Copycat Mainline Coaling Tower in HO

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Fred_M, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    That's really nice Fred, great job! -:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
  2. philip

    philip Guest

    my two cents


    Thats a super structure. Looks great by the tracks. great photo also :thumb:

    philip :cool:
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Now we just need to see a loco getting fed Fred. An excellent scratchbuild that should go into the academy.
  4. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Sorry Robin, I don't own a steam loco. LOL
    I'll borrow one next time I go to the LHS if they will let me. Fred
  5. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    WHAT!?!?!?!?! No Steam?????

    Outrageous! ;)

    In my opinion steam is best. Especially wood fired steam. (drool-drool)

    TrainClown :D
  6. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    It's finished.
  7. philip

    philip Guest

    :thumb: Fine job Fred! Now you have to get that steamer! :thumb:

  8. cobra

    cobra Member

    beautifully done , Fred , and that outdoor shot ( and the earlier ones ) really set the model off perfectly .

  9. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    [​IMG] OutSTANDING, Fred! [​IMG]
  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Just excellent Fred. It must be a heritage structure being saved for prosperity so todays folks can visualuze what the steam era was all about.
  11. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Thanks guys for the comments. I model the 1980's, so I'm sure there we still coal towers standing here and there. There are still a few standing yet today that are made from concrete. One is about 15 miles from where I live in Monett in the old Frisco yard. These are just too fun to build. Since I did this one I did 3 more smaller ones and now am doing an O one for a mate. I encourage you all to give scratching with wood a go. It's fun and cheap. I figure I have about $15 in that tower, 1/2 of it in plastic ladders and rails. Fred
  12. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: What can I say Fred except YES :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Jim
  13. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Outstanding job Fred.
    Keep up the good work. :thumb: :thumb:

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