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Wolfgang
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Posted - 03/09/2011 :  11:56:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit Wolfgang's Homepage  Reply with Quote
For my Salina I needed a coal house. The coal dealer needs some storage.

Well, I saw an ad about a commercial coal house. I liked this, but my budget is booked up until September. (I've ordered a Blackstone C-19 )

So I decided to scratch built this structure. And - scratch building is fun.

At first I've made a drawing following the pictures in the web.





I've got the dimensions also from the picture, 8x8 support beams, and 4x12 for the base.

Wolfgang
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Wolfgang
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Posted - 03/09/2011 :  4:04:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Wolfgang's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The finished base



I've started with the wall next to the track.



And I placed the structure at the side with first vertical members glued. This way I can easily place the long boards.



Now the long boards are glued up to the chutes.



This is a true board by board construction. Only this boards are not so heavy.

Wolfgang


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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/09/2011 :  4:51:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great start, Wolfgang. Indeed scratch building is fun!

BTW, I have a C-19 on order also.


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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 03/09/2011 :  5:58:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love this kind of design, Wolfgang. I once built a coal shed following the same sort of plan (inspired by an old article in the gazette by Dave Adams), and had a lot of fun doing it.



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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/09/2011 :  6:13:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wolfgang, What a great start!! I too am a scratchbuilder and I will be following your build with great interest.
Cheers,
Bob


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wvrr
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Posted - 03/09/2011 :  10:29:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You had me at "coal," Wolgang. I'm interested to see what the final model will look like!

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jcoop
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Posted - 03/10/2011 :  01:14:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice coloring on your boards

Sitting along side the orignal Central Pacific Rail Road.

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Philip
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Posted - 03/10/2011 :  05:32:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very Nice!

nice website also

Philip



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Rick
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Posted - 03/10/2011 :  06:34:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wolfgang, nice start to what should be an interesting build.



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Posted - 03/10/2011 :  07:56:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It looks like your having a lot of fun with the build. I like that hammer head you’re using for a weight.

George



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Wolfgang
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Posted - 03/10/2011 :  09:14:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit Wolfgang's Homepage  Reply with Quote
And the next steps.
And I have already made quite a few mistakes. You can look for them.

I've placed some wooden pieces between the walls. This way I have a "surface" to work from.



Here're the two side walls and doors. The doors are not finished yet.



with finished doors. And one side wall is cut, you see the angle.



And the wall with doors. You see there're only two doors open.



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Wolfgang
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Posted - 03/10/2011 :  09:25:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit Wolfgang's Homepage  Reply with Quote
And the coal house so far. If you look carefully you see there's no floor in the middle. I've used spare pieces for the floor boards. If you can't look into the house you need no interior.

But I remember very well, thirty years ago I've built a ADE buffet car, And there was a waitress with a white apron and I painted the faucet with red and blue drops. To look at this you had to remove the roof!!! Weird, crazily!!!



The chutes at the track site:


The first side wall is installed:


A first look at the wall with doors, two doors are open.



Wolfgang


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railman28
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Posted - 03/10/2011 :  09:46:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good. Good color on the wood, nice, square cuts and no excess glue showing.
good job.

Looking forward to seeing more.


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Wolfgang
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Posted - 03/10/2011 :  11:53:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit Wolfgang's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Bob.

It's good if you see at those - bigger than 1:1 pictures - not all my mistakes.
BTW, those white glue dries without color. That's good!

Wolfgang


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Edited by - Wolfgang on 03/10/2011 11:55:28 AM

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polarfred
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Posted - 03/10/2011 :  12:27:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wolfgang, You are an amazing modeler. Just the work involved in your board on board is great. Keep it up, I may get inspired someday before I loose my sight and get too much older.
Fred



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Wolfgang
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Posted - 03/11/2011 :  07:43:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit Wolfgang's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Fred, I'm 65 and I have glasses. But I'm shortsighted, so I work often without glasses.

But for work with a Dremel or something similar I like my glasses!! Safety first.

Wolfgang


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