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  1. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    I assembled and painted/ weathered a Cox saw mill and made sever log cars.

    I sort of hated to do that, it was made in 1974.
    Looks good now to me anyway.

    I also assemoled and painted this coal tower, what do you think of blue paint.



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  2. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    The Cox saw mill

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  3. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    wow! that's a neat kit that you don't see very often. It's great that you're using "trainset" quality buildings (I do too) and make them considerable more realistic, just with the addition of a coat of paint!
  4. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    I keep it low tech and low cost.

    My big thrill is to let trains run in a circle for a log while.
  5. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    neat:) let the collectors collect modelers use things
  6. shaygetz

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    Love seein' that ol' Cox stuff being used:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    It's nice to finally learn the origin of this structure. I got mine for free: it had been kicking around on the used bargain table for some time. The owner knew that I liked to try to "make a silk purse out of a sow's ear", so he gave it to me. I added a couple of doors, a foundation and an electrical service stack, gave it a paint job and made it part of Wagner Lumber, in Lowbanks. The other builings are from Walthers: the two closest ones are parts from the Sunrise feed mill, with added walls and details, the other is the outbuilding from the country grain elevator.

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    It is surprising what a difference a bit of paint can make. Is your coaling tower used only for "blue coal"?:D

    Wayne
  8. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    Mine buildings and facilities now days are traditional blue.

    You have a great looking lay out and have done a nice job on the buildings.

    I dont have a layout yet I just dont have the time not to work on the room.
  9. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    This is ana Lionel Coaling staion I made this spring


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  10. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    The blue paint will certainy make that coaling tower stand out on your new layout.

    Great job on the buildings. :thumb:
  11. Herc Driver

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    I like it! That blue adds a lot of eye-catching interest.