Copycat Mainline Coaling Tower in HO

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

  1. jon-monon

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    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: That really lookin real Dash. :eek: :eek: :eek: Jim
  3. Fred_M

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    I put on some steps and really hated the way they looked, so I tore them off and instead am installing a ladder. I made caps out of angle and tubing. I started the coal door. I started the walkways. Haven't been getting much progeress lately, am thinking how to do it and planning my next scratchbuild.

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  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Good idea to use the ladder Fred. That's the beauty of scratchbuilding 'cause you can do what ever you want.
  5. Ho Modeler

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    Ok once again i was sparked to create a copycat copycat by a thread. So i began designing a coaling tower on autocad. Everything worked out well once i converted N Scale to HO. So now a i a formidable plan to go by.
    The problem is I am a bit confused on the acltual design of the chutes. Dash10 sent me some plans but they were unclear as to the placement and how to build the chutes.

    Can Anyone Help??

    Eric
  6. Fred_M

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    Here's how i did them. The gates are metal in plasticstruct H beam. Then the chutes were attached to other chutes. There will be cables up over the pulleys for counterweights for the chutes, and rods to the ground to open and close the gates (doors). Fred

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  7. NYC-BKO

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    Everything seems to be falling into place there, Fred, looking good!!!:thumb:
  8. philip

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    BLING BLING :rolleyes: :thumb:

    looks super
  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    It looks like it will soon be in operation. Great progress Fred
  10. Fred_M

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    Thanks guys, really. :oops: :oops: :oops: Here is the counterweights and cables. Fref

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  11. Ray Marinaccio

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    What a beauty. WOW! :eek: :thumb:
  12. TrainClown

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    Super Cool, Fred! It has a real great look to it. I like the ladders too. I would build one too, but my trains run on wood. Good ol' wood burners, belchin' sparks and smoke.

    TrainClown :D
  13. Fred_M

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    I'm glad you all like it. :) Put on some saftey rails so my LPBs wouldn't fall and chip their paint. Fred

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  14. Iron Goat

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    Great job, Fred !!! You did yourself proud.... :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Bob
  15. CharlesH.

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    That's a pretty nifty coaling tower!
  16. Ho Modeler

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    Wow That Is awesome!!
    Thanks for the tips and help on the coaling chutes.

    Eric
  17. Fred_M

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    Close up of lift housing I glued up and stained today. Fred

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  18. Fred_M

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    The nearly complteted tower on my posing module between rain showers.

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  19. SAL Comet

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    Man Fred, That's very nice work, it's been very cool watching it progress.
  20. Iron Goat

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    FRED... YOU DA' MAN !!!

    Bob