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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2460 on: January 13, 2022, 12:47:41 PM »
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Will you be installing an A/C unit in one of the windows in the bay/bump-out?
https://www.walthers.com/air-cndtnr-window-unit-5

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2461 on: January 13, 2022, 01:08:31 PM »
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Will you be installing an A/C unit in one of the windows in the bay/bump-out?
https://www.walthers.com/air-cndtnr-window-unit-5

No.  I saw that, but my windows are already glued and painted in.   Considering the custom fit of each window to the rough opening, I fear any attempt to modify that window or replace it is too risky for such a small detail.  Besides, it's only spring, so they haven't put the window units in yet.  :P

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2462 on: January 14, 2022, 08:08:13 PM »
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I finally had success printing the decals for the roof shingles.  It took the loss of three sheets of decal paper to figure out my printer’s best setting for printing onto glossy decal paper.  I not only had to set up the print options from the computer to tell it to print on glossy photo paper, but I also had to change the options in the printer itself to print on glossy specialty paper.  The Krylon clear flat fixative is now drying.



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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2463 on: January 14, 2022, 11:44:04 PM »
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A little bit of landscaping; a little bit of ballast:



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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2464 on: January 15, 2022, 11:05:56 AM »
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JFRTM.



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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2465 on: January 15, 2022, 11:08:47 AM »
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That station is such a great build.  Sets the scene.

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2466 on: January 15, 2022, 04:12:29 PM »
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“Oh, no!  I’ve got shingles!”





I’ve got to work out some air bubbles in the decals, and I am getting some silvering.  I’m not going to lose sleep over the silvering, because the decal film doesn’t need to be completely invisible since this is not lettering.  But, I’ll keep at the air bubbles and try to ensure that nothing is lifting before hitting the roof with a clear, flat fixative.  It was not easy applying such large decals; the N scale model was easier.  Weathering will hide the sins.

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2467 on: January 15, 2022, 07:06:59 PM »
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Shingles are going to fade differently anyway.

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2468 on: January 15, 2022, 07:27:38 PM »
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That looks really good! The whole decal thing is very ingenious. I'll have to keep that in mind!

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2469 on: January 15, 2022, 10:52:18 PM »
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I addressed a lot of air bubbles with slits in the decals and more Micro Set.  By following the shingle lines, the cuts are practically invisible.  A couple of layers of a flat clear coat and voila!



I plan to use chalks and powders to weather the roof.  I’ve got some Monroe Models powders and washes, and I just added Doc O’Brien’s Weathering Powders to the arsenal.

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2470 on: January 15, 2022, 11:01:48 PM »
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Was probably the rough surface of the roof. Looks good in the end. Long way from foam depot.  :D

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2471 on: January 16, 2022, 12:49:04 AM »
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You’re right, Chris.  I think that texture came from all the different oversprays on the model up to gloss clearcoating the roof.  I was going to sand that flat but then thought that texture, while making decal application more difficult, might be desirable for an asphalt roof.  Pretty much went as expected.  Not the easiest decals I ever installed, but I’m pleased with the results.  Hopefully, weathering will even make it better.

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2472 on: January 16, 2022, 02:42:49 AM »
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Very nice job!

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2473 on: January 16, 2022, 08:24:31 AM »
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Fantastic depot Dave!

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Re: The Carolina Sandhills Lines in HO Scale
« Reply #2474 on: January 16, 2022, 09:41:28 AM »
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Sharp looking depot Dave!  Hope you can keep the Kudzu away?