50 Ton Coaling Station

Discussion in 'Robin At His Best' started by Matthyro, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    This is to go with the half tank. I have a depth problem to figure out with this so it will be interesting to see how it turns out.

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  2. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Wait a minute. That's wood. What's going on?

    I'll check in over the weekend to see the finished structure!
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    It's not wood... it's unrefined cardboard...! ;) :D

    Andrew
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    Gary, Robin has already taken cardboard and cerealboard to level they have never attained before, now he is turning his hand to "natural cerealboard".

    I look forward to seeing this one come out. I need a coaling station on my layout (in Orangeville).
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    spitfire Active Member

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    :D :D :D :D :D :D ROFL :D :D :D :D :D :D

    Val
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    You guys are something else! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
    Well on to the next steps.

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  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    This is when it starts getting interesting

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  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Cerealboard comes into the picture

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  9. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Beautiful work Robin!! :thumb: Looking forward to the next step.

    Val
  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thanks Val, I just want to show how I make pulleys to use on this coaling station.

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  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    The shinglers have been busy. Ready for painting.

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  12. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Great model! Did you use plans or freelance the fellow? Where did you What do you use to make the shingles?
  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Glen, I used the drawings for this coal station that were in the December 1962 issue of Model Railroader. The way I do shingles is in an article in the current Gauge Magazine click here to see it:
    http://www.gaugemag.parkdaleyard.com/
  14. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

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    This looks great Robin. I have trouble believing this is N scale.
  15. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Here is a view of the "works". The cable is button thread.

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Dick this is uuughh HO and is part of a challenge. When this switching layout is done, it will be back to N.
    On location in the servicing area

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  17. Jac's Lines

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    That's a really excellent looking scene! I especially like the rigging and chain on both structures -- looking forward to more updates on your foray into alien scale...
  18. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Awesome job Robin!
  19. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Excellent Job Robin :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  20. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Beautiful Robin! It never ceases to amaze me how much you get done, and how great it looks. While I dither and think 3 hours for every 10 minutes of actual work, you always seem to have it all figured out in your head in advance and then just build it to perfection. How the heck do you do that????

    Val