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Re: A shelf layout emerging from a turnout
« Reply #195 on: May 07, 2017, 03:19:45 PM »
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Can't wait to see what this guy looks like after it's painted and weathered.  Have you decided on a paint scheme?
Yes, I have more or less settled on this ATSF scheme http://railpictures.net/photo/585297/

A fairly easy scheme, I hope, and I like the contrast beween the yellow and the blue  :) Besides the Santa Fe Warbonnet livery was even known among us kids in Sweden when I was growing up, and stood as a symbol of contemporary American railroading. So I guess that might play a role as well.
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Re: A shelf layout emerging from a turnout
« Reply #197 on: May 10, 2017, 05:01:01 PM »
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Does this look like the right decal set:

http://www.microscale.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=MD&Product_Code=48-17&Category_Code=ATSF

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Thanks Ed. Yes, I think that is the right one. It is the one I was planning to use, so it better be right :facepalm:

I have also started looking for paint, but paint is tough to compare on-line. So far candidates are
Vallejo
71.004 Azul Blue
71.002 Amarillo Medio Medium Yellow
http://cdn.acrylicosvallejo.com/e33c56b715c0ac19f96a599a7fde2fb3/CC071-Rev18.pdf

70.925 Azul Intenso Blue
70.915 Amarillo Intenso Deep Yellow
http://cdn.acrylicosvallejo.com/2d567ed91fb58cdc74108685395ac19a/CC070-Rev14.pdf

Both types look OK and more or less the same on the Vallejo charts, but the latter two looks far better when viewed on the web page of my LHS.

Other candidates are Tru-Color
20 Santa Fe ATSF Blue
http://trucolorpaint.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/tcp2.pdf
21 Santa Fe ATSF Yellow
http://trucolorpaint.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/tcp1.pdf

Anyone done a Santa Fe scheme with these colors? Or know of any other better matches?
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Re: A shelf layout emerging from a turnout
« Reply #198 on: May 10, 2017, 07:18:09 PM »
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Id go with the trucolor paints, they are easy to apply and are a almost perfect match. I say almost because nothing is ever perfect lol.
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Re: A shelf layout emerging from a turnout
« Reply #199 on: May 11, 2017, 10:01:37 AM »
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Id go with the trucolor paints

As suspected, paint counts as a hazardous item and cannot be shipped internationally. Not by well known dealers like Walthers anyway.  :trollface: You can find e-bay listings stating international shipping, but then the shipping costs are outrageous. Seems like Tru-Color is out.

So I guess I will try the Vallejo. But do not expect any thing to happen anytime soon. I 'm not ready to start painting yet.
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Re: A shelf layout emerging from a turnout
« Reply #200 on: October 05, 2017, 12:40:53 PM »
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Nothing has happened on the layout for a long time, but a few days ago I felt like making a few bushes. Here is how.

I bent the ends of short pieces of wire into a loop (or something almost a loop). I then dabbed the ends in white glue and sprinkled some static grass fibers over them, while gently rotating the wire between my fingers. The wires were then set aside for the glue to set

When the glue had set I sprayed the fibres with hair spray (but any spray adhesive would of course do) and sprinkled on Noch 2.5 mm Scatter Grass. For some bushes I used "Forest Floor" and for others i used "Meadow". Some got a combination of both.

The pictures below shows the procedure.



I then planted the bushes at various locations around the layout.





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Re: A shelf layout emerging from a turnout
« Reply #201 on: September 21, 2019, 01:04:24 PM »
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Nothing has happened on the layout for a long time

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Bump?

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Re: A shelf layout emerging from a turnout
« Reply #202 on: November 04, 2019, 01:03:22 PM »
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Thanks for asking @ednadolski. I saw this today! Bump? Yes, sort of. First I took a break from trains and layout modeling, wanting to try something else. Like this for instance:

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235045759-hitachi-zaxis-135us-excavator-hasegawa-135/

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235040914-a-diorama-with-a-nostalgic-touch/&tab=comments#comment-3087912

Secondly, I hit some health problems which more or less have kept me completely off modeling for some time. So in the end, I have not checked in a TRW lately. Until today, that is, when I got the urge to find out what's happening.  :)
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Re: A shelf layout emerging from a turnout
« Reply #203 on: November 04, 2019, 10:10:26 PM »
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Nice work!   Sorry to hear about your health difficulties, but hopefully things are on the upswing.

Always glad to see your modeling updates, too.  8)

Ed


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Re: A shelf layout emerging from a turnout
« Reply #204 on: November 04, 2019, 10:30:13 PM »
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That excavator and this layout is excellent!
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