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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/07/2021 :  6:36:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike. It's not called a Challenge for nothing.
I'm sure you'll have no worries sorting out this rough kit.
I guess for some manufacturers, the quality just wasn't as high years ago.


Regards Rob

My current build.
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CNE1899
Engine Wiper

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Posted - 01/11/2021 :  1:40:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,
I have no experience with RR building kits!
But I do like to watch your Build threads.
Looks like a neat building!

Scott



Edited by - CNE1899 on 01/11/2021 1:40:52 PM

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/11/2021 :  5:06:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you James, Larry, Mike, Rob and Scott.

I painted the walls inside and out, figuring that with the numerous large windows I should use green for the interior. The windows and doors are primed and painted. And, Iím working on the roof.



Iíll be working on the roof and glazing the windows.

Mike


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Ensign
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Posted - 01/11/2021 :  7:14:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, were on page 2 and you already have it almost built!
Good call on painting the interior, it's all looking wonderful so far.

Greg Shinnie



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/11/2021 :  7:19:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Greg. It does seem to be going quickly. The weatherís been cold so Iím spending more time indoors modeling. Plus, Iíve done the easy steps. The roof and trim will slow me down.

Mike



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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 01/29/2021 :  3:05:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike great start on the tower. All those windows beg for interior detail. Very nice work. Looking forward to more.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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postalkarl
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Posted - 01/31/2021 :  03:34:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Mike:

There's an oldie but goodie. Built one years ago. Looing great so far.

Karl



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/31/2021 :  10:13:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mikethetrainman

Mike great start on the tower. All those windows beg for interior detail. Very nice work. Looking forward to more.


Mike,

Thank you. Iím thinking of doing at least a minimal interior. We will see.

Mike



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/31/2021 :  10:16:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by postalkarl

Hey Mike:

There's an oldie but goodie. Built one years ago. Looing great so far.

Karl


Thank you, Karl. Itís fun building one of these oldies. It sure makes me appreciate kits of today.

Mike



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Guff
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Posted - 01/31/2021 :  8:15:24 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Mike,
Old style kit or new style, you'll turn it into a showpiece!


David Guffey

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/18/2021 :  11:15:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Iím back to working on the tower.

First of all, thank you David for your kind words.

Iíve been slowly working on the roof.



The kit came with a stamped card material for roofing; instead I used stick-on slate, weathered with gray powders in wet water. For the brick paper supplied with the kit I substituted Holgate & Reynolds brick sheet.

Next: back to the walls.

Mike


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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/18/2021 :  11:34:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice modeling on a classic kit, Mike. That roof is looking good.


Bruce

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Carl B
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Posted - 03/18/2021 :  11:41:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, is the H&R brick sheet on the chimney?


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George D
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Posted - 03/18/2021 :  1:44:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice roof work, Mike.

George


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/18/2021 :  4:46:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bruce, Carl and George, thank you for your nice comments.

Carl, the H&R brick sheet is wrapped around a wood core, which was provided.

Mike



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