The coke ovens are done and I have "planted" them into the scenery. I added the last details over the holiday week, the door trolleys and chains. I also installed the supports for the slack bin to the scenery, I built them from balsa wood and painted them to look like concrete. I still have to add the handrails to the slack trestle and I have to attack the slack bin. In the photos the slack bin looks like it is leaning a little because I have to trim the bottom of the legs so that it will sit level. Over the last week I scratch built the coke crusher from photos of the prototype located at the Pine Branch tipple located on the Interstate RR. I still have to finish the loading conveyor and mount the building to the scenery. I am getting closer to the tipple everyday. I ordered a Walthers conveyor to go from the slack bin to the coal tipple, after I get that in I will work full time on the tipple. I have to stop working on this project again for a couple weeks because I have another operating session to get ready for. My goal is to have this area finished by the end of March. After I get done with the coke side of the tipple things are going to get much easier and it should go faster. picture of coke crusher / loader and the slack bin in the background.