coal mine

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by rguyett, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. rguyett

    rguyett Member

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    well here are a couple of pics of a coal mine i just finished from a walther kit
    85 dollars canadian do you think its worth it
    I'm also building a scratchbuilt one and should be finished next week then we can compare them
    What do you think

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  2. rguyett

    rguyett Member

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    here's the next one

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  3. belg

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    rguyett, that looks like a very nicely assembled structure I'm wondering if there is motion built in to this kit. I assume that you'll weather it once it is installed on your layout or is it a brand new mine.
  4. rguyett

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    there is motion only the two big wheels turn with the motor
    and i already started to weather it but will finish it when i install it
  5. nalmeida

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    Hi there rguyett, a also assembled that structure 2 month's ago I found it very interesting since it has so many pieces but the guards were a bit frustrating to put on place, the kit even comes with a bag of coal :) . I also bought the the motor to run the wheels. Mine is on the center of the layout, just standing for now, you can see it in the two first pics of this thread:

    http://www.the-gauge.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7389


    Did you paint the wheels? Mine were/are black
    I like your weathering, that is for me the most difficult part :(
  6. rguyett

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    yes i painted the wheels yellow so they were easy to see moving
    yes the railings were a real pain since now matter how careful you were they didn't look right with all the marks on them from the framing they came on so i painted them along with the framing structure then i weathered it useing rust chalk so the whole frameing looks rusted , which it would being in the weather I also installed a grain of wheat light under the upper roof so it shines down the whole tower section
    i am building a similar one scratchbuilt but with my own plans and we will compare them when finished
    they charge a lot of money for that kit and i don't feel it is worth it
    85 dollars canadian for the kit and fify dollars canadian for the motor a lot of money for sure
    Yes i see yours in your pic and it looks good
  7. SD90

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    Very nice! What era are you modeling again? I can't wait to see the scratch built one.

    Mike.
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    A challenging kit that you did well rguyett
    Too bad it's so pricey
  9. belg

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    club layout visit

    Here's a version I saw just tonite at a show in Carlstad NJ

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  10. belg

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    Sorry this is the only way I could get it to fit and for the shaky photo
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    rguyett you did a real nice job on that kit, looking forward to seeing your scratchbuilt version! :cool:
  13. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Good looking kit but as you say, a fairly expensive one. You did a fine job on it, and you should be pleased. I'll bet you get a lot more satisfaction when you finish your scratch-built one though.

    Don
  14. Arlaghan

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    RG, very nicely done!
  15. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nice!!! I remember you talking about it on the chat a while ago. Are you happy with the speed of the wheel motion? Beautiful work!
    Ralph