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  • Thank you, everybody!

    Bob, I'm not sure what is appropriate for my era other than photos I've seen showing tall stacks of lumber in the open air.

    Dave, I agree with Bob that the Atlas lumber rack is representative of post 1900. The February 2010 RMC has postcard photos of lumber yards in the Midwest around 1908-12. They show some two-story lumber sheds; too late for me however. Sanborn maps from the 1890's of the Auburn NY area I am modeling shows rows of "lumber sheds" which I suspect were humble single story affairs.

    Andre, I suspect it will be a little while before it's all planted on my layout. We'll see.

    Carl, I appreciate your looking in.

    Dave, I have a lot of models to emulate here on the Forums. Also, I've learned that the camera is merciless in picking up the imprecise and the poorly-constructed.

    Bill and Ted, I confess some elements already existed before this past weekend, such as the flat car, a couple of lumber piles and the base with track, although I did rework some of the scenery.

    Mike
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    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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    • Mike, I'd be bragging too.
      Frank

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        Originally posted by Michael Hohn



        Bob, I'm not sure what is appropriate for my era other than photos I've seen showing tall stacks of lumber in the open air.

        Mike


        That's always a problem for us early rails as what was ordinary often was not photographed. The memories we all have as children and so often tell us what fits and doesn't are just too new so naturally we're not sure. I've seen a couple of photographs of resale and distribution yards and several Sanborn maps showing "stacks of Lumber" so on this I can be reasonably sure.

        Your's look fabulous to me.

        Bob
        It's only make-believe

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        • The uncertainty is a challenge to the early rail modeler, but it makes the discovery of some obscure photograph showing the thing you're looking for that much sweeter when it happens.

          Great thrown-together display, Mike. Has the right feel to it.

          Galen
          My Train Blog: http://ocalicreek.blogspot.com/

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          • Thanks, guys!

            Bob, you’re right. It’s also easy to project back in time and assume what we see in old photos is true for old old times. Meanwhile, I have found pre-1900 Sanborn maps for the area I’m modeling and they show lumber sheds, so I know they existed but I don’t know what they looked like. Piles of lumber show up in lots of photos.

            Galen, I’ve actually been very fortunate in locating (stumbling across) photos, but I could always use more.

            Mike
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              Originally posted by Frank Palmer


              Mike, I'd be bragging too.


              Frank, thank you. I didn’t do any bragging but I did bring home first place in the monthly popular vote.
              Mike
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              • Mike, I bet the observers checking out your "quick" diorama were drooling over the modeling. Looks great and can't wait to see it with the additional details included down the road! Great job! [:P]
                Mike Hamer

                Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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                • Mike,

                  Thank you. Any drooling that occurred fortunately didn’t fall on the model. It would be hard on wood and yellow glue.

                  Full installation on my layout will probably wait for a couple of wood sheds to be built. I’m working on ideas.

                  Meanwhile I’m back working on my pair of cabooses. Gonna finish them this time around.

                  Mike
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                  Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                    Originally posted by Michael Hohn


                    Mike,

                    a couple of wood sheds to be built. I’m working on ideas.

                    Meanwhile I’m back working on my pair of cabooses. Gonna finish them this time around.

                    Mike


                    I an so sorry if my comments lead you to the bog of indecision. I look forward to seeing the Cabooses finished.

                    Bob
                    It's only make-believe

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                    • Mike, you work on your cabooses. Once I finish dropping feeders and 'trimming' benchwork, I too have some crummy work ahead.

                      Galen
                      My Train Blog: http://ocalicreek.blogspot.com/

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                      • what a fine looking lumber facility! great work

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                        • Bob, Don't worry. I'm developing my lumberyard slowly as I get ideas. I've known all along one little building was not enough.

                          Galen, I'll just keep bobber-ing along on my crummy car construction.

                          Kevin,Thank you for the kind words.

                          Here's where they stand at present:



                          I'm currently covering the roof to represent canvas and will move on to lettering and the rest of the details.

                          Mike
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                          Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                          • They're looking good Mike. I really like the cupolas.
                            It's only make-believe

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                            • Thanks, Bob!
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                              • Getting close to finished, Mike. Look good!

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