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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #105 on: February 03, 2020, 08:05:30 PM »
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #106 on: February 06, 2020, 04:55:43 PM »
Here is a picture of the assembly with the sidewall glued in the right place. Most of the progress today was in the interior which can't be photographed until the glue dries. ;)


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #107 on: February 07, 2020, 07:59:23 PM »
Today, I started to add the inter workings of the coal tower. There is a lot of detail and bracing to add so this will take a few days but here are some update photographs.


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #108 on: February 07, 2020, 07:59:46 PM »
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #109 on: February 07, 2020, 08:01:46 PM »
Since this is a before laser cutting kit - I'm actually getting to do some cutting and fitting. ;) ;D  And yes, I always add more bracing than is called for in the instructions. I don't like things moving with time.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #110 on: February 08, 2020, 08:48:11 AM »
Looks great John.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #111 on: February 08, 2020, 12:27:29 PM »
Coming along nicely John.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #112 on: February 08, 2020, 12:45:06 PM »
Looks great John.


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Thank you, I'm really enjoying this build.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #113 on: February 08, 2020, 12:47:20 PM »
Coming along nicely John.


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Thank you for following along and the kind words.  I know why George loves coal towers, and coal yards so much - it's all about the details.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #114 on: February 09, 2020, 02:45:07 PM »
I have spent most of my time on this kit the last couple of days adding interior details and bracing. George added a lot of detail that I don't think anyone will see once this is added to my layout. The interior details sure looks good on the workbench though.  Especially when you can view it from any angle. I will post some pictures when I get the interior finished.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #115 on: February 13, 2020, 07:37:36 PM »
I have been adding the interior bracing details a few boards at a time because I have been working on some track work changes on my layout the past few days.  I got a real inspirational surprise in the mail today.  George sent me a letter (I can't tell you how long it's been since I received a hand written letter) that included the original magazine article that inspired this kit. The letter is a real nice surprise - thank you George. Hand written letters are so much more personnel - I really miss them.  I took pictures of the magazine article to post here.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #116 on: February 13, 2020, 07:40:53 PM »
Here is the first page of the article.  George commented that there was some details left of the FSM kit, that I may want to add.


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #117 on: February 13, 2020, 07:42:15 PM »
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #118 on: February 13, 2020, 11:00:22 PM »
Looking great, John - and so nice to receive a letter from George.

Jock Oliphant is a legend!  His flotation mine is probably my favourite ever structure.  Maybe I'll get the courage one day to attempt to recreate it.  If anyone has a set of plans for it...???  Really enjoying watching you build this masterpiece.

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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #119 on: February 15, 2020, 08:40:53 AM »
I'm making progress on all the inside bracing.  I think I've used every pair of tweezers, clamp and glue applicator I own reaching all the places I need to attach pieces.  This really is a highly detailed kit and a lot of fun to put together.


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