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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #525 on: July 17, 2021, 09:32:32 AM »
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That's where the water wheel goes.  Refer to the pictures towards the top of this page.

DFF

Ah that makes sense!  Only one cup of coffee so far this morning!  Fantastic modeling!!
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #526 on: July 20, 2021, 04:01:06 AM »
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The right side of my little loop

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #527 on: July 20, 2021, 01:40:57 PM »
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looks really good.  I am surprised you are not printing structure walls

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #528 on: July 20, 2021, 04:18:32 PM »
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The green bits are 3D printed and the building to the right has 3D windows and doors. It is based on "Coats" along the OR&W:


On the left the 2 buildings are based on ones that once stood a few miles from me in Mineral Ridge Ohio.

 
and the post office I reversed:


Mineral Ridge had many small coal mines and a gravity railroad that took coal down to the river at the Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal. They even used to manufacture mine equipment here.

In the back left before the bridge will be a small barn/garage.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #529 on: July 23, 2021, 04:14:48 AM »
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The "barn"


It is an old AHM/Revell kit and actually has a lot of detail. But it was bigger than I thought it would be so I narrowed and shortened it.

And I ordered a sheet of laser cut shingles from Monster Model Works. I hope they look OK:
https://www.larkspurlaserart.com/product-page/ho-scale-shingle-siding-sheet-11-75-x-5-85-x-1-16
Will save a lot of time.  :scared:

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #530 on: July 24, 2021, 07:42:10 AM »
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Monster Model Works is back? In N scale?

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #531 on: July 24, 2021, 07:54:31 AM »
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Monster Model Works is back? In N scale?

No they are back in full scale.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #532 on: July 24, 2021, 11:13:21 AM »
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Chris,

Outstanding progress all around, I especially like that the town and buildings are based on reality. You're dangerously close to becoming a prototype modeler ;)
The water wheel (and moss) are icing on the cake.

Thanks for sharing,

Lucas

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #533 on: July 30, 2021, 04:30:35 AM »
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More progress.


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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #534 on: July 30, 2021, 06:47:42 AM »
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Fantastic work as always Chris!

You have to be one of the most active/prolific HOn30 modelers out there, that few life long HOn30 modelers know about...

If you don't mind taking the time to do so, share some of your photos with the NEHOn30 list.  I'm sure everyone would be happy to see them.

Jeff

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #535 on: July 30, 2021, 08:46:45 AM »
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #536 on: July 30, 2021, 02:13:36 PM »
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Loving me that PRR station shed! :trollface:

Yes the Waynesburg & Washington used the PRR design. It is all one piece printed.  :P  But I need to paint all the trim like that  :scared:

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #537 on: July 30, 2021, 02:47:59 PM »
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That is some amazing model work. It looks like On30 instead of HOn30 for the fidelity you bring to your work. It's quite excellent!

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #538 on: July 31, 2021, 04:48:59 AM »
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Guess I never got a shot of the bridge:


It is based on the W&W bridge at Buchanon. I had a good side shot of the bridge and knew from records how long it was so I just sized it to HO and traced it. The real bridge had a diving board off of it!


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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #539 on: July 31, 2021, 07:11:52 AM »
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Guess I never got a shot of the bridge:

Chris,

Is this photo playing tricks with my eyes, or does that bridge have a sag?

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