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Michael Hohn Posted - 10/25/2014 : 9:53:52 PM
With its shorter days and days off, this time of the year tempts the modelmaker to start new projects. I try to resist temptation by beginning the new year with fewer unfinished projects on my desk.

One that has gone unfinished for too long is my model of a Central of Vermont boxcar, actually a modified BTS laser kit of a PRR 28' boxcar. Today it went through the paint shop.



Next step: Art Griffin decals.
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Guff Posted - 07/08/2020 : 09:58:21 AM
Mike, I'll be following along! Structures are my favorite topic.
Are you going to add the wing as in the photo of the Ricketts company store? The wing does adds a lot of character to the building.
Michael Hohn Posted - 07/07/2020 : 11:29:07 AM
quote:
Originally posted by wvrr

Ricketts wasn't too far from where I grew up, Mike. I've been to Ricketts Glen a few times over the years. A very beautiful area and park.

It looks like another great project!

Chuck


Thank you, Chuck.

Iíve been through the general area on Interstate 81 so have come rather close to the places Iím modeling. Perhaps itís time for me to get off the highway and visit some of the sights. It would make a good stopping-off point on our trips from WV to VT.

Mike

wvrr Posted - 07/03/2020 : 3:23:54 PM
Ricketts wasn't too far from where I grew up, Mike. I've been to Ricketts Glen a few times over the years. A very beautiful area and park.

It looks like another great project!

Chuck
Michael Hohn Posted - 07/03/2020 : 2:45:36 PM
Thank you! I appreciate your taking a look.

Mike
Larryc Posted - 07/03/2020 : 2:28:46 PM
Michael great looking boxcars; very well done. Nice start to the building. I'm always interested in how others scratch build things and what they build. Good start; keep going.
Michael Hohn Posted - 07/01/2020 : 6:28:32 PM
quote:
Originally posted by railman28

That's going to be a nice project.



Thank you, Bob.
Michael Hohn Posted - 07/01/2020 : 6:27:23 PM
Dave,

The ďlookĒ is primarily what Iím after, so thank you for your comment.

Ricketts, Alderson and other places along the LV Bowmanís Creek Branch were in a tourist region of lakes and streams; Iím not surprised youíve been there.

Mike
railman28 Posted - 07/01/2020 : 6:22:50 PM
That's going to be a nice project.

Bob
Michael Hohn Posted - 07/01/2020 : 5:20:58 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Orionvp17

Another nice, inspirational project, Mike! Keep going, and please keep the images coming!

Pete
in Michigan


Thank you, Pete. Youíre inspiring me with your encouraging words. I appreciate that.

Mike
deemery Posted - 07/01/2020 : 5:16:54 PM
Nice! You've captured the look with the parts from the parts-box. I think I've been to Ricketts Glen State Park, but I don't remember if any of the lumber era buildings are still there. (It was more than 40 years ago...)

dave
Orionvp17 Posted - 07/01/2020 : 5:06:02 PM
Another nice, inspirational project, Mike! Keep going, and please keep the images coming!

Pete
in Michigan
Michael Hohn Posted - 07/01/2020 : 4:54:16 PM
I started building a company store for my town of Alderson, PA. My model will be based on the frame structure shown here beyond the water tank and freight house:



What does it look like on the sides facing away from us? I donít know, so I have carte blanche. Iíve long had my eye on an article from 1977 by Jerry Strangarity on building a Pennsylvania company store:



Hereís a company store in Ricketts, PA, on the same branch of the LV that runs through Alderson:



My model is a combination of Strangarityís plans, the store in Ricketts, and parts I have on hand. Openings have been cut out for the front and rear walls.





Iíll do some bracing and painting and then on to the sides.

Mike
Michael Hohn Posted - 07/01/2020 : 4:22:04 PM
Thanks, George. Iím glad you like it.
George D Posted - 07/01/2020 : 2:57:10 PM
Good looking boxcars, Mike.

George
Michael Hohn Posted - 07/01/2020 : 1:13:58 PM
Thank you, Bruce!

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