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Re: Weekend Update 5/14/17
« Reply #105 on: May 15, 2017, 01:39:56 PM »
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You mean, NOT because of the crossfire and crackheads?
That all came after the era Rick models. Things really went to he11-in-a-handbasket in 1969 and 1971 when the whole city erupted into riots....

Not long after!
I model the very early 1950s.
I can remember in the late 50s, living in the suburbs, you would wake up many Halloween mornings and the city would be burning following Mischief Night (the night before Halloween).
Helicopters would be overhead directing fire and police efforts.

My Mom used to say that during her younger years Camden was the classy shopping district to go to.
Then they built the automobile bridges (1926 & 1957) across the Delaware and Philadelphia and their large department stores were easy to get to (no longer required a ferry ride).
Camden started a long, painful demise.

The city followed the nation into the riots period in the late 1960s.
I had an uncle who was an officer in the NJ National Guard and they were called up to provide escort to firetrucks responding to alarms.
The police were overwhelmed, so the NJ State Police augmented them for a while.
(I believe one year they actually beat out Detroit as the murder capital of the world.)

The city is fighting back. The waterfront is being rebuilt.
The battleship New Jersey is a great tour, the aquarium is first class and Rutgers University has a campus there (with a minor league baseball stadium).
New stores are building out from there.
The city is served with regular rail/subway commuter service (Patco) and new light rail service up the Delaware River to Trenton.
Campbell Soup has remained a city fixture and the city is served with the best trauma hospital in south Jersey (Cooper).

And, of course, Pavonia Yard is still the largest railroad yard in southern New Jersey, now served by parents CSX & NS.
We have seen all NS's heritage units on the old PRSL rails and engines from as far away as the west coast.
(Looks like the paint conglomerations of the early Penn Central years.)

The city has a future but the road to recovery is not an easy one due to budget restraints and their fare share of corrupt politicians.

During my modeling period, RCA was still a retail powerhouse and the JB Van Sciber (furniture) parapet building was a landmark. Now only Campbell Soup's logo still proudly flies.

RCA_Nipper_Camden_NJ_A - By Smallbones - Own work, Public Domain, httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phpcurid=11433610.JPG




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Re: Weekend Update 5/14/17
« Reply #106 on: May 15, 2017, 02:09:14 PM »
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  :o Very nice!
How thick is the stainless etch?
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@Cajonpassfan 0.25mm, half etched, one side.
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Re: Weekend Update 5/14/17
« Reply #107 on: May 15, 2017, 02:13:54 PM »
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Thx. John!
I'll be following this....
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Re: Weekend Update 5/14/17
« Reply #108 on: May 15, 2017, 06:34:41 PM »
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33 CFR 118.85 applies to vertical lift bridges.
See page 6: https://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/cg551/Lighting.pdf

Thanks,  This changes everything..


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Re: Weekend Update 5/14/17
« Reply #109 on: May 15, 2017, 06:37:17 PM »
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A plant painted all one color, including outbuildings, is something that happens in the real world. But the perception problem here is the green is too uniformly green everywhere. Our eyes expect to see variations, no matter how subtle, in the shades of green in different places. In this case you could paint one or more buildings completely with a lighter, faded version of green -- the plant is repainting everything but not all the buildings are done yet. And you can spray very light touches of white (or lighter green) downwards from  the top of walls leaving the lower sections untouched, to represent the more weathering that happens to higher surfaces than lower ones. Smokestacks and vents would have the opposite look -- the paint gets darker the farther up the stack you go, from all the heat and/or chemical vapors its exposed to. And a light dusting with ground up black chalk added to everything would highlight some texture here and there. Nothing like black streaks or smudges, just enough to catch in some of the rough parts of the walls/roofs.

Weathering is still NOT one of my better parts of n-scale.    But, your suggestions WILL BE keep on file..
Thank You!!

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Re: Weekend Update 5/14/17
« Reply #110 on: May 15, 2017, 08:47:42 PM »
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Weathering is still NOT one of my better parts of n-scale.    But, your suggestions WILL BE keep on file..
Thank You!!

Jerry G

You can try dusting a little black or dark brown chalk dust (use a large soft artist's brush) on a small building roof or part of a building's wall. Quick and easy and if you're not happy you can wipe off with a damp rag or Q-tip. You'll find it interesting, and only takes a few minutes. Weathering isn't all airbrushing and caked-on rust.

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Re: Weekend Update 5/14/17
« Reply #111 on: May 15, 2017, 10:28:45 PM »
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I am little late. No modeling this weekend or really in the last several weeks. On the way back home from spending the weekend down south, I did get to check out the static railroad display in Temple, TX with my son. While we were there a BNSF stack train rolled by.  :D


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Re: Weekend Update 5/14/17
« Reply #112 on: May 15, 2017, 11:31:27 PM »
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Great pic of your son! Enjoy that age while it lasts....blink twice and they're in their 20's!
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Re: Weekend Update 5/14/17
« Reply #113 on: May 16, 2017, 01:33:22 AM »
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Ryan:  Idaho almost had a town named "Jackass Flat".  Kellogg, Idaho, is named for the prospector who discovered the Bunker Hill silver-lead mine, which led to the founding of the town.  He always claimed that he didn't find it, his burro did, by kicking a rock at him.  The rock turned out to be high-grade ore, and he filed a claim.

When the town was big enough to ask for a post office, they wanted to name it "Jackass Flat", but the USPS wouldn't allow the name, so it became Kellogg.  For years, and maybe still today, they had a sign saying "The town founded by a jackass, and inhabited by his descendants."

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Re: Weekend Update 5/14/17
« Reply #114 on: May 16, 2017, 06:51:35 PM »
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Great pic of your son! Enjoy that age while it lasts....blink twice and they're in their 20's!

The good news is: Blink three times and they are introducing you to your grandkids...

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Re: Weekend Update 5/14/17
« Reply #115 on: May 16, 2017, 09:50:05 PM »
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Great pic of your son! Enjoy that age while it lasts....blink twice and they're in their 20's!

Thanks! He not quite 2 yet and it has already gone by so fast. This is the main reason I quit my job in April and took the new job that keeps me local. I was traveling to several states each month :o

The good news is: Blink three times and they are introducing you to your grandkids...

Hopefully I will be almost or semi retired by then. lol.
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Re: Weekend Update 5/14/17
« Reply #116 on: May 17, 2017, 08:55:02 AM »
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The good news is: Blink three times and they are introducing you to your grandkids...
I did even better, I blinked 3 times and they were self supporting....

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Re: Weekend Update 5/14/17
« Reply #117 on: May 17, 2017, 08:59:02 AM »
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I did even better, I blinked 3 times and they were self supporting....

 :D LOL.


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