my first craftman kit

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by jkristia, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. jkristia

    jkristia Member

    This is my first attempt at building a craftman kit, and I must say that I have enjoyed it a lot, and are very pleased with the result so far.

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Nicely done! Scale lumber makes my hands twitch so I really admire anyone who has the patience and craftsmanship to assemble such a structure. The results are certainly worth your efforts! Nice weaterhing along the bottom side of the walls and stalls too!
  3. neilmunck

    neilmunck Member

    That's nice.

    Who makes the kit? I'm trying to work out what goes in the stalls - no doors so not horses, not dirty enough for coal. ?
  4. jkristia

    jkristia Member

    Actually it is coal, but I still need a lot more weathering.

    The kit is Fenimore Bros. Coal by FOS (
  5. George D

    George D Member

    Nice work. :thumb:

    I've got a few wood kits in my "to do" stack. Pictures like that get me itching to try one.
  6. DanishKnight

    DanishKnight Member


    That is an excellent structure! I love the paint job and weathering! Mange smuk! :thumb: Craftsman kits have come a long way since I did a couple back in the 70s. AMB (American Model Builders) has a small branchline depot that I'm working on. My Lady says it's really cute. :oops: I like it because of its diminutive size (small floorplan perfect for a shelf layout).

    Med venlig hilsen,
  7. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    :thumb: :thumb:
  8. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    That's real nice and natural looking. Good job. FRED
  9. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Nicely done! My first craftsman kit was also a coal dealer... :) I really like the weathering along the bottom of the main building.

    For a cheap coal-like substance, try dollar store aquarium gravel in black. It is a bit oversize, but works well.

  10. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Excellent looking structure. :thumb:
  11. jkristia

    jkristia Member

    I managed to get a little bit done yesterday while wify was watching the Oscars.
    Andrew, thanks for the tip, but this kit comes with a small bag of coal so I am gonna use that.
  12. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    That looks nice. Another choice for more coal if you need it is aquarium charcoal for filters, or go to the junkyard and get a GM charcoal cannister. Both these are easy to make smaller with a hammer if need be. FRED
  13. philip

    philip Guest

    Very Nice!:thumb:
  14. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Wow Jesper, that is sweeeet!

    :thumb: Val
  15. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

  16. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Real nice! Great job!
  17. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    Looks great, nice modeling!:thumb::cool:
  18. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Fine job for sure! :)

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