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HO Campbell Red Mountain Mine

Started by darrylhuffman, June 08, 2024, 02:35:55 PM

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I have built three versions of this kit over the years including two scratchbuilt versions.  One full size and one selectively compressed.

I put one on my old kit versions outside and left it to see what would happen in a full Alaskan winter.  It seemed like a good idea at the time.

I always used Elmer's glue at the time and when springtime arrived, I found I had a new, prepainted and warped kit.

Recently the bug to build another copy of this mine bit so I picked up a kit on Ebay and started to build.

I had forgotten how big this model is and how hard it is to build.  I have gotten spoiled on laser cut kits and this one is definitely old school.  I had also forgotten how hard it is to work with pine as opposed to basswood.

The build was straightforward and enjoyable.

I built the model pretty much as it comes in the kit.
It took as long to build it into the scenery as to build the structure itself.
Darryl Huffman
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