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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #285 on: March 26, 2020, 07:19:36 PM »
Hey John:

Wow that looks really good. I love your background scenery.it looks very real.

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Thank you for the kind words - I believe that the backgrounds really make our structure models pop.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #286 on: March 26, 2020, 07:21:03 PM »
Terrific job John!  That's going to look absolutely fantastic when the scenery is finished and there are loco's and rolling stock on the tracks.   ;)


Thank you, there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes, actually underneath the layout, to get those locomotives rolling.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #287 on: March 26, 2020, 07:22:58 PM »
John,

I agree, great job on the build.

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Thank you my friend.  I really enjoyed this build.  Today, I moved the model back to the workbench and added some dirt so that I could get going with the final detailing.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #288 on: March 26, 2020, 07:37:32 PM »
As I mentioned above, I added the first layer of dirt to the baseboard around the coaling tower today.  Here are a few progress pictures of the process.


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #289 on: March 26, 2020, 07:38:00 PM »
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #290 on: March 27, 2020, 07:53:20 AM »
Hey John:

Looks just beautiful.

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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #291 on: March 28, 2020, 07:21:28 PM »
John this is an amazing build, I have to go digging but I think I have this kit or it may be the Campbell Coal Tower , so much wood , you're are doing it a great justice.  :)
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #292 on: April 05, 2020, 10:53:37 AM »
Hey John:

Looks just beautiful.

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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #293 on: April 05, 2020, 10:54:17 AM »
John this is an amazing build, I have to go digging but I think I have this kit or it may be the Campbell Coal Tower , so much wood , you're are doing it a great justice.  :)


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Thank you for following along and the kind words, this has been a very fun build.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #294 on: April 05, 2020, 10:56:17 AM »
So the final detailing has been complete on my workbench.  I will add some more detailing and do some touch up once this structure is on the layout. The big thing is to add the scenery materials but I always do that when they are on the layout and I can make it fit the big picture.  So here is the last progress pictures from the workbench.


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #295 on: April 05, 2020, 10:57:02 AM »
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #296 on: April 05, 2020, 10:58:23 AM »
You will notice that I did one final lighting test while it was on the workbench.  My fingers got in the way - I was holding the wires on to the battery. :-[


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #297 on: April 05, 2020, 10:59:28 AM »
It looks like a fish story is being told in this scene.


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #298 on: April 05, 2020, 10:59:44 AM »
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #299 on: April 05, 2020, 11:00:08 AM »
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