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2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« on: January 01, 2020, 01:32:44 PM »
For this years challenge I will be building the FSM kit number 145 Coal tower.  This will probably not be a straight kit build because I plan on making some changes for the structure to fit better on my Superior & Seattle Railroad.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2020, 01:33:18 PM »
Stay tuned for some box opening pictures. ;)





I paid  North of the $32.25 price. :-[   What you pay for kits and golf scores are not supposed to be committed to memory. ;)
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 01:49:30 PM »
We have officially begun, the box is open.


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2020, 02:02:07 PM »
Hey John,
I will follow your effort on this one.
I think this kit was designed about the CNR Fort Rouge (Manitoba) 300 ton coal dock.
You will find  a nice article about it and  full size draw in the February 1981 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman.
Eric

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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2020, 02:38:54 PM »
I'll be following along as well!  This one's in my stash but, admittedly, no where near the top of list when it comes to what I plan on building in the near future.  ::)
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2020, 03:20:16 PM »
Looking forward to this one, John.  I bought this one in 1978 at the market price and it's still in the box.  Guess you can see how fast a modeler I am. :-\.  I know I'll get some inspiration from your build.

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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2020, 03:26:11 PM »
Looks interesting and I'll be following.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2020, 04:35:57 PM »
That is one impressive coal tower. It's going to be a really good build.


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2020, 06:45:38 PM »
John,

I'll be along for the ride on this one also.

I paid the full boat of $36.95 for mine.

Tom ;D
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2020, 07:29:32 PM »
Hey John,
I will follow your effort on this one.
I think this kit was designed about the CNR Fort Rouge (Manitoba) 300 ton coal dock.
You will find  a nice article about it and  full size draw in the February 1981 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman.
Eric


Eric


George told me about the article but I don't have access to that issue of RMC. Can anyone help me with a copy of the article from the February 1981 issue of RMC?


Thank you for following along.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2020, 07:34:15 PM »
I'll be following along as well!  This one's in my stash but, admittedly, no where near the top of list when it comes to what I plan on building in the near future.  ::)


Thank you for following along Bob. I plan on adding this coal tower to the Eagles Next Yard on my layout, near the Stone Roundhouse.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2020, 07:37:07 PM »
Looking forward to this one, John.  I bought this one in 1978 at the market price and it's still in the box.  Guess you can see how fast a modeler I am. :-\ .  I know I'll get some inspiration from your build.


I wish I would have bought these early kits directly from George - I didn't start buying from him directly until the 1990's. So I spent a lot of extra money purchasing them from collectors, shows, eBay etc.  Thank you for following along.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2020, 07:37:42 PM »
Looks interesting and I'll be following.


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Glad to have you along for the ride. We will see where this one takes us.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2020, 07:38:45 PM »
That is one impressive coal tower. It's going to be a really good build.


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I have been looking forward to this build for some time. I have always liked this coaling tower. Thank you for following along.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2020, 07:43:13 PM »
John,

I'll be along for the ride on this one also.

I paid the full boat of $36.95 for mine.

Tom ;D

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Thanks for riding along - I don't remember or care to remember what I paid for this one. For years, I would put in a bid on all the FSM kits about 25% below the going rate on eBay. I probably bought 20 or 30 of them that way. It really paid not to be in a hurry.  The rest I bought at shows or directly from George for the past 25 years or so.



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