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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2018, 05:43:38 PM »
John,

I'm just going to have to buy the MM Yard Tower.

The ACL had one very similar in Jacksonville about five miles north of the terminal.

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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2018, 05:56:00 PM »
John- Thank you. I finished their water pumping station today. I painted the walls following the directions. The morter wash was very thin and next time I think I will do a little less 91% RA.
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2018, 05:58:52 PM »
John, I'm working on the Monster Modelworks pumping station. If it's OK I will post a picture of one of the walls that has been painted following their instructions.


Curt


Yes - please post your pictures.  I'm very interested to learn what other are doing to paint the wood/brick walls. Let's turn this thread into a learning tool.  We can all learn to paint this stuff together.  I know it looks great in the right hands. Karl O posted some pictures of walls he did that looked fantastic.  They seem to have disappeared from the forum????


Dave  - do you have any pictures to share of your builds.


Anyone else - please jump in.

Iíll look and see what I have in the way of pix.

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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2018, 05:59:43 PM »
John,

I'm just going to have to buy the MM Yard Tower.

The ACL had one very similar in Jacksonville about five miles north of the terminal.

Tom ;D


Tom


I think you should and join the thread.  Curt just posted some very nice brick walls he did on the pump house.
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2018, 06:01:47 PM »
John- Thank you. I finished their water pumping station today. I painted the walls following the directions. The morter wash was very thin and next time I think I will do a little less 91% RA.


Curt,

Wow, those walls look fantastic. Great job my friend.

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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2018, 06:03:14 PM »
John,

I'm just going to have to buy the MM Yard Tower.

The ACL had one very similar in Jacksonville about five miles north of the terminal.

Tom ;D




Tom


I think you should and join the thread.  Curt just posted some very nice brick walls he did on the pump house.


John,

Thanks for the offer. I have other kits in front of this one. But once I get the kit, I may feel differently.

Tom ;D
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2018, 06:12:13 PM »
John- Thank you. I finished their water pumping station today. I painted the walls following the directions. The morter wash was very thin and next time I think I will do a little less 91% RA.


Curt


This really looks good.  You did a great job.
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2018, 06:12:59 PM »
John, I'm working on the Monster Modelworks pumping station. If it's OK I will post a picture of one of the walls that has been painted following their instructions.


Curt


Yes - please post your pictures.  I'm very interested to learn what other are doing to paint the wood/brick walls. Let's turn this thread into a learning tool.  We can all learn to paint this stuff together.  I know it looks great in the right hands. Karl O posted some pictures of walls he did that looked fantastic.  They seem to have disappeared from the forum? ???


Dave  - do you have any pictures to share of your builds.


Anyone else - please jump in.

Iíll look and see what I have in the way of pix.


Dave


Sounds great!
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2018, 06:54:33 PM »
Thank you Tom and John.
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2018, 07:44:14 PM »
Remembered I had this bookmarked on my iPad...might be worth a look-see.



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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2018, 09:19:52 AM »
Over on the Railroad Line Forum Karl O brought back to life Tenement Row by Smallshaw (Mike Chambers page 2).  He showed how he painted & weathered the Monster Brick Sheets he used.  His work on Laser cut brick sheets from Monster has to be some of the best I have ever looked at. None of this can be done without the expert work of Jimmy over @ Monster.

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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2018, 09:34:10 AM »
Over on the Railroad Line Forum Karl O brought back to life Tenement Row by Smallshaw (Mike Chambers page 2).  He showed how he painted & weathered the Monster Brick Sheets he used.  His work on Laser cut brick sheets from Monster has to be some of the best I have ever looked at. None of this can be done without the expert work of Jimmy over @ Monster.

Mike Sigmon


Mike,

Will you post the link to K.O's thread here?

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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2018, 10:16:55 AM »
John,
As the rawest of rookies here, I've been stewing about this comment for several days, BUT....
Back on page 1, look at the photo that shows the chimney head on. What is holding the chimney up? It is sitting on the roof, but it would need something inside to hold it up structurally.
I haven't built the kit, but I do think that any chimney is a column of bricks/blocks from the foundation all the way to the cap. I'd hate to see you detail the interior (which I'm looking forward to) and have the chimney crash through the roof into the detailing.
Just sayin'. I'll crawl back under my rock now.
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2018, 12:36:49 PM »
John,
As the rawest of rookies here, I've been stewing about this comment for several days, BUT....
Back on page 1, look at the photo that shows the chimney head on. What is holding the chimney up? It is sitting on the roof, but it would need something inside to hold it up structurally.
I haven't built the kit, but I do think that any chimney is a column of bricks/blocks from the foundation all the way to the cap. I'd hate to see you detail the interior (which I'm looking forward to) and have the chimney crash through the roof into the detailing.
Just sayin'. I'll crawl back under my rock now.


Chip,

Great catch. The chimney should go on the back wall of near one of the back corners.

Just saying.

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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2018, 03:57:00 PM »
Here's photos of the East Deerfield, Waltham, and what's left of the Johnsonville towers. You can see how the chimney's fit the buildings.

 

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