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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #240 on: March 16, 2020, 05:29:23 PM »
John, I can't get enough of looking at this beautiful structure. You've done a superb job in all respects.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #241 on: March 16, 2020, 09:43:46 PM »
John, I can't get enough of looking at this beautiful structure. You've done a superb job in all respects.
--Opa George


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Thank you so much for the kind words.  I made a little more progress today, I'm adding the coal chutes and detail castings in preparation for glueing the structures to the base board for final detailing.
 









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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #242 on: March 16, 2020, 09:45:28 PM »
The track has been glued down to the baseboard - next step is to glue the structures down to the baseboard.


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #243 on: March 16, 2020, 09:47:10 PM »
The FSM icing platform is on my build short list and will go directly behind the coaling tower. The John Allen water tower FSM kit is also planed for this area.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #244 on: March 20, 2020, 09:17:48 PM »
Today, I started to add the coal chutes and hardware to the main structure. After installation and weathering the structure will be ready to mount to the baseboard.


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #245 on: March 20, 2020, 09:18:17 PM »
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #246 on: March 21, 2020, 03:04:30 PM »
John, those coal chutes look exceptionally good.  Metal or plastic detail parts?  How did you color them?
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #247 on: March 21, 2020, 04:06:31 PM »
John............

That build is terrific.   You have aged wood figured out.

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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #248 on: March 21, 2020, 04:54:42 PM »
John, those coal chutes look exceptionally good.  Metal or plastic detail parts?  How did you color them?
--Opa George


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Thank you for the complements. The chutes are Georges metal castings.  So far they have been primed with a flat brown primer and then three shades of rust colored chalk.  I have some touch up to do with the rust and then need to add the coal dust. I decided to wait until I installed the pins and chain to do the coloring.  I will be using the same technique.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #249 on: March 21, 2020, 04:56:28 PM »
John............

That build is terrific.   You have aged wood figured out.

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Bob


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Thank you for stopping by the thread and the kind words. I'm putting the final details on and will be mounting this to the baseboard in the next couple of days.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #250 on: March 21, 2020, 05:53:44 PM »
Wow...terrific work!!


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #251 on: March 21, 2020, 07:00:55 PM »
John the tower is top notch.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #252 on: March 21, 2020, 10:25:31 PM »
Wow...terrific work!!


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #253 on: March 21, 2020, 10:25:51 PM »
John the tower is top notch.


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #254 on: March 22, 2020, 03:48:02 AM »
Hey John:

What can I say but what a beautiful job.

Karl