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PRR Passenger Shelters
« on: December 28, 2012, 09:55:17 AM »
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I haven't received mine yet but a gentleman on the nScale.net site was kind enough to take the PRR Passenger Shelter drawings I sent him and get Shapeways to make them available for less than $8.00 each. I ordered 3 and 36 of his 55 gal barrels.

I can't get the link that works on the nScale.net site to work on this site so I'll give you the link to the nScale.net reference page:

http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?28262-Got-my-store-open-today

It's in post #33
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Re: PRR Passenger Shelters
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2012, 12:03:08 PM »
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Re: PRR Passenger Shelters
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 03:01:28 PM »
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Received my PRR shelters from Shapeways today and overall am very pleased.
(The vertical boards could use a little more depth.)

Now a question (from a mostly color-blind person): Can someone recommend the exact color paints (2) (preferably water based) to paint them.
Preferably no mixing colors (remember the color-blind issue).


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Re: PRR Passenger Shelters
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 03:56:17 PM »
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Try PolyScale Aged Concrete or Depot Buff on the siding with PolyScale Roof Brown on the trim.  I use a mix of Depor abuff and Aged Concrete, but use the Buff if you want them clean and fresh, Aged Concrete if you want them looking old and weathered.
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Re: PRR Passenger Shelters
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 04:11:00 PM »
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I`d second the aged concrete!
looks pretty good with the roof brown
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Re: PRR Passenger Shelters
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 04:37:40 PM »
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"Trackside on the Pennsylvania", Volume 2, by Jeff Sherb, provides the following paint formulas.
(By the way, Volume 1 of the same set includes a drawing of a small passenger shelter like
the one you are modeling, but Vol 1 doesn't include any paint suggestions).

I know you mentioned being color-blind, but since these are just numeric mixing proportions,
you should not have a problem.

PRR Structure Color Light: 8 parts Floquil Reefer White, 2 parts Roof Brown, 1 part Depot Buff
PRR Structure Color Dark: 5 parts Floquil Roof Brown, 1 part Reefer White

Generally, the walls and interior are painted the light color, and all the trim is painted the dark color. 

http://www.gclaser.com
has an HO kit with a photo that illustrates the idea.  (No, I don't work for them, they just had a handy photo).

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Re: PRR Passenger Shelters
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 04:55:59 PM »
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Aged concrete and roof brown. Still getting the red worked out:

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Re: PRR Passenger Shelters
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2013, 11:35:42 AM »
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Here's how my color combo worked out...



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Re: PRR Passenger Shelters
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2013, 11:55:39 AM »
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Here's the PRR passenger shelters before I attempt to do the horizontal & vertical battens & the benches (probably won't be pretty).
I used Dave Vollmer's paint choices. A brush hair needs to be removed from the one piece.
I am very happy with them, especially for the price.
I will now attempt to get Scott to do the crossing shantys (PRR: "watch box").


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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2013, 06:11:52 PM »
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Let him know I would be in the market for some crossing shanty action.  8)
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Re: PRR Passenger Shelters
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2013, 07:39:46 PM »
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Let him know I would be in the market for some crossing shanty action.  8)

He confirmed to me today that he would be doing them.

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Re: PRR Passenger Shelters
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2013, 04:05:27 PM »
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Good luck painting those battens!
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Re: PRR Passenger Shelters
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2013, 04:15:18 PM »
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It might be easier filing them off, and then applying some already painted styrene strips.  It'll be awhile before I get to my shed, but that's what I've been thinking about doing after pondering trying to paint those straight lines.

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Re: PRR Passenger Shelters
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2013, 08:30:59 PM »
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It might be easier filing them off, and then applying some already painted styrene strips.  It'll be awhile before I get to my shed, but that's what I've been thinking about doing after pondering trying to paint those straight lines.

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Re: PRR Passenger Shelters
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2013, 03:45:55 PM »
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Let him know I would be in the market for some crossing shanty action.  8)

Scott now has crossing shelters / PRR watch boxes listed on Shapeways (but only with FUD):
http://www.shapeways.com/model/899630/n-scale-prr-guard-shack-fud-only.html?li=my-models&key=3c35e8f7aeb4ad6260a11f425b0f8cb5

I have an email into Scott asking why the PRR Passenger Shelters are no longer listed. I was very pleased with them (using the cheap material). Painting the smaller battens was a mess. I finally repainted them the base color and used an old diskette marking pen to color the the battens. The pen tip holder would catch the grove and then color straight along the batten. (Problem was I only had a green pen but that still worked for me since I am partially color blind!)