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CCK - The Rowhouse on Concord Street


Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday 16APR2021
« on: Today at 08:26:40 AM »
Morning all,

Day off today!  A few errands to run and then workbench time this afternoon.  Wait....the workbench is empty at the moment.  I'm sure I can find something to build in my stash.   ;)

Have a great one!

Kit Building / Re: SRMW Retirement Build Challenge - 2021 updates
« on: April 15, 2021, 02:51:07 PM »
I'm just catching up on this thread.  Those are looking very nice.   :D

The big FSM and SRMW kits are cool but I still think these small structures really "build" the mood of a layout. Great job Bob.

I totally agree with that Doug!  Plus they're every bit as fun to build.  Thanks for following along and the kind comment!   :D

Great looking build Bob.....well done.  8)

Thanks butty!  I have several builds I hope to drag down to Tom's some day to show off when we get together again.  Which will be soon I hope.   ;)

Love your write-ups, Bob. And what a great result. Well done!

Thanks Craig.  Happy to have you check it out and comment.   :)

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Thursday, 4-15-21
« on: April 15, 2021, 07:18:06 AM »
Morning all,

Had a credit card compromised yesterday.  Saw it coming.  So did the bank.  The night before there was a charge for $0.01 which was then reversed.  Somebody testing the waters to see if the number was good.  Yesterday there was a Paypal charge for $411 and some change that the bank Declined and then asked me to verify.  Nope.  I didn't charge anything for that amount.  The evil doers got nothing.  However I know what I'd like them to get.   >:(  Now I have to get a new card and figure out what all I had setup to automatically charge to that card so I can change the information.

One really can get lost wandering around Howard Zane's layout. This shot only shows a slice of it.   :o

Have a great one!


Beautiful job on this gem, well done.

Tom  ;D

Thanks Tom!  I had this one and a KC Workshop kit going together on the workbench at the same time.  Time permitting I may post the KC Workshop build later today as my third build challenge.  I gotta give Dr. Jeff a little competition on the quantity thing.   ;D

Another gem, Bob. 


Thanks Jeff!  The other Jeff did a nice job designing this kit.  It was a fun, easy little build.  :D

Thanks for the very timely step-by-step post. Just got a CCK building in the mail Saturday. Your patience should vastly improve my final product.
Thanks in advance.

You're welcome buddy and thanks for posting!  Have fun with your CCK kit.  Feel free to reach out and ask if you have any questions.  I, and I'm sure everyone else here, would be more than happy to try to answer them.  :D

I've always liked this kit.  Well done.   :)

Thanks Craftsmankits!  Jeff at CCK does have some interesting kits that fit in with what I hope to model someday.   :)

Beautiful little building, very nicely done.

Thanks Eric!  Really appreciate having you checking in.   :D

Great idea to seal walls with "glue pitch", I'll have to mix some of that for myself, and to use a penlight for light leaks.  I found a couple of those today when cleaning the home office. 

For brick paper on foundation, transfer tape works well... 

From your observation of PA anthracite towns, what's the likely roofing on these structures? 


Thanks Dave.  The "glue pitch" idea came about as a matter of convenience.  I was trying to figure out how to seal a small leak and noticed the bottle of pitch I keep on my workbench for use around chimney's, vents and what not.   ;)

I think the most likely roofing on these structures would be shingles on the steeper pitched main roof and rolled roofing on the porch and rear extension where the pitch isn't quite as steep.   

This is a neat little kit for sure.   8)

That's it.  I'm done!   ;D

Not a good picture but I build a little core that fits inside the structure to hold the LED's and what not.

Oops..the front and rear roof cards were too long.  A quick and easy fix for that.  I simply trimmed them to fit.

I peeled off the backing for the transfer tape and then applied my rolled roofing.  Instead of using what was included in the kit I used some sandpaper that I had previously painted and cut into 3' wide strips.

Skipping ahead to the finish line (because I forgot to take a few pictures while building the porch)….

Last post in a moment.... ;D

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