efficient as the basic design was repeated. Plus, it made for a company look and an appearance of affluence.

Mike



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/15/2021 :  5:55:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Iíve made significant progress the last couple of days, completing trim and installing windows.



Iíve started work on the stairs.

Mike


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George D
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Posted - 04/15/2021 :  6:55:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good, Mike.

George


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/15/2021 :  9:12:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, George!

Mike



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