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Offline steamfriend  
#1 Posted : 09 October 2006 03:14:20(UTC)
steamfriend


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Hi dear friends,

Sorry to be abscent for such a long time, but I told you I had to think for some time to obtain enough strenght to start my next item : the coal bunker with crane. The starting point was the Faller kit, as shown in next picture :

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As I was telling in one of my former threads (converting Marklin's turntable), I was not very happy with this kit. For the purists among you: be assured, the Faller kit is absolutely prototypical (!!). I just do not like the solid metal all welded construction style, so I have been planning and thinking for an alernative, more romantic [:p] construction. Being kind of lazy, I discovered that by using some extra Faller sets, one can make remarkable progress: I used twice the portal crane kit and two sand towers as a basic for my construction.

Here is a first pic of the basic frame I made : the sanding towers (minus one frame) make the central stay, and the portal crane verticals, minus top part, make the side supports. The horizontal crane construction serves as a support for the platforms.

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I like the epoch II style of it. I consider it to be the DRG first attempt for a unity construction, that finally resulted in the Faller kit wink.

Here is another pic of the frame. It is far from complete, but I show it to give you some clues on how I made the full device. The biggest challenge is to keep the weighing house in the original place. I therefore cut out part of the sandtower's frame to allow lodging of the original plate support. More on that later...

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Hope you like my new project wink

Best wishes,

Bob
Offline Charlie  
#2 Posted : 09 October 2006 05:12:17(UTC)
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Hello Bob,

It is looking good so far, make sure you keep us updated. Thanks for the very good pictures!

Charlie
Offline steventrain  
#3 Posted : 09 October 2006 09:39:08(UTC)
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Very good indeed.
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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#4 Posted : 09 October 2006 17:50:10(UTC)
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I like your "romantic" approach ! biggrin

You are a true master in scratchbuilding. Congratulations. [:0]

Pierre.
Offline pat  
#5 Posted : 09 October 2006 17:58:57(UTC)
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Love the detail,thanks for the pics
worse things happen at sea
Offline ulf999  
#6 Posted : 09 October 2006 20:26:11(UTC)
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Your absence is forgiven biggrin. I'm sure this project will be very interesting to follow [:p]
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Offline HueyCE  
#7 Posted : 09 October 2006 23:05:39(UTC)
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It looks quite good so far, keep us updated on your progress.
Ira
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Offline steamfriend  
#8 Posted : 10 October 2006 01:56:56(UTC)
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Hi all, and thanks for the interest biggrin

Here is some more work done : the placement of the bunkerhouse. First, I wanted to make a support between the two pilars. Here it is : (comes from the extension parts of the bockcrane)

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Then, the house needed to be shortened, since it did not fit any longer between those wide posts

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Here is a pic of the house, roof and floor that were adapted. Note the recess in the base plate, that we need to have it safely lodged in between the opening in the pilar.

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Make sure the openings in the roof are in line with the holes in the top plate, to accomodate the weighing rod.

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A final shot of the overall fitting of the house...

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Until soon, for some more ...Smile

Yours,

Bob
Offline Rowan  
#9 Posted : 10 October 2006 19:15:24(UTC)
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Looking really good mate!
Offline steventrain  
#10 Posted : 10 October 2006 20:52:00(UTC)
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Look very well work,keep posted soon.
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Offline steamfriend  
#11 Posted : 06 November 2006 00:04:55(UTC)
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Hi friends,

somewhat more reporting on this construction:

Crazy as I am, I could not resist in making an interior in the bunkerhouse. Here you see it :

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Even more crazy, I wanted a light installed in it (otherwise, the work was in vein, since you can hardly look inside...[:I]

I used two small SMD leds :

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Now, let the light shine .... biggrin

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Finishing it further ( still not fully done, since I am looking to make some lights at the outside as well) :

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And a look at my growing loc depot :

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Until next time..

Yours,

Bob

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Offline intruder  
#12 Posted : 06 November 2006 00:30:37(UTC)
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Very good, Bob

Great work!
Best regards Svein, Norway
grumpy old sod
Offline PierreGILLARD  
#13 Posted : 06 November 2006 15:48:22(UTC)
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Absolutely fantastic ... and very inspiring job ! [:0]

Congratulations, Bob.

Pierre.
Offline ulf999  
#14 Posted : 06 November 2006 19:44:54(UTC)
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I second Pierre here. Wow! [:0]
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Offline steventrain  
#15 Posted : 06 November 2006 23:48:30(UTC)
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Great![:0]

Congratulations, Bob.
Smile
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Offline steamfriend  
#16 Posted : 23 November 2006 00:03:52(UTC)
steamfriend


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Hi friends,

Finally, the bunker is finished !! (apart from further weathering it).

I found excitingly fine messing handrails and stairs ! (Bavaria, at the Kölner Messe in November). Fitted them immediately to my bunker :

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Also fitted the Campbell shades and smalles Viesmann bulbs (1,5 Volts) :

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The bulbs give only very little light, very realistic, but hard to see. Nevertheless, it can create nice atmospheres :

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Still need to do a lot of work on the decor, but as far as the coalbunker is concerned, that 's it folks.... Next comes the round house, but that may even take much longer...

Best wishes,

Bob
Offline hmsfix  
#17 Posted : 23 November 2006 00:40:12(UTC)
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Your coal bunker looks perfect, and these brass stairs and handrails... no comparisson any more with the kit you started from.[:p]

What I like very much is also the combination of the blueish LED light in the operator's cab and the warm bulb light from the spots.

Hans Martin
Offline laalves  
#18 Posted : 23 November 2006 00:56:46(UTC)
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My notebook is active again....

