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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/15/2020 :  6:04:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Håkan!



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Carl B
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Posted - 09/15/2020 :  7:15:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm late to the party, but looks good Mike!


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/15/2020 :  7:29:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Carl!


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/15/2020 :  8:19:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Carl!


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CNE1899
New Hire



Posted - 09/25/2020 :  1:26:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,
I haven't posted recently, but I have been following.
The store turned out fantastic and the water tower looks great as well!
Thanks for taking the time to post the in-process shots.



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/25/2020 :  2:08:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Scott. I appreciate the kind words.

You reminded me that I haven’t posted any progress for a couple weeks. I’ve been a little stalled as I work on outdoor projects. I received some decals I ordered so I might be switching to car building.


Mike



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CNE1899
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Posted - 09/25/2020 :  3:30:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,
I understand, I've been rebuilding several windows. I have only had bits of time to work on trains.
At the moment I am learning a layout modeling App, a 3D modeling program, researching a prototype for a layout,
building the camelback, hopper cars, a rock scow, and drawing up a Western dump car. With ADD I just jump from
item to item. And I am trying to cram all this into those bits of time.

I am in awe of how some of you on this forum get so much accomplished!



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Pennman
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Posted - 09/28/2020 :  10:39:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,

Your company store is a very nice, well-built structure, but it's unfortunate that the front won't be seen to the viewer. I like it.
I have seen water towers that were built like yours before, but I think most often I would choose to construct one totally vertical, and not tapered. You will have a unique tower when completed. Good work!

Rich



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Greg Rich
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Posted - 09/28/2020 :  2:23:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,
The company store shows the meticulous attention to detail by the Company owners, first class and "spiffy" clean. Your water tank with the enclosed bottom is going to be a real eye catcher I'm sure.
Good stuff!
Greg R.



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/28/2020 :  3:35:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rich and Greg, Thank you.

Rich, I considered building just the visible side, but I change and rebuild scenes so often that I decided to build a complete facade.

Greg, the company store is new and “spiffy” looking because it would have been new in the period I’m modeling. I do need to add a little grime, but not much.

Mike



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Greg Rich
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Posted - 09/29/2020 :  4:11:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,
Agreed. You've done a fine job. Some buildings are new, some not so new. It is good to have both paying compliment to one another. It gives the RR a sense of history.
Greg R.



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wvrr
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Posted - 09/30/2020 :  7:51:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I had a little catching up to do, Mike. The tank is really looking good. And, now I can really see the taper. Great idea with the spacer.

Chuck



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Philip
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Posted - 09/30/2020 :  9:40:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks great Mike! Interesting angle design on the cat walk.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/05/2020 :  5:09:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Back on page 1 I showed the four scratchbuilt boxcars that I had painted and were waiting for decals. They are now complete:



The big holdup was decals. A few weeks ago I put together artwork for three variants of Lehigh Valley cars and sent it off to be made. The artwork was required to be in vector format, so I learned Inkscape.

The two foreground cars have been weathered.

On to the next set of cars.

Mike


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And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashin' — Bob Dylan

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deemery
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Posted - 10/05/2020 :  5:17:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice! I think most model RRs don't have enough "home road" cars, and that's a particular problem for layouts that model uncommon eras, because there's so few RTR cars and decals.

dave


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

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