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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #255 on: July 24, 2019, 07:32:03 PM »
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Yeah no joke its pretty dead on for most of the Northeast.
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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #256 on: September 13, 2019, 09:12:48 AM »
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haven't posted in awhile....busy summer. have been working tho…..

getting the roof on a scratch built general store. used Evergreen styrene metal roof, glued the strips on and then covered with aluminum foil....








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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #257 on: September 13, 2019, 10:20:56 AM »
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Duuuude!  I love the metal roof.  I'm going to probably use this effect on structure(s) on my layout.  How did you glue the aluminum foil on and how did you get it so smooth with no wrinkles?

Nice job!
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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #258 on: September 13, 2019, 10:37:32 AM »
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I lightly sprayed the shiny side with adhesive, placed it on the roof dull side up, folded it over both sides. I used my finger to rub the foil and shape it around the ribs. then I used a small paint brush to work the foil into the corners at the rib/roof connection, carefully not to overdue it and tear the foil. use the brush or finger to smooth any creases or wrinkles...

it will only be as smooth as the styrene under it. First, I rubbed/scrubbed the roof with fine steel wool to clean up the glue smears....
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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #259 on: September 13, 2019, 11:22:28 AM »
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also been working on another stretch of scenery ……








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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #260 on: September 13, 2019, 02:14:38 PM »
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haven't posted in awhile....busy summer. have been working tho…..

getting the roof on a scratch built general store. used Evergreen styrene metal roof, glued the strips on and then covered with aluminum foil....







I HATE THIS... but not in a bad way... it’s fantastic!!! Let me try to explain... I’m sure this was not easy to do in HO. However, I now need to figure out how to do this in N-scale because it looks terrific, and my OCD will drive me nuts until I figure out how to pull it off, with the styrene strips being smaller & thinner. 🤔


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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #261 on: September 13, 2019, 07:58:55 PM »
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I did something similar in N scale, a much smaller roof tho. Go to my old thread “The L&N Somewhere in Eastern Kentucky” I just pinged it to get it on the lead page. Go to page 17 in that thread.....

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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #262 on: September 13, 2019, 08:32:36 PM »
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But you misunderstand... I’ll have to model a standing seam roof in N-scale... with tiny folded & crimped seams.

Argggggggh!!!

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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #263 on: October 09, 2019, 06:41:05 AM »
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Scenery progressing to the west....






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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #264 on: October 14, 2019, 08:20:40 AM »
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The appearance of the Kadee coupler trip pins always bothered me...representative of air hoses, but oversized and unrealistically attached to the coupler itself. I removed some, but nothing at all there was also a distraction whenever the space between cars caught my eye. I considered the working magnetic air hoses from North American Rail Car, but I considered at $4 per car a bit too expensive. so I came up with this:









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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #265 on: October 14, 2019, 08:22:35 AM »
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also lettered and weathered some hoppers.....




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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #266 on: October 14, 2019, 03:58:19 PM »
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The appearance of the Kadee coupler trip pins always bothered me...representative of air hoses, but oversized and unrealistically attached to the coupler itself. I removed some, but nothing at all there was also a distraction whenever the space between cars caught my eye. I considered the working magnetic air hoses from North American Rail Car, but I considered at $4 per car a bit too expensive. so I came up with this:


Ahh the Atlas O scale solution.
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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #267 on: October 15, 2019, 02:46:59 AM »
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also lettered and weathered some hoppers.....


Both sides?   :trollface:
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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #268 on: October 15, 2019, 06:41:06 AM »
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only one side.....

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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #269 on: October 29, 2019, 08:23:49 AM »
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latest weathering efforts...……