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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #195 on: February 29, 2020, 01:23:55 AM »
A neat and crafty solution, John.

And I think those shingles stand up to magnification extremely well.

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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #196 on: February 29, 2020, 09:10:47 AM »
Looks great John.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #197 on: February 29, 2020, 05:44:49 PM »
I sat down at the workbench on this build and the next step was ladders. Lots of ladders.  It was time to build a ladder building jig so I got out the styrene and built a jig so I didn't have to build them over the template anymore.  Here is a picture of the jig going together.  Pretty simple but boy does it save time.


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #198 on: February 29, 2020, 05:47:50 PM »
Here is a picture of the jig finished with job one waiting for the glue to dry.


I went a couple steps longer than the ladders need for this coal tower so this should work for just about any future build. Also, added a smaller jig because I cut to many pieces.







Now ready for ladder production.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #199 on: March 01, 2020, 11:12:17 AM »
Hey john:

Very well done so far. Like the color it nicely weathered.

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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #200 on: March 01, 2020, 03:47:23 PM »
Hey john:

Very well done so far. Like the color it nicely weathered.

Karl


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Thank you for the complement. I have lots of detail to add now.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #201 on: March 01, 2020, 08:48:05 PM »
Today, I made some more progress:  Started construction of the Sandhouse and Tool Shed.


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #202 on: March 01, 2020, 08:48:59 PM »
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #203 on: March 01, 2020, 08:49:44 PM »
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #204 on: March 01, 2020, 08:51:12 PM »
I also, started adding the platforms to the main coal tower structure.


First, the brackets where glued onto the structure.


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #205 on: March 01, 2020, 08:52:00 PM »
Then I added the framing and top boards.


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #206 on: March 02, 2020, 08:53:46 AM »
Very nice John.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #207 on: March 02, 2020, 02:31:11 PM »
Very nice John.


Thank you Curt.  The boards on the platform are all the same length, in the picture they look different lengths because of the light and dark ends.  A little stain will solve that problem. It's going to take a lot of chopping with the chopper to make all the boards required to go all around the three sides of the tower.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #208 on: March 07, 2020, 05:20:12 PM »
I got back to the workbench today.  ;D ;D ;D  I added the brackets for the platform on the second side of the coal tower.


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #209 on: March 07, 2020, 05:21:52 PM »
I also did a light test before adding the roof cards and platform base to the sand house and tool shed.


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