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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  08:35:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Next to take down off the shelf and put on the modeling bench is Campbell's HO/HOn3 Sand House.

With plenty of time left in the 2021 Choices Challenge, I'll add it to the Challenge.




Bruce

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  08:40:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's an interesting one Bruce.

With all these new builds I hope you've been thinking of that Narrow Gauge RR you're going to build to place all these!!


Jerry

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  09:11:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Right down your line, Bruce. I assume it will sit next to your FSM coaling station?

Mike



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deemery
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  09:24:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A classic Campbell design! (Where's the prototype, Chama NM?)

dave


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George D
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  09:32:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've never built a Campbell kit, but have a few on my shelf, so I'll be following this with interest.

George


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Ensign
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  09:37:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Go Bruce go!

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Dutchman
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Originally posted by TRAINS1941

That's an interesting one Bruce.

With all these new builds I hope you've been thinking of that Narrow Gauge RR you're going to build to place all these!!



That is the plan, Jerry. I've been playing with an idea of how to start some benchwork that easily allows for future expansion down the road.


Bruce

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Dutchman
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Right down your line, Bruce. I assume it will sit next to your FSM coaling station?

Mike



Indeed that is the idea, Mike. The scratch built water tank would be in that scene also.



Bruce

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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  10:11:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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A classic Campbell design! (Where's the prototype, Chama NM?)

dave



Dave, the instruction sheet mentions that it is based on the D&RGW sand house in Durango.



Bruce

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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  10:13:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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I've never built a Campbell kit ...

George



George, you should take one down and have at it!

I'm losing track, but I think this is my sixth Campbell build.


Bruce

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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  10:17:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Go Bruce go!

Greg



I'm going, Greg.

As with most/all Campbell kits, there is a large Instruction Sheet.




And a second Template Sheet with actual size drawings. You can build your structure parts right on the templates.





Bruce

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Michael Hohn
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quote:
Originally posted by Dutchman

quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

I assume it will sit next to your FSM coaling station?


Indeed that is the idea, Mike. The scratch built water tank would be in that scene also.


Id forgotten about your water tank. It will be a great scene.

Are you planning any modifications to the Campbell kit?



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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  11:03:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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quote:
Originally posted by Dutchman

quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

I assume it will sit next to your FSM coaling station?


Indeed that is the idea, Mike. The scratch built water tank would be in that scene also.




Are you planning any modifications to the Campbell kit?



Not at the moment. Perhaps different roof shingles. We will see.



Bruce

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  11:42:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Dutchman

quote:
Originally posted by deemery

A classic Campbell design! (Where's the prototype, Chama NM?)

dave



Dave, the instruction sheet mentions that it is based on the D&RGW sand house in Durango.





Bruce I have this kit not in HO but S-Scale it is Durango!


Jerry

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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/22/2021 :  08:49:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is some of what the box contained:








The problem with buying a kit that has had one or more previous owners is the possibility that some of the components have been removed.

In this case, there should have been a third glasscine envelope with the castings. Some of the missing items are no problem at all. For instance the chain and NBW castings. Both of those are in my stash. Some of the missing castings I can easily fabricate like the grab iron ladder and the piping. I probably have a roof vent in my collection that would work also. That leaves the sand tank and its various attachments. The spout could be made from styrene tubing. The sand tank is 3/8" diameter, so I will pick up a 1/2" dowel today and see if I can fabricate a reasonable tank. If not, I might be contacting one of my friends with a 3-D printer (Jim and Walt, are you reading this?)


Bruce

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resqrk
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Posted - 02/22/2021 :  09:03:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I recently built the sand house from this kit. Like yours, I bought it from someone and it was missing the entire sand bin as well as a lot of the sand tower parts and castings. I'll be watching how you handle that....
Rick



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