Coal Tower

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  1. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Over the past few weeks I have been working on a coal tower. Adding a new walkway, stairs, posts, ect. This is the last and final coal tower along the Chessie System Model Railroad that was left over from the Steam Era. The progress on this is slow at this time but I am hoping it will be done with in the next week or so. Here is what I have done so far:

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    Front View Of Walkway
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    Pilars Leading Up To The Door
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    The Start Of The Stairs
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    Western Maryland ( Chessie System ) Caboose underneath the Coal Tower.
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    The other day I caught this B&O FA1 rolling on through the tower pulling a gondola, hopper car & caboose.

    B&O FA1 #613 pulling on through the coal tower.
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    The Gondola & Stairs.
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    The Hopper Car. The roadname was painted over in prepairing it for B&O Hopper Paint.
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    And last but not least the WM/Chessie Caboose #1872
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    On September 27 the hopper car was spotted at the paint shop. Here is the progress they made so far. This is the hopper car that will be sitting with the coal tower. This hopper car is in the above post.

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  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    I like the firefighter crest they painted on the "water" tower behind the quad-hopper...! ;) :D:D

    Andrew
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    Thank You Andrew.:D :wave:

    Update. Ok I know it has been awhile since I have posted any progress on my coal tower. It is that I have been busy with classes with the fire company and I really haven't had time to work on it. But I am hoping to make some more progresss this weekend on it and finish it up. Just wanted to let you all know.
  6. hiscopilot

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    nice coal tower, gives me an idea to borrow! :)

    Great job! Wouldlove to see some more recent shots!