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Re: Crowdsourcing stand-in buildings for York
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2021, 10:00:45 PM »
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Hey Ed-  Have you seen Bob Gallup’s York Ntrak module with the PRR station and freight houses?  You can just see a corner of the PRR office building. Bob runs with the Capital Pennscalers club.



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Re: Crowdsourcing stand-in buildings for York
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2021, 11:16:52 AM »
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Hey Ed-  Have you seen Bob Gallup’s York Ntrak module with the PRR station and freight houses?  You can just see a corner of the PRR office building. Bob runs with the Capital Pennscalers club.





I have. I drool every time I see it.

Do you happen to have contact info for him?

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Re: Crowdsourcing stand-in buildings for York
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2021, 02:07:32 PM »
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I think the trickiest part of the iron work you'll have to do is the hoist (that girder assembly on the outside back face that used to hoist the coal up from where hoppers delivered it to refill the tower).  The 1985 photo shows that it was still there.  But since you don't have to worry about it operating, and pieces can even be missing from it, what with it being "no longer in service", maybe just some etched brass tower pieces could be fitted together to simulate it - something like Alkem or TrainCat's N scale yard towers - both of which are unfortunately long out of production.  Does anybody make etched brass girders for bridges or towers these days?

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Re: Crowdsourcing stand-in buildings for York
« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2021, 08:21:16 PM »
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I think the trickiest part of the iron work you'll have to do is the hoist (that girder assembly on the outside back face that used to hoist the coal up from where hoppers delivered it to refill the tower).  The 1985 photo shows that it was still there.  But since you don't have to worry about it operating, and pieces can even be missing from it, what with it being "no longer in service", maybe just some etched brass tower pieces could be fitted together to simulate it - something like Alkem or TrainCat's N scale yard towers - both of which are unfortunately long out of production.  Does anybody make etched brass girders for bridges or towers these days?

Max -- I'm going to try an print the lift mechanism in resin . if I simplify the railings, it might work . barring that, maybe some code 40 rail shaped appropriately would be a credibile stand in

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Re: Crowdsourcing stand-in buildings for York
« Reply #34 on: November 28, 2021, 05:00:18 PM »
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I've got a couple buildings I need for York on my new NCR layout to really make it "YORK".

The first is the former PRR office across the street from the station (which is a whole other can of worms).

Does anyone know of any kits that are close? It's nice and plain and feels easy to scratch except for the damned mansard roof. I'm not worried about being spot on, just something evocative of the real thing.

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The second is the concrete coaling tower. I thought about the Walthers one but it's about 50% too large for the application. Is there anything else out there that might be similar?

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I'm working on building my Christmas list, so any help would be appreciated.


https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/pa/york/60-e-north-st/pid_44479688/