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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #165 on: February 25, 2020, 11:57:18 AM »
John,

The coaling tower is looking great, very well done.

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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #166 on: February 25, 2020, 03:24:20 PM »
The weathering is outstanding John.  Great looking structure.


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #167 on: February 25, 2020, 03:25:00 PM »
Beautiful modeling John.


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #168 on: February 25, 2020, 03:26:02 PM »
Beautiful weathering John , really looks real  ;)


Jan


Thank you for the kind words - I can't wait to start adding all those details.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #169 on: February 25, 2020, 03:27:02 PM »
Very nice John -

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Thank you, this is one fun kit to build.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #170 on: February 25, 2020, 03:29:24 PM »
John,
 Your coal tower build is coming along . This is a great kit to get out of the box.
Your model will look great on the S&S RR.
 Tommy


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Thank you for following along and the kind words.  It is great to have this one out of the yellow box. I'm exploring different locations for this one.  All near the Stone Roundhouse and Locomotive Works on S&S RR.


I had a nice long talk with George yesterday, he is feeling much better. Actually, getting to the shop for short periods of time.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #171 on: February 25, 2020, 03:34:24 PM »
John,

The coaling tower is looking great, very well done.

Tom ;D


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Thank you for stopping by the thread and the kind words.  You can't beat these FSM kits. So much detail in the little yellow box. I'm looking forward to seeing how it looks on the layout.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #172 on: February 25, 2020, 03:39:53 PM »
A quick note about the warping problem I had with the unsupported wall from the glue drying.  The removable braces that I added did the trick. I moved the wall out 3/8 of an inch with the braces in 1/8 inch increments.  I just added a longer brace each night and the glue and wood took the new shape.  It's called creep with materials like the glue I'm using.  The glue responds to the stress by changing shape.  It takes time but it works.  I can remove the bracing now and the wall stays where I want it.  The bracing will stay in place until I glue the assembly to the baseboard. I will probably add a strategically placed nail or two to make sure nothing moves with time. Note to future builders of this kit: Make sure you brace the unsupported wall when you glue the walls together. The glue wants to warp the assembly as it dries.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #173 on: February 26, 2020, 04:03:17 PM »
John,
 Outstanding job n the coal tower so far....

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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #174 on: February 26, 2020, 10:36:08 PM »
John,
 Outstanding job n the coal tower so far....

Loren...


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Thank you for the kind words and for following along.  We are just about to the really fun part - the details.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #175 on: February 27, 2020, 05:23:39 AM »
John, I've enjoyed following this and watching it take shape.  It looks great so far--can't wait to see you adding details.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #176 on: February 27, 2020, 10:16:31 PM »
John, I've enjoyed following this and watching it take shape.  It looks great so far--can't wait to see you adding details.
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George


Thank you for following along and the encouraging words.  I got some bench time in on this project today.  Pictures to follow.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #177 on: February 27, 2020, 10:23:25 PM »
Today, I completed the rafter ends and got started installing the shingles.  Here are a few progress pictures from my workbench.


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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #178 on: February 27, 2020, 10:23:56 PM »
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« Reply #179 on: February 27, 2020, 10:24:46 PM »
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