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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #435 on: May 29, 2020, 02:22:48 AM »
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This is the revised frame to help stiffen it up. Along with a scrap box lady driver.


Body on:


I did the headlights in brass on a lathe and soldered then to .025" wire so I could try to goose neck them a little.


And over at the mill my water is having problems. There were tiny bubbles in it while wet so a ran a torch over it to pop them. Well a few spots look like they got burnt and are still white after a few days. Hoping it will still dry clear.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #436 on: May 29, 2020, 03:08:30 AM »
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Curious, did you use Mod Podge?
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #437 on: May 29, 2020, 03:23:07 AM »
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Curious, did you use Mod Podge?

Not this time. First dabbed on Liquitex gloss varnish over the sand base. Then used WS realistic water, that got the small bubbles. When I heated it there was a small puff of smoke  :facepalm:

Used Liquitex gloss gel on top.

Some deep spots at the bottom of the fall is still white so maybe it just needs more time.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #438 on: May 29, 2020, 07:38:40 AM »
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Well, the good news is that if that doesn't clear, you can camouflage it in the white water that would be caused by the falls.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #439 on: May 29, 2020, 10:36:46 AM »
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Sometimes Liquitex takes a while--like a day or two--for thicker areas to dry, but it should clear up. If not, Mr. Foxx has the right idea.
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #440 on: June 12, 2020, 12:48:48 AM »
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Well not much going on, but I did fix my water. Any time the water is moving at a good pace you can't see into it except up close at the banks. So I just painted over the white marks and then painted on my own white "foam" marks. After it got another coat of gloss. Since I had the paint out I did the other waterfalls as well.




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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #441 on: June 12, 2020, 03:59:18 PM »
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Looks fantastic Chris.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #442 on: June 12, 2020, 05:53:31 PM »
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So much detail and goodness!

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #443 on: June 12, 2020, 08:45:46 PM »
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Chris, very convincing work. that water looks so good and natural.
you really nailed it!


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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #444 on: June 15, 2020, 02:46:33 AM »
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Don't know if I posted this before or not. Just another started project I dusted off.

At the mouth of the Columbia River the Army Corps would build long trestles out into the ocean. Then they would use unique 4 wheel flatcars that had a center section that tipped to haul large rocks out on the trestle and dump. This rock wall helped the currents somehow. The long rock walls were called "jettys". Anyways the Army Corp had a crap load of locomotives, 4 of them were this little 0-4-2T that I started building.


This might just be one of the locomotives:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?sort=relevance&search=coos+bay+jetty&title=Special:Search&profile=advanced&fulltext=1&advancedSearch-current=%7B%7D&ns0=1&ns6=1&ns12=1&ns14=1&ns100=1&ns106=1#/media/File:Dumping_rock_on_jetty_LCCN00650204.tif

Oh I think I found one:
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #445 on: June 15, 2020, 03:44:24 AM »
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Don't know if I posted this before or not. Just another started project I dusted off.

At the mouth of the Columbia River the Army Corps would build long trestles out into the ocean. Then they would use unique 4 wheel flatcars that had a center section that tipped to haul large rocks out on the trestle and dump. This rock wall helped the currents somehow. The long rock walls were called "jettys". Anyways the Army Corp had a crap load of locomotives, 4 of them were this little 0-4-2T that I started building.


This might just be one of the locomotives:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?sort=relevance&search=coos+bay+jetty&title=Special:Search&profile=advanced&fulltext=1&advancedSearch-current=%7B%7D&ns0=1&ns6=1&ns12=1&ns14=1&ns100=1&ns106=1#/media/File:Dumping_rock_on_jetty_LCCN00650204.tif

Oh I think I found one:

1. That looks great, I can't wait to see updates.
2. I have 4 projects in the works, I get it.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #446 on: June 15, 2020, 04:25:45 AM »
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Incidentally I'm pretty sure this is what I ordered (the cab) from Shapeways and found it would be almost a month to receive. During that time I decided to get my own 3D printer, ordered it, received it, and printed my first model all before the Shapeways order showed up. 

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #447 on: June 25, 2020, 01:47:05 PM »
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More concept planning. The EBT had a 2-8-0 based on the D&RGW C-19, it was later sold to the Ohio River & Western. Just a 3D body plopped down on my Lawndale 2-8-0 chassis (Bachmann). I would have to lower the cylinder saddle so the front boiler sat lower. Since the Bachmann wheelbase is a little short I had to shorten the loco body by 2 feet. I also narrowed the cab 6".



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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #448 on: June 25, 2020, 01:52:44 PM »
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Oh damn, that's hot.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #449 on: June 25, 2020, 01:55:25 PM »
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Chris,

Talk to me a little more about that mech.  If that's the Bachmann 2-8-0 we all know and love, where did the steam chests and saddle come from?  If it's 3-D printed it's an excellent print!  As for the mech itself, the counterweights look out of quarter.
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