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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #60 on: August 07, 2017, 06:40:52 PM »
Back again everyone,
 I finished up the assembly of the main building, and got one of the loading docks done. Also got the small signs made, and installed. Only one more loading dock to go, and than some of the roof details. I am not sure if I am going to make the small coal shed. I had already built the storage shed for the Brewery I did, so that's out.
On a side note, since I began collecting craftsman kits a year and a half ago, the last picture is of a kit that I thought I could never get. But alas Santa found one for a good price....Thanks for taking a look...
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #61 on: August 13, 2017, 07:43:45 PM »
Howdy All,
 I finished up the build today. Just a little info on some of the details. I made the cyclone from scratch (which you can see posted early on) The cyclone tubes are made from brass rod. I used my homemade rust wash to rust the cyclone and pipes. There is nothing like real Rust..... Under the canopy, the lights over the doors, I was one shade short, so I made just bare wires hanging out. So here sits another build that's going to be boxed, and put in the closet...oh! well! I sure do enjoy building them though...Working on a new idea for the next build...have to draw up some plans...As the great Arnold once said "I"ll Be Back".. Thanks for following along...
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #62 on: August 14, 2017, 07:58:28 AM »
Looks great, Loren.  I especially like the roofing.  I don't like working with the Campbell shingles, but yours look great. 


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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #63 on: August 14, 2017, 08:23:14 AM »
That turned out really great. Nice work!


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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #64 on: August 14, 2017, 08:26:59 AM »
Excellent build Loren.  8)
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #65 on: August 14, 2017, 09:01:05 AM »
Jeff, John, Greg,
 Thanks for the compliments.....
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #66 on: August 14, 2017, 12:35:45 PM »


Thanks,
Donato

Biding my time till I can start my layout and build nice stuff like all you folks .... (said with envy). :-)

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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #67 on: August 14, 2017, 01:31:36 PM »
Donato,
 That's an EXCEPTIONAL Compliment.....Thanks
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #68 on: August 16, 2017, 01:56:25 PM »
Hey All,
 If anyone out there has any interest in swapping this build up for a craftsman kit, PM me, and we will see what we can do.

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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #69 on: August 17, 2017, 08:34:51 AM »
Hey Loren:

That is one very cool model.

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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #70 on: August 17, 2017, 12:33:44 PM »
Loren,

Very nice model! I f you are going to let the roundhouse kit sit on the shelf, I think you ought to sell it to me at a very good price for me.
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #71 on: August 17, 2017, 01:02:53 PM »
Karl,
 Thanks for the compliment...Baxter's is looking good on your end.
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #72 on: August 17, 2017, 01:06:55 PM »
Steve,
 unfortunately it is going to sit on the shelf, along with the other 49 limited edition kits. I know people say "what a waste".
I am saving them for a future generation on model railroaders. Contact me in about 15 years, and at that point it might be $10,000 for the round house......Thanks for the compliment on the build...
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