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  • All structures comprising the coal shed are finished, including the main shed, office, fences and gate. My habit is to work on several projects simultaneously, so I'll build some wagons as a break from doing something like scenery. Anyway, here are some photos. First, an overall view:



    The entrance end:





    I need to work in more scenery: brush, weeds etc.

    From the other end:



    The name of the company is from a Sanborn insurance map of the period. "Loyalsock" is a coal region along the Lehigh Valley Railroad. Railroads and coal dealers often branded their product by mining region, for example "Scranton Coal" sold by the DL&W.

    Again, I need to do more to work the structures into the scenery. Meanwhile I am doing some track planning for the other, Pennsylvania end of my layout, looking at getting another locomotive going, and generally improving the looks of the whole layout.

    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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    • Very nicely done, Mike!

      Pete

      in Michigan

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      • Thank you. Pete!
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        • Mike, your coal shed scene just keeps getting better with each piece that you add.

          Will you add a scale platform at the entrance?

          Greg Shinnie

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          • Thank you, Greg!

            Yes, I’d like to do a scale platform. I’m not sure exactly what they look like and I don’t have any photos. For my period I could make a good guess: a platform of timbers framed by timbers. I’d be happy for any suggestions.

            Mike
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            • Mike,

              I was gonna suggest timber framing around a timber platform, but somebody beat me to it....

              Pete

              in Michigan

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              • This would work well as a scale house: http://besttrains.com/products_1047.html (I found one while cleaning up/organizing in the unfinished part of the basement. I had 2 of these kits, I used the other one as the gate house in my previous layout's mill canal scene.)

                dave
                Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                • I like the Fall tree..... In truth, I like it all. It's a great looking scene. A fabulous looking model. Too bad it's destined to serve as a backdrop to some fabulous wagons. Bu, at least it has a few moments as the Star.
                  It's only make-believe

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                  • Looks really good, Mike, and having the office door inside the yard makes sense.

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                    • Here is another kit that might work: http://www.builders-in-scale.com/bis/kit/610.html

                      Horton Monroe

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                      • quote:


                        Originally posted by Orionvp17


                        Mike,

                        I was gonna suggest timber framing around a timber platform, but somebody beat me to it....

                        Pete

                        in Michigan


                        Great minds and all that, I guess. . .
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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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                        • quote:


                          Originally posted by railman28


                          I like the Fall tree..... In truth, I like it all. It's a great looking scene. A fabulous looking model. Too bad it's destined to serve as a backdrop to some fabulous wagons. Bu, at least it has a few moments as the Star.


                          Thank you, Bob. The trees are a little sparse of branches individually but it’s the overall effect I am after.
                          The model might be the star for a while; I feel a pull from other projects.

                          Mike
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                          • quote:


                            Originally posted by Bill Gill


                            Looks really good, Mike, and having the office door inside the yard makes sense.


                            Thanks Bill. Your comments and observations are helpful.
                            Mike
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                            • Dave and Horton, thank you for the suggestions. Actually, the office will function as the scale house. That’s why I have the set of windows that face the wagon passageway.

                              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 really like that gate. Nice job.

                                I posted some pictures of the Bergen coal dealer here: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=52072 There are a couple of pictures of their scale. May not be what you're looking for though.

                                Bernd
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