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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2017, 11:40:43 PM »
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Painting N scale figures may no longer be in my skill set.

Then look for these Preiser sets:

79131 Passers-by, policemen, 1900

79132 Family around 1900

79133 On the platform, around 1900

They OOP, but you should still be able to find them on the bay.

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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2017, 12:11:49 AM »
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Little more progress on the machine shop. With a little bit of proto research, it's now the Crane Pipe building. Needs more details and an ink wash, but getting there; fits its allocated space nicely. Tbc...
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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2017, 12:48:05 AM »
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What's going on in this picture?
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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2017, 12:51:04 AM »
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Little more progress on the machine shop. With a little bit of proto research, it's now the Crane Pipe building. Needs more details and an ink wash, but getting there; fits its allocated space nicely. Tbc...
Otto K.

Looks great otto!
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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2017, 01:34:55 AM »
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Finally had the chance to make the Keystone tower ID plate for the LIRR IS elevated crossover and siding. It is a scale 12" high.  They were made using photo paper primted in highest res, paper backing shaved off. Needs to be weathered but that will come a little later.









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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2017, 02:19:33 AM »
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I see a lot of wheels on truck trailers here in NE Kentucky.  I don't know where they come from, or are going to, but it just seems odd that railroad wheels aren't shipped by rail...
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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2017, 02:21:37 AM »
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Where would "IS" be? Islip?
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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2017, 03:14:46 AM »
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Finally had the chance to make the Keystone tower ID plate for the LIRR IS elevated crossover and siding. It is a scale 12" high.  They were made using photo paper primted in highest res, paper backing shaved off. Needs to be weathered but that will come a little later.



Impressive!  Ink Jet inks are water soluble so if you use water-based weathering the inks on the sign might run.

What's interesting is that the FUD/FXD surface when painted seems to have wood grain. How perfect is that?  :)
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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2017, 07:09:29 AM »
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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2017, 08:05:59 AM »
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I see a lot of wheels on truck trailers here in NE Kentucky.  I don't know where they come from, or are going to, but it just seems odd that railroad wheels aren't shipped by rail...

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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2017, 08:55:44 AM »
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Impressive!  Ink Jet inks are water soluble so if you use water-based weathering the inks on the sign might run.

What's interesting is that the FUD/FXD surface when painted seems to have wood grain. How perfect is that?  :)

I think it’s actually wood, Pete.  Pretty sure he didn’t 3D print this. 
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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2017, 09:26:06 AM »
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Don't make fun of me, we all have to start somewhere....


Layout is just beginning- fitting the first track pieces ....but suffice it to say that those misc buildings will someday be replaced with a very long freight house. Local on the way to Evansville is Intermountain FP7, Wheels of Time NC&StL baggage, and 2 Con-Cor coaches relettered for C&EI. The coaches are based on a CB&Q prototype, which is not very accurate for the C&EI Budd cars, but was one of the few N scale models with a full length letterboard that was readily available at the time I did these. Planning to build this layout in sections in case I ever move- so building in my upstairs office while working to remodel the basement area it will eventually reside in.
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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2017, 09:38:35 AM »
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Where would "IS" be? Islip?
 Joe D

It is for my fictional Long Island Railroad Industrial Service layout, so this is IS tower at the interchange with the PRR.

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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2017, 09:44:06 AM »
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Impressive!  Ink Jet inks are water soluble so if you use water-based weathering the inks on the sign might run.

What's interesting is that the FUD/FXD surface when painted seems to have wood grain. How perfect is that?  :)

@peteski , it is in fact wood, also this is the same process I used on the PE drumhead. I will put some dullcote on it first.

And I don't even know where to begin on weathering. I will need a "Hey,  :tommann:, Got a minute?" soon.

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Re: Weekend Update 12/3/17
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2017, 10:10:34 AM »
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My hobby time this week was spent on a computer (  :| )researching and drawing a couple of structures I hope to begin assembling over the holidays.  I am getting fond of the techniques I have settled on since building the Castlegar and most recently the Nelson stations.  The basic idea is to use laser cut sub structures - to create a sturdy and square sub building - and then to overlay with styrene and either commercial or custom laser cut windows and doors as the situation suits. 

First up will be the relatively simple freighthouse at Nelson which sits (to this day) just to the south west adjacent to the station.  I don't have the room for a full size version so a bit of thinking on compression trade offs was needed. Commercial windows on this but custom roof brackets.  All parts were sent out for cutting this week and have been mailed...I am eagerly awaiting delivery.





Next will be the small South Slocan station.  An old building modified many times.  Tracking down photos for my era from the correct views was a challenge but internet friends came to the rescue!  Custom windows for this one.  I will use paper print outs from Clever Models for the Insulbrick.  Similar to the freighthouse, the basic wall parts for a slightly compressed version of the prototype have been cut and shipped.  The windows however have gone to another laser house so will be a little longer.





These two projects in some ways are helping to justify putting off my next major project: the iconic Nelson diesel house. 



In addition to designing and sending out plots to produce the unique roof top vents, I have started researching and experimenting with how the windows will be made and am (amongst other techniques) chatting with a friend with an Alps printer about printing the frames directly on acetate if I can get the colours right.  Your suggestions are welcome!

Have a great weekend!

md
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