my first craftman kit

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by jkristia, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. jkristia

    jkristia Member

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    This is my first attempt at building a craftman kit, and I must say that I have enjoyed it a lot, and are very pleased with the result so far.

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nicely done! Scale lumber makes my hands twitch so I really admire anyone who has the patience and craftsmanship to assemble such a structure. The results are certainly worth your efforts! Nice weaterhing along the bottom side of the walls and stalls too!
    Ralph
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    neilmunck Member

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    That's nice.

    Who makes the kit? I'm trying to work out what goes in the stalls - no doors so not horses, not dirty enough for coal. ?
  4. jkristia

    jkristia Member

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    Actually it is coal, but I still need a lot more weathering.

    The kit is Fenimore Bros. Coal by FOS (www.foslimited.com)
  5. George D

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    Nice work. :thumb:

    I've got a few wood kits in my "to do" stack. Pictures like that get me itching to try one.
    George
  6. DanishKnight

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    Jesper,

    That is an excellent structure! I love the paint job and weathering! Mange smuk! :thumb: Craftsman kits have come a long way since I did a couple back in the 70s. AMB (American Model Builders) has a small branchline depot that I'm working on. My Lady says it's really cute. :oops: I like it because of its diminutive size (small floorplan perfect for a shelf layout).

    Med venlig hilsen,
    James
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    That's real nice and natural looking. Good job. FRED
  9. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Nicely done! My first craftsman kit was also a coal dealer... :) I really like the weathering along the bottom of the main building.

    For a cheap coal-like substance, try dollar store aquarium gravel in black. It is a bit oversize, but works well.

    Andrew
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    Excellent looking structure. :thumb:
    Shamus
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  11. jkristia

    jkristia Member

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    I managed to get a little bit done yesterday while wify was watching the Oscars.
    Andrew, thanks for the tip, but this kit comes with a small bag of coal so I am gonna use that.
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  12. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    That looks nice. Another choice for more coal if you need it is aquarium charcoal for filters, or go to the junkyard and get a GM charcoal cannister. Both these are easy to make smaller with a hammer if need be. FRED
  13. philip

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    Very Nice!:thumb:
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    Wow Jesper, that is sweeeet!

    :thumb: Val
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Real nice! Great job!
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    Looks great, nice modeling!:thumb::cool:
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    Fine job for sure! :)