building Fine Scale Minature

Does anyone out there build kits from Fine Scale Miniature or are they just
traded on e-bay?
I created a street scene just like one of the views that come with the kit.
If you build the kits, do you have pictures to share with the group?
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Phil Anderson
Up hill slow, down hill fast, tonnage first, safety last.
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Arizona Rock & Mineral Co.
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Great work, Phil! Maybe you could get a job working for George Sellios if you ever retire.
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Thanks for the compliment Bill. The root of the word "working" is a "four" letter word now since I retired
-- Phil Anderson Up hill slow, down hill fast, tonnage first, safety last.
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Arizona Rock & Mineral Co.
Phil - Here's kinda a variation on the theme. I scratchbuilt a reasonable copy of Jefferies Point Stave and Heading Co. based on pictures of FSM's version of same I got off eBay and elsewhere. See:
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CNJ999
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CNJ999
NICE!
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fubar
Thank you for posting the link to your photo. That is rather nice work.
Rich Sullivan Albuquerque
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Rich Sullivan
Thanks for responding to my question about building a Fine Scale Miniature model. You rendition is an alternate solution to paying an inflated price of a kit on e-bay. I check e-bay now and then to see what's available out the in the market place and that very kit was for sale.Then I went to that Coast to Coast web site to see a bigger picture and seen that kit for several hundred dollars.At those prices, scratch building is the option I also take. Thanks for sharing your work as you did a very neat job.
-- Phil Anderson Up hill slow, down hill fast, tonnage first, safety last.
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Arizona Rock & Mineral Co.
Thanks, Phil. Incidentally, my scratchbuilt version of Jefferies Point cost me about $35 (not including the detailing items I pulled out on my scrapbox), as compared to $350 or better for the same FSM kit on eBay.
CNJ999
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CNJ999
That's a great model - a nice balance (and perhaps a bit more balanced than GS's approach) between weathered and cared for, a really nicely done scene. Photographed outdoors (the background trees, and great lighting)?
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Steve Caple
Ah, but you don't get those really nice and unique castings that are in the FSM kits. Something similar to a lot of them may be available in plastic, white metal or brass castings, but a lot of them are one-of-a-kind for the specific FSM kit..
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Rick Jones
Indeed, the FSM casting are great but I've not seen any one that was so critical to a building that something else similar could not be substituted. Below is my scratch copy of the FSM Jewel Kit #1 barge-mounted pile driver, another model where FSM had a lot of casting for which I had to make substitutions. I think it came out pretty well.
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CNJ999
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CNJ999
Very impressive, CNJ! Good looking model, and good photography as well.
Cheers,
Mark.
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mark_newton
Hi Rick, Your Barge Mounted Pile Driver is a great job that could be used as an inspiration for my own future Warf scene. I still pose the question to others. Do you build the kits or just trade them on e-bay? I have been tempted to get one of those John Allen Engine house/station kits even if it's several times more that the original price. I did scratch build the engine house from a picture from FSM's ad in RMC many years ago. It looks fairly close and am satisfied with the results, however, the station part is on an other layout I gave to my grandchildren. You can see the engine house on my John Allen page.
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-- Phil Anderson Up hill slow, down hill fast, tonnage first, safety last.
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Arizona Rock & Mineral Co.
I have a number of the FSM kits and I *do* intend to build them eventually. No layout yet to put them on. Also have the Stone Roundhouse kit from SRM which I intend to build too. All kits are meant to be built. All brass is meant to be run. Other ideas to the contrary are nuts IMHO.
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