Copycat Mainline Coaling Tower in HO

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Fred_M, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Crispy Crinkles, Fred, I thought my work area looked bad...too many pots on the stove :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  2. NYC-BKO

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    I glad I can't post pics right now, Bob, you oughta see all three of mine, whew, what a mess, only one useable and the space is getting smaller, I need to clean up!!! -:eek::eek:

    Looking good, Fred. --:thumb::thumb:
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Great progress Fred. This is going to be a beauty
  4. Fred_M

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    Built a door 4 foot by 7 and finsihed the sides. Started adding what I guess are called banding timbers.

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  5. jon-monon

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    fantabulistic, Fred!
  6. Wyomingite

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    What Jon said'

    Loggers never lie,

    Ron :thumb: :wave:
  7. Ho Modeler

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    Wow that looks great!!
    Could i possibly get the plans that you got from Robin?
    Or if you do make some of your own in HO could i get a set of those plans?
    I am on a modeling streak the size of texas and i am feeling up to the challenge
    I just got done building a Spar Tree that is 150 feet tall(HO Scale Feet)
    And a traveling logging camp set of bunkhouses out of cardboard box and a thick shoe box. Man I wish i had a digital camera, O well
    Sooner or later i will get one and start posting more pictures. Until then i will have to stick to the good ole disposable camera.

    Eric
  8. philip

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    Looks great Fred! The bands truly will hold the coal in.

    :thumb:

    Philip :D
  9. Fred_M

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    So I put part of the roof on the coal bin and then I made some cardstock patterns of the lift house until I got I got a pattern I liked the looks of. I them cut it out of wood and scribed it. The ends and peaks were then measure and fill. The door was made from strip wood. The window is a Grandt line and is the first commercial piece used. Fred

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  10. jkristia

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    I like it, looks great :thumb:
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Excellent progress Fred. It is coming along really nicely
  12. Fred_M

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    Thanks guys. I put on some Campbell's tin and a small walkway. I'm about to get to the delicate parts. The coal chutes should be fun as should the stairs and rails. Fred

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  13. jon-monon

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    Lookin' purdy fantastical, babe!
  14. Iron Goat

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    That is going to be a BEAUTY, Fred.... GREAT JOB !!!

    Bob
  15. Fred_M

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    Thanks. I just measured the structure. It's 80 feet tall. (11 1/4 inches). Do I need a flashing red light on top? Fred
  16. Iron Goat

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    Fred... I think the flasher is only required by the FAA if it is over 100 feet above ground level
    so I think you are "safe".....

    Bob
  17. Fred_M

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    Thx. Now would have been the time to add one if needed. Fred
  18. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Well if this is in the steam train era flashing lights wouldn't be around because most pilots flew VFR and knew enough to fly high enough over towns to avoid such things. I remember my airforce days flying in the praries and those prairie giants didn't have red lights on them. They were higher than a coal tower would be. That was in the fifties.
  19. NYC-BKO

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    Coming along nicely, Fred. -:thumb::thumb:

    When you're done you need to take it to a coal loading facility and let it sit for a day to really get it weathered right. teehee!
    Can't wait to see the finished product.
  20. Fred_M

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    Here's the next installment. I put the tin on the lift house and made some coal chutes from Plastistruct I beam and leftover styrene from a DPM kit roof. Anybody know if anyone sells HO scale roof caps? The ones with the rounded tops. If not I guess I can use brass or steel angle which I have.

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