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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/25/2020 :  10:44:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Greg Rich

Mike,
I like your coal trestle and the fencing. Do your crews find it a challenge to spot those cars?
Greg R.


Thank you, Greg!

I donít think they find it much of a challenge. My 2-8-0 easily pushes several cars up the grade and because there is only one size of coal they donít have to spot cars very accurately.

Mike



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k9wrangler
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Posted - 11/26/2020 :  09:19:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice coal trestle.

Karl Scribner
Sunfield Twp. Michigan
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/26/2020 :  09:21:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Karl!


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CNE1899
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Posted - 11/26/2020 :  10:40:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,

That is a great little kit! I wish there were more such kits for Z scale.

I like the trestle. Your fence is coming along nicely. There is a trestle project in my future(trap rock though).

Question, why did railroads have an enclosed and open coal area? I am a rail and coal neophyte.

Scott



Edited by - CNE1899 on 11/26/2020 10:41:44 AM

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/26/2020 :  7:05:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Scott.

I donít know why some coal operations are not covered. The photos of coal trestles usually show relatively small operations, like mine. In most photos of coal dealers in the northeast they are covered and have bins for different sizes.

Mike



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deemery
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Posted - 11/26/2020 :  8:08:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
An uncovered coal bin in the north would end up getting rained/snowed upon, and then freezing solid. It would be a lot of work to break the coal loose for a mid-winter delivery.

dave


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

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jbvb
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Posted - 11/26/2020 :  9:45:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The residential coal market was mostly seasonal, but some customers had a coal bin big enough for a whole winter's worth of coal; they usually bought in late summer for lower prices.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/28/2020 :  3:19:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Between building fences Iíve been working on the three structure that make up the office. They can be built axís separate structures because all four walls for each are supplied. I intend to join them although I havenít decided on the exact configuration.



I just need to do the roofing and Iím done with this phase.

Mike


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George D
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Posted - 11/28/2020 :  4:43:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice progress, Mike.

George


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/28/2020 :  7:18:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, George.


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 11/29/2020 :  12:25:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great a really nice coal trestle.

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/29/2020 :  09:11:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

Looks great a really nice coal trestle.


Thank you, Jerry.



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Bernd
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Posted - 11/29/2020 :  12:10:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice looking little "shacks".

I do have a question on the one with the brick chimney though. Is there enough room between the door and wind for the brick to go all the way to the floor without either partially blocking the door or window?

Bernd


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deemery
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Posted - 11/29/2020 :  12:37:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Bernd

Nice looking little "shacks".

I do have a question on the one with the brick chimney though. Is there enough room between the door and wind for the brick to go all the way to the floor without either partially blocking the door or window?

Bernd



It does look a little tight. :-)

dave


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

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/29/2020 :  6:50:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks, guys. Thereís sufficient space between window and door for the chimney with the window frame close or against the chimney, like the prototype (page 1.)

Mike



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