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Orionvp17
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USA
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  10:52:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nicely done, Mike!

Pete
in Michigan
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Michael Hohn
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USA
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  11:25:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you. Pete!
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Ensign
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Canada
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  11:29:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, your coal shed scene just keeps getting better with each piece that you add.
Will you add a scale platform at the entrance?

Greg Shinnie
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Michael Hohn
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USA
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  2:43:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Greg!

Yes, Iíd like to do a scale platform. Iím not sure exactly what they look like and I donít have any photos. For my period I could make a good guess: a platform of timbers framed by timbers. Iíd be happy for any suggestions.

Mike
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Orionvp17
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  3:09:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,

I was gonna suggest timber framing around a timber platform, but somebody beat me to it....

Pete
in Michigan
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deemery
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USA
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  3:26:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This would work well as a scale house: http://besttrains.com/products_1047.html (I found one while cleaning up/organizing in the unfinished part of the basement. I had 2 of these kits, I used the other one as the gate house in my previous layout's mill canal scene.)

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)
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railman28
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USA
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  3:29:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the Fall tree..... In truth, I like it all. It's a great looking scene. A fabulous looking model. Too bad it's destined to serve as a backdrop to some fabulous wagons. Bu, at least it has a few moments as the Star.

It's only make-believe
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Bill Gill
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USA
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  3:48:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks really good, Mike, and having the office door inside the yard makes sense.
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bandman
New Hire

USA
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  5:31:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is another kit that might work: http://www.builders-in-scale.com/bis/kit/610.html

Horton Monroe
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Michael Hohn
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USA
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Posted - 09/16/2019 :  09:39:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Orionvp17

Mike,

I was gonna suggest timber framing around a timber platform, but somebody beat me to it....

Pete
in Michigan



Great minds and all that, I guess. . .
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Michael Hohn
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USA
5573 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2019 :  09:46:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by railman28

I like the Fall tree..... In truth, I like it all. It's a great looking scene. A fabulous looking model. Too bad it's destined to serve as a backdrop to some fabulous wagons. Bu, at least it has a few moments as the Star.


Thank you, Bob. The trees are a little sparse of branches individually but itís the overall effect I am after.

The model might be the star for a while; I feel a pull from other projects.

Mike
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Michael Hohn
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USA
5573 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2019 :  09:49:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill

Looks really good, Mike, and having the office door inside the yard makes sense.


Thanks Bill. Your comments and observations are helpful.

Mike
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Michael Hohn
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USA
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Posted - 09/16/2019 :  09:57:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave and Horton, thank you for the suggestions. Actually, the office will function as the scale house. Thatís why I have the set of windows that face the wagon passageway.

Mike
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Bernd
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USA
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Posted - 09/16/2019 :  4:05:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike,

I really like that gate. Nice job.

I posted some pictures of the Bergen coal dealer here: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52072 There are a couple of pictures of their scale. May not be what you're looking for though.

Bernd
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Michael Hohn
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USA
5573 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2019 :  5:38:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bernd,

Thank you very much! Youíre right that a lot is obscured. Correct me where you think Iím wrong, but I interpret what I see as
1. A metal frame, probably small beams of some sort, standing a little proud of surrounding dirt etc
2. A rim of concrete beveled slightly down to the ground
3. Iím guessing inside the framework is a thick plate as the platform for the scale, now much obscured by dirt etc
4. Between the scale and building, several loose planks covering and providing access to a pit holding the scale.

I drove through Bergen in early July visiting my parentsí grave in Byron; my dad grew up in that area.

Mike

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