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  • Michael_Hohn
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    Tom,

    Great job on the coal yard. The weathering on the ramp looks very realistic.

    Mike

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  • CNE1899
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    Tom,
    The coal business fits in the corner real nice. Nice job on all the weathering. The signage on the office looks great! The coal trestle ramp is coming along and the timber retaining wall looks great as well!

    Scott

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  • TomPM
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    For the walls I used Woodland Scenics Timber Walls. I cut the walls to size and lined them up to make sure everything fit.





    I painted the walls and weathered them. Next I glued them in place.





    Things to do next are add a layer of plaster to the ramp, weather the tracks, paint more of the foam border.

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  • TomPM
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    Continuing with work on the coal trestle ramp.

    Testing the location with the coal trestle.



    I mixed a runny solution of plaster of Paris and soaked paper towels in the mixture. I then placed them over the ramp.





    Here is the forgotten photos of the weathered office building





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  • TomPM
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    Coal trestle weathered



    Shed weathered Front view



    Rear view



    Ramp to the coal trestle using Woodland Scenics inclines.



    I found an old Woodland Scenics concrete wall that I am using as an abutment

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  • TomPM
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    Thanks Scott.

    I worked on the configuration for the Coal Yard.







    Measure out the base. I used poster foam board.





    Base and surrounding ground painted


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  • CNE1899
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    Tom,
    Looking good!

    Scott

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  • TomPM
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    Loading dock and outside stairs on main building. Walls for boiler house



    Loading dock main building and walls for boiler house



    Finished boiler house





    Finished main building





    Location on the layout.



    I still need to add the decals. I will do that after I can seal the buildings.
    Last edited by TomPM; 03-19-2022, 07:56 PM.

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  • CNE1899
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    Tom,
    Nice job on the kits! What do you use for the mortar, and how do you apply it?
    Who makes those cool magnets?

    Scott

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  • TomPM
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    Next structure is the Golden Valley Canning Company.



    The parts.



    Mortar lines done.



    Windows added



    Walls for the main building



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  • TomPM
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    Now begins the office building

    Adding mortar lines to the brick walls



    All the walls done



    Add the glass to the window frames



    Assemble the walls



    Completed office building





    On the layout



    To finish the model I need to add decals and weather the structures but that won't happen until we get some better weather and temperatures so I can seal the structures. I have to figure out the grade needed to reach the coal trestle and then either buy something or make something to carry the track. Lastly I need to build a base for the coal yard and determine the configuration since the as recommended placement will not work on the layout.

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  • TomPM
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    Next is assembling the shed







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  • TomPM
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    I now decided to work on the coal yard.

    Here is the kit.



    The parts pile



    The parts for the coal trestle



    Assembling the coal trestle







    Test the coal trestle out on the layout.



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  • CNE1899
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    Tom,

    Nice progress! That O.L. King coal building looks like a nice little kit.

    Scott

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  • TomPM
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    I finished the roadbed for the outside track and the siding to the Cement Company.



    Along the Cement Company



    Around the curve.



    Connecting to the previous laid roadbed. I did not do the siding for the Coal Yard since I still need the kit in order to figure out a few things with the layout of the buildings and coal trestle.



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