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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5172 Posts

Posted - 05/04/2019 :  4:45:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

Nice work Mike. Like that roof support too, I applaud the designer. Any idea who actually manufactured the kit?


Carl, thank you. The kit is manufactured by Portland Locomotive Works and available from the Keystone Division (Mid Central Region) of the NMRA: https://www.keystonedivision.org/convention_kits/convention_kits.html
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OK Hogger
Crew Chief

802 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2019 :  6:13:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike...

Making any progress?

You've grown awful quiet here in this thread.

Just sayin'.



Andre
Andre
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5172 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2019 :  8:09:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've been applying chute details to the coal shed that I built for this year's challenge thread. The chutes are all rigged up but not glued in place yet in this photo:



I was afraid I would knock and break off chutes as I worked on adjacent ones so I left securing them in place for last.

I've been asked how much stripwood I used for this structure. I didn't keep a tally, but here are the labels for packs I emptied. Some were not full when I started and I've used parts of other packs, but this gives a general idea:



I need to build a small extension to my layout to accommodate this new industry.

Mike

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Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5186 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2019 :  9:26:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i think it's worthy of its own layout but an extension will do fine.

good job Mike.

Bob

It's only make-believe
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5172 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2019 :  9:36:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Bob.
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OK Hogger
Crew Chief

802 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2019 :  9:42:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike:

That is some seriously good structure work. Wow.

This year's challenge thread?

What be that?

Andre
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5172 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2019 :  9:47:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by OK Hogger

Mike:

That is some seriously good structure work. Wow.

This year's challenge thread?

What be that?

Andre



Thank you, Andre.

I was referring to the 2019 Tribute Challenge: http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51322

Mike

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OK Hogger
Crew Chief

802 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2019 :  11:07:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the link, Mike.

Nice models can be seen in the Challenge thread.

Looking at that thread was bittersweet: I was saddened to learn of the passing of Frederic Testard. I have known Frederic since my Sn3 days, but over the past several years our internet paths didn't cross again, until I joined the Early Rail forum. Frederic was such a splendid modeler and nice person. Do you know the cause of his passing?

Andre

Edited by - OK Hogger on 06/19/2019 11:08:52 PM
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5172 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2019 :  11:31:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Andre,

I think somebody might have posted his obituary. Youíll have to search.

Mike
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Bernd
Fireman

USA
3129 Posts

Posted - 06/20/2019 :  08:04:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking good Michael.

Looks like you may have been the cause of the denuding of the HO scale forest.

Bernd
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5172 Posts

Posted - 06/20/2019 :  09:36:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bernd

Looking good Michael.

Looks like you may have been the cause of the denuding of the HO scale forest.

Bernd


Bernd,

Thank you. My lumber company has been very busy.

Mike
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8302 Posts

Posted - 06/20/2019 :  10:31:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, the coal chutes & rigging that your adding look terrific!
I can totally understand why you left those details off until near completion.
Will you be adding some black chalk or pastel to them to make them look used?

Greg Shinnie
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5172 Posts

Posted - 06/20/2019 :  11:41:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Mike, the coal chutes & rigging that your adding look terrific!
I can totally understand why you left those details off until near completion.
Will you be adding some black chalk or pastel to them to make them look used?


Greg,

Thank you.

I hadnít gotten as far as thinking about dirtying up the chutes; now that you mention it, yes I will.

Mike
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deemery
Fireman

USA
7686 Posts

Posted - 06/20/2019 :  3:56:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There's something about dirtying up a coal dock that is particularly satisfying :-)

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5172 Posts

Posted - 06/20/2019 :  5:23:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by deemery

There's something about dirtying up a coal dock that is particularly satisfying :-)

dave


I donít always get around to weathering or dirtying up. However, on a structure like this it will add some definition and variety.

Mike
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