Author Topic: Scratchbuilt ATSf blind siding sign  (Read 775 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

arbomambo

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 1193
  • Respect: +420
Scratchbuilt ATSf blind siding sign
« on: May 30, 2014, 09:45:12 AM »
0
Last evening, over a glass of red wine (after a VERY long day at work), I took a stab at scratchbuilding an ATSF blind siding sign for the "ARBONADO" module (THANK YOU!...those who posted the sign online here!)
have a Sunrise version on the way, but, sure would be nice to use that one to cast multiples for everyone!...
for this one, I just used the schematic posted by Otto (Thanks!) and bits of Evergreen styrene to represent the supports...I did laminate the cardstock printed sign onto .05 styrene for strength...I SHOULD have used a black marker to 'blacken' the edges...but...oh well...this will be good enough for the module..
I still want to add some tinted washes..black and driftwood...Thanks for looking,
Bruce

PS-forgive the cellphone photos...)







"STILL Thrilled to be in N scale!"

Bruce M. Arbo
CATT- Coastal Alabama T-TRAK
NTRAK Board of Directors
https://nationalt-traklayout.com/

[/ur

Philip H

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 7410
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +481
    • Layout Progress Blog
Re: Scratchbuilt ATSf blind siding sign
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2014, 11:13:39 AM »
0
soldered brass with a decal I assume?  Very nice.  Had you not put on the letters you probably could have cast that one . . .
Philip H.
Chief Everything Officer
Baton Rouge Southern RR - Mount Rainier Division.

"Yes there are somethings that are "off;" but hey, so what." ~ Wyatt

"I'm trying to have less cranial rectal inversion with this." - Ed K.

"There's more to MRR life than the Wheezy & Nowheresville." C855B

arbomambo

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 1193
  • Respect: +420
Re: Scratchbuilt ATSf blind siding sign
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2014, 11:25:42 AM »
0
soldered brass with a decal I assume?  Very nice.  Had you not put on the letters you probably could have cast that one . . .

No...
just Evergreen strip glued...the 'sign' is printed on cardstock then laminated to .05 sheet styrene....
(of course, the photo indicates that it's slightly 'cock-eyed'....oh well...)
I have one coming that I'll use to cast, since this little exercise turned out well enough for the module...
Of course, I'll have to learn how to cast...!
~Bruce
"STILL Thrilled to be in N scale!"

Bruce M. Arbo
CATT- Coastal Alabama T-TRAK
NTRAK Board of Directors
https://nationalt-traklayout.com/

[/ur

superchief

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 259
  • Respect: +9
Re: Scratchbuilt ATSf blind siding sign
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2014, 08:40:06 PM »
0
Bruce, looking good, but I have several of the Sunrise signs in all sizes 6' , 8' and 10' and your welcome to one each if you want to cast them. I have never cast anything that thin and can give it a try, but my plate is full right now. Your welcome to stop by on your way to Roundrock, TX. Gordon

arbomambo

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 1193
  • Respect: +420
Re: Scratchbuilt ATSf blind siding sign
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2014, 09:19:15 PM »
0
Gordon!
you are too kind!...I do have your number...we may hve more time to stop by on the way home...Saturday more than likely....not sure yet...
Can't wait to see your layout!
~Bruce
"STILL Thrilled to be in N scale!"

Bruce M. Arbo
CATT- Coastal Alabama T-TRAK
NTRAK Board of Directors
https://nationalt-traklayout.com/

[/ur

superchief

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 259
  • Respect: +9
Re: Scratchbuilt ATSf blind siding sign
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2014, 11:18:04 PM »
0
If that is the Saturday the 8th I will be out of town racing my car. If you do not have the time to stop by on the way over, call me I work around town and I can throw the signs in the car with me and try to meet you as you drive thru. What day are you heading over to Austin? Gordon

peteski

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 21323
  • Gender: Male
  • Honorary Resident Curmudgeon
  • Respect: +1959
    • Coming (not so) soon...
Re: Scratchbuilt ATSf blind siding sign
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2014, 02:01:20 AM »
0
I think that these are perfect candidate for photoetching.  Not only the signs wiwould be much sturdier, they would also be thinner.  Thin items like those are very fragile when made out of resin (assuming you can even cast them without bubbles).  Resin is more fragile than styrene.
--- Peteski de Snarkski

-"Look at me, I'm satirical!!!"
-"Look at me, I'm anal retentive!!!"
-"Look at me, I have the most posts evahhhh!!!"
-"Look at me, I'm snarky!!!!"
-"Look at me, I have OCD!!!"
-"Look at me, I'm a curmudgeon!!!!"
-"Look at me, I'm not negative, just blunt and honest!!!"