E.J. Kelley Coal Co.

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by eightyeightfan1, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Found this one day while taking the dog for a walk down the old NH rightaway here in town. Thought it would be an interesting building to scratchbuild. Though now a refuse co is in the building, the sign was still up, and there is a pile of coal pushed off to the side, behind the building(Anthracite or Bitimous...How can you tell the difference?). There was also an addition built recently which I did not add. I wanted just the scale room and platform. Notice the scale room is like an agents office at a train station

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  2. eightyeightfan1

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    Here's detail of the platform and scale room.

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  3. eightyeightfan1

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    The finished structure, complete with a Boley truck parked on the platform.

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    And the last veiw.

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  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Very nice Ed. It's great to model the interesting structures we find around. You sure captured the look of this one. No kits can compare.
  6. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Great cloning Ed. what material did you use to build it?

    This has to be the most satisfying aspect of modeling.

  7. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Great job Ed. Can't tell the difference between your's and the real one.
  8. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    That's scale modeling to a tee!
    Take a walk, see something you like, & build it in miniature...
    Excellent work, Ed!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
  9. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Very nice work Ed! :cool:
  10. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Bitimous sometimes has a slight brownish color to it, is softer, contains more sulfer and is usually found in the west. Anthricite is jet black, burns cleaner and found in the east. Great work...
  11. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Thanks everyone!

    Don...Its completely made from Evergreen sheets and strips, except the doors and windows are from kits.

    Shay...Thanks for the info. This had a rusty brown color to it. Learn something new everyday.
  12. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Ed, That's excellant! Nice work, I really like it.
  13. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    [​IMG] OUTSTANDING modelling, Ed!

    Mind you, after holding the beautiful Gauge boxcar (in my very own hand!!), it's no surprise to see that you've done a great job. :)

    Can't wait to see this as an integral part of a street scene.
  14. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Thanks Ed, one day I'll be at the point that I'll be doing some scratchbuilding. It is always impressive to see what others like yourself can do and I want to learn as much as I can. Everyone here is so willing to share what they know and how they do what they do.....:) :)

  15. pomperaugrr

    pomperaugrr Member

    I've seen that building before. You did an outstanding job in recreating it! That would be a perfect trackside addition. I am happy to see modelers preserving NH rail history, especially on their layouts. Your model captured it perfectly.

    I work in the Litchfield area and am a member of the Railway Museum of New England. Now, if only we could get the Torrington station preserved in 1:1 scale! You have a great shot of it, in the photo contest. :)

  16. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Thanks again.

    Eric..Been thinking of kitbashing the Torrington station. Maybe from DPM wall kits. Still working that one in my mind. BTW...The guy that runs the LHS, actually kitbashed the Thomaston station. You've probably seen it at a show. Part of the Torrington Area Model Railroader modual.
  17. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member


    Way to go Ed - looks just like the real thing!

    About those DPM parts, I did a building recently out of them and I found that the scale seemed to be a bit off, as in too big. For example a regular door is 7' but the DPM door is 8'. This may or may not bother you, but I had planned to use mine in the back of the layout but the illusion of perspective made it seem even bigger so I had to move it to the front.

    Anyway, I love your model - keep up the great work!

  18. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Nice one Ed. That looks great! Modeling an actual structure that you've seen can be so satisfying!
  19. pomperaugrr

    pomperaugrr Member

    I've seen the module, with the Thomaston Station, at the Torrington Town Hall, last year. I didn't realize he ran a hobby shop in the area. I'm still mourning the loss of Tom's Trains and Valley Hobbies, but at least they still do mail order.

    I model in N scale and plan to replicate both the Thomaston and Torrington stations. You are way ahead of me at this point. You really captured the essence of the EJ Kelly Coal Company. Nice work!


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