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Ensign
Engineer

Posted - 02/15/2021 :  4:11:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone, I joined RRLines back in 2008, and I'm just about to reach a milestone for me here on the forums.
My 9000th post, which finally brings me to "Engineer" status here on the forums.
My 13 year apprenticeship to finally reach this status is something I want to celebrate.
So I'm going to build my very first "South River Model Works" from Bob Van Gelder.
The Car Shop - Diesel Shop Kit No.240 shown below.








Greg

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Orionvp17
Fireman

Premium Member

Posted - 02/15/2021 :  4:22:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rock and Roll, Greg!

This should be a fun build, and I'll enjoy watching it. The kit is down in The Stash, and I am time-constrained these days to the point where it's not "next up" on the list, but is still in the "Someday" stack.

Have a ball! I'll cheer from here!

Pete
in Michigan



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George D
Moderator

Premium Member


Posted - 02/15/2021 :  4:31:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't know where you're getting this "apprentice" stuff.

I'll be following along, Greg.

George


Fly Army

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Ensign
Engineer

Posted - 02/15/2021 :  4:49:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I own 4 of Bob's fantastic kits, and I think it's about time that I built one of them!
Here's the easily recognized red box that SRMW kits came in





Opening the box reveals the instruction booklet and 2 colour poster sized sheets showing this wonderful looking model from various angles.





I tried to photograph all the parts & pieces that make up this kit in one photo, but that proved to be impossible, so I broke it down into a few manageable images.
Staring with the assortment of castings, most of them in a small box, and a few of them in a small bag.
The ones in the bag appear to be various car & engine components for detailing outside of this structure.





Next the wooden & styrene parts used in this kit.




Next the templates and brass etched roof truss parts and resin cast platform used with the outside crane & various other components.




Plastic window castings and wheels & axels





And finally the Hydrocal wall castings.





This kit is based on a real engine house found in Springfield, MA. once used by the Boston & Maine Railroad, and in addition saw through service from the New Haven and Boston Albany Railroads as well.
The instruction booklet shows 6 photos of how this actual structure looked back in 2000/2001 when this kit was produced.
This kit also includes a machine shop that can be used on either side of this main structure.
Here's one of the large colour posters showing this kit from many angles.






I don't think anyone has done a complete build of this amazing kit, here on the forums.
So I hope you will join me in my celebration of reaching engineer status here, and my first build of a "South River Model Works" kit!

Greg



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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 02/15/2021 :  4:50:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This should be an interesting build. Just dying to know if your going to do your usual I'll add a little more than what's in the box!!

Looking forward to the build Greg!


Jerry

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

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Ensign
Engineer

Posted - 02/15/2021 :  4:53:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Orionvp17

Rock and Roll, Greg!

This should be a fun build, and I'll enjoy watching it. The kit is down in The Stash, and I am time-constrained these days to the point where it's not "next up" on the list, but is still in the "Someday" stack.

Have a ball! I'll cheer from here!

Pete
in Michigan



Thanks! Pete.

I hear you about being time constrained, I'm in the same boat as you are.
However we are not getting any younger, and at least for me time seems to be picking up speed!
I hope this build thread will be useful to you when you get around to building yours someday.

Greg



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Ensign
Engineer

Posted - 02/15/2021 :  4:58:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George D

I don't know where you're getting this "apprentice" stuff.

I'll be following along, Greg.

George



George, it seems like I've had "Fireman" status here for a long time.
So now finally being on the cusp of "Engineer" status here, makes me feel like it's been an apprenticeship.
Hope you enjoy the build, it's nice to have you!

Greg



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sgtbob
Fireman

Premium Member


Posted - 02/15/2021 :  4:58:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
HOORAY!!!!

I love following your kit builds, they are always so interesting and informative. Not being
a kit builder it is also an area I am not well versed in so lead me on!!

Bob


http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837

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Ensign
Engineer

Posted - 02/15/2021 :  5:01:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

This should be an interesting build. Just dying to know if your going to do your usual I'll add a little more than what's in the box!!

Looking forward to the build Greg!



Jerry, you know me, I will be adding some lighting inside & outside to this structure of course!
Nice to have you along for the ride!

Greg



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Ensign
Engineer

Posted - 02/15/2021 :  5:07:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sgtbob

HOORAY!!!!

I love following your kit builds, they are always so interesting and informative. Not being
a kit builder it is also an area I am not well versed in so lead me on!!

Bob



Bob, you have been such an inspiration to me here on the forums, I cannot thank you enough for that!
Not many modelers ever reach the level of skill that you have, and I'm very grateful that we have you here my friend!
So it's a real honor for me, to have you say that, and to follow anything that I do here!

Greg



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Dutchman
Administrator

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Posted - 02/15/2021 :  5:15:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, Greg. Come Saturday it will be 13 years on the Forum! Thanks for all your contributions! I'm looking forward to this build.



Bruce

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Bernd
Fireman



Posted - 02/15/2021 :  5:24:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm definitely on board. That is on beautiful looking kit.

Bernd


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k9wrangler
Engineer



Posted - 02/15/2021 :  5:24:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Iíll be in and out all day, All the parts tired me out just looking at them...

Mega Dittos

Karl Scribner
Manistique, Michigan

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Ensign
Engineer

Posted - 02/15/2021 :  5:44:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dutchman

Wow, Greg. Come Saturday it will be 13 years on the Forum! Thanks for all your contributions! I'm looking forward to this build.





Bruce, Thanks!
It's really been all of my pleasure to have been a contributing member here for 13 years!
Thank you, and all of the other forum moderators for making this such a great place to share & enjoy each others modeling endeavors!

Greg



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Ensign
Engineer

Posted - 02/15/2021 :  5:46:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bernd

I'm definitely on board. That is on beautiful looking kit.

Bernd



Bernd, I agree with you about this being a beautiful kit!
I can't believe it's taken 20 years to get around to building it.
I hope you enjoy the build!

Greg



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Ensign
Engineer

Posted - 02/15/2021 :  5:49:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by k9wrangler

Iíll be in and out all day, All the parts tired me out just looking at them...



Karl, glad to have you along for this build!
I got tired of looking at the box, and not building it, now's the time!

Greg



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