Scratch built UP Odgen Coal Tower

Challengerphil Oct 16, 2020 at 12:19 PM

  1. Challengerphil

    Challengerphil TrainBoard Member

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    Hey,
    It's been a long time since I posted last; as usual. Just wanted to show you some pics of the Union Pacific Ogden coaling tower I'm working on. This has been on-going for a while, but think it captures the look of this massively tall coal tower pretty nicely! What you think? I have full build pics if people want I will upload, this is just where I am at, at present.
    Phil
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  2. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

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    Outstanding!!

    Wolf
     
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  3. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    Whoa! A masterpiece! (y)

    Painting it might be a pain, making sure all the books and crannies are coated.
     
  4. HemiAdda2d

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    Wow, what a beast! You'll need a fleet of Big Boys and Challengers to feed off it...
     
  5. Challengerphil

    Challengerphil TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you! Mostly made out of evergreen and plastruct styrene. Only kit parts are from the IHC Cheyenne coal tower kit, which are the 'feet' and coal-bin. Just working on the hopper unloading shed, got the roof done last night. I have made the sand bin and drying house which are adjacent to the coal tower connected by the sand pipes overhead; this will add a nice bit of detail as these sanding pipes go down over the top of the unloading hut roof alongside access walkways. The window frames are modified Ratio (an English company) brass etchings.
    Sand drying house and bin:
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    I have a flock to feed off it: 3 big boys, 3 challengers (only one coal), 4 northerns (all oil), mikado, 2-8-8-2, consolidation, pacific. Yeah, painting might be a pain, but I have made it modular so it comes to pieces and that should make it a lot easier!
    Thanks for the kind words
    Phil
     
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  6. BNSF FAN

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    Really looks great so far! (y)(y)(y) Will be cool to see how it looks once painted.
     
  7. BarstowRick

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    Amazing, down right amazing.

    Wow x 100 !!

    Keep up the good work.
     
  8. Massey

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    I was going to say it needs coal dust color!! Awesome work all and all I cant wait to see updates.
     
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  10. tonkphilip

    tonkphilip TrainBoard Member

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    Challengerphil, The Ogden Coaling tower is a beautiful thing! I am planning to model Ogden but I am not sure that I have room for the Coaling tower. Are you planning to model the depot or flour mills? The Sanborn insurance plans in the UT archives, have nice floor plans. -Tonkphilip
     
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  11. Challengerphil

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    Hi Tonkphilip,
    I am modelling most of the features in the engine servicing facilities, roundhouse and turntable, coal tower, water and oil tanks, ashpit and crane, powerhouse, sand bin and drying house. The track arrangement in the facility are quite close to prototype, just compressed in length. I have modelled the freight and passenger yard (with the depot which is very loosely close to the Ogden depot (its a German model) I may custom model the depot building one day). The flour mills are such a unique and apparent feature of Ogden. I am going to model the Sperry mill but as a low relief 3d backdrop behind the roundhouse. Are the san born insurance plans online, I'm in the UK! The freight yard is now 2 tracks bigger than in the picture below, but you get the idea! The picture of the service area is also a bit old now, but again you get the idea!
    Phil
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  12. HemiAdda2d

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    That is so cool! Very nice work!
     
  13. tonkphilip

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    Challengerphil, Yes the Sanborn maps are online. Just type "Sanborn Ogden 1950". For example: https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=322721 This will bring up the Depot, train sheds and Freight station. The first sheet of the set of insurance maps, has a key showing type of building construction, window type, number of building storeys and of course distance to fire hose. Just be careful of track arrangements as that is not the priority in the maps. Enjoy, Tonkphilip
     

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