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The frames for the front and back of the Coal Depot.
The entire coal depot was scratch built from individual strips
of bass wood, all cut, shaped and fit by hand.
Here are the frames as the cross members and planks
are being applied
The Coal Depot comes to life as the front and back
are erected and the side members are installed
A shot of the inside of the Coal Depot before the side
members were applied
The side members are all applied here, and, are drying.
Testors wood glue and CA were used in the construction of the
The completed Coal Depot frame
A shot of the interior of the main frame, now with
the bottom slats installed
Fat Mama watches the angled portion of the roof being
installed. Every angle was cut by hand on every strip of bass
The roof members that will support the aluminum roofing
material have been installed. You can also see alot of the newly
built and installed details. The tipples were constructed from
styrene sheets, weathered and installed. The counter-weights are
supported by real chain and working, hand turned pulleys. The
system is fully operational and prototypical.