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Crocker Bro scratch build
« on: July 03, 2017, 09:06:30 AM »
Howdy All,
 Back here in my favorite Forum. Jumped over to Kit building for one, but back Home again. So I thought I would have some fun with all of you fellow Modelers. I had a few extra hours yesterday, and some left over clapboard, and decided to do a scratch build copy of a kit. I have this kit in my collection, and was able to measure the pieces.
  So lets see how long it will take one of you to identify the Mystery building. Some hints are that it was released in the 80's, and Frankly it was a kit that I had purchased when I was 12 yrs old, but sadly traded to another kid for some baseball cards. All these years later I have another one....
  Let the Guessing begin.........

Loren...
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Re: The Mystery Build
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2017, 09:33:43 AM »
FSM Crocker Brothers Feed Mill.  I was just looking thru my stash of kits last week.   ;D


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Re: The Mystery Build
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2017, 09:42:37 AM »
FSM Crocker Brothers Feed Mill.  I was just looking thru my stash of kits last week.   ;D


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Dr. Jones got me by a few minutes. I agree, it's Crocker Bros.

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Re: The Mystery Build
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2017, 10:34:45 AM »
WOW!!!!! Tough to fool you all.....Jeff takes the cake......Tom was off by just a couple of minutes....thought it might be more of a challenge, but you guys know your kits.....
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2017, 04:28:19 PM »
really cool Loren! I'll be following along, my fellow scratch-builder!
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2017, 05:09:47 PM »
Bob C,
Glad to have you aboard, might take me a little while, as I have to get some small windows, which I forgot I used on the last build....but the structure itself I will be able to put together.

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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2017, 07:19:33 AM »
Hi Loren:

Look like a fun build. I'll be following along.

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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2017, 08:41:19 AM »
Loren.....could that possibly be Crocker Brothers Feed Mill kit by FSM?  ;D ;D ;)

Neat kit.....I'll be watching.  :)
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2017, 12:11:37 PM »
Karl,
 Glad to have you following...
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2017, 12:13:12 PM »
Greg,
 Hah! I changed the name after Jeff guessed it. Would not have been to hard if I had named the Thread Crocker Bro.......
Thanks for following along...
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2017, 07:38:29 PM »
I'm a little late to the guessing party but I will be following along on your build.
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2017, 12:28:40 PM »
I "guess" I'll be following along.

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 #12 on: July 05, 2017, 03:44:38 PM »
John, Denato,
 Glad to have you checking in....
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2017, 04:34:36 PM »
Hello All,
 So, Due to the holiday I was not able to get bracing wood, as the hobby shop was closed. I decided to make some doors instead. The doors all use the Folkart driftwood stain, that I mentioned in the FOS carter supply build. You paint it on, and wipe it off. The freight doors came out okay, the four panel is nice. The extreme close ups do not do them justice due to the fuzz. I did not want to rub them down, and take finish off. You cannot see the fuzz by the eye anyways. The last photo is of what I am going with for the walls. This is a Craftsmart gel stain, called barnwood gray. just as the other you brush on, let sit for 30 sec, and wipe off. this has two coats applied, with a very light ink wash in between. Thanks for stopping by....
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2017, 11:29:08 AM »
Hey All,
 Nothing too exciting today, worked on getting the siding grained last night. Thought I would be smart, and start with a new wire wheel, what a mistake. took off a lot of wood, so had to revert back to the one that I had previously used for hand graining. Also, have been working on scratching a cyclone.....thanks for taking a look..
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