Kit Bashing a Plasticville Coaling Tower
Making it look prototypical.
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|Inspired by the article and plans by Victor Roseman in CTT, I changed to a more prototypical coal cute.||It is built up from .040 styrene. I made it so it will raise and lower.|
|The tower was shortened one and one quarter inches.
I re-used the cross bracing mitered to fit.
|The placement of the stairs was too close to the main track so I moved it in line with the front legs.|
|Here it is freshly painted waiting for weathering.|
|Here is the added pulley mounting timber. I also added a snow roof over the pulleys||The pulleys are turned from a couple of HO power truck wheels. The pulleys mounts are brass stock|
I added window panes and glazing.
|I made three working lighting from GOW bulbs, eyelets and heat shrink tubing.|
|Chute in the raised position. The counter weights are 3mm glass beads.||
The Northern is taking on coal
Here you can see the stair lighting
The conveyer door has a light too.