Mainline Coaling Tower

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Matthyro, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Paul, if you have a photo of your coaltower please post it here so we can see it..
    Jim, I am glad I could be of help
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Coal chutes are in place and the whole thing is ready for painting, then chain hoists will be added. This is an interesting way for a coal tower to serve parallel tracks.

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  3. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    Robin.... "you da man" ! That is one fantastic job of modeling, from start to finish.

    Bob / Iron Goat :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  4. JBBVry

    JBBVry Member

    no prob here are a few.

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  5. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    You never cease to amaze me Robin. :thumb:
    Excellent work as always.
  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

  7. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    :thumb: Gonna have to get me one of those portable desk like you have in that last one. hehe :D :D :D :rolleyes: Jim
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks for posting your coaling towers Paul.
    Very nice modeling.
    Here is mine painted. I used burnt umber, raw sienna, two shades of grey and black
    The first coat of paint is straight from the bottle and not thinned with water. This seals the thin cardboard that makes up the handrailings and such. I found in the past that without sealing and using water thinned paint, the glue would come unstuck and the railings buckled up some. We sure live and learn in this hobby.

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  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Here it is providing service to a heavy freight

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  10. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Hi Robin

    That coaling tower turned out just beautiful. Great Job'

    Ron :thumb: :thumb: :wave:
  11. siderod

    siderod Member

    Great gob robin!

    beautiful work!
  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks folks. I really enjoyed building this one.
    In case anyone wonders, the chains that hold the coal chutes is a single thread of silver embroidery floss
  13. JBBVry

    JBBVry Member

    that is great looks better than most others i have seen. you are the first i have seen that uses cardboard. looks great well better than great.
  14. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    That is one tremondous scratch build, Robin. I feel the urge to get back to work.
  15. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    Robin, You are the "SCRATCH-MEISTER"..... that's a job well done !
  16. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: FANTASTICO :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  17. philip

    philip Guest

    your killin me:p

    very nice Robin!:thumb:
  18. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Inspiring Work!

    Superb. Simply superb. :thumb: usual. :)

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