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Jerry

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Re: Which kit do you like?
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2018, 05:03:57 PM »
Hey Greg that Toadsuck Canning Co. would be a good one to build!!

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Re: Which kit do you like?
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2018, 05:34:15 PM »
Hey Greg that Toadsuck Canning Co. would be a good one to build!!

Jerry

I agree, I have that also and would love to see Greg build it first, the Canaan station would be great to see what you make of it , but is probably to large in H0 scale for the challenge.
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Re: Which kit do you like?
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2018, 05:46:12 PM »
For me it's very simple : the more to do, the more I like.
So the kit I like are : FSM, Sierra West ( but the last SW kit seems to have lost some of their fun since the framework is laser cutting  rather  assembled  with strip wood).
And naturally I like to scratchbuild.... it's not a kit, but I copy a lot of kit with my own technic :)
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Re: Which kit do you like?
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2018, 08:15:10 AM »


So many kits.....so little time. How does one choose.

I have been thinking of slowly starting to get some things accomplished and start posting builds again on the forum. I am tossing around some ideas for the 2018 Challenge and when I pick my choice from the stash, I'll put it up on the thread.




Greg: You must have well over $3000 tied up on that shelf in the photo.

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Re: Which kit do you like?
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2018, 08:39:46 AM »
Hey Greg that Toadsuck Canning Co. would be a good one to build!!

Jerry

You're right about that kit Jerry.....it is one of my favorites. It was one of the kits that I bought back in the early 90's that I mentioned about starting to collect for the future layout.
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Re: Which kit do you like?
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2018, 08:55:51 AM »
Hey Greg that Toadsuck Canning Co. would be a good one to build!!

Jerry
I agree, I have that also and would love to see Greg build it first, the Canaan station would be great to see what you make of it , but is probably to large in H0 scale for the challenge.

I'll get to it Jan.....someday, but it is a smidge too big to fit on a 6"x6" site.  :) 

If you can't wait for my pokey pace, I found this site on Railroad Line Forums of a scratch build of this structure from 4/5 years ago. The guy does an amazing job.....enjoy.

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=34925&whichpage=1

About the Canaan station.....I kept seeing that kit in a catalog, thought it looked good, but it didn't fit in with the mid-western, mountain layout that I had in mind, but I kept being drawn to it every time I saw it. After about 6 months, I finally succumbed.

The big pull from the kit for me was that open loading dock. I kept picturing it loaded with baggage, freight and little people and lit with Slim's mini LED's.
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Re: Which kit do you like?
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2018, 09:05:35 AM »

Greg: You must have well over $3000 tied up on that shelf in the photo.

Hi Blaze.....I wish it were that, but that figure is probably closer to the wholesale cost.

I can't complain too much, a round of golf has gotten a bit pricey and that much money would only get me about 20 to 25 hours in the air in a 4 seat Piper or a week in Colorado for a ski trip.  ;D
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