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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 01/15/2017 :  08:06:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave and Philip, thank you!

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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5573 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2017 :  7:38:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
With completion of my meat packing plant, I have another prototype-based structure for my railroad.



I guess what I need now are some Swift reefers from Chicago, not to mention reefers with special Oregon beef from the Coos Bay and Willamette Valley!

Over the past three months I have managed to get some track down and partially wired. The area where the new Swift's will go:



Looking in the opposite direction:



With completion of a major structure, I did the ritual cleaning of the work area:




I am ready for the next project, probably another structure. Perhaps complete my car shop.

Mike

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jbvb
Fireman

USA
6077 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2017 :  11:13:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The Swift plant looks great. It also seems like you're pretty close to being able to run trains, even if only with a
temporary throttle connection.
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
2749 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2017 :  07:39:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, The Swift plant looks good there. Sounds like you'll soon be able to pack in some train running too, nice!
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OK Hogger
Crew Chief

829 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2017 :  09:12:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent structure, excellent craftsmanship!

Andre
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deemery
Fireman

USA
7952 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2017 :  2:52:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great signs on the Swift structure!

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
11840 Posts

Posted - 04/18/2017 :  1:15:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice job on that building.

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5573 Posts

Posted - 04/18/2017 :  9:46:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, everyone, for the kind comments.

James, I just about have the mainline done the length of my layout.

Bill, yes, soon the layout will be action-packed with cuts of reefers bringing in the meat and customers taking cuts of beef etc.

Andre, excellent words! Thank you.

Dave, I searched the internet for what seemed to be traditional fonts for the signs. The sans serif one was used in the UK early in the 20th Century.

Jerry, Thank you for looking in and your compliment.



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quartergauger48
Fireman

USA
5921 Posts

Posted - 04/18/2017 :  10:05:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike your packing plant looks right at home'. Great structure'.. You know Mike, perhaps a little scenery work on the layout might be the ticket. I only say this as I built one structure after another and
inadvertently started to neglect the layout as building is so addictive. I realized I had to give them both equal time or, the layout would never get finished....



ted :<)
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5573 Posts

Posted - 04/18/2017 :  10:17:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ted,

Thank you. You have a good point. I am thinking for the near future I'll devote lunchtimes to model-building and work on track wiring, ballasting and scenery in the evening.

Mike

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Dutchman
Administrator

USA
31505 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2017 :  08:43:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Swift plant looks terrific in place, Mike.[:-thumbu]

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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5487 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2017 :  09:13:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey Mike, that's really nice. Too bad you're going to spoil that pretty paint job with weathering.

Frank
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Philip
Fireman

USA
2767 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2017 :  10:41:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Neat structure! Turned out nice!

Philip
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5573 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2017 :  12:11:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bruce, Frank, and Philip, Thak you!

Frank, are you implying that I need to get to work adding some weathering? You're right, of course. At most it will be subtle because this would be a fairly new building in the 1880's period I model.

Mike

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BlairM
Section Hand

97 Posts

Posted - 04/24/2017 :  10:43:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn





Love this building, I can smell the fresh lead paint...

I love the cleanliness of the buildings of this era, new structures, fresh paint and fresh wood.
In a way, that is one of the identities of this era, many of the stations and structures were built in this period, so they were still pretty fresh at this point.

Many of the main US routes were also further developed in this period of the 70s-80s, and their right of ways were improved and widened to their current width and appearance. I think a lot of the dry stone-on-stone wall work on the Lehigh Valley was laid in this era. So this was also the time when so much of that work was new and crisp before the walls and foundations started to settle and sag.

Edited by - BlairM on 04/24/2017 10:44:38 PM
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