Congratulations on your classy work!

Don't forget to post your roundhouse work. I have the 6-stall Vollmer to be built when needed for the my TT. Which one will you be using?

Luís
Offline PierreGILLARD  
#19 Posted : 23 November 2006 01:01:00(UTC)
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I agree with both comments from Hans Martin.

It is a top class job ! [:0]

Congratulations, Bob.

Pierre.
Offline steamfriend  
#20 Posted : 23 November 2006 01:47:49(UTC)
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Thanks for the compliments, friends.

Luis, I will be using the former Pola, now Faller 'Freilassig' roundhouse. But I will repaint it completely (do not like the yellow color). Will start a new thread as soon as i have something to show wink - In the mean time I have to sort out the problem with the turntable (https://www.marklin-users.net/forum/default.aspx?g=posts&t=5162) I am trying out Boll's decoder.

Yours,

Bob
Offline ulf999  
#21 Posted : 23 November 2006 19:49:33(UTC)
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WOW [:0]. What detail!
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Offline intruder  
#22 Posted : 23 November 2006 21:28:27(UTC)
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Impressive work and details, Bob

Congratulations!
Best regards Svein, Norway
grumpy old sod
Offline steventrain  
#23 Posted : 24 November 2006 19:10:09(UTC)
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Great work.

Is the loco make by fleischmann?
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Offline steamfriend  
#24 Posted : 26 November 2006 22:17:29(UTC)
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Yes, the lok is a Fleischmann. Latest version of their BR94. Smooth runner. Love the loc.

Bob
Offline steventrain  
#25 Posted : 27 November 2006 18:22:37(UTC)
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Quote:
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<br />Yes, the lok is a Fleischmann. Latest version of their BR94. Smooth runner. Love the loc.

Bob


Very good,Does it work with CS or MS?
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Offline HueyCE  
#26 Posted : 04 December 2006 23:22:39(UTC)
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The coal bunker came out very nice, good kitbashing.
Ira
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Offline steamfriend  
#27 Posted : 18 December 2006 10:07:42(UTC)
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Hi all,

Still owe you some report on the crane...

I selected the fine-scale Bochmann, that is still available with Karl-Heinz Klier in Köln, Germany.

It is a straight forward, but very time consuming and delicate assembly. It comes in a flat envlope, two etched brass plates full of tiny parts. Wow, hardly imaginable you can make such a large 3D construction of that. Took me several weeks. But the result is marvelous (IMHO) ! Have a look for yourself :

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Naked brass always looks exciting but cannot be left like this, alas.

Took my crane outside in the sun :

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Then, finally in its place :

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and

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(last picture to be compared with the very first one in this thread [:p][:p])

Coals are still failing, as so many other scenery details...

Truly yours,

Bob
Offline laalves  
#28 Posted : 18 December 2006 12:26:55(UTC)
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My mouth can't shut.....

That's just beautiful, Bob...

If I may dare ask, how much does this kit cost? Does it come with the portal too?

Luís
Offline steventrain  
#29 Posted : 18 December 2006 18:12:10(UTC)
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Excellemt metal kits.
Large Marklinist 3- Rails Layout with CS2/MS2/Boosters/C-track/favorites Electric class E03/BR103, E18/E118, E94, Crocodiles/Steam BR01, BR03, BR05, BR23, BR44, BR50, Big Boy.
Offline ulf999  
#30 Posted : 18 December 2006 18:19:32(UTC)
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[:0][:0][:0] Outstandingly well done!
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Offline Rowan  
#31 Posted : 18 December 2006 21:51:23(UTC)
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AB FAB! ! !
Offline intruder  
#32 Posted : 18 December 2006 22:52:08(UTC)
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Just fantastic, Bob!

Congratulations on a more than well done job.
Best regards Svein, Norway
grumpy old sod
Offline Guus  
#33 Posted : 18 December 2006 23:02:15(UTC)
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I second that.WOW [:p]

Kind regards
Guus
Kind regards,
Guus
Offline steamfriend  
#34 Posted : 18 December 2006 23:29:16(UTC)
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Thanks guys for the compliments biggrin. Such a relief it all looks nice after all that work...
Luis : the kit costs, for the crane only : 148,50 Euro (ref number 33.915LS "B&K Coalcrane Rosenheim") The portal itself seems no longer available. I had to beg Mr. Klier for one, and he could retrieve one from a client who never built it. The portal is from plastic and very, very delicate in handling. I did not like it. If you try, you may get hold of one as well, if you hurry. But mind you: the quality is lousy ! Rumours are that Klier will develop a totally new brass portal...

Address : karl-heinz.klier@freenet.de

All the best,

Bob
Offline HueyCE  
#35 Posted : 19 December 2006 00:44:31(UTC)
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Beautiful work. Stunning to look at.
Ira
Building German Era I-II layout(Mk IIIc).UserPostedImage

Offline RobertMcDowell  
#36 Posted : 19 December 2006 04:28:57(UTC)
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Bob -

Amazing detail and work. Thank you for posting the photos to keep all of us inspired!

Are you attaching the crane and tower to a solid piece of balsa wood? Looks like a great way to bring landscape items up to track level. I will have to remember that when I start landscape details on my layout.

Keep up the wonderful post.

Robert
Rob
CA, USA
Offline mj  
#37 Posted : 19 December 2006 15:12:06(UTC)
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Wow, you've done an outstanding job Bob!
Magnus
Offline PierreGILLARD  
#38 Posted : 19 December 2006 16:14:34(UTC)
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Absolutely fantastic ! [:0]

I can't wait to see your layout completed !

Pierre.
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