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Ensign Posted - 10/29/2013 : 9:46:14 PM
Hi everyone,I was thinking that it would be nice to honor George Sellios in his retirement year.
Let's show him what we have done,with his great kits!
By creating this thread featuring everyone's favorite FSM kits they have built through the years.
All shown here, in one place.It would even be great if we could have photo's posted of every kit George ever manufactured!
Just a way of thanking George for his marvelous contribution to our hobby, over the years!

I have built many of his kits through the years,but If I had to pick a favorite one,it would definitely have to be his "Emporium Seafood" kit#290.
I added a couple of changes to my version of it,and even changed the name to Captain Nemo's Emporium Seafood.
So to get things rolling here are some pics of what I did with this now classic FSM kit.

Greg Shinnie
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Ensign Posted - 01/17/2021 : 12:22:19 PM
Rob, your scratchbuilt N scale version of Stuffy's brewery is amazing!
Never would have guessed it was N scale.

Mike, your right George & his kits have been a great inspiration to so many modelers.

Michael Hohn Posted - 01/17/2021 : 10:49:14 AM
Itís nice seeing this thread revived. Excellent kit-builds and scratchbuilds are on display here. George has sure been an inspiration for a lot of modelers.
robert goslin Posted - 01/17/2021 : 04:48:51 AM
Really nice Dave. I like the colours.
Thanks Greg. Shame he never did any N scale kits.
here's my N scale version of Stuffy's brewery.

Ensign Posted - 01/16/2021 : 11:03:22 AM
Robert & David, thanks for adding your very nice FSM inspired scratchbuilds to this thread also.


Guff Posted - 01/16/2021 : 10:59:43 AM
Scratch build version of FSM Hazen Boyd in 1:29 scale made with foamboard and construction paper siding and shingles.

robert goslin Posted - 01/16/2021 : 01:16:29 AM
My N scale scratchbuild of the Seafood Emporium in styrene
Full Build here.http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=41063&SearchTerms=seafood,emporium

Ensign Posted - 01/14/2021 : 10:05:44 PM
Eric, thanks for posting your FSM version of "The Rock".
Nice work on it!

ebergh Posted - 01/14/2021 : 12:30:08 PM
Here's my version of George's The Rock... I added 3/8" in height to the foundation to allow freight to run under the canopy, and made a few other mods to suit it's location... The compan, Blake and Bilger, had quarries in the East Bay hills back in the day. -e

Ensign Posted - 01/14/2021 : 11:48:55 AM
Bruce, that's a wonderful addition to this thread!
Thanks for bringing this back to the top again.

Dutchman Posted - 01/14/2021 : 11:19:19 AM
I thought that I would bring this thread back to the top since it is likely that some of us have built more of George's kits in the past 2+ years

In fact, I built the Branchline Bucket Coaling Station last winter.

Nelson458 Posted - 04/20/2018 : 4:54:41 PM
Thank you Rich, yes, that boiler was a lot of fun to build. It wasn't my first, however. Did one for a Case steam Tractor too.
David J Buchholz Posted - 04/08/2018 : 11:06:29 AM
Such inspiration. Not only in George's kits, but the artistry that each of you have presented in your builds.

Thank you George.
Thank you all.

Rochester NY
Pennman Posted - 04/08/2018 : 10:01:43 AM
Fantastic modeling done here by all contributors!!


I just love that boiler you modeled from the prototype at the Steam show. Right down to its concrete base and rust on the tank, and its fittings are truly amazing. I am saving those pictures for future reference.

Well, I might as well upload one of mine too. This was FSM Elijah Roth's, scratchbuild I did for the "Geezer" (Bill Anderson) Tribute roject.

And my scratchbuilt FSM Emporium Seafood diorama.

Nelson458 Posted - 04/02/2018 : 6:23:45 PM
Another of my favorites is Cooper's Garage. This is a kit I actually bought and built, then sold. But later, I missed it, and decided to build another, but different (of course).

I wanted to add a roof, and early on in the build, thought about a small machine shop, the premise being that the garage was doing so well, and some parts were hard to get ahold of, and that it was decided to build that a small machine shop was needed to make the parts, as well as parts for other business's.

So they cut a section out, built a concrete foundation, bought some machines and acquired a steam boiler from a defunct narrow gauge line, and was in business.

The yellow hoist is scratchbuilt out of brass which is a copy of one we have (had?) at work for lifting heavy chucks out of machines. I haven't seen it in a long while, so I am glad I got the chance to photograph it when I did.

I re-named it after my step son, Michael Bulger.

Nelson458 Posted - 04/01/2018 : 4:29:33 PM
Thought I would share some pictures of one of my favorites. I wasn't able to purchase this kit as I was out of the country for a 6 year period, and wasn't even able to see what was being offered until I got back. Even then, I only had magazine ads to help me. It wasn't until sometime after I got my first computer that I was able to search them out. So most of my models had to be scratchbuilt.

This one, Swakhammer's, was also published (13 pages I think) in the Modeler's Annual by Westlake Publishing.

The steam boiler I built out of styrene and brass fittings following the prototype of one at Pawnee, Oklahoma, at a steam and traction show they have ever year.

This is the real stem boiler I modeled:

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