Author Topic: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light  (Read 1944 times)

Raymo

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RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« on: December 03, 2017, 06:02:56 PM »
I mentioned buying this kit in yesterday's daily thread and Jimmy asked if I could do a build thread on it. I was going to build a new CCK kit but that will have to wait till after.( Sorry Jeff!) Bob Seckler built the prototype that Jimmy has been showing since he brought it out at the big Springfield show back in January. My plan is to build it close to the build Bob did but with different trim colors. I'll probably do it up as a telephone company building for a future diorama with some Sylvan trucks.

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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 06:03:50 PM »
The box and what's in the box...

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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 06:08:11 PM »
I looked at this building about a dozen times since January and thought it was done with shingles over the basswood. I was surprised when I opened the box and found that the texture was done with the laser. This should be a fun build so stay tuned, I'm off to start bracing.

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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 06:24:55 PM »
Following. It looks like a interesting build.
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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 07:11:59 PM »
Danny,
          Jimmy did an excellent job designing this kit.  It's really cool & very interesting. Can't wait to see when you complete it.  Thanx Thom...

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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2017, 08:00:19 PM »
Dan


Interesting wall detail and kit. I will be following along.
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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2017, 11:42:19 PM »
Now that looks like an interesting build.

I will be following this one.

Jim
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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 01:22:24 AM »
Saw this kit in Marlborough but forgot to swing back to Jimmy's table to pick one up.... realized I forgot when I was in Portsmouth! drat.....
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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2017, 06:36:41 AM »
Thanks everyone for following the build. Buddy up into 2's and get into a line. :D  I braced the walls last night and only screwed up one of the ends for the covered stairwell. I'll try and post pictures later.

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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2017, 06:52:05 AM »
Those are some good looking instructions. Those 3d exploded images would be really helpful. Not every great kit maker is great with instructions. I know a lot of you don't need them, but...it's nice to know help is there when I get a little sideways.

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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2017, 07:25:55 AM »
I'll be following along too.   ;)

Interesting looking structure as well as an interesting approach to shingled walls.   :D
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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2017, 08:11:24 AM »
Looking good Dan, and I will be following along.  And when completed a great structure to show off a couple of your vehicles !!


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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2017, 08:42:59 AM »
Neat kit Dan.....I'll be looking in.  :)
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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2017, 10:31:40 AM »
Look to be an interesting build Dan. That siding is unique. I love how laser cutting is getting pretty creative nowadays. I went over to the web site (railroadkits.com) to see what the rest of the structure looks like but it has not been posted.

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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2017, 12:17:52 PM »
Hi Raymo:

I'll be watching and following along.

Karl

 

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