Finished my 97 coal tower and thought I would try posting some pics before I place it on the layout.
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Wow, very creative and a super model as well! Is it scratch built?
I always wondered how to update my old coal elevator like the one you have.
Now, I know. Thanks
What a great project. I love the look and the detail. Great job.
The best remake I have ever seen! VERY NICE....love it!
Man that is awesome. Great job.
Thank's for the compliments! I originaly purchased my 97 coaling tower for my prewar trains around the room shelf display. When I started my high rail layout I thought how can I use alittle "action" yet make this fit in. WHA LA! Yes scratch built.
Incredible job making a toy like accessory into a very realistic model! That is awesome!
Now you're talkin! Very creative concept and wonderful execution. I love it!
Integrating tinplate accessories with quality scenery is my favorite topic. If you don't mind my broadening your thread, I bet there are other projects like this out there that maybe people would be willing to share. Here are a few shots of my colliery scene, including several spiffed up accessories. Nothing that holds a candle to yours, but sort of in the same category:
jackiejr, Great work.
Avanti, I like the wood deck look you created on the log loader. I will have to look into doing something like that.
I like the rework of all of these accessories. It really gives it more of a real function verses toy look.
I took the roof & posts off of my log loader and will drop logs from an upper level track down a chute to the loader. The project is on hold right now as this track area is being totally redesigned. Click on link below.