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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Gil Finn, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    I assembled and painted/ weathered a Cox saw mill and made sever log cars.

    I sort of hated to do that, it was made in 1974.
    Looks good now to me anyway.

    I also assemoled and painted this coal tower, what do you think of blue paint.


  2. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    The Cox saw mill



  3. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    wow! that's a neat kit that you don't see very often. It's great that you're using "trainset" quality buildings (I do too) and make them considerable more realistic, just with the addition of a coat of paint!
  4. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    I keep it low tech and low cost.

    My big thrill is to let trains run in a circle for a log while.
  5. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    neat:) let the collectors collect modelers use things
  6. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Love seein' that ol' Cox stuff being used:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  7. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    It's nice to finally learn the origin of this structure. I got mine for free: it had been kicking around on the used bargain table for some time. The owner knew that I liked to try to "make a silk purse out of a sow's ear", so he gave it to me. I added a couple of doors, a foundation and an electrical service stack, gave it a paint job and made it part of Wagner Lumber, in Lowbanks. The other builings are from Walthers: the two closest ones are parts from the Sunrise feed mill, with added walls and details, the other is the outbuilding from the country grain elevator.


    It is surprising what a difference a bit of paint can make. Is your coaling tower used only for "blue coal"?:D

  8. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    Mine buildings and facilities now days are traditional blue.

    You have a great looking lay out and have done a nice job on the buildings.

    I dont have a layout yet I just dont have the time not to work on the room.
  9. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    This is ana Lionel Coaling staion I made this spring


  10. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    The blue paint will certainy make that coaling tower stand out on your new layout.

    Great job on the buildings. :thumb:
  11. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    I like it! That blue adds a lot of eye-catching interest.

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